Dear all, Thanks to everyone who has signed up already. Unfortunately though, we're still in need of quite a lot more umpires for the Lent Bumps. Without Umpires, the Bumps simply can't go ahead safely, so please forward this message onto anyone who has Bumps experience (two sets minimum please), especially those who aren't competing this term.
As added motivation, here's the signups by college so far (along with a reminder that colleges with fewer or no umpires will receive a lot more marshaling slots, and whilst umpiring slots are based on when you're free and get the best view of the action, marshaling slots are randomly assigned, often in less desirable locations, and immovable): Caius 2 Churchill 2 Darwin 2 Emmanuel 4 First & Third 3 Fitzwilliam 1 Hughes Hall 1 King's 1 Lady Margaret 1 Murray Edwards 2 Newnham 4 No College 1 Pembroke 4 Queens' 3 Selwyn 1 Sidney Sussex 5 St Catharine's 3 Wolfson 2 You can sign up here: http://www.cucbc.org/lents/umpires/signup Many thanks, Conor On 4 February 2018 at 21:09, Conor Burgess <co...@cucbc.org> wrote: > **Captains please forward this message to your clubs** > > Dear all, > > The time has come for Umpiring Sign Up. Umpiring is a great way to get > involved in the racing and you get the chance to be right at the centre of > the action - either by cycling along with the crews or acting as a static > umpire along the course. > > As a 'thank you' for your time, all umpires are offered a *free dinner* > (including > drinks) at a pub the week after Bumps. Furthermore, everyone who volunteers > for umpiring before Monday 19th Feb will count towards their college's > marshal allocation (if you sign up after this, please drop me an email!). > > You don't need to have umpired before. There will be a meeting for all > umpires ahead of racing where we explain everything and all new umpires are > paired with a 'senior' one during racing. However, we do ask that you have > *rowed > or coxed in at least 2 sets of bumps* before so that you understand how > the races work. > > Please remember that you can both compete and umpire. We suggest you leave > *two > divisions clear before* your race and *one after* to allow you to get to > and from the boathouses. The division times are available here: > http://www.cucbc.org/lents/times > > The umpires briefing will be on Sunday 25th February, time and location > TBC. It'll last about half an hour, and I’ll endeavour to distribute a > first draft of the umpiring rota before the meeting. > > You can sign up here: http://www.cucbc.org/lents/umpires/signup > > If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at co...@cucbc.org > > Many thanks, > Conor >
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