Women's Discretionary Full Blue Sports

 



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Archery

4 Awards maximum. Awarded to Varsity Team Members who achieve GNAS's 1st Class standard score. A Discretionary Full Blue may be applied for if the following criteria are met:

  1. Achieves a score of 860 or above at Varsity (Windsor Round) and/or a score of 1100 or above (FITA round) at the outdoor BUCS Competition.
  2. Achieves a top 10 placing at the indoor and/or outdoor BUCS Competition.
May 2018 
Badminton

6 Awards maximum, awarded to those women who have competed in 50% of BUCS matches and the Varsity 1st team. A Discretionary Full Blue may be applied for those who also:

  1. Reach the last 8 of BUCS Individuals
  2. OR Have played 50% of matches for any county 1st or 2nd team.
Nov 2018
Canoe & Kayak

Half Blues will be awarded at the captain’s discretion to:

  • A member of the team for at least three of the four disciplines of the Varsity competition.
  • The team is defined as the top three paddlers in marathon or freestyle, top women's team of 3 for white water or the team of 8 for polo.
  • This allows for up to 4 Half Blues, with 2 or 3 being the norm.
  • A member of the club who has competed at national level in one of the disciplines.

Discretionary Full Blues will be awarded at the captain’s discretion to:

  • A member of the club are who gains above excellent results in one or more disciplines, and is awarded at the captain's discretion. E.g. This was awarded in 2011 for two members who were the first university team in a K2 in the Devizes-Westminster race.
Oct 2017
Cricket

13 awards maximum to individuals part of the Oxford XI in the T20 or One Day Varsity matches, provided that the team wins Varsity and/or remains (or is promoted to) the Midlands 1A or Premier BUCS League. Individuals must be selected to play in at least 75% of BUCS matches.

Oct 2018 
Cycling

Road:

Half Blues are awarded to the two fastest riders in the VM team.

Up to two Discretionary Full Blues may be are awarded subject to the fulfilling the half blue criteria and meeting any of the following criteria:

  • Placed in the top 5 riders of the BUCS 10 mile time-trial, BUCS 25 mile time-trial or the BUCS road race
  • Obtained a BUCS gold medal in the team time trial 
  • Placed in the top third of riders finishing in the RTTC National 10 mile Championship, RTTC National 25 mile Championships or the British time-trial championships. 
  • Won an individual medal at the BUCS Hill Climb Championships 
  • Won an individual medal at the BUCS Track Championship or obtained a BUCS gold medal in a team event

MTB:

To obtain a Half Blue a rider must:

Be one of the 3 fastest riders in the Varsity Match team and either:

  • Qualify 5th or higher in a Gorrick series (sport category or higher) or score points in any national XC, downhill or 4x race 
  • Be in the top 10% at the BUCS downhill race 

A Full Blue may be awarded if in addition to fulfilling the Half Blue Criteria a rider achieves a medal at any national XC, downhill or 4x race. 

May 2019
Ice Hockey

10 Half Blues maximum, at the captain's discretion, for players who compete in the annual Varsity Match and at least half of that season's league matches.

2 Discretionary Full Blues maximum, at the captain's discretion, for players who meet Half Blue criteria and:
-The team wins the Varsity Match and;
-Finish either 1st or 2nd in their division of the British University's Ice Hockey Association (where there are 5 or more teams in the division).

Nov 2018
Judo 5 Awards maximum: Half blue  awarded to those who win their varsity fight as a blue belt or higher. Up to 4 Discretionary Full Blues may be applied for if the member has a black belt. Oct 2019
Lightweight Rowing 9 Full Blues awarded to the Blue Boat if OUWLRC wins the boat race or wins a medal in the Championship Lightweight Eight category at BUCS regatta at the start of Trinity Term. Jan 2018
Pistol

Half Blue: 8 awards maximum, awarded to those scoring 500/600 or above in the women's Varsity Match or those who shoot in the men's 1st team in the Varsity Match. 

A maximum of one indiviudal per academic year to be awarded a Discretionary Full Blue upon meeting the following criteria:

i. Individual to be selected and participate in the Women's Team or Men's 1st Team for Small-Bore Varsity and 1st Team for Full-Bore Varsity in the same academic year

ii. Individual to obtain a minimum score of 560 at Small-Bore Varsity OR individual to obtain a minimum score of 380 at Full-Bore Varsity

In the event of two or more individuals meeting the criteria, one will be awarded by the executive committee and the others will be subject to approval of an Extraordinary Full Blue by the OUWBC

 

Nov 2019
Polo

Maximum of 4 half blues awarded to players who play in the mixed Varsity 'A' team match, awarded at the captain's discretion. 

