Search Party Vs Lincoln
Performance by Search Party
Saturday 28th - Monday 30th August 2010
Cornhill Square, Lincoln
Search Party, a Bristol based performance duo were invited to bring their touring project Search Party Vs to Lincoln, over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Search Party challenged the city of Lincoln to a three day marathon table tennis tournament. Opening the tournament was the Mayor of Lincoln who Search Party defeated in straight points, the only player to score zero. By the end of the first day despite torrential rain Search Party had a commanding lead with Lincoln only winning four games.
Hearing of Lincoln’s deficit Andy from the Lincolnshire Crusaders Table Tennis Club, ranked number one player in the county, number ninety two in the UK came to show Search Party how the professionals play, and provided a lesson in table tennis. His mighty forehand was no match and a glimmer of hope shone briefly for Lincoln. The tournament finished Search Party 61; Lincoln 14.
Search Party came to Lincoln with their own stories, how they had played in the cold in Finland, how the people of Plymouth forced a draw, they left Lincoln with new tales, playing their highest ranked player to date, buying new equipment to deal with the rain and leaving Lincoln as the lowest scoring city by some margin.