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Saturday of Summer Eights Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Saturday 27th May) is the Saturday of the Neptune Summer Eights. This is an excellent event and, particularly in this special year where Keble have a chance of headship, it would be great if as many Keble students as possible come down to support our crews.

There will be 7 Keble crews rowing:

M4 – Keble M4 bumped yesterday having rowed over on the first two days. They will be trying to bump Merton M3 who will get Spoons if Keble are successful. M4 will be rowing at 10:55.

W3 – The second year beer boat has been bumped on all three days so far and needs to avoid being bumped by otherwise they will get Spoons. The good news is that Somerville W3, the crew below them, has not bumped anyone so far. W3 will be rowing at 11:30.

M3 – Having bumped on all three days so far, Keble M3 will win Blades if they successfully bump Christ Church M3. If they do, they will race again for a chance to enter the Fixed Divisions by bumping Mansfield M2. The M3 will be rowing at 12:10 (and hopefully also at 13:20).

W2 – Keble W2 start tomorrow one place lower than they started on Wednesday, having been bumped on Thursday and rowed over on the other two days. They will be trying to bump LMH W2 who will get Spoons if Keble are successful. W2 will be rowing at 12:45.

M2 – Having bumped on all three days so far (including bumping Wadham M2 close to the finish on Wednesday), Keble M2 are chasing Somerville’s highest men’s boat. If they successfully bump them, Keble M2 will win Blades. M2 will be rowing at 15:45.

W1 – The HBR winning Keble W1 has climbed to 5th place, their highest ever position. They came so close to achieving an overbump on Wednesday (something that has not been achieved in Division I of either gender for 10 years). If they successfully bump Univ, they will be even closer to becoming Head of the River in 2018. W1 will be rowing at 17:15.

M1 – Having bumped Oriel yesterday, Keble’s M1 is at second place in Men’s Division I. If they successfully bump Christ Church tomorrow, they will become Head of the River. This would be a spectacular achievement as a Keble crew has not been Head of the River since 1977, forty years ago. M1 will be rowing for the headship at 17:45.

There will be drinks for sale on Boathouse Island and a JCR motion has been passed for £200 worth of drinks for Keble students. There should also be some food – I will be bringing some Party Rings and Cadbury’s Chocolate Fingers down at the beginning of the day.

Walking directions to Keble Boathouse are available here, but note that this route goes through Merton Gate which will be closed from 12:00 until 14:00 tomorrow. An alternative route avoiding Merton Gate is available here. Please note that cycling is not permitted in Christ Church Meadow.

Good luck to all Keble crews 🙂

Notices (Friday 1st Week Trinity 2017)

  • The deadline for applications for Keble JCR President is tomorrow (29th April)
  • The hustings is expected to take place in the JCR meeting on Sunday (30th April).
  • Tesco (Magdalen Street) will be open from 9am to 7pm only on Monday 1st May.
  • Keble Bar, the JCR and the MCR will be closed from Thursday 4th May until Monday 8th May due to Keble Ball
  • The Café will also be closed on Friday 5th May and Saturday 6th May due to Graduation
  • Thomas Hunter will be selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts on Friday 5th May
  • The JCR President election will take place on Thursday 4th May from 8am to 8pm. The results will be announced in the Jean Robinson Room (ARCO Basement).

3 Keble Boats reach final day of Christ Church Regatta

Three Keble crews have reached the Saturday of Christ Church Regatta. This is tomorrow, Saturday 26th November. Women’s boat A and Men’s boats A and B have all reached the final day following their excellent performance on the first 3 days.

Men’s boats C and D (mixed boat) also had good performance but unfortunately failed to reach the final day having lost their races today.

It would be good if as many people as possible can come down to Keble Boathouse to support our crews. The race schedule is available at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~chri4463

Set the college to Keble to highlight the Keble races.

Good luck to all Keble crews 🙂

Saturday of Summer Eights Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Saturday 28th May) is the Saturday of the Neptune Summer Eights. This an excellent event and it would be great if as many Keble students as possible come down for what is “probably one of the single greatest days of the year!” (quote from Thomas Hunter’s description on the event facebook page).

