BUTC bid dates, BUTC dates [18/Oct/18]

Some BUTC-related dates are now confirmed, see BUTC Tournament Info page. Expressions of interest and initial queries about hosting BUTC 2019 should be emailed to UKSAA by Friday 26th October. The final deadline for actual bids to host BUTC is Friday 9th November. The preferred dates for BUTC 2019 itself are either Saturday 9th or Saturday 23rd March, with Sunday 3rd March as a reserve.

Expressions of interest are usually simple back and forth emails and you should feel free to ask any questions you like - the organising team will do its best to answer everything fully. Confirmed bids usually take the form of a short Word document with the particulars of the bid, including buy in from sports unions, a plan for the weekend and a preliminary budget. These will be assessed in the days following the deadline. There may be some follow up questions from the organising team, but the hosts should be confirmed shortly thereafter.

It's important to emphasize that any club can bid, regardless of BUTC history or pedigree.

So what do you need to host the event? Well there is a fuller list on the Hosting Info page, but broadly you need a hall that fits a minimum of 16 bosses and 20+ volunteers not including competitors. Of course, these volunteers can come from neighbouring clubs as well as your own.

Birmingham hosted (and won) the event in 2018, becoming the first home winners since Edinburgh 2007. Lancaster hosted in 2017, but could your club do 2019? The host's B team is considered first for any B team spaces whilst travel and accommodation costs drop to zero. If your club can't host it but your near-neighbours can, then give them a nudge!

There's no question that putting on BUTC is quite a bit of work, but the event is something of a showpiece and could be ideal for impressing head honchos at sports centres and university authorities. The immediacy of the hit-miss format means that non archers can intuitively follow along with those tricksy discs.

News and Editorials 2018/2019

  • Warwick 1-1 Birmingham [16/Nov/18]
  • Northumbria return in style [09/Nov/18]
  • Flying start for Fifers [01/Nov/18]
  • BUTC bid dates, BUTC dates [18/Oct/18]
  • BUCS Regional proposals [08/Oct/18]
  • Leeds the way for BUCS [01/Oct/18]
  • 18 Certificate [03/Sep/18]

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