Cambridge University Pool Club

Novices' Tournament 2008

Posted by Rob Hogan 
Novices' Tournament 2008
September 24, 2008 05:54PM
The annual novices' tournament will be held shortly, with a provisional date of Sunday, October 12th. Anyone who has never played for Cambridge in varsity and never played in the CUPC Masters tournament is eligible to enter. Other than that, people of all standards and experience levels are welcome.

As usual there will be a group stage and a knockout stage with everyone guaranteed at least three matches. We'll also try to get a few experienced players involved in the group stage only.

If you're interested or have any questions please post below. There's no commitment at this stage but we'd like to get an idea of numbers.
Re: Novices' Tournament 2008
September 25, 2008 12:09PM
I played in the C team in BUSA last year but I assume I'm still eligible to play based on the requirements above. If that is the case then I'll definitely take part
Re: Novices' Tournament 2008
September 25, 2008 01:26PM
I'm in
Re: Novices' Tournament 2008
September 25, 2008 01:39PM
Yeah you're eligible Laurence, thanks for signing up.

An important part of the event from our perspective is that we get to see first hand the standard of players we don't really know, and that includes most of the CAPL/BUSA B+C squads, as well as college pool veterans and of course freshers. So yeah you're very welcome.

So far I've heard from:

Steve Dickinson
Vin Shen Ban
Kunal Guha
Jon Nelson
Laurence Shaw
Tim Henshaw
Josh Cadney

Uni players:
Me
Paul Thomas
Re: Novices' Tournament 2008
September 25, 2008 02:46PM
Hello, I'll give it a go.
Re: Novices' Tournament 2008
September 25, 2008 03:05PM
I will happily come along Rob, especially to see which players will be good for Uni-B.
Re: Novices' Tournament 2008
September 25, 2008 04:03PM
Hi, I'll come as well. I've played for 5th, 4th and 3rd Trinity College teams, and as far as I can see from the previous posts I am allowed to?
Re: Novices' Tournament 2008
September 25, 2008 04:47PM
Luke - Yeah I agree it's a good idea for you to be there. Thanks for making the trip.

Relja - yes, you're allowed. More the merrier.

Novices:
Steve Dickinson
Vin Shen Ban
Kunal Guha
Jon Nelson
Laurence Shaw
Tim Henshaw
Josh Cadney
Ed Mosely
Relja Arandjelovic
Emma Pewsey

Uni players (group stage only):
Me
Paul Thomas
Luke Gleave
Steve McCann



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 28/09/2008 11:59AM by Rob Hogan.
Re: Novices' Tournament 2008
September 28, 2008 11:01PM
I'll come for some or all of it depending on when you start. I can get there for 3.30ish.

p.s. nice work with the site makeover Rob.
Re: Novices' Tournament 2008
September 30, 2008 01:26AM
Hello, I'd like to have a go in this please!
Re: Novices' Tournament 2008
September 30, 2008 11:34AM
Hi, I'd like to give it a go.
Chris Bryant
Re: Novices' Tournament 2008
September 30, 2008 10:47PM
I'd like to play in the tournament, please smiling smiley . I'm going to be a fresher at Trinity this October.
Re: Novices' Tournament 2008
September 30, 2008 10:57PM
Brilliant, cheers guys.

Novices:
Steve Dickinson
Vin Shen Ban
Kunal Guha
Jon Nelson
Laurence Shaw
Tim Henshaw
Josh Cadney
Ed Mosely
Relja Arandjelovic
Emma Pewsey
Steve Legg
Liam Kirkwood
Chris Bryant
Lorry Carr

Uni players (group stage only):
Me
Paul Thomas
Luke Gleave
Steve McCann



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/10/2008 03:59PM by Rob Hogan.
Re: Novices' Tournament 2008
October 02, 2008 02:29PM
I'm eligable, so I'm in!
Re: Novices' Tournament 2008
October 03, 2008 01:18PM
Alain Robideux Hogan, I will be there on the 12th to help and cast an experienced eye (if i'm not too old that is).....THE NINE BALL KING, and 8 ball ( british and american), and 10 ball.
Re: Novices' Tournament 2008
October 04, 2008 07:23PM
Hi, I am a new graduate student at Clare, and I'd like to play in the tournament as well.
Stijn Vermeeren
Re: Novices' Tournament 2008
October 05, 2008 09:18PM
I would also like to join. I'm a new graduate student at Darwin and I'm a beginner in pool.
Panos Brezas
Re: Novices' Tournament 2008
October 06, 2008 02:53PM
Hi, it would be a pleasure for me to participate.
Re: Novices' Tournament 2008
October 08, 2008 03:09PM
Cheers everyone.

I just sent some extra details out by email - here they are:

Play will start at noon and we expect to have a winner by 6pm, the draw will be made at 11:45 so everyone needs to be there by then. If you're running late on the day or know now that you won't be able to make that time please let me know and we'll try to fit you in - otherwise we'll have to assume you're not coming. My mobile is 07800530982.

The venue is a little way out of town, so if you've never been before I suggest meeting me at the St. Andrew's street taxi rank (between Lion Yard and Christ's) at 11:15.

Entry will be £3, taken on the day. I hope this won't put anyone off, we've tried to keep it as low as possible. All money will go into table costs with anything left over going into a prize pot.

So far I've heard from:

Novices:
Steve Dickinson
Vin Shen Ban
Kunal Guha
Jon Nelson
Laurence Shaw
Tim Henshaw
Josh Cadney
Ed Mosely
Relja Arandjelovic
Emma Pewsey
Steve Legg
Liam Kirkwood
Chris Bryant
Lorry Carr
Dimiter Ostrev
Stijn Vermeeren
Panos Brezas
Tom Waddoups
Luke Bennet

Uni players (group stage only):
Rob Hogan
Paul Thomas
Luke Gleave
Steve McCann
Rob Allen
(May need one or two more - Dunstan? Chris?)

Anyone else is welcome to turn up on the day, but it'd be good to hear from you first.

If you have any questions about anything please email me or post here. Otherwise, see you there!
Re: Novices' Tournament 2008
October 13, 2008 10:21PM
It's all over! Congrats to Relja on becoming Novices' champion. Special mention also to Chris who was playing under world rules for the first time and came very close to winning the event. Full results are here.

Thanks to everyone who came - the turnout was excellent. The overall standard was good too and we've come away with a list of people who could strengthen the university teams this year.

Cheers, and I hope to see many of you at the CU Open later this term smileys with beer
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