179. Sydney Golden SandsDate: 22/05/2016
Location: Maroubra Beach, Australia
Team name: BUFF
Finishing postion: 1st/6
This was BUFF’s only hit out before Beach Nationals the weekend after. Mostly it was about meeting the other players and getting some playing time in together. It was a lazy tournament that started at midday, which left time for a nice cafe breakfast beforehand.
BUFF won all their pool games, but a couple were closer than they should have been. Lazy mistakes and brainfarts were pretty common. Inner West had three teams at the tournament, and they combined into an all stars team for the final. They came out hard and were on top 4 - 2 before we started playing seriously. Some solid defence got us back to 7 - 4, which was about the final score. The day showed we could play well, but only if we concentrated on it.
We finished with a barbecue and a few beers, which was a great way to finish the day. It was a fun tournament that I hope would get more interest if it weren’t on the same weekend as Bathurst Stampede.