Newsletter No. 7

CUHK Newsletter 中 — 大 — 通 — 訊 Vol.1 No. 7 June 1990 Administration Team Captures 1989-90 VC's Cup Title Final Standing Team Tennis Soccer Basketball Table- tennis Badminton Total Score Admin- istration 1 3 5 3 1 22 Arts 5 1 2 2 5 20 Social Science 3 5 1 5 2 19 Medicine 2 5 3 4 3 18 Science 4 4 5 1 4 17 Business Admin- istration 5 2 4 5 5 14 For the second consecutive year the Administration team, comprised of staff members from all administrative units of the University, captured the overall title in the Vice- Chancellor's Cup Staff Sports Tournament. The tournament, with six participating teams representing the five faculties and the administrative units, featured five events - tennis, soccer, basketball, table- tennis and badminton. Tennis and soccer matches were held from October 1989 to early January 1990, and the other sports events from early April to mid-May 1990. Beginning October last year, champion teams emerged one by one, with the Administration team bagging the tennis title, the Arts team the soccer title, and the Social Science team the basketball title. With so much talent across the University, this year's tournament was a neck-and-neck race. So close were the total accumulated points that when it came to the final VC's Cup Day on 13th May, four out of the six teams could have theoretically clinched the title. Everything depended on the outcome of the day's events: table-tennis and badminton play-offs and finals, held in the University Sports Centre. However, the Administration team sealed their victory in the morning by edging out the Medicine team 4:3 in the third place play-off in table-tennis, while the Arts team, the other main contender for the overall title, lost narrowly to the Science team 3:4 in a gruelling table- tennis final held at the same time. The badminton play-off and final in the afternoon did not therefore affect overall standing, as the first (Administration) and the second (Arts) places were already confirmed. The Administration team extended their lead in total points by blanking the Social Science team 3:0 in the badminton final. Finally came the long-awaited moment for recognizing this year's winners. Leaders of participating teams presented trophies and medals to champions and first and second runners-up in the five events. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ambrose King, presented souvenir banners to team leaders, team coordinators and the director of physical education. Then the Vice- Chancellor presented the VC 's Cup to the overall champion - the Administration team. According to the regulations of the VC's Tournament, any team winning the overall trophy for three consecutive years can possess the trophy permanently. The Science team succeeded in 1987, and now that the Administration team has already won the title twice in a row, we will all be eagerly watching to see if their performance in next year's tournament will bring them a third victory. I