Bath Festival 2009
Report & Photo Gallery

31st July/2nd August

Bath Mixed Festival
Bath Buccanneers Hockey Club
C/o University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY

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Tour Report

Bath Festival Runners-Up Trophy

The start middle of the Summer heralds the Bath Tour and the Hornets returned for the 9th time. For the 2nd time in 3years the Hornets have made the final of the Bath Festival only to lose out on the top spot. However, unlike 2007, this time the match went right down to the wire with the scores deadlocked at 1-1 at full time. Unfortunately the Hornets lost 4-2 on flicks. The Hornets had the opportunities to wrap it up in normal time however when JK had 3 reverse low backhand shots when it seemed easier to score than miss but unfortunately he couldn't convert them, while at the other end MJ managed to save a number of difficult shots, only to let in a soft goal when surprised by an early first time shot. Perhaps 2010 will see the Hornets record their first Bath Winners Trophy.

As with last year's format, teams played in qualifying pool games on the Saturday and again on the Sunday for places in the Cup and Plate competitions. The Hornets' seemed to just keep on churning out the results that were needed. No idea how... and no-one else seems to be any the wiser either! The results from the weekend are below:

  • Mixed Pool: vs. Random Factor W1-0 (Scotty)
  • Mixed Pool: vs. Bath Rangers D0-0 (actually lost 3-0 but given as draw as Bath fielded an ineligible team!)
  • Mixed Pool: vs. MOBs D0-0
  • Mixed Pool: vs. BOG W1-0 (Jonny)
  • Mixed Pool: vs. Shaken Not Stirred D0-0
  • Mixed Pool: vs. Guns of Navarone W2-1 (Random Irish Girl - not Catherine!)
  • Cup Pool: vs. Bath Rangers D0-0
  • Cup Pool: vs. Oddballs W1-0 (JK)
  • Cup Pool: vs. Avoca W2-1 (Ellie, Jonny)
  • Semi-Final: vs. Shaken Not Stirred W3-0 (JK, Jonny & Singles)
  • Final: vs. Flat 21 D1-1 (Singles) - Lost on PFs 2-4 ( Hannah, Jackie)

So, no trophies for 2009... but who cares? It was never really about that was it?

The tour squad was as follows: Mark Jones (GK), Jon Kirby, Lee Snowden, James Kellock, Mark Jones, Ross McArdell, Scott McArdell, Ben Volpiere, Hannah Browster, Yeng Ng, Singles, Gemma Strachan, Natalie Retallick, Jackie Kellock, Lizzy Maister & Liz Bell. <<<

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