Clash of the Clubs

Introducing our brand new programme Clash of the Clubs! Ever wondered which of our 58 sports clubs is the all-round best? Well now we're about to find out as we challenge our clubs to participate in a variety of online physical (and sometimes mental) challenges! Each club has an assigned Clash of the Club captain, who's role it is to share all of the competition information with their club.

Clash of the Clubs

Introducing our brand new programme Clash of the Clubs! Ever wondered which of our 58 sports clubs is the all-round best? Well now we're about to find out as we challenge our clubs to participate in a variety of online physical (and sometimes mental) challenges! Each club has an assigned Clash of the Club captain, who's role it is to share all of the competition information with their club.

Event Schedule

Event Number Date(s) Activity
1 5th February 8pm UV Zumba led by Lizzie Payne
2 8th - 14th February 8 Ball Pool Tournament
3 15th-21st February Timed Fitness Challenge
4 22nd-28th February Chess Tournament
5 1st-7th March Toilet Roll Keepie Uppies Challenge
6 10th March A Question of Sport
7 15th-21st March WWF Mile an Hour Challenge
8 22nd-28th March Dance Challenge

Ongoing Challenge

In addition to the events listed in the table above, we will be running an ongoing challenge for the duration of the Clash of the Clubs programme. This is because some of the events above can only cater for a certain number of participants from each club so we wanted to add in an ongoing challenge that every single club member could participate in each week.

Each week we will announce a themed challenge or activity for club members to complete. Members will have to attempt the challenge and submit their attempts to the club’s Clash of the Clubs Captain. At the end of each week the captain will need to submit all of their club’s entries to uea+sport. The club with the highest % of total members who complete the most challenges throughout the entire 8 weeks will win the ongoing challenge!

Challenge Themes:

Challenge 1 – 1st – 7th February – Kit/Stash Walk – Go for a walk wearing some of your kit – whether it’s your comfy club jumper or your complete match day attire.

Challenge 2 – 8th – 14th February – Valentine’s Walk – Using any GPS tracking app, go for a run, walk or cycle and draw the shape of a heart.

Challenge 3 – 15th -21st February – LGBT+ Walk – Go for a walk wearing your exec group’s assigned colour. Take a picture of yourself in your colour and send the photo to your Clash of the Clubs Captain in order to score points for your club.

Exec group colours are:

Red – Martial Arts

Orange – Colney

Yellow – Outdoor SP

Green – Indoor SP

Blue – Watersports

Purple – Dance

Black – External

Brown – uea+sport/ueasu staff

Who can take part?

All members of sports club can partake in the Clash of the Clubs challenge!

How can I take part?

To take part and be a part of your clubs team in the Clash of the Clubs competition, please contact your club’s president, who will then put you in contact with your club’s Clash of the Clubs captain who will be able to provide you with more information of each event.

How will each event be scored?

Each event will be scored slightly differently – some will be based on participation, whereas some will be based on performance. As all of our clubs are different sizes, all the participation events will be scored based on the % of total club members who participate. Scoring details for each event will be released in the pre-event email each week.

For each event, the club that places first will earn 100 points on the overall Clash of the Clubs leaderboard. 2nd place will earn 95 points, and 3rd place 92 points. To see the rest of the points breakdown for positions 4th and lower, you can view here. By scoring each event this way, it means that if one club do extremely well in one event, it doesn’t skew the results too much and put that club in an untouchable position on the leaderboard, meaning every club has a fair chance at earning 1st place on the overall leaderboard!

While it is recommended that clubs try to attend every event, this is not a necessity so if you can’t get enough club members to take part for one event, then don’t worry too much.

 

Event Information

Details for each event will be released one week prior to the event, and this information will be updated below.

Event 1 – UV Zumba – 5th February 8pm

We hope you are all excited for our first Clash of the Clubs event ‘UV Zumba’ led by our very own Lizzie Payne! The winner of this event will be the club that has the highest percentage of its’ members attend – so make sure you start advertising it now to drum up as much interest as possible. The event should be wrapped up by 8.30pm so it isn’t a huge time commitment for your members.

Before the UV Zumba masterclass begins, we are encouraging everybody to join their exec group specific warm up to make sure you are all prepared for Lizzie to put you through your paces. Your exec will send you the link to join your group’s warm up so keep an eye out for a message or email from them. The link to join the main UV Zumba class is below. Obviously, with the event being called UV Zumba, we are hoping lots of you will get into the spirit and wear some lovely bright colours and accessories!

Click here to join the UV Zumba Class!

Event 2 – 8 Ball Pool Tournament – Monday 8th to Sunday 14th February 

Unfortunately for this event we can only accept one competitor per club due to time constraints of fitting in all the fixtures. Therefore, we are asking clubs to run their own intra-club 8 ball pool tournaments in order to determine which club member will represent their club for this event. It is really important that you let us know who your 8 ball pool competitor will be by completing this form by 12pm on Friday 5th February – this is so we have enough time to work out fixtures in time for Monday 8th February.

