Student National Indoors Report (2001)
Some last minute preparations and a mammoth drive up to Edinburgh, left OW! with not just one, but two teams competing for the title. Unfortunately, OW! 2 couldn't raise enough players quickly enough so had to pick-up. OW! 1, however had their sights firmly set on the top.
The games on Saturday saw OW! 1 play cool, steady indoors.
On Sunday came the real day of judgement. Extremely tight quarter- and semi-finals required every ounce of skill, every jot of fitness and enormous team-spirit.
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The final. Two teams. One goal. This was the time when the team spirit would really count. Which side wanted the game most, which team had enough left to get it? The answer was OW!. Ian Schnee gave his all, including a prematch talk that I don't think any of the players will forget. Raising their game yet another level, they made a blazing start to take an early four-point lead. From this point they dug in their heels and there was no turning back.
A glorious tournament for OW!, giving them their first Student title. And may there be many more...