Last season was the most successful season in the club's history, and one we're really keen to build on. The club had record levels of participation in tournaments; not once but twice sending four teams to a mixed tournament, having never done so before, and also fielding a record number of teams in BUCS events.
The season started in October with a brand new tournament ran by the club, Southerns 9-ball. Bath dominated the tournament featuring our local rivals, building a lot of optimism for the season. The following month we headed to Telford for BUCS, bringing two teams for the first time. Tristan Horton became the first Bath player ever to win a BUCS individual championship, romping through the tournament barely losing a frame. Both Bath teams qualified for the knockouts, with the 2nds taking home bronze medals from the trophy. Having never won any BUCS points in 9-ball before, we left with 25!
In December we headed to South Wests, taking 20 players - a record. Bath won 4 of the 6 trophies available, with the 1sts, 2nds and 3rds all winning team events. In February, Southerns Pool arrived, where Sam Griffin won the individual championship, the third consecutive year Bath had won this. The 2nds also won bronze medals in the team shield. Later that month, three men's teams and one women's team made the long journey to Great Yarmouth for 8-ball BUCS. Tristan Horton became the first ever player to win 2 BUCS pool events in one year, and the following day, the women's team produced some outstanding stuff and won the team championship - another first for Bath! This yielded another 70 BUCS points, giving us 95 - more than triple our target and ranking us as the best university in the country for pool!
The final tournament of the year was Snooker BUCS in Derby. Fuelled on pizzas, the team battled well with some strong showings in both the individual championships and team event, the quintet eventually falling in the Last 16 of the team trophy.