This weekend the University Club took part in the Annual Alumni Games and welcomed back Alumni new and old to challenge the current student team. Having put in a lot of extra training time preparing the students were quietly confident of claiming the Alumni Shield this time round!
The competition was judged as the best of 5 separate events: Individual Patterns, Pairs Patterns, Triples Patterns, Sparring and finally Team Patterns.
The Alumni team put in strong individual performances to win both the Individual Patterns and Sparring events, though not without one or two scares! The Students made it 2-2 with well deserved victories in the Pairs and Triples Patterns events.
In the final round the Students narrowly edged out the Alumni with the best Team Pattern to clinch this year’s title 3-2! Go Students!
A big thank you to all the Alumni who made it back for the weekend. It was a great day and we hoped you enjoyed seeing old friends whether you were competing or spectating.
It’s 1-1 now so it’s all to play for next year!