One Discretionary Full Blue may be awarded to a member of the Varisty 'A' team at the Chairman's discretion, providing that the Varsity match is won and they have a handicap of 0 or above. 

 

May 2019
Powerlifting

The club may award up to six Half Blues to the top six female Oxford lifters in the Varsity, provided they lift over 300 Wilks points unequipped in the Varsity. In addition the club may upgrade Half Blues to a Discretionary Full Blue, if a lifter lifts over 340 Wilks Points unequipped.

Nov 2018
Riding

Half Blues: 9 awards maximum, awarded at the captain's discretion, to women who have competed in the Varsity Match and also make the Regional Round of BUCS, either as a member of the team or as individuals OR competed in the Varsity Horse Race.

Discretionary Full Blues: 4 awards maximum, awarded at the captain's discretion to women who have: Competed in the Varsity Match AND the team wins BUCS nationals, OR gets an individual top 3 at nationals OR is selected for the GB team and ridden in the nations cup in the academic year concerned. 

Nov 2017 
Rifle

8 awards maximum, awarded to women scoring over 190/200 points in the women's Varsity Match OR who fire on the OURC 1st Team in the Varsity Match.

A Discretionary Full Blue may be applied for if any two of the following criteria are fulfilled in the 

  1. 195/200 or above in the Heslop
  2. 2 points below the GB Kolapore average score or better in the Chancellors*
  3. The average score of the top 3 teams in the Elcho**, or better, in the Humphry

*Excluding each shooter's V-bull score and the overall score of any shooter who scores at least one zero-scoring shot. The average should be rounded as normal.
**Match Rifle National match, shot between the home nations.

 

Oct 2019
Ski

6 Awards maximum. Awarded, at the captain's discretion, to women who have come in the top 8 overall in either the giant slalom or the slalom at the Varsity match. A Discretionary Full Blue may be awarded to a racer on the blues team who: 

  • Wins the Slalom or Giant Slalom at Varsity or
  • comes top 3 overall at Varsity or
  • has a top 10 BUSC performance in Slalom or Giant Slalom.

A maximum of 2 discretionary full blue awards may be given each year.

Nov 2018
TaeKwonDo

Half Blue: 5 Awards maximum, awarded to 1st team VM members.

An application for a Discretionary Full Blue may be made for any team member that is at least a blue belt AND wins their individual fight at the VM.

Nov 2019
Trampolining

A maximum of 4 Half Blues awarded to those who gain at least 47 points, (excluding TOF) in BUCS 3 or above or in SUTL AND score in the top 8 at the VM.

A Discretionary Full Blue may be awarded to those who gain at least 50 points, (excluding TOF points) in BUCS 2 or above or in SUTL AND score in the top 6 at the VM.

May 2019
Triathlon

Half Blue: 3 Awards maximum. Awarded, at the Captain's discretion, to those who finish in the top 3 Oxford women at the Varsity Sprint Triathlon. 

Discretionary Full Blue: Fulfill the half blue criteria and achieve one of the following:

-Finish in the top 10% of athletes at the BUCS Sprint Triathlon

-Finish in the top 10 in an international race (e.g. AG World/European Champs, or ETU/ITU/WTS race). 

-Finish in the top 10 in a national level elite race (e.g. British Series, French Grand Prix, Bundesliga). 
 

Nov 2017
Volleyball

12 Awards Maximum: Awarded to women who play in the Varsity Match, compete in 50% of BUCS league matches and fulfil any ONE of the following criteria:

  1. Win the Varsity Match;
  2. Top 6 in EVA Student Cup;
  3. Top 6 ranking in BUCS Finals;
  4. Remain in, or be promoted into, BUCs Premier League South
Jan 2018 
Waterpolo

Half Blue - 13 Awards maximum. Awarded to those deemed by the captain to have made a significant contribution to the VM and who have played in at least 50% of matches throughout the season.

Discretionary Full Blue - In addition to meeting the Half Blue critiera, win at least 1 game in the BUSA semi-finals. If this criterion is met, Full Blues are awarded to the first 7 in the water. Additional Full Blues available for up to 6 others at the discretion of the captain of OUWWPC.

Nov 2019