Local schools dominate

2009-09-15 00:00

MICHAELHOUSE and St John’s DSG emerged as top schools on Saturday at the Canoe Polo tournament of the 2009 Capitol Caterers-Popes Canoe Centre Interschools Challenge.

The girls’ tournament was up first at 9 am at the Varsity Pool in Pietermaritzburg, with just three schools taking part. Epworth won the round-robin section from St John’s DSG, with the young and inexperienced The Wykeham Collegiate team in third place. St John’s pulled out all the stops in the final, combining well as a team to defeat their more fancied opponents. Michaelhouse dominated the boys’ section of the competition from start to finish, winning both the round robin­ and the finals.

After a ding-dong battle in the round robin Maritzburg College and Kearsney College were equal on points in second place, but Kearsney went through to the final with Michaelhouse on goal difference. Maritzburg College had a relatively easy win over Hilton College in the play-off for third and forth place.

The next event in the 2009 Challenge is the flat-water slalom to be held at the same venue next Saturday. The girls’ regatta starts at 9 am and the boys’ at 11 am.

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