There will be 6 Keble crews rowing:

M4 – Having been bumped on all three days so far, the Rugby beer boat needs to row over or bump tomorrow to avoid winning Spoons. The good news is that Mansfield III, the boat below them, is the weakest crew they will face. M4 will be rowing at 10:55.

M3 – A strong Keble M3 continue to move up the division having not been bumped on any of the first three days. If they successfully bump Wadham M3 tomorrow then Wadham M3 will get Spoons. M3 will be rowing at 12:10.

W2 – Keble W2 successfully bumped on Wednesday but were unlucky as they were not able to bump on Thursday or Friday due to circumstances beyond their control. On Thursday, Somerville W2 were bumped by St Hugh’s W2 meaning that Keble W2 were left unable to bump and today (Friday) a klaxon was sounded before Keble W2 could bump. Hopefully W2 will bump tomorrow. W2 will be rowing at 12:45.

M2 – Having started the competition at third place in Men’s Division IV, Keble M2 are now in Division III having successfully bumped a total of four times across the first three days (including as the sandwich boat on Thursday allowing them to be promoted). Keble M2 will win Blades if they bump Linacre M1 tomorrow when they row at 15:45.

W1 – At 6th place in Women’s Division I, Keble W1 are at their highest ever position having bumped on Wednesday and Thursday. W1 were unlucky today (Friday) as they almost bumped Christ Church but a klaxon was sounded before they were able to. If W1 bump Christ Church tomorrow, they will move into 5th place, from where they will have a chance of becoming Head of the River in Summer Eights 2017. W1 will be rowing at 17:15.

M1 – Coxed by Tintin, who was praised by none other than OURCs themselves for good coxing on Wednesday, Keble M1 is at 4th place in Men’s DIvision I having rowed over on Wednesday and bumped on Thursday and today (Friday). If they successfully bump Pembroke tomorrow, they will be even closer to becoming Head of the River in 2017. M1 will be rowing at 17:45.

There will be lemonade and Pimms for sale on Boathouse Island and there should be some food (e.g. biscuits) in the boathouse – I will be bringing some Cadbury’s Chocolate Fingers down at the beginning of the day.

Walking directions to Keble Boathouse are available here. Please note that cycling is not permitted in Christ Church Meadow.

Three Keble crews win blades in Torpids

UPDATE SATURDAY 27TH FEBRUARY: All 4 crews successfully bumped today meaning that W1, M1 and M2 have won blades. Well done to all Keble crews. 🙂

Original post (Friday 26th February):

Keble M1, W1 and M2 will win blades tomorrow (Saturday 27th February) if they successfully bump in the Neptune Torpids. Also rowing will be Keble M3, who unfortunately cannot win blades, but it would be great if they are able to bump tomorrow.

The race times for Keble crews are:

Keble M3 – 12:00 (Men’s Div VI)
Keble M2 – 14:00 (Men’s Div IV)
Keble W1 – 15:30 (Women’s Div II – see note below)
Keble M1 – 16:00 (Men’s Div II)

N.B Keble W1 are at the head of Women’s Div II. To win blades, they must row over and then bump in Women’s Div I, which is at 16:30.

It would be great if as many students as possible came down to Boathouse Island to support Keble, walking directions are available here (please note that bicycles are not permitted in Christ Church Meadow). There will be refreshments (e.g. sweets) in the boathouse.

A special mention also to Keble W2, who missed out on qualification for Torpids by only 1 second on Sunday after a seat in the boat broke, meaning that they only had seven people rowing.

Finally, a quick reminder that informal hall is from 18:00 to 18:30 only tomorrow, due to a private dinner in hall.

Good luck to all Keble crews rowing tomorrow. 🙂

Keble reach Saturday of Christ Church Regatta

Both Keble WA and Keble MA are rowing on the final day of Christ Church Regatta, the annual regatta for novice rowers.
This is tomorrow Saturday 28th November

Racing starts at 12:32 with the first race for Keble MA being their fourth round race at 12:44 v Oriel MB and the first race for Keble WA being their quarter-final at 13:16 v Wolfson WA.

Winning boats proceed to the next round, with the final being at 14:45 for men’s boats and 14:50 for women’s boats.

It would be great if students came down to Boathouse Island to support Keble, walking directions are available here (please note that cycling is not permitted in Christ Church Meadow).

Good luck to Keble WA and Keble MA. 🙂