Dundee Day 2015

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Dundee Day 2015 – photo courtesy of Michael Holligan

Dundee Korfball Club hosted the biggest event in their history on Sunday, May 24. Sixteen teams of adults and two teams of juniors battled it out for some impressive new silverware on the astroturf at Dawson Park in Broughty Ferry. Visiting teams came from as far away as Staffordshire (Castle), Lancaster (3 teams for the second year in succession!) and Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Northern Storm), as well as every korfball club in Scotland (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, St. Andrews and Dundee). Each team played seven 20-25 minute games spread evenly across the day, with results determining pool positions through three stages of the competition. Most games were hotly contested affairs, with score ranging from 1-0 to 7-5. At the end of the day, the team from Edinburgh Mavericks came out on top, just pipping Edinburgh City on head-to-head results after the two teams had tied on points. The three mixed-ability teams from the Dundee fared slightly less well, but thoroughly enjoyed themselves and won several games. In the end though, two of them ended up battling it out for the wooden spoon, with Dundee Dugongs just losing out to Dundee Dolphins.

In the junior competition, Dundee Phoenix beat Perth by 2 goals to nil, but everyone was a winner: the ethos of the game at this level is very much just to get fit and have fun.

A collection of hi-res photos from the event are available on-line on the club’s Picassa page

Final placings

1 – Edinburgh Mavericks
2 – Edinburgh City
3 – Saint Andrews Alumni
4 – Castle 1 (Staffordshire)
5 – Edinburgh University 2
6 – Lancaster University 2
7 – Lancaster University 1
8 – Edinburgh University 1
9 – Saint Andrews University
10 – Glasgow
11 – Dundee Dragons
12 – Castle 2 (Staffordshire)
13 – Lancaster University Alumni
14 – Northern Storm (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
15 – Dundee Dolphins
16 – Dundee Dugongs