Cambridge University Pool Club

Latest results

College Leagues

Division 1

Peterhouse 1 6-3 Robinson 1

Division 2

St. Edmund's 1 7-2 St. John's 1

Division 3

Trinity Hall 1 7-2 Trinity Hall 3

Division 4

King's 1 4-5 Emma 1

Division 5

Trinity 2 6-3 Murray Edwards 1

Division 6

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Pool and Snooker

Whether you're a seasoned pro, or just enjoy a couple of frames after some pints, CUPC has got you covered!

The club originally formed to govern all things pool related across the University - we run the college leagues, the University and Women's singles ladders, and several singles tournaments throughout the year. Outside the university, we have University teams competing in the local leagues, BUCS, and of course the annual Varsity Match against Oxford.

More recently, we've expanded into snooker too, with our annual snooker tournament, and a university-wide singles ladder. We also hope to send our first snooker team to BUCS this year- watch this space if you'd like to be involved!

Freshers! (and those of you who aren't so fresh)

If you're interested, just register on this site and get playing! There are no membership fees, so no excuses not to!

If cueing's what you like doing, join our Facebook group!


News

Posted by Kris Johannsson on January 16th 2016 at 13:29

The CUPC Open will take place this Sunday at 1:30pm (you can practice from 1pm). It is only £5 to enter and all of that goes into the prize pool. This tournament normally sees plenty of upsets, with last year all of the players in the university team getting knocked out before the final.

Posted by Tom Pearson on June 5th 2015 at 16:49

Our AGM will be at 6pm on Thursday 11th at the Hopbine pub. All are welcome to come along and raise any matters they'd like discussing on the state of pool and snooker in Cambridge - or drink, chat, eat burgers, or any combination of the above ;)

In particular we'll be voting in the committee for next year. Positions available are:
> President
> Men's Captain
> Men's 9-ball Captain (maybe, if someone would like to fill it)
> B-team Captain
> Women's Captain
> Junior Treasurer
> League Secretary
> Snooker Captain

You can get information on the duties involved with the various positions by clicking on "Information" above, then "CUPC Constitution". But you're also very welcome to email the incumbent committee member (look for "CUPC Committee details" on that page) (or, if there isn't one, Kris is probably the best person to ask) and ask them about what the role is like.

If you'd like to stand for any of these roles, just drop a message to the President or turn up to the AGM with a few words and a keen look on your face.

If you've got anything you'd like us to discuss but can't make it to the meeting, just email the relevant person and we'll happily raise it.

Posted by Tom Pearson on June 5th 2015 at 16:13

So we're at the end of another year. Congratulations to Peterhouse 1 for becoming this year's league champions! A deserved result after the dominance their college showed. Congratulations also to Fitz 1 for winning the second tier and earning a place in next year's Division 1.

Thanks so much to every team and every player who took part in this year's leagues, I hope you enjoyed it. A particularly big thank you to the captains for their hard work and effort that went into getting so many games organised. Good luck in 2015-6!

Posted by Tom Pearson on May 6th 2015 at 23:57

Congratulations to Trinity Hall 1! Setting a disapponting league season behind them, they produced a superb cup run and ultimately triumphed 5-3 over St. Edmund's 1 in the final to win Cuppers 2015!

See the full tournament bracket on the Cuppers sheet here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VdPjCYVhyyeJvY80RkZL3o1nHA1tzcCaR85g1NkKLWg/edit#gid=2068962964

Posted by Tom Pearson on February 28th 2015 at 13:05

After polling the team captains and players, the decision has been made to move back to the old college league structure (divisions 1/2a/2b/3a/3b) for the 2015-6 season. Thanks to everyone for bearing with us while we tried out some new experimental structures, sadly they haven't worked out.

I have updated the division pages with the new "prizes" for Divisions 2-5. With regards to the "seeding for lower tiers": higher seeds will be kept apart as much as possible (by splitting them between Divisions 2a/2b). Also, Divisions 2a and 2b will fill up (say, with the highest 16 seeds, perhaps), and lower seeds will be placed in the third tier. (Exact division sizes for the second and third tiers are decided once we know how many teams are signed up for a particular year.)

Posted by Tom Pearson on February 12th 2015 at 16:35

Congratulations Phil Durkin, winning Saturday's Snooker Tournament without the loss of a frame!

Posted by Tom Pearson on February 5th 2015 at 17:11

Round 1 of this year's college leagues is complete, and my my, didn't Peterhouse do well! Congratulations to them for landing all three of their first-tier teams in the top two of their groups, thereby taking up half the spots in Division 1 - a quite remarkable achievement.

