A 12-strong St Hilda’s contingent descended on St Mary’s College for the annual Pool and Darts and Cards and Chess (PADACAC) event.
Run by the Inter-Collegian Activities Committee (ICAC), PADACAC comprises an array of various past-times combined into one big event with all of the residential colleges invited to attend.
With a Hawaiian theme for the night, the 12 St Hilda’s students, the highest number of attendees from any of the colleges, dolled up in their best Hawaiian shirts for a night that is more about the fun and social aspect than who came out in front at the end.
Nithin Sundram was one of the Hilda’s students who took part. The first year student from Malaysia, who is studying a Bachelor of Science majoring in Engineering Mechatronic systems, said there were two of the past-times that particularly took his interest when he heard about the event.
“I saw a post on the student messenger page saying there was a night coming up that had cards and pool,” said Sundram.
“Back home I played a lot of cards and pool, a group of my friends and I used to get together every week for a cards night.”
“And we have a small pool table back at home so my dad and I used to play a bit, so the PADACAC event took my interest and I thought I could hopefully be a good addition to the Hilda’s team.”
Sundram said he enjoyed the night and believes the concept was a terrific way to be able to mix and mingle with students from the university who reside at other residential colleges.
“The night is definitely tailored around being a bit of fun as opposed to being super competitive,” said Sundram.
“St Mary’s put on a good show and it was a good way to mix around with the colleges and get to know some other people.
The students who represented St Hilda’s at the event were: Mitch Priestly, Will Crean, Rory Van Berkel, Tom Keiller, Simon Cameron, Harrison Neville, Nithin Sundram, Roy Wagh, Kayla Singleton, Paddy Broadhurst, Luke Geoghegan and Sam Scrimshaw.
Well played all!
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