Charity no 1161250
Charity no  1161250 Water Row, Newburn, Newcastle upon Tyne NE158NL
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Ponteland Junior Head - 16 March 2019
Background
     
This event was originally run by Ponteland High School Rowing Club, 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. And because of tides we tend to be on the same day as a big race on the Thames in London.
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2018 competitors with Newburn in background on 24 March - photo Al Johnston - more here.

In 2018 we ran on Saturday 24 March, the same day as the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Races on the Thames in London.We finished early enough to come back in to the clubhouse and watch them on TV. I think we had closer racing than they did!

The weather was exceptonally kind to us on the Tyne as on the Thames, with perhaps the warmest day of the year (it felt like it, anyway) and near dead calm.

The times and results are downloadable below.

The overall Victor Ludorum prize was won, on a final, double checked count, by home club Tyne ARC on 26.88 points, second was QE High School on 22.50 points and third was Tyne United RC on 14.50 points. Hopefully we took account of all rowers in composites, and split up the scores in proportion to rowers from each club (totals below, spreadsheet to download to follow).

The calculation for the club with best average score per crew (the 'best average club' so to speak) was beyond us on the day, but has been done now. Including only crews from clubs who actually entered boats (this leaves out only a single rower from one club), the winner was Cambois RC with an average of 1.67 points per crew (taking acount of composites).

Event Secretary: Colin Percy at colinwpercy@gmail.com
   
This page was last updated on 02-04-18.


   Order for overall Victor Ludorum

  Club VL points No crews Avge pts
  Tyne ARC 26.88 23.63 1.14
  Queen Elizabeth HSBC 22.50 29.50 0.76
  Tyne United RC 14.50 14.88 0.97
  Durham ARC 12.88 12.63 1.02
  St Leonard's SBC 8.00 10.00 0.80
  Talkin Tarn ARC 7.00 8.00 0.88
  Chester-le-Street ARC 6.25 5.75 1.09
  Cambois RC 5.00 3.00 1.67
  Hexham RC 5.00 4.50 1.11
  Tees RC 2.00 5.63 0.36
  Durham School BC * 1.00 0.50 2.00

  Order for 'best average club' ( points / no of crews )

  Club VL points No crews Avge pts
  Durham School BC * 1.00 0.50 2.00
  Cambois RC 5.00 3.00 1.67
  Tyne ARC 26.88 23.63 1.14
  Hexham RC 5.00 4.50 1.11
  Chester-le-Street ARC 6.25 5.75 1.09
  Durham ARC 12.88 12.63 1.02
  Tyne United RC 14.50 14.88 0.97
  Talkin Tarn ARC 7.00 8.00 0.88
  St Leonard's SBC 8.00 10.00 0.80
  Queen Elizabeth HSBC 22.50 29.50 0.76
  Tees RC 2.00 5.63 0.36

VL points system:
1 racing in category - no points
2 racing - winning boat gets 1 pt
3 racing - winning boat gets 2 pts, 2nd 1 pt
4+ racing - winning boat gets 3 pts, 2nd 2 pts, 3rd 1pt
Points are divvied up between clubs pro rata for composites

* Durham School BC did not make an entry as such and had only 
  one rower in a composite, so was deemed not elegible for the 'best
  average club' award (but well done for getting a point).
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