Joining them are Hughes Hall 1, Robinson 1 and Trinity 1. One of these six teams will be crowned 2015 league champions when Round 2 finishes on Saturday 25th April.

Links to the league tables can now be found on the College Leagues page of the website. Good luck to all teams!

Posted by Kris Johannsson on January 20th 2015 at 15:11

Pool and Snooker in Lent

4th February: - Deadline for entering college league results and claiming walkovers. If you are not in the top four rows of the ladder, this is the last date you can challenge someone on the fourth row in order to automatically qualify for CUPC Masters.

8th February: - Snooker tournament at the CSC starting at 14:00.

11th February: - Deadline for first round of cuppers.

15th February: - CUPC Masters at the CSC starting at 14:00.

19th-22nd February: - BUCS 8-ball pool

28th-1st February: - Varsity snooker

12th-15th March: - BUCS snooker

13th March: - Deadline for second round of cuppers

Posted by Tom Pearson on January 17th 2015 at 16:25

Cuppers 2015 is now underway! The tournament bracket can be found on the "Cuppers" sheet here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VdPjCYVhyyeJvY80RkZL3o1nHA1tzcCaR85g1NkKLWg/edit?usp=sharing

This year, the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals will all be held at the Cambridge Snooker Centre in early Easter term. For the preceding rounds, the deadlines are

Round of 32: Wednesday 11th February (end of week 4)
Round of 16: Friday 13th March (end of term)

Good luck to all 26 teams!

Posted by Tom Pearson on December 2nd 2014 at 19:39

A big congratulations to Zhihao Cui on winning this year's CU Open!

Posted by Kris Johannsson on November 22nd 2014 at 02:17

This year's CUPC Open will take place at 2pm on Sunday 30th November at the Cambridge Snooker Centre with entry of £5.

With most of the best players from last year no longer around, the tournament should be wide open. First round games will at least be first to three and there will be a plate competition, so everyone will be guaranteed at least two games of pool.

The top half of the draw will be seeded on the ladder rankings. So if you want an easier draw, climb the ladder.

Posted by Tom Pearson on November 4th 2014 at 00:33

The college leagues are underway once more!

Group tables and fixture lists can be found by following the link to your group here. (The original googledoc can also be found here, but where deadlines disagree, the website fixtures have precedence)

And the new rules are here

Captains: During a match, note the crsids of the players involved in each frame. To upload a result, you'll need to log in to the website using the link at the top right-hand corner of the page. Then, when you go to the page for your group, you should see a menu under the fixtures list where you can select the match you played, and enter the result of each frame.


Good luck to all 37 teams!

Posted by Tom Pearson on October 16th 2014 at 17:10

Our annual Novices Tournament is on Sunday 26 October starting at 2pm. A great way to get started on your road to pool stardom - or just to come and unwind at the weekend with some free frames.

Open to any student who hasn't played for Uni A in CAPL, in Masters or in Varsity.

Entry is free; cues can be borrowed from CSC.

The Cambridge Snooker Centre (CSC) on Coldham's Road is about a 20 minute walk from the town centre. Some uni players will be walking from the edge of Parker's Piece, next to Kelsey Kerridge, at 1.30pm. Alternatively, you could come to the taxi rank in front of Christ's at 1.40pm where we will arrange a taxi share.

See you there!

Posted by Tom Pearson on October 16th 2014 at 08:25

Thank you to those of you who responded to the poll about the new college league structure. A summary of the results and the action we're taking can be read here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/18bGKX2xL_uAtM_VaBq7Mwrn_N5qIVqcxcbY5bJcQklE/edit?usp=sharing

Posted by Tom Pearson on October 16th 2014 at 08:10

Registration is now open for the 2014-5 college leagues! You have until the end of 29 October to register.

To register a team, you will need to send £20 by cash or cheque to Miranda Stocks's pidgeonhole at Hughes Hall. Cheques should be made out to Cambridge University Pool Club.

Along with your £20 you should include a slip stating the team name and the name and CRSid of the captain (or write this info on the envelope).

You should make sure your team has money to pay for ten frames at each home match (up to 6) plus any home Cuppers matches (up to 3). You are welcome to play your matches at any reasonable venue, although most teams choose their college table.

Posted by Tom Pearson on May 11th 2014 at 18:37

Phew...that's about as tense as a Finals Day can be. Congratulations to everyone who participated! There were no runaway winners and an awful lot of nail-biting 20-minute-plus epics - a day where a cool head and strong resolve was needed.

The headlines are: Christ's 1 are league champions, triumphing 8-7 over Robinson 1, and Robinson 1 defend the Cuppers title, beating Peterhouse 2 6-3 in the final.

