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March 04, 2005

Losers get a dressing gown

Don't make stupid bets!Our hearty congratulations go out to the noble contestants Colin and Rob, who have started a tradition of putting stakes on Glassball matches. Every week a suitable forfeit is mutually agreed on, designed specifically for the individual, and the loser has to carry it out. Colin managed to avoid going to Skool Days a week ago, while Rob had to attend the CU lunchbar on Thursday at 1pm.

This week, it was Colin dyeing his hair blonde or Rob going to another Lunchbar (this one with free donuts) – however, if Rob failed to score more than 6 points, he was also going to have to go to a Maths Lecture in his dressing gown.

Needless to say, the current Kitchen Champ remained stalwart despite furtive attempts to train up Rob by the remainder of the Big 3 whenever Colin wasn't around. Unfortunately, the hype got to Rob, and, being nervous, he lost reasonably badly. No-one changes the colour of Colin's hair anytime soon… But Rob ended up walking into his 3D Geometry & Motion lecture (with about 200 people present) dressed in a tasteful blue dressing-gown, and Colin's kindly lent wolf-feet slippers. Well done Rob!


Been there, done that…

Not something many people can say about Glassball, but in our case, we have very nearly got the t-shirt.

The design went into LazerLizard on Thursday, and since it takes approximately 5 minutes to print a t-shirt, it won't be ready till 4pm on Monday…. I suppose if they prefer chewing on old printer cartridges to printing glassball t-shirts you can't blame them, but come on! How can they expect the hordes of hopeful Hungarian-poem-toting hypocrites to hang about honing their skills in happiness when there's a Glassball t-shirt just waiting to materialise…

Come on, LazyLizard!


Fire–Glassball

Inspired by our in-house fire-juggler Richard, I bring to you…Fire-Glassball! So called due to the increase in the number of birthday candles sellotaped to the bottles (specifically from 0 to about 2 dozen). Very impressive looking it is too, in the dark. We play until all the candles have burnt down, so when you're in the lead, it is tactical to aim to snuff them out. Absolutely no non-ping-pong ball related interference, though. We're not a glass-blowing society…

Tournament time again

Big tournament last night, ladies and gentlemen. The Big Three (Colin, Richard and Anthony), David, Tom, Christine, Sarah, Big Andy, Little Andy and Little Andy's Friend (known to most people as John, apparently). We played the first round to 7, with the winners and the best loser going through. Quarter finals to 11, with the same system for choosing four people for the semi's, then the final: Anthony vs Colin. The standard was high, as usual, and as the two titans focussed all their energies on putting a small white plastic sphere the other side of a line of bottles using nothing but ashtrays, the atmosphere was tense. However, cutting the crap, despite an impressive come-back from 19–15 to 20–19, Anthony's return clipped the rim of Bottle 5 and was lost over the base line. Too bad – if we'd gone into setting he could well have pulled through. A loud CONGRATULATIONS to Colin, however, who is the current wearer of the Golden Sash (which may look, at first glance, like an orange and brown Korean Fifa 2002 towel)

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