If you are unsure how to run a tournament, this website has a really handy generator that will produce a tournament schedule for you based on the number of people you have wanting to play: https://challonge.com/tournament/bracket_generator  

How to play: in order to play a fixture, you must be Facebook friends with your opponent. The game can then be played either online (https://www.miniclip.com/games/8-ball-pool-multiplayer/en/#) or on the mobile app (available on iOS and android) – it must be played on the same platform for both players i.e. both must be playing on the app, or both must be playing online on miniclip.

Something to consider: we will be running the tournament as a knock out tournament, and throughout the week we run the event, each club member will have to commit to fulfilling one fixture per day until they get knocked out. The fixtures will be posted every morning, and we will request that results are submitted to us by 11pm that same day. So, please ensure your chosen competitor can commit to making the time to play a fixture potentially every day of that week – if a club doesn’t fulfil a fixture or submit their result, it will be a walkover to the other club and your club will be knocked out of the tournament.

Event 3 – Timed Fitness Challenges – 15th – 21st February 

Next week, clubs will have 7 days to try and get the highest average time for the following three fitness challenges: plank, wallsit, and headstand. Members of your club must attempt to hold those three fitness challenges for as long as possible. Clash of the Clubs Captains (or Club Presidents if you don’t have a captain) will be responsible for collating all of your club members’ times in the attached spreadsheet. The winner of this event will be the club with the highest average time for each of the challenges.

In order to avoid clubs only asking a select few ‘fit’ people to do the fitness challenges in order to get a higher average time, we have put these rules in place:

Clubs that get 10% or more of their membership to take part are guaranteed a higher position on the leaderboard than clubs who have less than 10% of their members take part, even if their average time is lower
Clubs that get 25% of their membership to take part will get 5 bonus points
Clubs that get 50% of their membership to take part will get 10 bonus points
Clubs that get 75% of their membership to take part will get 15 bonus points
Clubs that get 100% of their membership to take part will get 20 bonus points
This should incentivise clubs to encourage as many members as possible to give this a go!

Here is an example as I know the points and percentages sounds a bit confusing:

Club A with 10 members has 5 members complete the fitness challenges. For the plank, their times were 30 seconds, 1 minute, 1 minute 30 seconds, 2 minutes, and 3 minutes. This means their average time is 1 minute 36 seconds. Club A will get a bonus 10 points on the leaderboard because they had 50% of members take part.
Club B with 30 members has 2 members complete the fitness challenges. For the plank their times were 5 minutes and 10 minutes. Even though their average is a lot higher than club A’s, they had less than 10% of their members take part therefore club A will place higher on the leaderboard than them.

Please ask your members to film a timelapse of themselves completing the fitness challenges (ideally with a stopwatch visible in the video e.g. on a tablet or laptop) and send this evidence to their COTC captain/club president. We may pick a club member at random from your submitted spreadsheet and ask to see their video as a ‘spotcheck’ to ensure clubs aren’t cheating, you’ve been warned!

The highest M/F individual times for each fitness challenge will get featured on our social media!

COTC Captains – please ensure you’ve emailed me your completed spreadsheets by 9am Monday 22nd February. You can include the spreadsheet in the same email as the weekly themed challenge evidence.

Event 4 – Chess Tournament – 22nd February – 28th February 

Unfortunately for this event we can only accept one competitor per club due to time constraints of fitting in all the fixtures. Therefore, we are asking clubs to run their own intra-club chess tournaments in order to determine which club member will represent their club for this event. It is really important that you let us know who your chess competitor will be by completing this form by 2pm on Friday 19th February – this is so we have enough time to work out fixtures in time for Monday 22nd February. I had a lot of last minute/late emails asking for entries into the 8 ball pool tournament after the form had closed which created a lot of extra work having to reformat the tournament so please ensure you complete the form on time for this event!

If you are unsure how to run a tournament, this website has a really handy generator that will produce a tournament schedule for you based on the number of people you have wanting to play: https://challenge.com/tournament/bracket_generator  

HOW TO PLAY: in order to play a fixture, you can find your opponent by their username on www.chess.com. The game can then be played online – please note we will be putting a time limit of 30 minutes on each match.

Something to consider: we will be running the tournament as a knock out tournament, and throughout the week we run the event, each club member will have to commit to fulfilling one fixture per day until they get knocked out. The fixtures will be posted every morning, and we will request that results are submitted to us by 11pm that same day. So, please ensure your chosen competitor can commit to making the time to play a fixture potentially every day of that week – if a club doesn’t fulfil a fixture or submit their result, it will be a walkover to the other club and your club will be knocked out of the tournament.