There'll be a full report appearing sometime in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, there are a few photos somewhere on the right-hand side of your screen from our Twitter.

An additional congratulations to Tarun Manjunath, who won the singles tournament on Friday! A very tough route to the final, beating some top players and nearly always coming from behind, Tarun should be very happy with his mug...er, I mean cup. Yes, cup.

But champions are there to be conquered! Only five months until the 2014-5 season gets underway...I think you'd better get practising!

Posted by Tom Pearson on May 7th 2014 at 15:03

And, to round up our Finals Day (/Weekend) action going on this weekend, Tom Latimer will be facing off against Tarun Manjunath in the final of our first-ever online singles tournament. Good luck to both combatants, but who will take home the cup...?

See the full tournament bracket here!

Posted by Tom Pearson on March 29th 2014 at 09:19

The college leagues have now closed! Congratulations to Robinson 1 and Christ's 1 for winning Divisions 1a and 1b! We'll see them in the league final in Easter term to see who'll take home the trophy.

In Division 2a, Christ's 2 made it a clean sweep for their college, and success for the new mixed teams as Hughes/Clare won promotion as runners-up. Successful campaigns were also had by Peterhouse 3 and Wolfson 1 who won promotion from Division 2b.

The Cuppers semi-finals are also decided, and it'll be a busy Finals Day for Robinson 1 and Christ's 1 as they face off against Homerton 1 and Peterhouse 2 respectively!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Auz0U1uwes-DdFpSVlUwTU9XOEZhaUdQMUlqR1p4Qmc&usp=drive_web#gid=0

Posted by Tom Pearson on March 15th 2014 at 17:13

Congratulations to Yiannis Stylianidis for his victory in last Saturday's CUPC Masters!

A full report...may follow. Ooh, the suspense...

Posted by Tom Pearson on February 12th 2014 at 18:05

Cuppers round 2 is underway, the bracket can be found here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Auz0U1uwes-DdFpSVlUwTU9XOEZhaUdQMUlqR1p4Qmc&usp=drive_web#gid=0

Posted by Rik O'Connor on January 21st 2014 at 23:26

The annual CUPC snooker tournament is back! Saturday 1st Feb, at the Cambridge Snooker Centre, kick-off at 2pm. Entry is £3, and all money goes towards the prize fund. £3 will bring you multiple matches and free practice tables during the tournament. You can just turn up on the day, though if you are planning on coming, please let the captain know by emailing unia@cupc.co.uk.

More details can be found here.

Posted by Tom Pearson on January 19th 2014 at 11:04

Cuppers 2014 is up and running! Find the draw and deadlines here: http://www.cupc.co.uk/college/cuppers

There have also been a few updates to the league rules - mostly just clarifications, although the league final format is finally revealed: http://www.cupc.co.uk/college/leaguerules.php

Posted by Rik O'Connor on November 26th 2013 at 13:29

Congratulations to Drew Miley for winning a hard fought CUPC Open. On a day when several "seeds" suffered crushing first round defeats, and promptly ran away home for early baths, it was top seed Drew and a rejuvenated Steve Herbert who were left slogging it out until the bitter end. Full report will no doubt follow soon...

Posted by Emma Pewsey on November 17th 2013 at 18:44

The CU Open is next Sunday 24th Nov starting at 1pm. It's open to everyone, and there are cash prizes - more details here

Posted by Rob Hogan on November 7th 2013 at 17:02

The UPC 9-ball championships are coming up on the 5th-8th of December, and we're looking to fill at least one team of three to represent the uni. More details here

Get in touch ASAP if you're interested nineball2013@cupc.co.uk

Posted by Emma Pewsey on October 29th 2013 at 23:08

Congratulations to Yiannis Stylianidis on becoming our 2013 Novices' Champion, in a stunning performance which saw him lose only 3 frames over the course of the day! Congratulations also to Tom Pearson who was the worthy runner-up.

A full tournament report is available here.

Posted by Rik O'Connor on October 22nd 2013 at 01:29

The CUPC 2013 Novices Tournament will be Saturday 26th October at 2pm at the Cambridge Snooker Centre. The tournament is for all players who haven't played either in Varsity, in the CUPC Masters or for the Uni A CAPL team.

The tournament is FREE, and you will all get at least three matches (we'll have a group stage before the knock-out stage). Hope to see plenty of you there!

For getting to the Cambridge Snooker Centre, it is around a 25min walk from the centre of town, or a 10min cycle.

