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Schedule finalised for 45th annual Roses tournament

Preparations can step up another gear for the annual Roses battle against Lancaster after the finished schedule for the tournament was released today.

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Preparations can step up another gear for the annual Roses battle against Lancaster after the finished schedule for the tournament was released today. The annual competition, the largest inter-university event in Europe, will take place at the University of York and the surrounding region over the weekend of May 8-10. York are striving for their third successive victory in the competition, which has been contested every year since 1965.

The canoe events, which consist of slalom and polo events, will be staged one week earlier, on Saturday 2nd May, while the men's firsts cricket fixture, worth the maximum of four points towards the overall total, will be played on Thursday 7th May. Depending on the teams involved, events are worth one, two or four points, with 272 available in total. In addition, various exhibition sports are spread throughout the weekend, namely kendo, gymnastics, karting (Friday), polo, tae kwon do, tai chi (Saturday) and octopush (Sunday). Of course, the traditional Sunday afternoon croquet fixture on the lawns near Heslington Hall will feature the Chancellors, Vice-Chancellors and Sport Presidents of the two universities.

On Friday May 8th, the mixed badminton match from 10am will signal the opening to a hectic day, which also includes Ultimate Frisbee, equestrianism, squash, tennis, karate, American football and seconds' cricket. In addition, there are eye-catching first-day clashes in the men's badminton - where two BUCS league champions go head-to-head - indoor hockey and skiing, where YUsnow will be aiming to continue an extremely successful season at Rossendale ski centre in Lancashire.

Saturday is the busiest day of the weekend, with wall-to-wall sport across all areas of campus and beyond. Down on the River Ouse, the rowing crews will do battle from 10am, while there's action in the tennis, men's lacrosse, women's squash (as York's BUCS Cup winning team return to the court), hockey, judo, indoor football, snooker, ballroom dancing, sailing, mountaineering, trampolining, fencing, volleyball, swimming, water polo, pool and darts. Amongst this breathless day of sports, two of the pivotal fixtures of the weekend take place simultaneously, with York's male and female rugby teams confident after enjoying highly successful BUCS seasons, and the well-attended netball fixtures in the Tent.

Sunday typically sees the destination of the Carter-James trophy determined, which means all attention will be focused on the morning archery events, the mixed hockey, volleyball and lacrosse matches, plus table tennis, basketball and, at the end of proceedings, football. The curtain will fall on Roses 2009 with a closing ceremony and presentations in Central Hall at 4.30pm.

Nouse will be providing round-the-clock coverage of Roses 2009, with previews, rolling updates, analysis, nightly match reports and the best photography at Our print edition, released on Tuesday week three, will include a 12-page souvenir supplement of the weekend offering the final word on the tournament.


Saturday 2nd May - Canoe Slalom (TBC) and Polo (from 17.00, Lancaster)

Thursday 7th May - Cricket - Men's Seconds (11.00, 22 Acres)

Friday 8th May
Badminton - Mixed and Men's seconds (10.00, Main Sports Hall) Men's and Women's firsts (15.00, Main Sports Hall)
Indoor Frisbee - Indoor Mixed (12.00, Tent) Indoor Open (13.00, Tent)
Ultimate Frisbee - Outdoor Open (15.30, 22 Acres)
Equestrianism - First and Seconds teams (10.00, Snainton Riding Centre)
Cricket Men's Firsts (11.00, 22 Acres)
Squash - Men's Firsts (15.00, Squash Courts)
Tennis - Mixed (14.00, Tennis Courts)
Rugby Union Sevens - Men's thirds and Women's seconds (14.00, rugby pitches) Men's seconds and Women's firsts (14.30, rugby pitches) Men's firsts (15.00, rugby pitches)
American Football - Men's Firsts (16.00, rugby pitch one)
Skiing - Mixed firsts and seconds, women's and snowboard (from 17.00, Rossendale ski centre)
Indoor Hockey - Women's seconds (15.00, Tent), Men's seconds (16.00, Tent) Women's firsts (17.00, Tent) Men's firsts (18.00, Tent)
Karate - Kata and Kumite (15.00, Dance Studio)
Kendo (exhibition) - Mixed (13.30, Dance Studio)
Gymnastics (exhibition) - Mixed (14.00, Sports Hall)
Karting (exhibition) - Mixed (12.30, Teesside)

