Contest Schedule
Registration Form - DCUK 2020 

If you wish to register for DCUK 2020 please use the Contact Form at the bottom of this page. This is the only method of registration!

Please read all the information on this page PRIOR to registering to ensure you are aware of all procedures and payment requirements. By clicking on the "Send to DCUK" button you are confirming you have read and understood all information supplied (inc the DCUK Rules and Costs & Payments PDF files)

Confirmation of Registration
Once you have registered you will receive confirmation, normally within 24/72 hours, together with details of payment dates and how payments can be made.

Class Structure
For 2020 DCUK will be offering an Open Class, A Class and Junior Class. 

If we do not have enough A Class units registered then we will revert back to Open Class & Junior only.  If this is the case in addition, at Championships only - following Prelims, Corps will be split into an A Class and Open Class (all will continued to be judged under the Open Class system) using the following criteria:

6 Corps = 6 Open
7 Corps = 7 Open
8 Corps = 6 Open & 2 A
9 Corps = 6 open & 3 A
10 Corps = 8 Open & 2 A
11 Corps = 8 Open & 3 A
12 Corps = 8 Open & 4 A
13 Corps = 8 Open & 5 A
14 Corps = 8 Open & 6 A
15 Corps = 8 Open & 7 A
16 Corps = 8 Open & 8 A

The Junior Class is open to Cadet/Feeder Corps of existing Open or A Class Corps or, subject to approval, new and emerging Corps (contact us for details).

SoundSport/DrumLine Battle
In addition to Open Class and Junior Class there will also be opportunities to compete in DrumLine Battles and SoundSport events and so please indicate below any interest in either of these two activities.  You do not need to partake in the main DCUK contests to take part in DrumLine Battle or SoundSport - these events are open to all.

Costs and Payments
Please click here to download a PDF which advises all costs and how/when  payments can be made.  Please note there are no changes to the costs from the 2019 season.

Order of Performance
The order of performance at 2020 contests will be determined by the date in which a fully competed and confirmed registration is received and then a random draw of each days registrations (with the first Corps drawn being the last to perform) and then by the scores obtained during the season.

After the first contest (inc any Championships Prelims and Junior Class Championships Finals) - Corps which have already competed at a previous contest will perform in the order of their previous highest score with the final Corps to perform being the Corps with the highest score from all previous contests. Prior to this the remaining Corps will perform in the order in which they registered and, dependant on the day they registered, in the order they were drawn 

Withdrawal from Contests.
Corps have until the 30th April 2020 to advise which DCUK Contests they wish to attend. Prior to this date Corps can withdraw from competing at a particular contest with no penalty.

From 1st May 2020 the penalty for withdrawing from a DCUK Contest will be a “fine” of double the entry charge for that contest and must be paid before the Corps can compete again in 2019. 50% of this fine will be held by DCUK and 50% will transferred to the Contest Organiser.

Click here  for a copy of the DCUK 2020 Rules & Regulations 

Any registrations after this date will be placed on a waiting list in case of other Corps withdrawing.  Registrations welcome for season shows, excluding Championships, at any time and every attempt will be made to fit Corps in.


DCUK reserve the right to withdraw any contest if entries are deemed too low to make a contest viable.  


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