Location of Cambridge Snooker Centre:

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?ie=UTF-8&q=Cambridge+Snooker+Centre&fb=1&gl=uk&hq=cambridge+snooker+centre&cid=0,0,10095354887636615534&ei=CbxlUqa4JvCg0wWa0ICICA&ved=0CI0BEPwSMAo

More details can be found here and if you have any questions please email them to novices2013@cupc.co.uk

If you'd like to share a taxi to Cambridge Snooker Centre, there will be a group leaving from the taxi rank outside Christs' at 1.30 - please comment on the post on the facebook page or email if you're planning on joining them.

Posted by Emma Pewsey on October 15th 2013 at 10:36

We are now accepting signups for the 2013-14 college leagues! Captains wishing to submit a team should send the fee of £20, by cash or cheque, to Tom Pearson at Robinson College, Cambridge, CB3 9AN. Please make any cheques out to CUPC, and include a paper slip (or write on the back of the envelope) with the captain's name and CRSid, and the team name.

(The actual structure of the league is as yet undecided, and will depend greatly on the number of entries we receive, but this much is true: no team will be unduly relegated from the tier they are currently qualified for.)

In addition, this year, we have a singles tournament happening throughout the year for ALL players. Good news - it's ready for signups! We're using a website called Challonge to run it, so make yourself an account, then sign up **before 4th November** at

http://challonge.com/cupcsingles2013

It's free to enter, but please see the note about paying for matches!

Posted by Emma Pewsey on October 14th 2013 at 15:05

We are holding three FREE beginners pool teaching sessions on Wednesday 16th, Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd of October. All sessions will be the same, so please just pop along on the evening that is best for you. Sessions start at 6.30, at the University Social Club on Mill Lane. There will also be a snooker session immediately after the Tuesday session, starting at 7.30.

Each session will have two university players, and for half of the session you will be learning the basic "World" rules of 8-ball pool as played in the college leagues and by the university teams. For the other half, we will teach you the basics of a good cueing action, how to think about aiming, and the basic spin shots. These sessions are there to help you feel confident in going out and playing for your college teams and in our Novices Tournament (Sat 26th Oct - more details to follow soon) if you are new to 8-ball pool.

We look forward to meeting you there!

Posted by Emma Pewsey on September 21st 2013 at 13:53

The second half of this year's AGM will be held on Monday 30th September at 7.30pm at the Hopbine pub (Fair street, near the Grafton Centre). It's free pool all night, and buy one get one free on burgers so there's no reason not to join us!

Positions still open for nominations are:

- President
- Snooker Secretary
- League Secretary

If you would like to know more about any of the positions, please contact the current holder of the post listed on our committee page. Snooker secretary is a new position, as the club is going to be expanding the snooker side of things this year - if you want to shape the future of University snooker, now's your chance!

To nominate yourself, either send us an email or simply turn up to the AGM looking keen!

Posted by Rob Hogan on June 9th 2013 at 13:54

This yearís AGM will be held on Monday, 17th June at 7pm at the Hopbine pub (Fair street, near the Grafton Centre). Amongst chat and a few beers we'll be electing the committee for the upcoming year.

Positions available are:

∑ President
∑ Menís Captain
∑ Womenís Captain
∑ League Secretary
∑ Junior Treasurer
∑ B Team Captain
∑ Webmaster

If you would like to know more about any of the positions, please contact the current holder of the post listed on our committee page.

To put yourself forward for a position just drop us an email or turn up at the AGM with a few words and a keen look on your face.

Any other suggestions, complaints etc are also welcome - if you can't make it to the AGM in person I'm happy to raise anything emailed to me.

Posted by Rob Hogan on June 2nd 2013 at 15:47

The pool club AGM will be some time in May Week, where we'll dissect the year and elect / cajole next year's committee.

Date TBC but if you're interested fill in our doodle.

Posted by Drew Miley on May 13th 2013 at 00:19

Cambridge win Varsity 52-38, report here! James Palmer wins the singles tournament, defeating Tarun Manjunath in the final.

Posted by Drew Miley on March 11th 2013 at 19:34

Well done James Palmer, who won the CUPC Masters yesterday! Marvel at his story here.

Posted by Drew Miley on February 19th 2013 at 00:35

Congratulations to Hugh Lund, the winner of the CUPC Open! Report is available here.

Posted by Rob Hogan on February 10th 2013 at 00:18

CU Open 2013 Update

The CU Open on saturday will now have FREE entry.

Posted by Drew Miley on January 20th 2013 at 18:04

CUPC Open 2013, Sat 16th February 1:30pm

Now is the time for CUPC's premier tournament! The Cambridge Uni Open will be held on
Saturday 16th February at 1:30pm in the Cambridge Snooker Centre. Entry will £5 with cash
prizes on offer. See you there, CUPC committee.

