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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 16. August 14, 1952

Tournament Chances Indefinite

Tournament Chances Indefinite

The coming of August brings with it the Winter Tournament. But this year the pre-tournament activity has not reached its customary fervour. Ther have ben the team selections, final adjustments the last minute billeting and travelling adjustments but there has been something missing. This can be put down to the action of the last college—Canterbury—in holding the tournament during the last week of tour trm. Because of this many teams are travelling at what will not be full strength.—The absence of prominent players in a number of sports has taken much out of the achievement of selection. But this attitude will not enable Victoria to relinquish its almost hereditary right to the wooden spoon. By the tone of their reports, however, it can be seen that some clubs still held out hopes of reasonable success.

The table tennis team is confident of victory and judging by previous tournament standards their confidence is not unfounded. The members champion soccer team who can go to tournaments should give the side added strength. The devotees of fencing although not claimin gtheir usual invincibility should be amongst the points winners. The other teams should give a good account of themselves but they are mostly of an untried variety. In the cultural field Joynt Scroll and Drama, Victorians appear to be more favoured.

To all those who arc representing the college congratulations on your selection and may that offensive piecee of wood be not among the trophies you bring home from Christchurch.

B. V. Galvin, Sports Editor.