Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 29, No. 12. 1966.
Badminton competitors got off to a good start at the tournament, winning in the first morning's play against Waikato. All sets were won with sizeable margins. Victoria won 16 games gaining 360 points to Waikato's 0. Teams played well, but opposition was to become increasingly stiffer. Playing Auckland, the team was beaten 11 games to five and although Victoria fought hard over most of the sets, the ability of Auckland began to tell. On Tuesday a disappointing defeat was in store. The Victoria team drew with Canterbury 8-8, Canterbury winning on the countback.
On Wednesday Lincoln, fielding a non-eligible team containing only two students, also claimed a victory against the home side. In many ways the competitions were disappointing, especially in the women's division.
Congratulations to Lim Ee Chiat for making the NZU team, after some excellent playing. This year's tournament, if nothing else, showed the need for greater competition, experience and skilled coaching.