It’s that time of year again for the much anticipated Interclub Dodgeball Tournament

The annual Interclub Dodgeball Tournament is back! Next Wednesday, 40 teams will compete in the Main Quad and dodge their way to the top.

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Next Wednesday 26th March will witness the eagerly anticipated annual Interclub Dodgeball Tournament in the quad from 1pm-5pm.

For those of you who don’t know about this ballsome afternoon, it features balls flying around the main quad (in a completely health & safety appropriate manner of course), balls hitting various body parts, and spectacular fancy dress (a prize in the form of a drinks package at Loop awaits the best dressed team).

Everyone is desperate to grab some balls

Everyone is desperate to get in on the action

This year team sign-up was incredibly popular – the tournament sold out in under 12 hours, a record time for this annual event. It will take the form of a simple knockout tournament structure, with 3 dodge balls in play at all and teams of 5 times fighting for the best of 3 games to proceed to the next round.

The tournament is being generously sponsored by Dodgeball UK, in which UCLU Dodgeball currently takes part in a Thursday league in Shorditch. Check out a video from one of their recent league games:

All proceeds from team sign-ups are going to the charity C-R-Y. At least 12 young people in the UK die every week from undiagnosed heart conditions – C-R-Y offers free ECG screenings to avoid these deaths. Show your support on the day and make a small donation to this worthy cause.

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An open training session is being held this Friday 21st March from 5 to 6:30pm at Somers Town for those of you who have forgotten the 5 Ds of Dodgeball or simply want to eye out the competition prior to the big day.

Even if you’re not one of the lucky ones to have made the team line-up, the tournament promises to be an afternoon of fun, whether rain or shine, and the flying balls will help you forget about your 100th deadline.

Gutted your team didn’t make the tournament? No fear – UCLU Dodgeball Club are more than happy to welcome new players into their arms. They have both men’s and women’s competitive teams as well as a mixed team in a more recreational league. And most importantly, they host regular socials throughout the year.

Come join the fun!

Come join the fun!