Essex Crown Sports: It's a Knockout!

Bring your department glory in this wacky tournament

We're kicking off the Essex Crown calendar of sport events in style with the hilarious It's a Knockout tournament


It's a Knockout is one of the UK's favourite team tournaments. Fun, unexpected and incredibly entertaining, anyone can take part, regardless of age or fitness levels. Join forces with your department to compete in 16 wacky, competitive and incredibly fun challenges lasting 3 minutes each.

Make up a team from 8 players (preferably mixed gender) and you're ready to go. Apart from that a 'lets go for it' attitude and a sense of humour is all you need.

Each participant will get 20 points for their department if they're a student and 30 points if they're a member of staff. There will also be additional bonus points for the top teams. Make sure you encourage the rest of your department to come along and watch too because each spectator will earn your department an extra point.

Essex Crown Sports: It's a Knockout!

Do you want more?

The Essex Crown will be running an exciting range of sports events throughout first and second term. All events are between 5pm and 7pm and take place in Sports Hall. See our timetabled events below.

Tuesday 7 November - It's a Knockout

Tuesday 21 November - Dodgeball

Tuesday 5 November - Korfball

Tuesday 13 February - Ultimate Frisbee

Tuesday 27 February - Headis

More events to be confirmed soon!

What is the Essex Crown?

The Essex Crown is an exciting competition which pits departments against each other. Contenders earn points by participating in a range of different events. There are weekly riddles to be solved, one-off Essex Sports competitions to be won and skills to show off in The Exhibition. You'll learn new skills in workshops and enjoy some friendly rivalry in The Battle of the Consoles. There'll also be whole host of University of Essex and Students' Union events which you'll get points for by just turning up.

Finally, the top ten departments will face off against each other in The Final Showdown after which one will be crowned as the best department on campus.

To find out more about the competition and get involved either visit our Facebook Group or pop us an email at crown@essex.ac.uk