QErgs 2019


Rules for the 2019 competition can be found HERE. Please print the document, read it and sign the form at the bottom. Bring a signed copy on the day and give it in at registration.

NOTE: Trialists MAY compete as part of senior college teams.

Date and Time

The competition will be held on Sunday 10th November 2019. More information about signing up and race times will be released after term has started.


The competition will be an 8x 500m relay with 20 second changeover periods.

Novice Divisions

The categories for entry will be:

  • 1st Novice Men's VIIIs
  • 1st Novice Women's VIIIs
  • 2nd Novice Men's VIIIs
  • 2nd Novice Women's VIIIs
  • Mixed Senior VIII's - 4 women and 4 men per team

Where more than two boats are entered, second boats should also be entered into the first division. Otherwise all lower boats should be entered into the second division. Due to the logistics of getting all crews to race in one evening we can only guarantee each college four crews. However please do apply for more as, judging from previous years, we should be able to fit you in.

In the first divisions, racers will race once in a heat and the 12 fastest crews will race again in a final to determine the overall winner. There will be no final for the second divisions; the crew with the fastest time in the first round will be declared the winner.


For the eighth year now, Queens’ Ergs is holding an invitation event to showcase Cambridge's senior rowers, and to compete for a trophy. The format will be the same as the main novice event; an 8x 500m relay with 20 second changeover periods. There will only be one final round, towards the end of the night. Teams that enter will be mixed and must contain 4 males and 4 females. Colleges may enter one team with members from their senior squads.


Queens' Ergs T-shirts are given to all competitors and must be worn during the event. Select the (unisex) size required for each rower on the team entry form.

Entry price includes t-shirts for the eight rowers. Extra shirts can be bought on demand for an extra charge of £4 for coxes/LBCs/coaches. Email qcbc-ergs@srcf.net with quantity and sizes required.


Prizes will be awarded to the fastest crews in each division as well as the fastest individual (novice) male time and female time.

What to expect

W1 Division from Queens' Ergs 2013