Posted - 10 Sep 2012 : 08:43:35
How come the Lancaster tournament is on a Sunday? That's obviously not great for the first big northern social of the year. Playing all day saturday and then the big party is a massive first introduction to student korfball for so many.
... and everyone knows that the Notts beginners tournament is the best. Whoever decided to play the matches in fancy dress 14 years ago is a genius :-)
Posted - 10 Sep 2012 : 12:31:13
I'm pretty sure I'm right in saying Lancaster has struggled over the past couple of years to fill their spots due to Cardiff and Notts always taking the weekends either side.
I remember year after year of doing Lancaster one weekend followed by Nottingham the next, (meaning I have now attended every Notts Uni tourney for the last 10 years). I don't know how long Cardiff has been on that weekend for.
Therefore the Sunday date is probably to try and fill spots. It's a shame, and I don't blame Cardiff at all, but that that little club up North has bravely battled against geography, their AU and other sports clubs for years to survive.
It would be great to see as many clubs as possible helping them out. Given their nearest clubs are Leeds and Manchester and they are well over an hour away, they have done brilliantly to carry on going. Plus some of Korfball's best people have been through that club too.
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Posted - 12 Sep 2012 : 00:25:27
from what I've heard the sunday was court availability, nothing about trying to compete. They had their tournament on Sunday las year also... students need to get used to playing hungover on a sunday afternoon from an early age :P