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Swedbank presents: The Stages of the Rector's Cup

Last year (2022/23 season) saw a total of 13 different stages of the Rector's Cup. As it was a trial year, the organizers took on a slightly greater load to test as many different stages as possible. In the current 2023/24 season, it was decided to organize 10 different stages throughout the academic year. A new addition for the 2023/24 season is the Rector's Cup indoor rowing competition on an ergometer, where everyone can challenge themselves starting from March 2024. Poker, mobile throwing, and orienteering were omitted this season.

The 2023/24 Swedbank presents: Rector's Cup will feature 10 stages in the 2023/24 season:

  • September 8, 2023 - Tallinn University of Technology Student Organization's Estonia-World Championships in Pentathlon

  • September 20, 2023 - Swedbank presents: Rector's Cup Relay Race

  • October 13, 2023 - Swedbank presents: Rector's Cup Night Volleyball

  • October 14, 2023 - Swedbank presents: Rector's Cup Night Basketball

  • November 14, 2023 - Swedbank presents: Rector's Cup Quiz Night

  • December 7, 2023 - Swedbank presents: Rector's Cup Longero Pong'

  • February 20, 2024 – Swedbank presents: Rector's Cup Dart Throwing

  • March 19, 2024 – Swedbank presents: Rector's Cup Indoor Rowing

  • March 20, 2024 - TalTech/OPTIBET vs Tartu Maks & Moorits

  • April 16, 2024 - Volleyball and Table Tennis Tournament

  • April 26, 2024 - Swedbank presents: Rector's Cup Beach Volleyball

  • May 14, 2024 - Swedbank presents: Rector's Cup Car Pushing

Swedbank presents: Introduction to the Stages of the Rector's Cup 2023/24 Season

This is a grand competition where the fastest, most skillful, and cleverest student organizations are determined. The sports are of an entertaining nature, and the competition events are revealed on the spot. In the 2023/24 season, the pentathlon included zorb football, footdarts, quick solving of the Rubik's Cube, slipper and flipper, egg throwing, and speed eating of hot dogs.

All participants and supporters are encouraged to wear the symbols, flags, pennants, scarves, and posters of their organizations. Typically, there is a grand parade to move to the competition venue, where all organizations can put their heads together.

Within the pentathlon, competition points are not distributed between faculties, but each participant contributes activity points to their faculty. In addition, the best organization claims a valuable trophy for themselves.

The relay race can be participated in by a 5-member team. Competitions take place in four different categories: men, women, mixed, and TalTech. In the TalTech category, as the name suggests, teams consist of members exclusively from Tallinn University of Technology. For mixed teams, there must be at least 1 woman in the team.

As a 5-member team, participants must complete the entire 4.22 km loop to cover the half marathon distance. The route mainly traverses forest paths and is marked throughout with red and white signs, directional posts, and manned checkpoints.

Prizes are awarded to the three fastest women's, men's, and mixed teams. All participants associated with TalTech and individuals who complete the race contribute activity points to their respective faculties. Rector's Cup competition points are earned by teams whose members all belong to the same faculty.

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TalTech Rector's Cup night basketball is adapted with 3x3 basketball rules, open for both men's and women's teams.

In 3x3 basketball, a team can consist of up to 4 players (with 3 players on the court at a time). Teams can be composed of both men and women playing together, regardless of the lineup. The team members must be affiliated with Tallinn University of Technology – students, staff, or alumni.

The games are played in a round-robin format, and the size and number of groups are determined after the registration deadline. Detailed information on the competition system and rules will be provided to participants before the event. The game duration is 10 minutes or until one team reaches 21 points before the end of regular time.

TalTech Rector's Cup night volleyball is played following the rules of blindfolded volleyball, with the net covered down to the ground, and mixed teams participating.

The night volleyball team can consist of up to 7 players (with 6 people on the court at a time, including at least 3 women).

The games are played in a round-robin format. The size and number of groups will be determined after the registration deadline. Detailed information on the competition system and rules will be provided to participants before the event.

In all matches, two sets are played up to 15 points each (decisive point). If placement matches end in a tie (each team wins one set), the superiority of set points will be considered. If set points are equal, an additional decisive set is played, up to two points (serving right is drawn).

On November 14, 2023, the quiz competition held became the most attended stage in the history of the Rector's Cup, bringing together a staggering 394 participants, marking the all-time record for the largest quiz in Estonia.

The questions for the quiz are usually crafted and hosted by the well-known quizmaster Jaan Allik. To participate in the quiz, teams need to assemble a group of up to 5 members.

RULES:

  1. Within the framework of the Rector's Cup, all team members must belong to the same faculty (university staff are considered free agents and can choose their faculty; instructors, please choose the faculty in which you teach; alumni, please choose the faculty from which you graduated).

