EIKT 2019

Shaking off the January blues, Hawks headed up to Edinburgh to take part in the annual international tournament. With the tournament taking place over the weekend, Hawks headed up in dribs and drabs on the Friday with varying approaches to refreshment on the train. Staying in a creepy-ass Airbnb, the first evening’s game of “good clap, bad clap” was followed by a day of good korf, bad korf. Comfortable victories against Strathclyde and a Matt Hadfield-boasting Leeds were offset by defeats to eventual finalists Oxfordshire and Stockholm, but hey, that’s the name of the game.

More of a sweat was worked up by Saturday night socials, with a strictly-marshalled Ceilidh dancing session first up, which was aided/hindered by the £2.20 gin and tonics on offer at the Union bar. That was followed by an entertaining night in student favourite Hive, with even cheaper drinks and higher humidity.
Mercifully, we weren’t playing until about 11 on the Sunday morning, where the first opposition were Cardiff Raptors. This was probably still a bit early as it turned out, with a defeat meaning we could no longer finish in the top half. Rallied by the subway outlet in the petrol station down the road, Hawks bounced back to beat Edinburgh Uni Legends and Switzerland comfortably, claiming 13th place overall (out of 24). Which isn’t too shabby for a tournament with some high quality korf on display. On that note, the tournament was unsurprisingly won by Holland 1.
All in all, a fun weekend was had, both on and off the court, and a small amount of culture absorbed. There were some good korfball performances on show by all no doubt, but I wasn’t expecting to have to write a report. So apologies if your goal or blam or whatever hasn’t got the credit it was due.

Thanks for the unexpected write-up Alex!

Good clap Bad clap – Good times
(Is there really such a thing as good clap?)