Ended on a win against Kingston kaos 4-2 with a wicked overhead shot from MOM Liam Price (who totally isn't me)… https://t.co/Gb8UnQv1Tf
Correction: calum scored in the last game, making it 3-1
Durham take victory at the 2016 Tyne Tour party
By Max Topp-Mugglestone on Sunday 13th November 2016
Continuing this year's excellent competition record, putting weekends worth of training into practice, Durham University won the Saturday night party at Tyne Tour after a stellar performance in the Ceilidh. Seeing that the best tactic to win the party might begin with eliminating the opposition, this involved going old-school on the dance floor, old-school meaning mediaeval and mediaeval meaning imitating a battering ram in the midst of dancing couples. Star appearances include: Dani, for her excellent role as party car owner and noble self-sacrifice to her own door; Laura and Javier for crushing the descent of the river; Josh for the loudest snoring of all time; Captain Liam for his iconic - if stupid - hairstyle; and Ant for his swim.
Durham Success at Adidas Sickline
By Anthony Stewart on Friday 14th October 2016
A massive congratulations go to Durham alumna, Sandra Hyslop, for becoming World Champion at the Adidas Sickline.
You can watch her incredible run below:
We had a great pool session on monday night with a load of playboating going on, as well as some polo and some... https://t.co/xbrb90UjCe
Come down and join us at the Queens Campus Freshers Fair today and find out about DUCC and all the awesome... https://t.co/ejpCUrZHPN
Welcome to Durham University Canoe Club
By Mark Ledger on Thursday 22nd September 2016
Hello and welcome to Durham University Canoe Club,
We have lots of exciting plans for this term for you to check out:
From the 8th to the 19th of October we will be running a series of FREE taster sessions both at Maiden Castle in Durham and the Holliday building in Stockton. These are relaxed sessions where you’ll be taught the basics of paddling and play some games to hone your new skills. So whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced paddler that wants to meet the club, why not come along and see what we have to offer? Book your place on the events page (https://community.dur.ac.uk/canoe.club/events.php). All equipment is provided free of charge, just bring a towel, swimsuit/shorts, old shoes you don’t mind getting wet and an extra layer for under your wetsuit.
On the club’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/canoe.club/) there are also links to our social events, which are a great chance to get to know the club better. There are currently plans for a themed bar crawl, BBQ and a club meal, so keep eye out for each week’s activities.
Finally, a big date for the diary, whether you’re a new or existing member is the return of Tyne Tour. On the 4th-6th November the club will be travelling to Hexham (that’s 50min north-west in case you’re new to the area) to attend the biggest canoe/kayaking festival in Europe. Two days of paddling exciting rivers (suitable for beginners), good food and drink, and a Ceilidh. Sign-up ASAP as places will fill up fast.
Other events, including our BUCS events (inter-university competitions) and weekly sessions can be found in the events section of the website, under the regular sessions tab (https://community.dur.ac.uk/canoe.club/sessions.php). The Wednesday recreational session and the beginner’s pool sessions are particularly suited to new paddlers
Hi all, update on what went on at the Hull International Canoe Polo Tournament on the website, check it out here... https://t.co/xVgMwvrK9C
Hull International Canoe Polo Tournament
By Liam Price on Friday 5th August 2016
Are you ready paddlers?
You: Aye-aye captain!
I can’t hear you!
You: Aye-aye captain!
Oh! Who went to ‘Hull’, oh did you see?
Kayakin’ and ballin’ and drinkin’ were we
If water based nonsense be something you wish….
Then pull off your deck and swim like a fish
D-UUUUU….C-CEEEEEEE Hahahaha ahahahah
So first and foremost if any of you did not sing along to that, I am very disappointed in you. As penance you can start again and sing it out loud. So why have I done this? I felt it was essential to introduce the club’s trip down to the Hull international with a song. You may have noticed that the word Hull was being mugged by inverted comma’s above and this is with good reason. Due to building works the tournament could not take place in Hull itself, it took place a little outside of Hull. Upon arrival the smell that greeted you could be perhaps best described as a quirky Yankie Candle scent. The name of which being: “nearby manure pile”. 1/10 would not recommend. So we pitched our tents and all that, except that is for Sarah ‘Judas’ Ehmann who decided to abuse her local contacts and stay the night in Emily’s house in, get this, a bed! Totally betraying the kayaking ethos of being a cold and uncomfortable while on weekends away.
So matches didn’t start until the Saturday morning, so we went to the bar. I know what you’re all asking: how drunk did Danni get? But that wasn’t until the Saturday night. I don’t think we really did much, perhaps socialised a bit, maybe had an early-ish night because we’re #funpeople. So the way the tournament worked is as follows: 3 divisions (div 1-3) each divided into 2 groups. Each group plays a round-robin to produce a league table. You then play the corresponding team from the other group to decide your final position. So first in one group plays first in the other, second plays second and so on. So Durham were in Div 2, in the group not containing Tees Tigres B, which like the previous tournament had strong Durham representation. So a bit about the team before we go any furher as it was mostly, but not entirely Durham. So from Durham were Sarah, Jasz, Dan and myself, with a delightful pair of people by the names of Shaune and Jess. Because I’m all clever and things I had forgotten how names work and thought Shaune was pronounced Shwane when I first read it.
