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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 7. 1965.

Drinking Horn: 5.3 second Sink

Drinking Horn: 5.3 second Sink

A Crowd of about 200 congregated at McKendries Hotel to see the Drinking Horn.

The first event was the Teams Race. In this event each member of the six-man team drinks an 8oz beer. The Auckland team, which consisted of only three men, each drank two glasses. There were frequent re-drinks, and the audience kept up an almost continuous chant of "re-drink" and "spillage." Victoria won the Drinking Horn but lost it to Canterbury on a special challenge. However, they regained the Horn on a return challenge.

Final placings, with fastest times were:






There were 21 entrants for the Individual Championship. N.Z.U. Drinking Blues are awarded to the six fastest times for the 8oz.

The list of Blues winners with their times is :

Holden (Cant.)...0.60sec.

Lucy (Cant.)...0.63sec.

Allen (Otago)...0.65sec.

Ellis (Vic.)...0.70sec.

A novel event this year was the Medley in which members of the team drink in turn a 5oz, a 7oz, an 8oz, and a 12oz glass, a pint tankard and a 35oz jug in that order. Shortage of time prevented the holding of a team v. team competition. Instead, times were taken for each team. There were:





L. Thomas, of Otago, attracted some attention in this event by drinking the jug, with negligible spillage, in about 5sec. The Auckland team set a precedent by having a female (Miss "Smith") in their number.