UKU Junior (U20) Indoor Nationals 2016/17 - Results & Spirit
Congratulation to Flux 1 (Twycross House School) for an epic victory at UKU U20 Nationals in Wolverhampton last weekend. Down 9-6 to AirBadgers 1 (St Peter's, Exeter) as the hooter sounded, they put in 4 in a row to win the game, inspired by a spectacular, momentum-changing diving block from MVP Ethan Morrell (back row, centre).
Furthermore, even after a number of very tightly contested games in the bracket, their peers rewarded them with the Spirit of the Game award for their consistent fair play and good attitude, with an excellent average of 11.6 (where 10 is considered an 'expected' score for any game).
Full results can be seen on the schedule: https://goo.gl/md0Yp0
In a spectacular turn of events, there was actually no lost property at all! One sweater was abandoned on Saturday but then collected on Sunday. I didn't think it was possible...
Thanks to all involved - the players, who were well behaved and reasonably litter-free throughout; the parents and coaches who made it all possible; Dave Halls for running the event; and the venue and staff for all their help - and we look forward to seeing you all again next time!
Full Spirit of the Game results are below. Do please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org if you require any extra feedback about your scores - teams do leave comments on the form which may help you to understand your scores, and we can pass these on if requested.
Thanks to all players/teams for really getting the hang of the spirit scoring system. There were just a few scores deleted because people clearly hadn't read the instructions properly (e.g. a 4th team giving their own 2nd team 20/20, without even a comment to justify such a score!) but you can see from the averages that people really did understand that 10/20 is a benchmark for an ordinary, good game, and only things that were much better or much worse than expected would warrant a big move away from that score - and would require a comment referencing the criteria shown on the form itself. Great work all for doing that right - better than many adult tournaments... :-)