Another busy week of U.K. university sport saw students compete in both Championship events and league competition.
This week, we look at two Championships events that took place at the weekend along with all of the action from the first Tennis Super Weekend and Round Three of the BUCS Super Rugby season.
2022/23 Surfing Championships Recap
Friday 14th – Sunday 16th October
The BUCS Surfing Championships is an annual event held every October on the wonderful beaches of Newquay. It was the first major event of the BUCS Surf season and played host to over 350 surfers from more than 30 UK universities.
The famous Fistral Beach was the setting in the UK’s surf capital in Cornwall for the three-day event which took place from Friday to Sunday.
2022/23 BUCS Surf Champions
Men’s Individual Champion
Jay Longman of Falmouth and Exeter was crowned this year’s Men’s Individual Champion.
Longman secured his victory with an overall score of 12.76 in the final, 0.53 points ahead of second place.
Women’s Individual Champion
Plymouth Marjon’s Emily Currie was crowned Women’s Individual Champion after finishing runner-up in last year’s competition.
Currie secured her victory with an overall score of 9.83 in the final on Sunday, finishing a massive 5.93 points ahead of second place.
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Lacrosse 6s Championships Recap
Saturday 12th March
The Lacrosse 6’s Championships also took place at the weekend. Both the Championship and Trophy finals took place in Nottingham on Sunday 16th.
Hosts Nottingham dominated both the Men’s and Women’s Championships, picking up gold in both events.
In the Trophy Finals, Newcastle beat Sheffield while Cardiff defeated Liverpool to win the first BUCS Trophies of the season.
What is Lacrosse 6’s? A fast-paced version of the sport Lacrosse, played on a smaller field, with a condensed game length, and a 30-second shot clock.
BUCS & Teach First Tennis Super Weekend
Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th October
This weekend saw the first fixtures of the new Tennis season commence with the BUCS and Teach First Tennis ‘Super Weekend’.
The ‘Super Weekend’ event included the six best university Tennis Teams in the country (both male and female) playing their opening matches of the 2022/23 National League season.
In the Men’s National League, the University of Nottingham won their opening two games to sit atop the table. They are followed closely by Stirling who hold a 2-1 record on the season so far.
In the Women’s National League, Bath leads the way with maximum points from the opening two games. Stirling and Durham trail in joint second after going 1-1 in their opening two games.
After a tennis packed weekend @TeamBathTennis and @UofNTennis have taken the top spot in the National League table💥#BUCStennis pic.twitter.com/OTWMdZISGO
— British Uni Tennis (@BritUniTennis) October 17, 2022
BUCS Super Rugby Round 3 Recap
Wednesday 12th March
Last week saw the third round of BUCS Super Rugby fixtures take place as eight of the best UK university rugby league teams continue the fight to be crowned champions.
After starting their debut BUCS Super Rugby campaign with considerable ease, Nottingham (2-0) finally fell to their first defeat at the hands of Loughborough.
Cardiff maintained their unbeaten run and handed Durham their first loss of the season while reigning Super Rugby champions Exeter picked up their first victory in a nailbiting clash away to Cardiff Met.
Swansea secured their first win of the season, overcoming Leeds Beckett University who are now the only team in the League yet to taste victory.
Inset: After three rounds, Cardiff (6th last season) sit top of the table whilst second place Bath (9th last season) trail by only 3 points.
You can read our full BUCS Super Rugby season preview featuring a breakdown of what happened last season and some important fixtures taking place later in the year below.
Who would’ve predicted this?! 🔥 @CardiffUni_RFC sit top (6th last season) and @UOBathRugby are second (9th last season) after three rounds.#BUCSSuperRugby pic.twitter.com/OXhPUIyrZ2
— BUCS Super Rugby (@BUCSSuperRugby) October 14, 2022
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