Santa Sevens Showdown-Recap “圣诞七人对决赛”新闻简报

Merry Christmas from the Wuhan Baiji Rugby family!

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Team Wuhan Baiji

Sunday, the day best known for lazy mornings, for breakfast in bed, for relaxing in pyjamas, for… SCORING TRIES!
星期天,让我们期待的是慵懒的早晨,是在床上享受早餐,是穿着睡衣放松,是……得分!

from last weekend’s Sevens Santa Showdown

For the first time in forever, Baiji hosted a (now) annual Santa Sevens tournament: a Touch Rugby Tournament open to everyone and their friends regardless of Rugby prowess or previous experience.
这是白鱀橄榄球俱乐部第一次举办的年度圣诞七人赛事。这是一次每个人都可以参与的触式橄榄球比赛,无论是橄榄球猛将或前球员都欢迎参战。

We had a total of seven teams show up; each with 10 players, mixing guys and gals, expats and nationals. Those math-minded among you can agree, we had over 70 people show up and participate in the event!
本次比赛共有七支球队参赛,每队均有十名队员,男女混编,既有外籍球员也有中国球员。脑子数学好的已经算出来了,对,共有超过七十名球员参加了本次赛事。

A quick look at the Sevens Showdown team list

Tokouso

Naught so Nice

Merry Crushers

Santa’s Elves X

Barbarians

Santa’s Ho’s

The frost had melted, the cones were laid and the elves were ready!

One of Santa’s Elves in action

The teams arrived at our humble ground, festively clad in stocking and face paint, ready for the 10:30 kick off.
In cool Baiji style, our medals were arranged and our prizes were displayed as the first match began.
冬日的薄霜已融化,场地已布置停当,圣诞矮人们跃跃欲试中!所有球队聚集在简陋的球场上,穿上圣诞长袜,脸上抹上油彩,等待十点半的开球。球场上处处可见“白鱀”酷炫作风,开场前金闪闪的奖牌和诱人的奖品已然整齐排列在奖台上。

Bad Santa’s vs Tokouso
What a way to kick off the tournament! Chasing their game was Naught so Nice and Santa’s Ho’s. Spirits remained high as the sun held out for the day and our teams hit their full-touch-swing.
There were some fantastic plays from stand-out players, such as Roger (the dodger) from Santa’s.Elves.
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charging through 4 intercepts in one game! Commentary and dancing was provided by our newly elected Men’s Team Representative, TJ and kind words by our Ladies Captain Sophie.

Baiji players Alex and Fitri, Baiji Coach Max and Baiji President Martin all served as our tough-as-nails referees throughout the day, keeping our playing fair and our heads cool.

Team Tokouso

赛事开场精彩纷呈。Bad Santa’s 对抗Tokouso,首轮球队已是强强相争。紧接其后的是Naught so Nice 对抗 Santa’s Ho’s头顶艳阳高照,队员热情高涨。各支球队都在全力拼抢。各队优秀球员都有出色表现。来自Santa’s.Elves.X球队的Roger身影飘忽,左冲右突,创下绕开四路拦截的记录。新当选的男队代表TJ充当赛事评论员和热场舞者;女队队长Sophie唱和之间,评论展现女队温柔之风。俱乐部球员Alex和Fitri, 俱乐部教练Max 和俱乐部主席Martin充当了铁面无私的裁判,保证了比赛的公正,让球员能够头脑清醒。

Team Merry Crushers

A huge thank you to Devils’ Brewery, who provided the smiles (alcohol) and graciously donated some free drinks for our winning team-mates. Shots are really what makes friendships last forever.
隆重致谢小恶魔精酿啤酒吧(Devils’ Brewery),为本场赛事带来了欢乐(美酒),为获胜的球员们赠送了免费的畅饮。烈酒真不愧是联系友谊的纽带。

After a nail-biting final against the Merry Crushers, it was Tokouso who took home the gold! They had style, they had grace, and they had more tries than any other team. We’d be remiss if we didn’t tell you how great this match was though, so we’d like to give a special shout out to the Merry Crushers, led by our very own Men’s Social Chair Dalu, ranking as our second highest scoring team of the day.