For directions,
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=217488921323289514451.0004c648ac4d6f5addb97

Posted by Drew Miley on November 19th 2012 at 16:47

Congratulations to James Rickards, CUPC Novices' winner. The report is now up on the website!

Posted by Drew Miley on November 15th 2012 at 14:07

CUPC Novices' 2012, Sun 18th November 1:00pm

As ever one of the University's most successful tournaments, the CUPC Novices' is FREE to enter and all entrants get at least 10 frames of competition pool.
Now that's value! If you're eligible, only previous Varsity and Masters players are not, then head on down to CSC at 1:00pm on Sunday 18th November.
See you there! Drew

For directions,
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=217488921323289514451.0004c648ac4d6f5addb97

Posted by Drew Miley on October 22nd 2012 at 15:59

Report on this year's Snooker tournament up now:
CUPC Snooker
Congratulations go to the winner Rob Hogan and commiserations to James Palmer, the valiant finalist.

Posted by Drew Miley on October 2nd 2012 at 20:14

CUPC Snooker, Sun 21st October 1:00pm

Following its hugely successful launch last year, CUPC is again holding the annual Snooker open but this time, it's in Michaelmas.
Could you be the next budding Judd Trump? Follow in the footsteps of the greats to Cambridge Snooker Centre at 1:00pm on Sunday 21st October.
Entrance will be £5 with cash prizes available! Cheers, Drew.

For directions,
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=217488921323289514451.0004c648ac4d6f5addb97

Posted by Drew Miley on October 2nd 2012 at 20:13

CUPC Novices' 2012, Sun 18th November 1:00pm

As ever one of the University's most successful tournaments, the CUPC Novices' is FREE to enter and all entrants get at least 10 frames of competition pool.
Now that's value! If you're eligible, only previous Varsity and Masters players are not, then head on down to CSC at 1:00pm on Sunday 18th November.
See you there! Drew

For directions,
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=217488921323289514451.0004c648ac4d6f5addb97

Posted by Drew Miley on September 8th 2012 at 20:57

Calling All Pool Players

CUPC needs help with the College Table Guide and is missing info on the following colleges.

Clare Hall, Corpus, Downing, Girton, Hughes Hall, Jesus, Lucy Cavendish, New Hall, Newnham, Selwyn, St Catz, St Edmunds, Trinity, Wolfson.

(I am not sure if those in italics have tables.)

Many Thanks,
Drew Miley

Posted by Drew Miley on June 23rd 2012 at 02:27

CUPC Committee 2012-2013

After much soul-searching, the committee for next year has been elected:

President - Rob Hogan
Captain - Drew Miley
Treasurer - Rik O'Connor
League Secretary - Tarun Manjunath
Women's Captain - Roxana Antohi

The following non-committee roles were also decided:

Uni B Captain - Rik O'Connor
Webmaster - Drew Miley

Posted by Steven Herbert on May 28th 2012 at 21:18

Congratulations go to Niall Murphy, voted the Uni B Player's Player 2011/12.

Posted by Drew Miley on May 21st 2012 at 02:23

Congratulations go to St John's 1, who have won Division 1 in style . The Jonians have been presented with the newly-restored League Trophy, giving us all even more of a reason to hate them. Many thanks to Rob Hogan for retrieving and then restoring the precious artifact.

They will be joined next year by the champions of Division 2A and 2B, who this year were Homerton 1 and Pembroke 1- both of whom had a nervous time getting promoted, waiting on Magdalene 1 and Emma 1 in last-day results. It is these two who contested the promotion play-off on Finals day, with Magdalene overcoming Emma to claim the last spot in Div 1.

Congratulations must also go to Trinity Hall 1, who defeated Homerton 1- looking for a back-to-back cup victories- in the final of cuppers 5-2 whilst Queens' 2 won the plate, with a 5-0 win over Trinity Grads. Many thanks to all the teams that attended the event. Full results and pictures of the winners can be seen here.

Commiserations go to Trinity 1, Peterhouse 2 and Robinson 2, who have been relegated from the top division.

Posted by Drew Miley on May 18th 2012 at 13:02

Many congratulations to Tom Sutton, whose capacity for grinding has paid dividends, winning Div 1 Hotshots, losing only 2 frames all season! Other divisional winners are Drew Miley & Krishan Changela, Mark Hoggard, S. Cox and Joshua Lovell.

