Three Cheers to KEA for conducting a fabulous tournament. We enjoyed every moment of being there.
Congratulations to KEA team for the victory.
Members of K.E.F,
On behalf of KEA, we wish to extend our sincere thanks for the Fantastic turnout and support shown for the first KEA Ladies Throw ball tournament held yesterday.We thank our G.C. Mrs. and Mr.Shankaran Nair and the G.C elect Mrs. and Mr. Jacob George to accept our invitation and come for the same and also the Presidents of all Alumnai who attended.
Also the Sponsors ACME General trading, GAT Technologies, Mark technologies, Metex trading company and K Med for their supports, the Management of AIS for the Venue, Mr. Varghese paul for providing the sound systems..
The efforts of our Sports secretary Mr.Tibish Babu along with Jiji John and Rinosh Thomas, who worked tirelessly behind the scenes is much appreciated. Also we wish to thank all the KEA members for their support throughout the day. And the KEA children under the choreography of Sherrin Thomas and Jisha Merrin who did a fantastic Inaugural dance session...Surya Murali for the Announcements..Indu , Shema, Sanjay for engaging the Children with various Kids games...
And finally, for the Entire KEF family....who came up to cheer the players... and each and every one of the Players who did their best to put up a spectacular show.
More details regarding the results and photographs follows....
Thank You KEF !!!!
For KEA Throwball Tournament 2011 Photographs :1st Apr 2011 :
The Inaugural KEA Throwball Tournament for Ladies was held on 1st April 2011 at the indoor courts of the American International School.
Proceedings started at 08:00 AM with the group stages, the 8 teams having been split into 2 groups. Group A comprised of hosts KEA, AECK, TKMCE & TEC whereas MACE, CETAA, NSSCE & NIT fought it out in Group B.
The Group stage matches were interspersed with a lively Inaugural Ceremony by the KEA Kids who performed to the tune of the ever-popular Waka-Waka followed by a special performance on the Saxophone by the student band of Kuwait English School, the KES Saxophone Ensemble, who were invited by the KEA Executive Committee exclusively for the event.
Being KEFâ€™s 1st ever Ladiesâ€™ Only event, the KEA Ladiesâ€™ Club President, Mrs. Sherin Thomas welcomed all the KEF teams and members to the event. The KEA President, Mr. Santosh Abraham thanked all the Alumniâ€™s of KEF in participating in this Inaugural venture from KEA and declared the tournament open.
KEF General Convenor, Mr. Shankaran Nair & his wife graced the occasion with their presence and praised the efforts taken by the KEA Executive Committee and members for the initiative shown in organizing in such an event.
The First Lady of KEA, Dr. Suja Mathew, then handed over the tournament ball to the KEA Captain, Dhanya Nair, which officially set the ball rolling.
Formalities completed, focus once again shifted to the courts where the remainder of the group matches continued as the teamsengaged in fierce battles in their quest for glory. Swapping house-work or full-time jobs for sports gear and an-all day workout on the indoor courts may not seem like the easiest task, but full credit to the KEF Ladies who were wonderfully at ease displaying endless amounts of skill and stamina while the husbands took on the role of baby-sitting and cheering from the sidelines for a change.
The children fromdifferent age groups were also kept busy through the various games organized on the day to ensure that they were not left behind in the fun factor.
At the end of the group matches, KEA and MACE, by virtue of their all-round skills, emerged as strong title favorites topping their respective groups. AECK & CETAA were the runners-up from Group A& B respectively. A special mention must be made on all competing teams, who fought hard and fair which could be seen in the score-lines as the majority of the group matches went the full distance of 3 sets.
Lunch ensued to give the 4 semi-final teams a much needed break, to recharge themselves as well as re-think strategies for the crucial knockout matches that were to follow. More excitement was to follow as KEA Ladies, who until then were a class apart, suddenly found the going rough against opponents CETAA falling behind by a considerable margin in the 1st set to find themselves down set point. However, they regrouped at just the right time and went on to win the first set 17-15. A similar pattern followed early in the 2nd set before KEA broke the resistance of the CETAA Ladies winning 15-12.
MACE, in the 2nd semifinal, proved too hot for AECK winning 15-7 & 15-13 sending a strong message to the KEA contingent for the final.
A short break was followed by the Loserâ€™s final between CETAA & AECK. Both teams, belying the agony of their semifinal losses, put on a stirring display before CETAA emerged victorious by 2 sets to 1 winning 15-11, 9-15, 15-13.
The stage was set of a cracking final, going by the superior form of both teams earlier on. However, as has been the case with most finals everywhere, it turned out to be an anti-climax. Hosts KEA, ran amuck, jumping to huge leads in both sets before easing to a comfortable straight sets win (15-6, 15-11).
KEA Ladies, ably led by their captain Dhanya Nair, thus emerged Champions in the Inaugural KEA Throwball tournament for Ladies without dropping a single set.
Dhanya Nair, capping off a fine display at the heart of the KEA team, was later declared as the â€˜Player of the Tournamentâ€™.
The prize distribution ceremony was held soon after. Trophies were presented for the third place, runners-up and tournament winners. The players of these teams were also individually honored with medals. Mrs. Annie George (spouse of MACE Chairman, Mr. P. C. George), Mrs. Shanti Nair (spouse of Mr. Sankaran Nair) and Dr. Suja Mathew (spouse of Mr. Santosh Abraham) presented the playersâ€™ medals.
Mr. Finney George of METEX gave away the trophy for the third place, while Mr. Suresh Pillai of Mark Technologies gave away the runners-up trophy. The winnersâ€™ trophy was given away by Mr. Santosh Abraham KEA President.
Dhanya Nair, Captain of KEA bagged the player of the tournament award for her brilliant performance. Mr. Sankaran Nair awarded the trophy.
KEA Executive Committee wishes to take this opportunity to thank
1. Our Sponsors K-MED, METEX, Mark Technologies, GAT Co and ACME for whole-heartedly supporting this event.
2. The Tournament Organizing Committee. Rinosh spearheaded the committee ably assisted by Jiji, Robin, Venu, Paul T, Jimmy, Sherin Thomas, Jisha Merin and Rajani Suresh.
3. Kiddies Games organizers Sanjay Nair, Sheema George, Sunu Thomas, Indu Venugopal and Kushi Mijo.
4. Official photographers, Presoon and Santhosh Kumar.
6. The chief officials, Ms. Seema Miranda and Mr. Suresh from Carmel School, Khaitan, for the professional & smooth conduct of the matches.
7. Royal Mugalai, the Caterers for the event.
8. All KEA/KEF officials (Scorers â€“ Jimmy, Ephrem, Rahul Purushotam, Daniel Muruppel (also the chief advisor) and Ginu George, linesmen â€“ Aju Paul, Sanjay Nair, Amol, Sunil Moorkanath and all others) who ably assisted the chief officials throughout the day.
The Organizing Committee would like to convey our thanks to the Executive Committee for the support throughout the day.
Finally, a huge round of applause and appreciation to all the participants and members from all the alumniâ€™s of KEF without whom this event would not have been the resounding success that it eventually turned out as.
VISIT THE ALBUM SECTION FOR THE PICTURES OF THE EVENT.
Tournament Organizing Committee