Saturday 9th May
Rowing Men's Novice Four (10.00, all River Ouse), Women's Novice Four (10.10), Men's Senior Four (10.20), Women's Senior Four (10.30), Men's Senior Eight (10.40), Women's Senior Eight (10.50), Men's Freshers Four (11.00), Women's Fresher Four (11.10), Men's Novice Eight (11.20), Women's Novice Eight (11.30)
Tennis Men's Seconds (10.00, Tennis Courts) Women's Firsts (12.00, Tennis Courts) Men's Firsts (14.00, Tennis Courts)
Lacrosse Men's (14.00, Lacrosse pitch one)
Squash Women's Firsts (14.00, Squash courts)
Hockey Women's Seconds (10.00, JLD Astroturf), Men's Seconds (11.30, JLD Astroturf), Women's Firsts (13.00, JLD Astroturf), Men's Firsts (14.30, JLD Astroturf)
Judo All divisions (11.00, Tent)
Football Men's Thirds (15.00, Football pitch one)
Indoor Football Men's Thirds (12.00, all Tent), Men's Seconds (12.45), Men's Firsts (13.30), Women's Seconds (14.15), Women's Firsts (15.00)
Snooker Mixed (12.00, Fulford Conservative Club)
Dancing - ballroom Beginners and advanced Latin and Ballroom (09.00-17.00, Derwent Bar)
Sailing Mixed Firsts and Seconds (10.00, Beaver Sailing Club)
Rugby Union Men's Seconds (12.00, Rugby pitch one) Women's Firsts (14.00, Rugby pitch two) Men's Firsts (15.00, Rugby pitch one)
Mountaineering Mixed A and B team (13.00, Oaklands Leisure Centre)
Trampolining Novice, Intermediate and Advanced (10.00, Dance Studio)
Netball Thirds (13.00, Tent) Seconds (15.00, Tent) Firsts (17.00, Tent)
Fencing Men's, Men's Seconds and Women's (10.00, Sports Hall)
Volleyball Women's (15.00, Sports Hall) Men's (17.30, Sports Hall)
Swimming Men's and Women's (17.00, Archbishop's Holgate School)
Water Polo Women's (17.30, Archbishop's Holgate School) Men's (18.30, Archbishop's Holgate School)
Pool Women's (18.00, Derwent Bar) Men's (19.00, Derwent Bar)
Darts Women's (17.00, Derwent Bar) Men's (19.00, Derwent Bar)
Polo (exhibition) Mixed (13.00, TBC)
Tae Kwon Do (exhibition) Mixed (16.00, Dance Studio)
Tai Chi (exhibition) Mixed (17.00, Dance Studio)

Sunday 10th May
Archery Senior and Novice Mixed, Male and Female (10.00, Pitch behind Tent)
Hockey Mixed Seconds (11.30, JLD Astroturf) Mixed Firsts (13.00, JLD Astroturf) Men's Thirds (14.30, JLD Astroturf)
Volleyball Mixed (10.00, Sports Tent)
Lacrosse Mixed (10.00, Lacrosse pitch one)
Table Tennis Mixed Firsts and Seconds (11.00, Dance Studio)
Basketball Women's (12.00, Sports Hall) Men's (14.00, Sports Hall)
Football Women's Firsts (12.00, Football pitch two) Men's Seconds (12.00, Football pitch one) Men's Firsts (14.00, Football pitch one)
Octopush (exhibition) Mixed (TBC)
Croquet Chancellors, Vice-Chancellors and AU Presidents (15.00, Heslington Hall)
Closing Ceremony (16.30, Central Hall)

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4 Comment

hockey Posted on Sunday 18 Aug 2019

The Schedule is wrong, its mens hockey 3s on the sunday and not mixed hockey 3s


care Posted on Sunday 18 Aug 2019

I can see lots of people being upset about that.


Adam Shergold Posted on Sunday 18 Aug 2019

Apologies for that, it is indeed the Men's thirds hockey on the Sunday afternoon at 2.30pm - it has been corrected. Misread the schedule, genuine mistake



Alex Lacy Posted on Sunday 18 Aug 2019

Two small changes- Cricket 1sts are now on the Friday, with the Cricket Seconds on the Thursday, and the canoe events will be held in Lancaster due to Yearsley being unavailable. Apologies for any confusion.


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