BUCS Taekwondo Points
For further information regarding BUCS points attribution please visit the BUCS website.
The categories listed here are subject to change. Categories are only available according to the number of entries received and/or the number of competitors who attend the events in the series and as a result some may be cancelled or merged either pre-event or at an event, where entries allow to include A-Class, B-Class and C-Class divisions for all individual categories. All disciplines, classes and divisions contribute towards BUCS Team Points ranking, while BUCS Individual Champions Points are only available for the A-Class individual divisions.
BUCS Taekwondo Team Championships Points
The overall team trophy is awarded to the institution with the highest overall team placement at the end of the BUCS Taekwondo Championships Series. The final team placement is determined by scores by all competitors, in all disciplines, classes and divisions, summed across all BUCS Taekwondo Championships Series events that academic year.
BUCS Team Points Scoring Disciplines:
- WT rule sparring (A, B and C class)
- ITF rules sparring (A, B and C class)
- Kukkiwon Individual Patterns (A, B and C class)
- Chang-Hon Individual Patterns (A, B and C class)
- Kukkiwon Pairs Patterns (A, B and C class)
- Chang-Hon Pairs Patterns (A, B and C class)
- Kukkiwon Teams (3s) Patterns (A, B and C class)
- Chang-Hon Teams (3s) Patterns (A, B and C class)
- Freestyle Individual Patterns (A, B and C class)
Scores towards the BUCS Team Points are awarded at every BUCS Taekwondo Championships Series event, with BUCS points awarded at the end of the series based on teams’ combined totals. The 8 institutions with the highest total score accumulated by all their registered student-athletes in all disciplines, classes and divisions across all three championships are awarded:
- 1st place: 20 points
- 2nd place: 14 points
- 3rd place: 10 points
- 4th place: 7 points
- 5th place: 5 points
- 6th place: 3 points
- 7th place: 2 points
- 8th place: 1 point
Team points scores are calculated from a combination of individual student-athlete scores at each event, which are scaled. Individual points are comprised of one point awarded for weighing in and an additional point awarded for progression through each round of a given division (by conversion from the final placement in a double elimination bracket where double elimination is utilised). Note that student-athletes do not win 12, 8, 6, 4 points per placement or towards their pot points at each tournament (those are end of year BUCS points based on final placement only). Points are based on progression and larger divisions – with the a higher number of opponents and more rounds to progress through towards the gold medal – offer the highest potential points pot toward your final ranking score.
Individuals winning points towards their team’s score are weighted by a coefficient for each class division placement of: x0.10 for each C-class win, x0.20 for each B-class win and x0.40 for each A-class win. Patterns results are scaled by a co-efficient of x2.0 and converts the final group ranking, which include both finals (top 8) and preliminary and semi-final rounds (9th – nth) placements, into the equivalent elimination bracket score. Hence, both patterns and sparring disciplines are scaled proportionally by final placement towards team scoring calculations.
BUCS Taekwondo Individual Division Champions
At the end of the series a BUCS individual 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th placement is awarded to the top four student-athletes in each A-class sparring and individual patterns divisions. Student-athletes will accumulate up to three pots of points towards their final BUCS placement at each of the three (Autumn, Winter and Spring) championships. Competitors in each A-class division are ranked based on their total combined individual point pots across the series. Those point pots are calculated dynamically based on division size and placement, not a simple number of points for a medal type. Based on the final rankings at the end of the year, the top four finishers are awarded 12, 8, 6 and 4 BUCS points for their institution respectively.
At the conclusion of the series each student-athlete’s two highest value points pots are counted towards their final score for overall individual BUCS placement. Points ties will be broken by comparing: first, the sum of all three 3 championships points pots; then, if a tie remains then their head to head match win record between tied competitors; then, if a tie remains the result is shared.
Point pots are not transferable between disciplines / weight divisions. Where a student-athlete both makes their weight and their original division is merged, their points are by default are attributed to their division of entry where they made weight. Student-athletes may may request their points be attributed to the new division (i.e., the division merged into) – this request must be made after the student-athlete has completed weigh-in and accreditation, and before the start of the sparring, submitting a written note to the top table. Where a student-athlete fails to make weight and changes division at the event their points may only be attributed to the weight division they have moved to compete in.
BUCS Individual Champions Points Scoring Disciplines:
- WT rule sparring (A-class)
- ITF rules sparring (A-class)
- Kukkiwon Individual Patterns (A-class)
- Chang-Hon Individual Patterns (A-class)
- Freestyle Individual Patterns (A-class)
BUCS Individual Champions Points are awarded at the end of the BUCS Taekwondo Championships Series based on total score and following any tie-breakers as described, not for each individual event.
WT – WT rules sparring (Olympic rules)
ITF – ITF rules sparring (semi-contact rules)
KW – Kukkiwon patterns
CH – Chang-Hon patterns
FS – Freestyle patterns
Men’s Individual BUCS Points (End of Year, Not Per Tournament)
Women’s Individual BUCS Points (End of Year, Not Per Tournament)
Team Overall Discipline Champion’s Shields
Team shields are awarded in each of the four core disciplines which make up their overall team championships scores and by the same calculation method. Final placements for the mini-shields and overall team champions can be found on the website’s results pages.
- Chang-Hon Patterns Overall Team Champions
- Kukkiwon Patterns Overall Team Champions
- ITF rules Sparring Overall Team Champions
- WT rules Sparring Overall Team Champions
Student Taekwondo Indomitable Team Trophy
The Indomitable Team Trophy, is contested throughout the year. The scoring is based on the sum of the average points per player for every series tournament each club enters 5 or more athletes, accruing points as with the overall championships but with no class modifiers, allowing teams large and small to compete together on a level playing field for the indomitable team title.
Individual Championship Medals
At each BUCS Taekwondo Championships event 2 bronze, 1 silver and 1 gold individual BSTF medals will be awarded per discipline and division.
At the conclusion of the BUCS Taekwondo Championships Series the top three A-class individual BUCS ranking student-athletes in each BUCS scoring division will be awarded 1 bronze, 1 silver and 1 gold based on their final placement respectively.