  2. Rector's Cup competition points are distributed only to the best team from each faculty.

  3. If a team does not consist solely of members from one faculty, the members of that team can only earn activity points.

  4. The quiz is conducted in the Estonian language.

  5. It is forbidden to use aids (smart devices) during the quiz.

The top three teams in the quiz will be awarded!!!

Rektori Karika mälumäng 2022

Longero Pong has become one of the university community's favorite events.

Why Longero Pong specifically? It's simple - our awesome event is partnered with the legendary Hartwall, the beloved beverage of the Estonian-Finnish kinship, produced since 1952.

COMPETITORS:

A team consists of two people (two men, two women, or a mixed team).

To earn Rector's Cup competition points, the team must consist of individuals from the same faculty.

For bringing in activity points, the team can include individuals from different faculties. There are no other restrictions, meaning both two men, two women, or even mixed teams can participate.

Everyone is welcome to participate, including Tipikas and Tipikas' friends - students, staff, faculty, and alumni!

COMPETITION SYSTEM:

All teams are randomly placed into the play-off "fork" at the beginning of the tournament, along with a loser's bracket (except in situations where the number of participating teams is low enough to conduct group-stage tournaments as well). PS! Loser's bracket games are played with their own drinks (3 cups, 3 minutes, 1 can of drink per game)

Rock-Paper-Scissors decides the starting pair

At the beginning of the game, each team has 6 cups

The game lasts for 6 minutes

Organizers provide each team with 2 cans of Hartwall Gin Long Drink for each game

The top three teams will be awarded!

Rektori Karika longero pong

The simple nature of the dart game is accessible to practically everyone. The entire participation process takes about 1-2 minutes, starting from registration and ending with throwing 9 darts. Therefore, it is ideal for those who want to stretch a bit during lunch breaks or between lectures.

On February 20th, it is possible to participate in the competition throughout the day from 10:00 to 18:00 in the Main Building foyer on the Mustamäe campus, in the Maritime Academy, and in all TalTech colleges.

Each participant has a total of nine throws, and the goal is to achieve the highest possible score in nine throws. The maximum score is 540 points. All participants contribute activity points to their faculty, and in the competition points tally, the best result from each faculty is taken into account. Last year, the winner was Estonian Maritime Academy student Markus Lepmets with a score of 232 points.

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Sprint Rowing is a new discipline in the Rector's Cup, challenging participants' endurance, speed, and resilience.

In the competition, we use authentic rowing ergometers, where each participant can choose a suitable resistance level. Each competitor must cover the longest possible distance within 1 minute of rowing.

Winners are determined in two categories: men and women. All participants contribute activity points to their faculty, and in the competition points tally, the fastest result from each faculty is taken into account.

The competition can be participated in at the TalTech Mustamäe main building foyer and the Maritime Academy.

Beach Volleyball is a highly popular and athletic event in the Rector's Cup. Currently, the scheduled date for the Rector's Cup beach volleyball is April 26th, and the venue is Beach House Ülemiste (Valukoja 12).

Presented by the Tallinn University of Technology Alumni Association: Rector's Cup Beach Volleyball Rules:

  1. A match consists of one game with a target of 21 points, requiring a two-point lead to win.
  2. The tournament system will be created after the registration deadline, depending on the number of participating teams.
  3. Played according to adapted indoor volleyball rules (finger touches and double hits are allowed).
  4. A team can have a maximum of 6 members (4 on the court, 2 in reserve). There must be at least 1 woman on the court at all times.
  5. A male player cannot block a female player's attack.
  6. Serving is done without a jump!

General Rules of the Rector's Cup:

  1. When competing in the Rector's Cup, all team members must belong to one faculty (except university staff, who are considered free agents).
  2. Rector's Cup competition points are distributed only to the best team from each faculty.
  3. Even if a team does not consist solely of members from one faculty, the members of that team can still earn activity points.
  4. All staff (including university management and specific staff members affiliated with a particular unit) can be free agents at the university. University staff or free agents can choose their faculty for each Rector's Cup stage or be recruited by other university members.
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Rector's Cup Car Push is again an event that requires a bit of strength, speed, and endurance but is an opportunity to get the heart rate up between lectures or work tasks. The competition is planned to take place in the area between the NRG building and the library building on May 13, 2024, from 12:00 to 18:00.

The rules for car pushing are very simple:

  1. The car is pushed against the clock.
  2. The car push distance is approximately 50 meters.
  3. Car pushing can be done from 12:00 to 18:00.
  4. Mixed pairs are eligible to compete, meaning the team must consist of one woman and one man.
  5. Registration takes place on-site on the day of the competition.
Rektori Karika autolükkamine

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