Last Saturday, Feb 27, was this year’s annual National Honor Society run European handball tournament. 23 teams competed against each other in over a hundred matches during the main portion of the tourney, with the statistics of how many wins, losses, and ties determining the top eight seeds who would then proceed to the playoffs. The event was very competitive and enjoyable for all involved, knowing it was for a charitable cause. Many presumed the black or white teams to win, but they were knocked out in the first round of the playoffs, with the eventual champions being the baby blue team, along with forest green for second and carolina blue for third.
More importantly, this year’s event saw the most number of teams and players compete yet, forcing the organizers to lower the match duration from 4 to 3.5 minutes in the latter half of the day. Last year’s ending around 4:30 in the afternoon, this tournament lasted significantly longer, until about 6:30. Nevertheless, more teams and players simply meant more money raised and sent to charity!