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The Spike: or, Victoria University College Review, June 1929

Inter-University Tournament

Inter-University Tournament.

This year the Inter-University Tournament was contested at Christchurch from May 31st to June 3rd, in beautifully fine weather. We were able to send a strong team, although not our best, as McLeod and Paul were unable to travel, and were really optimistic about being able to bring back to Victoria that much-prized trophy, the Seddon Stick, for which we had been runners-up for the three seasons. This year, Canterbury College, Otago University and Victoria competed, Auckland being unable to send a team. This necessitated a three-cornered contest.

The following team represented Victoria:—L. Davis, W. Veitmeyer, H. B. Massey, C. Plank, P. D. Wilson, W. A. Cumming, H. Read, A. J. Ferris, G. L. Simpson, J. L. MacDuff and N. J. Lewis.

On Friday, Victoria played Otago. This was a very fast, though unsatisfactory, game, and ended in a drawn, 2—2. Scorers for us were Read and Simpson.

On Saturday morning, Otago palyed Canterbury, and won, 3—1.

In the afternoon, Victoria and Canterbury tried conclusions. Canterbury, playing a superior game to their morning one, made us extend ourselves fully to defeat them by 2—1. A draw would have been a fairer indication. Scorers for us were MacDuff and Simpson.

The result of the Tournament was that Otago and we each had 1½ points, so Otago and Victoria each hold the Seddon Stick for six months.

Canterbury College entertained the visiting teams with a dinner, followed by an entertainment at Fullers'.

On the Monday, a New Zealand University team played a Canterbury provincial team, and after a very fast and even game, the Canterbury representatives won by 2—0.

We wish to congratulate Ferris, Wilson, Simpson and Massey on gaining places in the New Zealand University team, and especially congratulate P. D. Wilson on being captain of that team.