The Club's Results

May Bumps 1998

The famous Cambridge University May Bumps on the River Cam
Wed 10th - Sat 13th June

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Results Overview

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1st men's VIII Bumped Trinity Hall Rowed over Bumped Queens' Bumped Downing
1st women's VIII Rowed over Bumped by Robinson Rowed over Bumped Sidney Sussex
2nd men's VIII Bumped Girton Rowed over Bumped Selwyn Bumped Downing II
3rd men's VIII Rowed over Rowed over Bumped LMBC III Rowed over
2nd women's VIII Rowed over Rowed over Rowed over Rowed over
3rd women's VIII Bumped by Caius II Bumped by Fitzwilliam II Bumped by Jesus IV Bumped by Robinson II
4th men's VIII Rowed over Bumped by King's II Rowed over Rowed over
Gents VIII Overbumped Churchill IV Bumped Jesus V Bumped Girton III Bumped Clare IV Bumped Selwyn III as sandwich boat
2nd Gents VIII Bumped Hughes Hall II Bumped King's III Rowed over Bumped by Clare Hall
7th men's VIII Bumped Girton IV Bumped Clare V Rowed over Bumped by Darwin III
Grad VIII Bumped Jesus VI Bumped St. Edmund's II Bumped Girton IV Bumped Clare V
Templeton's VIII Rowed over Bumped by Jesus VII Rowed over Rowed over

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

Wednesday
Bumped Trinity Hall
Hall were always going down. Start and stride to 38/39, then overlap at Grassy. We rowed alongside them at Ditton. (Matt)
Thursday
Rowed over
We closed to 1/4 length on Queens' at Grassy, when Jesus got Downing. Queens' put in a big push, and got clear water. We kind of expected Queens' to just fall back into us given how quickly we had caught up on them, however we rowed the whole course between 1/4 length and a canvas on them! We rated 36 from Ditton to the finish. Needless to say we were all bitterly disappointed. (Matt)
Friday
Bumped Queens'
We all got fired up for this, and also hardened the gearing 1 notch. We reckoned Queens' would hit Downing, so went for a bump before Ditton, and decided that this time we'd take it up, every time we got another hooter! Start to 45, settle to 39, hit them on Grassy. This time we applied the killer blow when it was necessary and hit them. They were 1/4 length away from Downing. We were fined for excessive celebration. (Matt)
Saturday
Bumped Downing
Having saved Downing from spoons on Friday, we hit them outside the Plough, but had overlap from Grassy. In the end a successful week. (Matt)
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1st women's VIII

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2nd men's VIII

Wednesday
Bumped Girton
They went for the bump on Girton at Ditton, but they missed and almost hit the bank. They fortunately got them at the Railway Bridge, as Queens' II got up to 1/2 length on them. (Matt)
We were miles better than Girton and had them at half a length at Grassy after a good start. We closed down Plough Reach and had overlap at Ditton. Raf called a push for the bump rather then the corner but we somehow missed them. A handbrake turn round the outside of Ditton was required leaving us a langth down and with Queens II now close behind. We were knackered from having driven ourselves down Plough reach and Girton could not believe their luck (the smae thing hapened to them the next day, apparently!).

However, a series of pushes down the reach saw us finally bump just before the railway bridge. It was one of the most knackeriong races I've been in and 3 members of the crew were throwing up! (Ingram)
Thursday
Rowed over
The 2nd VIII rowed over as Downing II hit Selwyn in front of them. (Matt)
Friday
Bumped Selwyn
A really textbook bump saw us continue to close throughout the corners. Overlap was reached by the railings. Shortly after, I was clasping the Selwyn stern. (Ingram)
Saturday
Bumped Downing II
The 2nd VIII were lucky when their hang back plan worked due to Downing II's rudder falling off. They might not have got them as they were 2 1/2 lengths off at the Railings. (Matt)
It was absolutely pelting it down throughout the row down. There were several inches of water in the bottom of all the boats. Downing thought they'd be clever and all jumped out to toss the boat with a few minutes to go. However, they must have knocked the rudder as they put it back in, in their haste. We rowed steadily but made no impact on them as they closed on Maggie in front. However, they suddenly hit the bank as there rudder failed in the late Reach and we rowed past them to bump.

We were deliberately muted in celebrations as it was pure luck that we had bumped. However, that did not stop Downing and their coach, Rhiannon, being particularly abusive and rude to us as they rowed past. I shall never forget that. (Ingram)
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3rd men's VIII

Wednesday
Rowed over
Missed Maggie by a canvas (nearest approach) at Morley's Holt. (Dubya)
Thursday
Rowed over
Missed Maggie by half a length (nearest approach at the railings). (Dubya)
Friday
Bumped LMBC III
We knew that if we were on station at the Plough then we would get them before Chesterton. We were, and we did.
3rd VIII headship: sweet! (Simon)

1. From the motorway br...
2. First post corner
3. Into first post corner

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2nd women's VIII

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3rd women's VIII

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4th men's VIII

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Gents VIII

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2nd Gents VIII

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7th men's VIII

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Grad VIII

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Templeton'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 1998

Women's bumps charts

Women's bumps chart, May Bumps 1998

Michell Cup points

Darwin54.00
Caius37.50
Newnham32.00
Anglia Ruskin24.00
Fitzwilliam19.20
Homerton19.20
LMBC14.67
1st and 3rd14.50
Robinson9.60
Pembroke7.20
Emmanuel3.43
Churchill2.00
Peterhouse0.00
St. Catharine's0.00
Selwyn-2.00
Christ's-2.40
King's-2.40
Jesus-8.18
Downing-10.00
Queens'-14.40
Clare-16.50
Murray Edwards-20.00
Trinity Hall-20.00
Magdalene-21.60
Girton-22.00
Wolfson-28.00
Corpus-33.60
Sidney Sussex-48.00

Ineligible after entering fewer than 3 crews:

Vets School36.00
St. Edmund's12.00
Clare Hall-6.00
Hughes Hall-18.00
Addenbrookes-36.00

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