Dundee Tournament 2013 (click here for photos)
Dundee played host to its second annual outdoor tournament yesterday as nine teams descended on Dawson Park to battle it out for the DKC Cup. Saturday’s good weather continued into Sunday, ensuring that the games were played, for the most part, in beautiful sunshine but with a little bit of wind to make shooting that bit more interesting. This year’s competition attracted a club outside of Scotland for the first time, with two teams from Lancaster University joining in the fun.
Edinburgh University 1 dominated proceedings, winning all eight of their games to walk away with the trophy. Second place went to the Dundee Crocs, securing the highest ever position for a Dundee team in any competition, a final win against the Dundee Dragons securing their position. Reigning champions Edinburgh City finished fifth, while Dundee Dragons finished bottom of the pile, despite playing some very nice korfball all day.
The lunchtime break brought a chance for some our juniors to play a short game, and it was really fantastic to see those youngsters out on the astroturf, both watching the adult games and also showing what they themselves can do.
A massive debt of gratitude is owed to all those who made the competition a success: to Nigel and Mary Cooper, without whom the day would not have happened, and without whom we wouldn’t have a club; to Marion, Emily and Elaine, who came along to help with the food and drink; to Gareth and Eleanor, who travelled all the way from Crewe to lend us the pitch tapes and to man the results desk all day long; to all the referees, some of whom officiated in every session in which they were not playing; to all those who provided baking to help keep us all going; to all the teams, who played out the day in a great spirit; to the parents who brought their children along to help inspire the next generation; and to each and every member of Dundee Korfball Club, all of whom worked incredibly hard on the day to make the competition happen. We look forward to seeing you all back again next year.
Full results and standings can be downloaded here.