NORTHERN ENGLAND UNIVERSITY KENDO TAIKAI 2017
Held in Benfield Sports Centre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, June 17th, 2017
Saturday June 17th 2017 saw the annual Northern England University Taikai get underway at Benfield Sports Centre, Benfield, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Organised byJacob Keggerreis of Durham University and Paul Adair from Northumbria. This year involved teams from four Northern Universities, York, Lancaster, Durham and our own Northumbria.
Shinpan: Mick Taylor, Adam Cullen, John Kelso, Rick Edmonson
After a hard fought competition in intensely hot weather conditions the winners of the 5 man team event was York University and the 3 man was won by Takuya Takahashi (Northumbria), Pedro Wigderowitz(York), Kristie Lo (Durham).
NORTH OF ENGLAND UNIVERSITY LEAGUE 5-MAN TEAM COMPETITION
Held in York Sunday, June 19th, 2016
Yes we did it! – Newcastle uni came in first in this years North of England League 5-man team competition! Paul with his 2 buddies from other clubs also won the 3-man mixed uni team competition first place. Olie with his team and Yuanyuan with her team both won the third place in mixed uni competition. Plus Olie and Yuanyuan both won the fighting spirit award! Cui Huang injured his ankle during the match but he still managed to take the crucial points for us!