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story David Chappell

Yale-NUS students at the U Sports Beach Games
Yale-NUS students at the U Sports Beach Games

On Saturday, 16. Aug approximately 20 Yale-NUS freshmen and sophomores, many still nursing hangovers from the night before, were roused from their beds in the early hours of the morning. The reason? The U Sport’s 2014 beach games.

Every year, teams from across Singapore and neighbouring countries descend on Sentosa beach for a day of sun, sea, sand and sweat. This year three Yale-NUS teams joined them, specifically to compete in the dodge ball tournament.

Easily the least experienced teams in the whole event—with only one training session under their belts—the odds were stacked against Yale-NUS. The three teams fought hard, but sadly were only able to win two of their games, one of which was against another Yale-NUS team. This resulted in them being knocked out in the first round. Nevertheless, the competitors still had a great deal of fun, with the early knockout providing an opportunity to relax on the beach and soak up the sun.

The players remain optimistic about future dodgeball competitions and are confident that they will perform better in upcoming tournaments.

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