Posted by Hugh Lund on May 7th 2012 at 20:42

CUPC Masters 2012

A little belatedly, and a little briefly, here is the write-up for the 2012 CUPC Masters. Congrats to Pete Atkinson, the winner yet again!

Posted by Hugh Lund on May 7th 2012 at 20:16

Varsity Match 2012

A full write-up is now up here for the 2012 Men's varsity match in Oxford, which the Dark Blues won 47-43.

Posted by Hugh Lund on April 15th 2012 at 22:33

CUPC Snooker Open 2012

A full write-up of the 2012 CUPC Snooker Open is now up here. Written by the winner.

Posted by Hugh Lund on November 29th 2011 at 21:23

CU Open 2011

Congratulations to Pete Atkinson, winner of this year's CU Open. Full write-up available here.

Posted by Hugh Lund on November 13th 2011 at 17:54

CUPC Open 2011

The 2011 CUPC Open Singles tournament will be held on Sunday, 27th November, from 12.30pm onwards. Entrance to the tournament is £10, with a £50 prize for the the winner! If you want to enter, or just want more information, please email competitions@cupc.co.uk.

Posted by Hugh Lund on October 25th 2011 at 22:23

College Leagues 2011-2012

The tables, fixtures and results for the 2011-2012 season are now up here. There are new rules in place for the coming season. They can be found here.

Posted by Hugh Lund on October 18th 2011 at 23:58

Cuppers and Plate 2011-2012

The draws for Cuppers and the Plate are now up! See them here.

Posted by Hugh Lund on October 17th 2011 at 22:33

Novices Tournament 2011 Report

A full report of the 2011 CUPC Novices Tournament is now up here. Many congratulations to the winner, Yunqing Guan of Trinity Hall.

Posted by Drew Miley on October 16th 2011 at 23:02

Tuesday Practice 8pm

Following on from last year, CUPC intend to hold practice sessions at the Cambridge Snooker Centre on Tuesday nights- from around 8pm. These should go on throughout Michaelmas and are a great way to have fun and improve at pool. Enthusiasm is all that is needed!

On another note, the University Singles Ladder is the best place to go if you want to play more competitive pool in Cambridge. You can play as little or as much as you like and those in the higher rows can gain automatic selection for Varsity and an invitation to the CU Masters. To join, follow the link above.

Posted by Drew Miley on October 16th 2011 at 22:51

The draw has now been made for Cuppers and Plate trophies. It will be available on the website as soon as all team entries for the new season are received. It was conducted today at the CSC by Drew Miley, with Hugh Lund and Rob Hogan drawing the teams from the trophy.

Posted by Drew Miley on October 16th 2011 at 11:36

The draw for CUPC's Cuppers and Plate tournaments are due to take place today after the resolution of the group stages of the CUPC Novices' Tournament 2011. Teams will be drawn ceremoniously out of the Cuppers trophy by the CUPC All-Star Spice Girl Legends.

Posted by Rob Hogan on October 15th 2011 at 16:01

Novices tournament tomorrow everyone, 1pm start! Just a quick note because there's been some confusion... this tournament is a pool tournament! We play 'world rules', though you won't be expected to know them tomorrow. There'll also be cues to borrow if you need, and the club serves food and drink all day.

Posted by Hugh Lund on October 5th 2011 at 13:28

CUPC Novices' Tournament 2011

The 2011 Novices Tournament will be held on Sunday, 16th October. This is open to anyone who hasn't played pool for a uni team before, and is free to enter! If you wish to enter, please email competitions@cupc.co.uk to let us know.

Posted by Hugh Lund on September 19th 2011 at 23:28

New Ladder Now Up!

The Uni Pool Ladder for the 2011-2012 season is now up, so get playing!

Posted by Nedal Ramahi on June 20th 2011 at 08:18

Calling all recent Div 1 Champions

If you still have the league trophy, or think it might be lying around in a trophy cabinet somewhere in your college, then please let us know.

Posted by Nedal Ramahi on June 20th 2011 at 08:15

CUPC Committee 2011-2012

After yesterday's lively AGM, next year's committee has been determined:

President - Rob Hogan
Captain - Hugh Lund
Treasurer - James Palmer
League Secretary - Drew Miley
Women's Captain - Emily Brewster

The following non-committee roles were also decided:

Uni B Captain - Steve Herbert
Webmaster - Hugh Lund

Posted by Nedal Ramahi on June 3rd 2011 at 21:03

CUPC AGM

This year's AGM is set for Sunday 19th June, 1pm, at the Castle Inn (on Castle Hill).

Amongst other things we'll be electing next year's committee. Positions are President, Captain, Women's Captain, Treasurer and League Secretary, and we'll also be electing the non-committee roles of Webmaster and Men's B team captain. See the Constitution for details of the positions.