Third place was well fought by the Barbarians, narrowly missing out on that final match spot but vastly out-playing the remaining teams. Well played to all three.
在经历和Merry Crushers的一番酣战厮杀后, Tokouso 最终勇夺头筹。Tokouso实至名归,凭借过人的技艺和风度,得分超过各队。如果不广而告之这场比赛有多激烈将是我们的疏忽,那么别忘了他们的对手,值得我们特别提及的第二最高得分球队Merry Crushers。第三名是Barbarians,决赛中尽管小比分失利,但仍远超其余各支球队。祝贺三支胜出的球队。

Baiji also awarded medals to the best dressed Elves in the place, strutting their stuff under the gang title Bad Santa’s. The bonus prize for the team with the most Chinese players went to Santas. Elves.X. (their genius use of acronym for their team name may have also helped their cause).

…and the winners are…

A special thanks should be given for Baiji players Kat and Jade and newly elected Vice President Abby who managed to arrange our drunken bums, keep scores and order throughout the day, as well as to the rest of the committee, including May of Devil’s Brewery, our newly elected Ladies Social Chair, Maria, our very own Ladies Representative, and Baiji player Lou Wen.

俱乐部最后还颁发奖牌给最佳着装圣诞矮人球队,他们顶着Bad Santa’s的头衔,穿着小矮人的服装在场上大摇大摆。特别奖颁发给了拥有最多中国球员的Santas.Elves.X. 球队(聪明的队名缩写看来有助于他们的战绩)。特别致谢俱乐部球员Kat 和Jade 以及俱乐部副主席Abby,让畅饮狂欢和秩序井然并行不悖,赛场记录清晰准确。向俱乐部外联主管,来自小恶魔精酿啤酒吧的May, 女队代表Maria, 俱乐部球员Luowen一并致谢

Most importantly, our tipsiest Santa award, was presented to Baiji’s very own money-lady (treasurer): Breena the Dreamer!
还有,最醉圣诞老人奖颁给俱乐部的财务主管“梦中人”Breena。

On behalf of the entire Wuhan Baiji Rugby Football Club, we’d like to thank everyone who played, showed up and even to those who wished they were there. We had a blast!

谨代表白鱀橄榄球俱乐部,诚挚感谢参赛的各位队员,感谢到场的各位,也感谢希望能光临现场的各位。我们今天玩得超级开心!

If you love the way we move and think you can dance battle with us, come on down to our weekly training sessions – Saturday 2-4 at LiGong pitch (Wuhan University of Technology).

We welcome players at any level. So whether you want to be our next Baiji superstar, you want to get fit, or you just want to meet some great people, we’ll be here, every Saturday afternoon.

如果你喜爱我们的方式,愿意和我们一起舞动在赛场上,来加入我们每周的训练吧——每周六14:00-16:00在武汉理工大学东校区球场。我们欢迎各种水平的球员。无论你是想成为白鱀明日巨星,或者想强健身体,亦或来遇见有意思的人,记得我们会在这里,每周六下午。

On behalf of the entire Wuhan Baiji Rugby Football Club, we’d like to thank everyone who played, showed up and even to those who wished they were there. We had a blast!
谨代表白鱀橄榄球俱乐部,诚挚感谢参赛的各位队员,感谢到场的各位,也感谢希望能光临现场的各位。我们今天玩得超级开心!

If you love the way we move and think you can dance battle with us, come on down to our weekly training sessions

Saturday 2pm-4pm
Wuhan University of Technology (LiGong) pitch
We welcome players at any level. So whether you want to be our next Baiji superstar, you want to get fit, or you just want to meet some great people, we’ll be here, every Saturday afternoon

如果你喜爱我们的方式,愿意和我们一起舞动在赛场上,来加入我们每周的训练吧——每周六14:00-16:00在武汉理工大学东校区球场。我们欢迎各种水平的球员。无论你是想成为白鱀明日巨星,或者想强健身体,亦或来遇见有意思的人,记得我们会在这里,每周六下午。

Until then, 在这些之前,先祝
Merry Christmas! 圣诞快乐!