QErgs 2018

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Rules for the 2018 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 28th October from 15:30, and registration will open at 14:45 (the times are subject to change). Note: you must arrive at least 45 mins before the start of your race, and you must be 'ready to race' and queuing to enter the race hall 15 mins before the stated start time. Teams that are late may face disqualification.


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.


Entry will be £80 per boat, which is totalled up for each account on the online application page.

The deadline for payment being received is 23:59 on *Tuesday 23rd October*. Payment can be made by bank transfer or cheque. Please make bank transfers to the QCBC account with your college/institution and QERGS in the description. The account sort code is 40-16-08 and the account number is 94088255. Cheques should be made payable to "Queens' College Boat Club" and sent to Charlotte Hallam at Queens' College via UMS, or placed in Charlotte's pigeon hole in the Queens' porters' lodge. If you cannot pay by bank transfer or cheque please get in touch by emailing qcbc-ergs@srcf.net to discuss other options.

What to expect

W1 Division from Queens' Ergs 2013