Anyone is free to come and have a say or even stand for a position at the AGM. If you intend to come please let us know so that we can keep you informed in case of a change of plan.

Posted by Nedal Ramahi on May 28th 2011 at 01:30

With the last college pool match now over, the season has finally come to an end. Thanks to all teams for taking part and for their generally excellent sportsmanship.

Congratulations once again to Queens' 1 for edging the closely contested league championship, to Homerton 1 for their spirited cup victory and to Queens' 3 for dominating the plate.

Well done to Robinson 2, Caius 1 and Trinity Hall 1 for promotion to Div 1, to Trinity 3, Darwin 1, Homerton 2, Queens' 3, Robinson 3 and St. John's 3 for promotion to Divs 2A/B.

Commiserations to Magdelene 1, Fitz 1 and Selwyn 1 for relegation from Div 1 and to Catz 1, Fitz 2, Downing 1, Catz 2, Emma 2 and Kings 2 for relegation from Divs 2A/B.

Plaudits also go to the league hotshots winners too, who were Hugh Lund, Nedal Ramahi, Drew Miley, James Wilkinson and jwr43.

Posted by Nedal Ramahi on May 22nd 2011 at 21:26

Finals day was held at the CSC today; thanks to all those who attended for coming. Congratulations to Homerton 1 for their Cuppers triumph, to Trinity Hall 1 for winning promotion to Div 1 next year and to Queens' 3 for finish an illustrious season for Queens' by taking the plate.

Posted by Tim Henshaw on May 19th 2011 at 10:11

Queens' 1 win Division 1!

[More to follow soon]

Posted by Rob Hogan on May 14th 2011 at 11:43

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Posted by Hugh Lund on May 8th 2011 at 22:34

Varsity 2011 Result:
CUPC 42 - 48 OUPC

Seven frames down overnight, Cambridge's brave comeback attempt on the final day was to prove too little, too late as Oxford squeezed to victory in a match that was closer than the scoreline may suggest.

The full scorecard and report may be viewed here.

Posted by Rob Hogan on May 7th 2011 at 18:41

Cambridge draw the doubles 9-9 but fall behind in some early singles to trail 28-35 overnight. All to play for tomorrow. For now, off to curry...

Posted by Rob Hogan on May 7th 2011 at 16:57

17-19 down after the singles.... but comebacks are what Cambridge specialise in.... come on the Uni!!!!!!

Posted by Rob Hogan on May 7th 2011 at 14:09

Varsity!!!!!

Posted by Hugh Lund on March 19th 2011 at 02:02

Upcoming Events

Finals' Night, when both team Cuppers and the Plate will reach a conclusion, is to be held on the 22nd May at the CSC. The league playoffs will also be played on the day.

The CU Masters, an invitation-only singles competition, will be held on the following Sunday, 29th May, at the CSC.

Posted by Hugh Lund on March 9th 2011 at 19:40

Varsity 2011

The traditional Varsity match against Oxford will this year be held on the weekend of 7th and 8th May. More details to follow soon...

Posted by Hugh Lund on March 8th 2011 at 00:01

2010 CU OPEN RECAP

A review of the 2010 CU Open is now up - just click here for details. A big thank you to everyone who took part in what proved to be an enjoyable and high quality competition!

Posted by Hugh Lund on October 23rd 2010 at 00:20

NOVICES TOURNAMENT 2010

Congratulations to Drew Miley, who beat Paul Bradshaw in the final to win this year's Novices Tournament. A review of the event is now up here.

Posted by Paul Thomas on October 19th 2010 at 09:13

CUPC PRACTICE SESSION, 8pm, CSC

Hi everyone,

This year, CUPC is aiming to provide more opportunities for people to learn to play pool competitively. As a result, there will be regular practice sessions on Tuesday evenings, starting on 19th October 2010. Anyone is welcome to attend, the only proviso being that you are interested in getting better at pool.

The practice sessions will be at Cambridge Snooker Centre, and details of how to get there can be found under the 'Information' tab at the top of this page.

Hopefully see some of you there.

Paul

Posted by Rob Hogan on June 13th 2010 at 15:42

CUPC AGM

This year's AGM is set for Wednesday, June 16th, 12:30 at the Castle Inn (on Castle Hill).

Amongst other things we'll be electing next year's committee. Positions are President, Captain, Women's Captain, Treasurer and League Secretary, and we'll also be electing the non-committee roles of Webmaster and Men's B team captain. See the Constitution for details of the positions.

