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NTHU Wins Meichu Tournament
This year’s Meichu Tournament between NTHU and National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) came to a dramatic conclusion on the evening of March 4th, with NTHU winning the Meichu trophy for the first time since 2009. As purple ribbons celebrating the victory fell from the sky, the NTHU gymnasium erupted with fervent cheers and even tears of joy.
 
In this year's ten official competitions, NTHU won six: table tennis, baseball, women's basketball, chess, bridge, and women's volleyball. The victory was especially meaningful since this was the 50th anniversary of the Tournament, and was broadcast live for alumni who couldn’t attend in person.
 
Throughout the Tournament, NTHU President Hocheng Hong was on the sidelines cheering for his teams. After the women's volleyball team made a decisive comeback in the final match, thereby bringing the coveted Meichu trophy back to NTHU after an eight-year hiatus, Hocheng made a heart gesture and declared, “That’s the Meichu Spirit! What a tremendous effort! Let’s keep it up for another 50 years!” The last two competitions were men’s and women’s volleyball. Although the men's volleyball team put up a good battle, they lost the match, leaving the final outcome of the Tournament to the women's volleyball match. After losing the first set, the women's volleyball team quickly recovered and won the second and third sets.
 
By the fourth set, the Tsinghua Women's Volleyball Team was in top form, winning the set, match, and trophy, whereupon the entire stadium was shaken by the screams of NTHU’s overjoyed fans.
 
Results of the 2018 Meichu Tournament
 

Date

Match

Score

Winning school

Official match tally

NTHU

NCTU

NTHU

NCTU

March 2

Billiards (exhibition match)

3

0

NTHU

-

-

Women’s table tennis (exhibition match)

3

0

NTHU

-

-

Soccer (ordinary) (exhibition match)

1

7

NCTU

-

-

Kendo (exhibition match)

7

4

NTHU

-

-

Table tennis

4

1

NTHU

1

-

Badminton

2

3

NCTU

-

1

Men’s badminton (exhibition match)

1

1

Tied

-

-

March 3

Bridge

21

14

-

-

-

Go (exhibition match)

5

6

NCTU

-

-

Women’s tennis (exhibition match)

2

1

NTHU

-

-

Tennis

2

3

NCTU

-

1

Baseball

12

2

NTHU

1

-

Women’s basketball

55

37

NTHU

1

-

Men’s basketball

53

62

NCTU

-

1

March 4

Bridge

51.73

28.27

NTHU

1

-

Darts (exhibition match)

9

13

NCTU

-

-

Chess

4

2

NTHU

1

-

Soccer (open) (exhibition match)

1

7

NCTU

-

-

Softball (ordinary) (exhibition match)

10

8

NTHU

-

-

Softball (open) (exhibition match)

8

9

NCTU

-

-

Men’s volleyball

0

3

NCTU

-

1

Women’s volleyball

3

1

NTHU

1

-

Official match totals

6

4


 

Purple ribbons flying high in celebration for NTHU’s winning the Meichu Tournament.

Purple ribbons flying high in celebration for NTHU’s winning the Meichu Tournament.


The women’s basketball team celebrating victory.

The women’s basketball team celebrating victory.


NTHU President Hocheng Hong leading the cheers.

NTHU President Hocheng Hong leading the cheers.


The final victory was clinched by the women’s basketball team.

The final victory was clinched by the women’s basketball team.


NTHU students holding up the Meichu trophy.

NTHU students holding up the Meichu trophy.


The Meichu Preparatory Committee.

The Meichu Preparatory Committee.


The NTHU mascot being tossed up by the cheerleading squad.

The NTHU mascot being tossed up by the cheerleading squad.


Celebrating victory!

Celebrating victory!


A wild celebration broke out when NTHU captured the coveted Meichu trophy for the first time in eight years.

A wild celebration broke out when NTHU captured the coveted Meichu trophy for the first time in eight years.

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