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Name Clive Ponsonby, CWE
Nickname Bow
Side bow
Str side competence (0 to 5)  3
Noviced in 1994
Sex Male
Status Buftie

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Rowing Career

According to our records, Clive Ponsonby has rowed in 46 events with First & Third (or BPBC) at a highest level of 1st men's VIII and most recently on the 16/5/09

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Official crews and main results

1996 - 1997
Mich Term University IVs (2nd division): (2nd men's IV at 2)
  Fairbairn Cup (Senior VIIIs): (1st men's VIII at 2)
Lent Term 1st men's VIII at bow
  Lent Bumps: Up 4 - Bumped Queens', Christ's, Caius and Trinity Hall; 2nd in division 1
May Term 2nd men's VIII at str
  May Bumps: Up 4 - Bumped King's, Jesus II, Corpus and Queens' II; 6th in division 2
1997 - 1998
Mich Term 2nd men's VIII at str
  Fairbairn Cup (Lower VIIIs): 15:06   Winners of Lower VIIIs; 17th of 57 men's VIIIs
Lent Term 1st men's VIII at 2
  Lent Bumps: Up 1 - Bumped Downing; Head of the River
May Term 1st men's VIII at bow
  May Bumps: Up 3 - Bumped Trinity Hall, Queens' and Downing; 3rd in division 1
2000 - 2001
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup (Senior VIIIs): 13:32   13th of 44 men's VIIIs (BPBC 1st men's VIII at bow)
2001 - 2002
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup (Lower VIIIs): 14:43   22nd overall, beating all college 2nd VIIIs (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at 7)
2002 - 2003
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 14:56   1st (apparently), no hang on; 2nd (maybe) (BPBC 1st men's VIII at bow)
2003 - 2004
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 16:10   24th overall (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at bow)
2004 - 2005
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 15:05   Fastest 2nd VIII, 15th overall (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at bow)
2006 - 2007
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 16:29.9   10th invitational VIII (37th overall) (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at str)
2007 - 2008
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 14:59.22   13th, 1st invitational VIII (BPBC 1st men's VIII at bow)
  Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 16:20.36   40th, 1st invitational second VIII (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at 7)

Coaching

1997 - 1998

Templeton's VIII, May Term 1998

1999 - 2000

2nd men's VIII, May Term 2000

2002 - 2003

2nd men's VIII, May Term 2003

2003 - 2004

2nd men's VIII, May Term 2004

Full results record

1996 - 1997

University IVs (2nd division): (2nd men's IV at 2)
Fairbairn Cup (Senior VIIIs): (1st men's VIII at 2)
Lent Bumps: Up 4 - Bumped Queens', Christ's, Caius and Trinity Hall; 2nd in division 1 (1st men's VIII at bow)
May Bumps: Up 4 - Bumped King's, Jesus II, Corpus and Queens' II; 6th in division 2 (2nd men's VIII at str)

1997 - 1998

Cambridge Winter Head (Lower VIIIs): 9:56   Fastest 2nd VIII; 28th overall (2nd men's VIII at str)
Fairbairn Cup (Lower VIIIs): 15:06   Winners of Lower VIIIs; 17th of 57 men's VIIIs (2nd men's VIII at str)
Cambridge Head-2-Head (1st division): 17:56   Overall winners (1st men's VIII, newland for swartz at 2)
Robinson Head (1st division): 8:51.8   1st overall (1st men's VIII at 2)
Head of the Nene (Novice VIIIs): 16:48   Winners of Novice VIIIs; 10th overall (1st men's VIII at 2)
Pembroke Regatta (1st division): Raced 5 rounds: Beat LMBC (2/3 length) in the final (1st men's VIII at 2)
Bedford Head (College VIIIs): 6:01   Winners of College VIIIs; 6th overall (1st men's VIII at 2)
Lent Bumps: Up 1 - Bumped Downing; Head of the River (1st men's VIII at 2)
Foster Fairbairn Pairs: Rowed over (Moore/Stoll - King's scatched) in the quarter finals and Lost to Wilde/Darley (9s) in the semi finals (Backhouse/Ponsonby at str)
Head of the River Race (Novice VIIIs): 19:40.7   Winner of Novice VIIIs; 89th overall (1st men's VIII at 2)
Head of the Cam (1st division): 9:19   Winners of category; 3rd overall (1st men's VIII, with three subs at 2)
Head of the Cam (Novice VIIIs): 9:16   Winners overall (1st men's VIII, with three subs at 2)
Nottingham City Regatta (Senior3 VIII): Lost to Bedford School (canvas) in the final (1st men's VIII, wilde for brown, swartz for stokes at 2)
Cambridge 99's Regatta (1st division): Beat Christ's (4 lengths) in the semi finals and Beat Queens' (6 inches) in the final (1st men's VIII at bow)
May Bumps: Up 3 - Bumped Trinity Hall, Queens' and Downing; 3rd in division 1 (1st men's VIII at bow)
Henley Royal Regatta (Temple Cup): Beat LMBC (1/4 length) in the 1st round and Lost to Isis (5 lengths) in the 2nd round (1st men's VIII at 2)