Anyone is free to come and have a say or even stand for a position at the AGM. If you intend to come please let us know so that we can keep you informed in case of a change of plan.

Posted by Rob Hogan on March 21st 2010 at 22:09

Women's UPC - Cambridge beat Oxford 4-0. All other results lost and forgotten.

Posted by Rob Hogan on December 14th 2009 at 23:04

A belated congratulations to Ali Argo who won the recent CU Open. Ali once again beat Paul Thomas in the final, taking his second trophy from two CUPC tournaments and becoming only the third person to hold the Masters and Open titles at the same time.

Congratulations also to Tim Henshaw, who won the plate event, and to Steve McCann who won the straight pool competition.

Posted by Rob Hogan on October 12th 2009 at 11:48

Congratulations to Matt Scott of Fitz who won the Novices' tournament yesterday with an impressive combination of skill and endurance.

Full results are now up.

Posted by Tim Henshaw on September 22nd 2009 at 22:27

And so the 2008/2009 season comes to an end. Many congratulations to Robinson I for winning Division 1. Well done to Selwyn I, Queens' I and Peterhouse III for winning promotion from Divisions 2A/2B, and to Pembroke 2, CU Women 1, Emma 2 and Selwyn 2, Trinity Hall 1, Pembroke 3 from Divisions 3A and 3B respectively.

Comiserations go to Magdalene 1, Catz 1, Peterhouse 2 (Division 1); to Fitz 2, King's 2, St John's 2 (Division 2A) and to Sidney 1, Trinity 4 and Emma 1 (Division 2B) for not quite securing safety and being relegated.

Please note, where teams from the same college have crossed, (e.g. Peterhouse 2 relegated and Peterhouse 3 promoted), the teams will be renamed to follow the league pecking order.

Posted by Tim Henshaw on September 22nd 2009 at 22:17

2009 Finals day was great success for all involved. Congratulations to Queens' for winning cuppers, and to Trinity II and Queens' II for playing more games than others in the plate.

Congratulations also go to Peterhouse III for winning the Division 2A/2B playoff 5-4 in a closely fought match and securing promotion to Division 1

Posted by Rob Hogan on June 18th 2009 at 16:56

Our AGM will be held tomorrow (Friday 19th) at the Castle pub on Castle Hill from 1pm. All welcome

Posted by Rob Hogan on March 14th 2009 at 23:03

Uni B finish with an 8-4 win over Jenny Wren A to top Division 3 at the end of the 08/09 CAPL winter season.

Uni A also end on a high note, recovering from relegation fears by winning three of their last four matches to finish a respectable 6th in the Premier division.

Posted by Rob Hogan on March 9th 2009 at 14:37

Congratulations to Alistair Argo on winning the prestigous CU Masters yesterday as a wildcard entrant. Full results are now up here. Well played Ali!

Posted by Rob Hogan on November 24th 2008 at 15:36

Draws have been done for the cuppers and plate competitions. See who you're up against here

Posted by Rob Hogan on October 13th 2008 at 21:57

Congratulations to Relja Arandjelovic on winning the 2008 Novices' tournament.

Posted by Rob Hogan on March 10th 2008 at 14:00

Cambridge stage an epic comeback to beat Oxford on their own turf, and win Varsity for a record third consecutive year.

Final scores 47-43, full write up here

Posted by Alex Pavlaki on October 18th 2007 at 01:27

The deadline for entering new teams has passed. No more entries will be accepted.

Posted by Alex Pavlaki on October 16th 2007 at 19:09

All the captains that I am currently aware of have until WEDNESDAY 24th OCTOBER to
confirm they have read the league rules after which they will be fined points proportional to the number of days they have gone without doing so after the 24th.

Captains that are appointed later on to teams currently without a captain will have a deadline for this imposed starting from when I hear from them.

Posted by Alex Pavlaki on October 5th 2007 at 11:32

Entries are being taken for the new season.
Deadline for team registration is Wednesday 17th October.

To enter a team please send the captain's name and email address to cupcls@googlemail.com.

League fees are £20 per team and cheques made payable to 'Cambridge University Pool Club' should be sent to Matt Cullen at Fitzwilliam College.

Deadline for paying league fees is Wednesday 24th October at which point teams that haven't paid will be removed from the league.

Posted by Alex Pavlaki on October 5th 2007 at 11:32

There are major changes and additions to the League Rules this year and all captains are required to read them. The league rules can be found at: http://www.srcf.ucam.org/cupc/college/leaguerules.php

Captains will be asked to send a confirmation email that they have read and understood the league rules prior to the season starting. Please note that this is a requisite of entering a team this year and is not optional.