British Universities & Colleges Sport



Each year OUPSC participates in the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Championships in both pool and snooker. The events are very much the pinnacle of the season for the OUPSC teams; the quality of players from universities across the UK is always high and thus matches are very competitive.

The BUCS Snooker Championships take place in Leeds in early March during the same weekend as the BUCS Championships in Sheffield. The Northern Snooker Centre and Excelsior Snooker Club are used as venues, both of which have excellent tables, with the Northern Snooker Centre possessing a World Championship table. The BUCS-UPC 8-Ball Pool Championships are played a couple of weeks earlier in February at the Vauxhall Holiday Park in Great Yarmouth. Over 30 pool tables are brought in, with one camera table that has a live feed on cuesport.tv. The Championships are jointly run by BUCS and the Universities Pool Council (UPC). UPC also run a 9-Ball Pool Championships in December, which OUPSC has previously entered.

The UPC Women's 8-Ball Pool Championships is also contested annually in March. OUWPT has a fantastic record in the Championships, having won the team event for 5 years running from 2005 to 2009, and also in 2011. OUWPT have also produced 5 different winners of the individual event.