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Annual Events

NUBC has a number of events throughout the year. Here you can find a timeline as to when they all take place!


NUBC Events 2013/14
Event Date Description
Trials Thursday 1st October 6-8pm (MENS ONLY) Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October 1-4pm (MENS AND LADIES) Badminton trials to join the squad. All welcome! If possible we'd love to see you at all three trial days (MEN) and both trial days (LADIES).
Freshers 2til2! 2nd Oct Our first premier event! The 2til2 is a great chance to meet all the new freshers and partaking in some dubious drinking activities (or not!). We take you on a guided tour of Newcastle's finest establishments before ending in Tiger Tiger!
Halloween 28th October Get ready for a Badminton themed Halloween night out! Fake blood/fangs/lenses are a must!
Cheese & Wine/Suit up November The one night where the club go classy (try anyway!). The ladies have a 'cheese & wine' night before meeting up with the guys (who enjoyed 'beer and Bombay mix' night) all suited and booted in town!
Osuna Cup End of November Our first friendly tournament against Edinburgh University. This year it's our time to go up north and wreck havoc (and maybe play some badminton…)
Xmas Meal December To finish term a nice meal organised by your lovely Social Secs Des & Laura at a local restaurant before heading out in town!
ENSCHEDE 28th Dec – 1st Jan Celebrate the new year in style by joining us and the NOBs (Newcastle Old Boys) in the Netherlands. This 5 day extravaganza is an ISBT (International Student Badminton Tournament) where students and even some older folk head to Enschede to compete in a tournament for all standards with nights out you'll never forget. A truly amazing experience!
Read Cup February Our second UK friendly tournament of the year; this time against Leeds Uni! A weekend of fun in Leeds awaits!
Stan Calvert Early March The Big One. Our annual varsity event against Northumbria. Over 50 sports compete for the Stan Calvert trophy. Newcastle have won the last 6 editions. Can we make it 7th heaven?
Durham 2til2 March/April The second 2til2 of the year! By now we all know each other and so it's time to descend on Durham for a pub crawl in fancy dress. Previous themes have included Where's Wally; Pub Golf and TutuTillTutu!
NOBs Weekend Early May The Annual NOBs Weekend is a tradition that has been going for more than a decade now. Badminton Club Alumni reunite to take the trip to Newcastle to meet the current team; play a few games of badminton and all in all party like they were still 21… Adopt a Student night being the highlight of the weekend!
AU Ball May Time to get the tuxedos and the glamorous dresses on for the AU Ball! 3 course meal plus a night full of entertainment ensures a great way to end the year!
End of year Meal May/June Of course the year couldn't end before a big badminton meal! Organised by our next Social Secs they will book a nice restaurant and a final night out before summer starts!