Upon arrival at the illustrious, unforgettable Pension Beck, the students whose ages ranged from 8 to 13, decamped, prepared their kit for the following day, and set off into Munich for a whole team meal.
The following day, Mr Williamson led his older, intermediate team off to a venue in southern Munich, using the S-Bahn as means of transport.
The younger children were divided into 3 teams, naming themselves the Buffaloes, Lions and Cheetahs. They were then taken by bus to the northern outskirts of the city to play their matches, competing against 8 other teams from as far afield as Berlin and Vienna.
The Cheetahs and Buffaloes won all their matches on the first day although the Lions played valiantly against tougher opposition, coming second in each of their matches.
At the end of play on Sunday, the Buffaloes claimed first position with the Cheetahs and Lions coming in fourth and 6th respectively.
More importantly, it was noted by the organisers that all our children played ‘skilfully and ‘intelligently’. Added to this, their enthusiasm, social interaction and team spirit made them a credit to our school and a pleasure to be with.
Once again a big thank you to Ms Jardine and Mr Williamson whose continued support allow us to travel to such international events.