Varsity

Varsity Pool & Snooker Matches

The Varsity Pool match is contested annually between Oxford and Cambridge in Trinity term. No records show when the first Varsity Pool match took place, but apparently the men's title has been contested since the 1970s. The original trophy with records of the earliest matches was mislaid by Cambridge in the period 1997-1998 after they won the title in 1997 for the first time in ten years. Oxford reclaimed the title the following year in 1998, continuing to win it every year until 2006 when Cambridge travelled to Oxford and recorded a 50-40 victory. Cambridge successfully defended the title in the following three years, including a 45-45 tied match in 2009. Oxford regained the Varsity Pool title in 2010 with a 49-41 victory.

A Varsity Women's Pool match is also an annual affair, with records dating back until 1991. The Oxford University Women's Pool Team typically dominate and have only lost one Varsity match since 1998.

An inaugural Varsity Snooker match took place at the Cambridge Snooker Centre in May 2003, which Oxford won with a close score-line of 17-15. Despite plans to make the event an annual occurrence, the match wasn't recreated for another 12 years, until 2015, when Oxford the home team beat their Cambridge counterparts convincingly 27-5.

If you can help track down the original Varsity Pool trophy, or provide an insight into the history of the Club, please get in touch with a member of the Committee (see the Committee page).

One of our alumni, Ian Hill, was able to provide a photo of the medal he received from the 1985 Varsity match.

Varsity Results

Scores are given in OUPSC - CUPC format, i.e. 42-48 means OUPSC 42 : CUPC 48, CUPC wins. Dark blue denotes a year when Oxford won the title, whereas light blue is for Cambridge.

Men's Pool

  • 2022: 44-46

  • 2021: -

  • 2020: -

  • 2019: -

  • 2018: 42-48

  • 2017: 44-46 (R)

  • 2016: 54-36

  • 2015: 52-38

  • 2014: 40-50

  • 2013: 38-52

  • 2012: 47-43

  • 2011: 48-42

  • 2010: 49-41

  • 2009: 45-45

  • 2008: 43-47

  • 2007: 38-52

  • 2006: 40-50

  • 2005: 48-42

  • 2004: 68-22

  • 2003: 47-43

  • 2002: 63-27

  • 2001: 66-24

  • 2000: 66-24

  • 1999: 44-46

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  • 1985: 11-16

Women's Pool

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  • 24-24

  • 25-2

  • 36-9

  • 44-10

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  • 36-18

  • 32-22

  • 37-17

  • 35-19

  • 39-15

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  • 38-16

  • 40-14

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  • 33-31

  • 24-21

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