1999 - 2000

Head of the River Race: 19:30.63   144th overall (BPBC 1st men's VIII at 2)

2000 - 2001

Fairbairn Cup (Senior VIIIs): 13:32   13th of 44 men's VIIIs (BPBC 1st men's VIII at bow)
City of Oxford Rowing Club Bumps Races: Up 4 - Bumped City of Oxford I, Black Prince I, Merton Gannets I and City of Oxford; 3rd in division 1 (BPBC 2nd men's IV at str)

2001 - 2002

Head of the Charles: 16:29   34th of 67 club VIIIs (BPBC 1st men's VIII at bow)
Fairbairn Cup (Lower VIIIs): 14:43   22nd overall, beating all college 2nd VIIIs (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at 7)
Cambridge Rowing Triathlon: 1:58:41   2nd overall (BPBC Multisport 1st IV at bow)
Cambridge Head-2-Head: 20:51   Beaten by 8 college crews; Beat 2 1st division boats (BPBC 1st men's VIII at 7)

2002 - 2003

Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 14:56   1st (apparently), no hang on; 2nd (maybe) (BPBC 1st men's VIII at bow)
Head of the River Race (Senior2 VIIIs): 20:29   338th (BPBC 1st men's VIII, Rowing in Vesta's 4th VIII, "Girobank" at bow)
FaT vs BPBC Cricket Challenge: Lost to First and Third (again) (BPBC 1st XI)
BPBCCC vs Trinity BAs Cricket: (BPBC 1st X)
Cambridge Alumni Regatta: Beat Girton 'Infidels' (1 length) in the semi finals and Lost to Caius (1 length) in the final (BPBC 1st men's VIII at bow)

2003 - 2004

Head of the Charles (Club VIIIs): 17:17.48   42nd out of 53 (BPBC Head Of The Charles Crew at bow)
Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 16:10   24th overall (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at bow)
FaT vs BPBC Cricket Challenge: Lost by 4 wickets (BPBC 1st XI)

2004 - 2005

Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 15:05   Fastest 2nd VIII, 15th overall (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at bow)

2005 - 2006

Head of the Charles (Club VIIIs): 18:50.8   50th of 51 Club VIIIs (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at 7)

2006 - 2007

Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 16:29.9   10th invitational VIII (37th overall) (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at str)
FaT v BPBC Football Challenge (Football XI): Lost 2-1 entirely controversially (BPBC 1st XI)

2007 - 2008

Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 14:59.22   13th, 1st invitational VIII (BPBC 1st men's VIII at bow)
Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 16:20.36   40th, 1st invitational second VIII (BPBC 2nd men's VIII at 7)
FaT v BPBC Football Challenge (Football XI): Won 3-0 (BPBC 1st XI)
FaT vs BPBC Cricket Challenge: Lost by 4 wickets (BPBC 1st XI)

2008 - 2009

BPBC Karting (Twin-engined Honda pro-karts): 2nd in the 2nd round and 12th in the final (Clive Ponsonby)
Peck's Poker Party (Texas hold'em): 23rd (Clive Ponsonby)
FaT v BPBC Football Challenge (Football XI): Won 4-3 (BPBC 1st XI)

Number of events: 46
Total number of races: 69

Bumps record

Number of races: 16
Rowed-over Head 3 times (Lent Bumps 1998)
Rowed over once
Bumped up 12 times
   Greatest rise in single bump: 1 (Lent Bumps 1997, May Bumps 1997, Lent Bumps 1998, May Bumps 1998)
   Greatest rise over all four days: 4 (Lent Bumps 1997, May Bumps 1997)
Never Got bumped down
Highest finish position: Head (1st men's VIII at 2; Lent Bumps 1998)
Lowest finish position: 23 (2nd men's VIII at str; May Bumps 1997)
Bumps aggregate: Up 15
Average position change per row: 0.938

Recorded bumps:
Bumped Queens' (1st men's VIII at bow; Lent Bumps 1997, Wednesday)
Bumped Christ's (1st men's VIII at bow; Lent Bumps 1997, Thursday)
Bumped Caius (1st men's VIII at bow; Lent Bumps 1997, Friday)
Bumped Trinity Hall (1st men's VIII at bow; Lent Bumps 1997, )
Bumped King's (2nd men's VIII at str; May Bumps 1997, Wednesday)
Bumped Jesus II (2nd men's VIII at str; May Bumps 1997, Thursday)
Bumped Corpus (2nd men's VIII at str; May Bumps 1997, Friday)
Bumped Queens' II (2nd men's VIII at str; May Bumps 1997, Saturday)
Bumped Downing (1st men's VIII at 2; Lent Bumps 1998, Wednesday)
Rowed-over Head (1st men's VIII at 2; Lent Bumps 1998, Thursday)
Rowed-over Head (1st men's VIII at 2; Lent Bumps 1998, Friday)
Rowed-over Head (1st men's VIII at 2; Lent Bumps 1998, Saturday)
Bumped Trinity Hall (1st men's VIII at bow; May Bumps 1998, Wednesday)
Bumped Queens' (1st men's VIII at bow; May Bumps 1998, Friday)
Bumped Downing (1st men's VIII at bow; May Bumps 1998, Saturday)


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