Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 18, No. 12. September 6, 1954
Out on the rain-drenched, windswept Hutt golf course. Victoria gained another first place. Because of the notorious conditions, play did not reach a high standard and many of the low-handicap players failed to handle the conditions as well as some of the less favoured opponents. Peter Carver carried off the singles title and finished top of the qualifying rounds, enabling V.U.C. to win by one point.
In the table-tennis, Victoria completely out-classed the field. Except for the men's doubles the finals were all V.U.C. affairs and every title went to V.U.C. Alan Robinson played some of his best defensive table-tennis in winning both the men's singles and the men's doubles with Tony Darroch. Viv. Fleming won three titles—the women's singles, the mixed doubles with Tony Darroch. and the women's doubles with Eliz. lesser. The standard of play was probably the highest ever, but even so the N.Z.U. team including Alan and Tony lost to the top Wellington representative side without winning a set.
The fencing Shield came to Victoria largely through the efforts of the women, of whom to Pyne was the most outstanding. Ian Free fenced well but it was the fine fencing of the girls which gave us the Shield.
In the unofficial Badminton Tournament. Victoria won fairly comfortably. Jim Thomson was out on his own and his game with Abdullah of O.U. was the highlight of this section of the Tournament.