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Congratulations to LUSS on winning the CHECC 2018 Grand Prize
« on: November 25, 2018, 10:25:15 pm »
CONGRATULATIONS TO LUSS

(Lancaster University Speleological Society)

for winning the CHECC Grand Prize!!



After spending an hour or so helping to clear up after the night before  :yucky:, Tim and I attended the CHECC AGM at Hope Valley College in The Peak today.  Didn't seem to be as many student cavers there as at previous events, however a great reason for this - many were underground enjoying trips down various Derbyshire caves or attending SRT training in the college gym  ;D.

There was an efficient election of committee members - congratulations to Jacob Puhalo-Smith of Nottingham University on being elected Secretary and to Botch, Brendan and Josh for being re-elected.

Then to the Grand Prize - I will post separately about who won which categories but have to mention how impressed we were with the quality of the entries this year - even if student cavers nearly gave me an effin heart attack by entering so late  :o

As points were awarded it became a close run competition with Manchester, SUSS and Imperial vying for the lead



...however the final points to be awarded were by 'delegate vote' - where each club awarded 10 points to another.  Vote after vote was for Lancaster leading to them winning a whole load of shiny new kit. Fantastic to see students supporting this newly reformed club  :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup: Thanks to CHECC and their committee for allowing UKC to get involved with their forum  :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup: Thanks also once again to those companies who generously helped UKC to support student caving  :thumbsup:

Many thanks to Nick Williams of Conformance Ltd for successfully using the Job Vacancies board on the forum
and making a generous donation towards the Grand Prize https://www.conformance.co.uk  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:



 



      



 



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Offline Roger W

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Re: Congratulations to LUSS on winning the CHECC 2018 Grand Prize
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2018, 09:51:07 am »
Sorry to hear about your near-fatal cardiac experience, Pegasus.  But in my university days ( a long time ago now!) students were well-known for handing stuff in at the last possible moment.

It doesn't look as if things have changed much!

Anyway, well done LUSS and everyone else who entered.   :thumbsup:
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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Re: Congratulations to LUSS on winning the CHECC 2018 Grand Prize
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2018, 10:52:02 pm »
Most of LUSS were underground while the prize was being decided. We were amazed to find out the result when we surfaced.
Thank you to everyone involved with CHECC, UKCaving, Warmbac, Starless River, Conformance, Peli, Spanset, Buff, Fenix, the BCA, and all the other universities.

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Re: Congratulations to LUSS on winning the CHECC 2018 Grand Prize
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2018, 09:16:21 pm »
You're very welcome.

Interested to hear how you get on with the kit - especially what use you pt the Peli cases to  :)

I'm sure the whole caving community is wishing Lancaster, Birmingham and hopefully Swansea every success with these new clubs - happy caving, Jane