The United Cup continued on it’s road, sweeping through the country, just as the 36 sterling silver rods sweep around and up the trophy. Symbolising the movement and elegance of the sport, the rods represent each player of the 18 mixed doubles partnerships in the competition.
Eventually, the Trophy found it’s way to the competition itself. Over a week of hard fought matches ensued as the Trophy looked on, and as the week came to a close, The United Cup was lifted for only the second time. A tense final between Germany and Poland saw the former crowned United Cup Champions after a tight 2-1 victory.
And so concluded the tour. Weeks of meetings and greetings with all peoples of Australia, young and old, had been a stern test for the Trophy’s fine craftsmanship. Made to stand the test of time, the Trophy finally stood proud, reflecting the winner’s delights as it was held aloft in victory.