The Club's Results

May Bumps 1997

The famous Cambridge University May Bumps on the River Cam
Wed 11th - Sat 14th June

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Results Overview

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1st men's VIII Bumped Emmanuel Bumped Churchill Bumped LMBC Bumped Magdalene
1st women's VIII Bumped Peterhouse Bumped Girton Bumped Jesus II Bumped Corpus
2nd men's VIII Bumped King's Bumped Jesus II Bumped Corpus Bumped Queens' II
3rd men's VIII Rowed over Bumped Jesus III Bumped Selwyn II Bumped Magdalene II
2nd women's VIII Bumped by Pembroke II Bumped by Darwin Bumped by St. Catharine's II Bumped by Churchill II
3rd women's VIII Rowed over Bumped Sidney Sussex II as sandwich boat Bumped Christ's II Bumped Jesus IV Bumped Caius II
4th men's VIII Bumped Clare IV Overbumped St. Catharine's III Bumped King's II Bumped Sidney Sussex III
5th men's VIII Rowed over Bumped Fitzwilliam III Overbumped King's III Bumped Addenbrookes
6th men's VIII Rowed over Bumped Corpus III Bumped Hughes Hall II Bumped by Hughes Hall II
7th men's VIII Bumped Clare V Bumped by Clare V Rowed over Bumped St. Edmund's II

Guide to the table

Double Overbumped
Overbumped - hit the crew 3 in front
Bumped the crew in front
Row over head of division
Row over - did not bump
Got Bumped
Got Overbumped
Got Double overbumped
Got Triple overbumped. D'oh.


1st men's VIII

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1st women's VIII

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2nd men's VIII

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3rd men's VIII

Wednesday
Rowed over
3rd Men's VIII were a kick-arse crew in '97 (at least we thought so, having netted the most womens crews during the season). Famous for our ridiculously tight "Beat Me" Tshirts...
Didnt get off to a good start on day 1, and rowed over. :-( (Christian)
Thursday
Bumped Jesus III
Took off at a cracking pace and caught Jesus III with ease (Christian)
Friday
Bumped Selwyn II
Another good start, a tougher race but still bumped Selwyn II hard enough to need repairs that night. (Christian)
Saturday
Bumped Magdalene II
Toughest race of the Bumps, pushed out hard and ground down Magdalene II with a well-steered race from our sexy Cox. If only we'd gone out harder on the 1st day, there might've been Blades.... (Christian)
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2nd women's VIII

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3rd women's VIII

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4th men's VIII

Wednesday
Bumped Clare IV
Clare were simply dreadful. They had barely spun by the 1 minute gun and their bank party had to throw the bung out to the crew. They started not pointing straight and had to call a corner to avoid the bank. However, we hit them before they could even do this. The race had lasted maybe 15 strokes and we had not even reached New corner. The speed differential on impact forced them into the bank and we were right behind them. Downing IV (behind us) were unable to avoid the carnage and ploughed into us prompting a rare outburst of obscenities from Emma. The crew in front of Clare were also dreadful and, bizarrely, [and against all standard procedure] Downing were awarded a technical overbump. (Ingram)
I may be misremembering this after all the intervening years, but was it not the case that Downing were awarded the technical overbump because the crew two in front of us either weren't there or weren't spun by the one minute gun? Unless I am wrong (which happens frequently), Clare only had to pass the station in front to get their bump, but we managed to get them before they did so; this was partly due to our superior speed, but mainly due to their inept start. I can't think of any other valid reason to award a technical overbump to Downing. Anyway, it certainly was over very quickly, and 15 strokes may even be an overestimate. (Mike)
Thursday
Overbumped St. Catharine's III
We made a solid start and moved up on Downing IV. When we were at about half a length they bumped leaving us to chase for the overbump. We moved up rapidly on Catz III gaining a huge amount with a vastly superior cornering performance round First Post and Grassy. We got the Hooters down Plough Reach and hit them by Ditton putting us back ahead of Downing. (Ingram)
Friday
Bumped King's II
We were substantially better than Kings II and closed from the start of the race until the end which occurred on First Post Reach. (Ingram)
Saturday
Bumped Sidney Sussex III
We were sufficiently confident that 3 of the crew (Ingram, Blaukopf, Spencer) actually raced wearing a T-shirt proclaiming our blades and listing Disney as the final crew!

Possibly as a result of the pressure this arrogance had put upon us, we were very nervous (especially me!) and made a slightly below par start. However, we found our rhythm fairly soon and closed to hit them on First Post corner. This was probably our hardest race, although like all the non-overbumps did not even involve a single corner!!! (Ingram)
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5th men's VIII

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6th men's VIII

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7th men's VIII

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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information, note that the results are unofficial.

Men's bumps charts

Men's bumps chart, May Bumps 1997

Women's bumps charts

Women's bumps chart, May Bumps 1997

Michell Cup points

Robinson45.00
Downing34.29
1st and 3rd33.60
Darwin33.60
Caius31.20
Wolfson24.00
Anglia Ruskin12.00
Fitzwilliam12.00
Queens'12.00
Christ's8.00
Hughes Hall8.00
Peterhouse4.00
Selwyn4.00
King's0.00
St. Catharine's0.00
Churchill-1.50
Pembroke-2.00
LMBC-7.80
Girton-10.00
Homerton-12.00
Clare-13.50
Trinity Hall-14.00
Murray Edwards-16.00
Newnham-16.00
Jesus-16.80
Corpus-22.00
Sidney Sussex-26.40
Emmanuel-31.20
Magdalene-36.00

Ineligible after entering fewer than 3 crews:

Clare Hall12.00
St. Edmund's0.00
Addenbrookes-36.00

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