BUMPS: Day 3 Roundup
Find out what happened to whom, by who.
The Tab brings you the best of day 3 of Bumps, with fines, photos, and results.
Caius M1 retained the headship in a good set of bumps for their boat club (with four boats on for blades and only one boat getting bumped so far). There were only four bumps overall, and the top four boats all rowed over. Clare M1 are looking to gain blades tomorrow, as are Selwyn M1 (who are now up 5), while King’s M1, St Catharine’s M1 and Christ’s M1 on for spoons (Christ’s are now down 5 – #PrayForChrist’s).
The division saw six bumps, with three crews still eligible for blades (LMBC M2, Wolfson M1 and Clare M2). The middle of the division saw very little action.
M3, 4, and 5 Divisions
There were an impressive eight bumps in the M3 division as only two crews managed a row over. Emmanuel M3 and Queens’ M3 continued their strange tango, having bumped each other on every day so far (if the pattern continues tomorrow Queens’ will finish on top, right where they started). Peterhouse M2 remain on course for blades while First and Third M3 are now down 5. First and Third M3 have confused Bumps with limbo and are seeing how low can they go.
In the M4 division there was an over-bump for sandwich boat Queens’ M4 and the bad news kept coming for Downing M3, who are now five stations down. Caius M3 and Caius M4 are still on for blades.
In the M5 division Hughes Hall M3 over bumped again, avoiding the near-sinkings and crashes that have plagued Hughes Hall M1 and M2. Elsewhere in the division LMBC M5 are on for blades while LMBC M4 are eligible for spoons, proving once and for all that LMBC has no idea what it is doing. First & Third’s Grad Boat continue on their road to blades, bumping LMPC M4 despite breaking an oar on the first stroke.
Downing W1 and Caius W1 once again rowed over, and the rest of the division saw only five bumps. Churchill W1 and Magdalene W1 are still eligible for blades, while Queens’ W1 looks likely to get bumped and thus earn their spoons (in which endeavour Christ’s W1 might join them, marking a terrible series of bumps for their boat club).
W3, and 4 Divisions
Crews on for blades (bump up each day)
Caius M1, M3, M4, W2
Corpus Christi W1
First & Third Grad Boat
Lady Margaret M2, M5
St. Edmund’s W1
Crew on for spoons (bumped down each day)
Christ’s M2, M3, W1, W2, M2
Clare M5, W4
Emmanuel W2, W4
First & Third M3
Lady Margaret M4
Murray Edwards W1
Selwyn M3, W1, W2
Sidney Sussex W1
St. Catharine’s M1
St. Edmund’s M1
Christ’s M3 and Darwin M3 – Singing past control – Further renditions tomorrow
Finally: The Tab’s best dressed crew
The award goes to Hughes Hall M1 for their coming in fancy dress, dressed as a tree.
Look out for tomorrow’s write up of the races, and good luck to all crews racing!