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Ponteland Junior Head - Sat 23 March 2024
Background to the competition
This event was originally run by Ponteland High School Rowing Club, hence the name, but has now been taken under the wing of Tyne ARC. It happens each year in mid to late March, with the exact date depending on tides.

Because of the tides we tend to be on the same day as a big race on the Thames, 
usually the Head of the River Race (HoRR), as is the case in 2023. It tends to be a norhtern regional affair, though in 2022 we had St Peter's School BC up from York (and again this year). It can act as a reserve event for JIRR trial run-offs for this region.

Report on 2023 

We had sun, calm, wind, waves,dry patches, torrential rain (for a short time). No snow, though, as it remained relatively warm all day. The Victor Ludorum winner was confirmed as Hexham Rowing Club. They will hold the Rose Bowl trophy for a year and received a pennant. The winner of the Best Club on Average pennant was also Hexham RC, showing what a good all round effort they put in. The top three in each category is given below.

VL points were awarded as follows:
4+ crew event - 3 for a win, 2 for 2nd, 1 for 3rd
3 crew event - 2 for a win, 1 for 2nd
2 crew event - 1 for a win

Overall Victor Ludorum:

Place Club VL pts
1 Hexham RC 30
2 Tees RC 26
3 St Peter's School BC 22

Best Club on Average:

Place Club VL pts Crews Crew avge
1 Hexham RC 30 16 1.88
2 City of Sunderland BC  14 11 1.27
3 Durham School BC 26 21 1.24

The Joint Competition Secretaries, Colin Percy and David Squirrell, are contactable at

Last updated on 04-10-23.

2022 results and all other documents can be found here
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