The first day started off less than ideal, with a 2-1 defeat to a St. Albans team we really should have beaten. It was our first time playing as a team though, so that provides some excuse at least. This was followed by a rather high scoring game in which we won 6-3. As the score line suggests we started to work better as a team in this one. We had a bit of a break until the next one, so we got to relax a bit, watch some polo and enjoy the agricultural smelling surroundings. An important game was up next, another university team, a game which our pride would not allow us to lose. University of London were the team in question. Despite the fact that we lost the first game, they were our toughest opponents yet. The goals came from both sides, neither team able to pull ahead, unitl finally Durham did, a 4-3 win showing the #durhamdifference. A relatively straightforward game followed against Scotia B, a 4-2 win. That was that for the day, with three games left to play the next day. So we went out for a meal, eventually finding somewhere that everyone liked the look of wasn’t completely booked out by a party. As the European championships were still going on, we got to enjoy the Germany-Italy game that was on at the time. Unfortunately Sarah had to leave before the match got interesting, and subsequently missed the goals and penalty shoot-out that went to the the ninth player.
The FOA team we played next was a team with a fair few kids on, cos FOA, and size may have been a main reason behind the 7-2 victory we enjoyed. This only left the armed forces team, a fairly formidable looking set of opponents. This was both our hardest and most enjoyable game of polo yet, which I guess is a good thing, made better by a 3-2 win. It was around now that most of us were flagging somewhat, but Shaune “the energiser bunny” Walsh and Dan I feel somewhat carried by being able to break at speed towards the end of this game. This only left the cross-overs now. We finished second overall thanks to the Armed Forces team having a better goal difference than us. This meant we faced (Kami-) Kamikazee (, take me to the party) (for the MØ fans out there). This is a very good team, that had scored a lot of goals in their half of the draw. So while it was disappointing to lose 1-0, we did well not to concede more and they were probably deserving winners. This meant we came 4th overall, and Tigers B came in a respectable 10th, which given they came in looking for a challenge, they did well. That left packing up and heading home and breathing clean air again.
Hey everyone, been a bit behind lately, so here's a bit of an update on what we've been up to. So first up are... https://t.co/p5C1pYlaRM
Yorkshire Knockout Tournament
By Liam Price on Tuesday 19th July 2016
Durham University recently ventured forth down to Leeds to partake in the Yorkshire Knockout tournament at the Waterfront Festival. So this was a one day event, unsurprisingly given the title, in Leeds. So over the weekend there were things like dragon boats filled with minions and mimes (not Mr mimes as pokemon Go hadn’t come out yet), a live band and what Richard Chew from Harrogate described on facebook as “some daft sport I’ve never seen before involving kayaks and a football”. Before we go into the polo I’ll tell you about the highlight of my weekend. So there was the UK streetfood championships going on, and if you would allow me to paint you a mental smell picture. It was a nasal paradise, with bratwurst demanding the attention of your right nostril, then some exquisite chicken tikka would demand the attention of your other nostril. What was my favourite, I hear you ask? With all of these delicacies on offer, in which stall did I venture? I’ll leave you in suspense until the end, because this will be fun.
So onto the polo side of things. The intrepid Durham Team was made up of Phil Dean, Jenny, Sarah, Dan and myself. There was also strong representation from Durham in Tees Tigers, with Ant, Emma and Danni making up 3/5ths of the team. And yes you did read that right, Phil Dean literally dusted off his polo boat to make an appearance. I won’t bore you with the details of every game, save to say the Durham team did really well in the round-robin stage, overcoming virtually all in their (our) path. Because I am the one writing this, I will inform you of my paddle shot that was really close. Looking at the scoresheet, Dan was probably number 2, Phil was maybe number 3. Midway through the day there was an exhibition match with Phil, Dan and I want to say Ant played in, all representing Durham commendably.
In the afternoon there were a few more matches, leading to two semi-finals. Durham faced White Rose, formidable foes indeed. However a 3-1 win saw them off. This set up a final against Tees Tigers. This was a very tense final, with Durham emerging as victors due by two goals to nill.
And so this meant we have the resulting photo:
So we have a shiny trophy now. Huzza.
So my favourite element of the delicacies of the best of British Streetfood? None of it, because they packed up by the time they finished. I almost cried.
Durham uni smashing it at BUCS #AandBTeamVictory
Ladies team won a hard fought game 2-1, with a late winner against Bristol! At least 6th place guaranteed!!
"Garlic and baguettes are life mate" (Chabrelie, 2016)
Old boys won a highly entertaining game 3-2. Looking highly professional according to Ben Simmonds #modesty
The B team won a hard-fought contest against a team that didn't turn up. Solid effort all round. #victory
The women's team won convincingly 5-2 over Leeds. A strong start with goals from Emma and danni
The men's team get off to a winning start with a 6-0 win. A slow start and the team can do better, but a win none the less
Controversy as harry is made to leave the pitch, his team seem not to realise....