Don Bosco Oratory recently held their 13th Annual Inter School Basketball Championship 2016 for boys and girls under the age of 12 / 14 and 16 years.
Chief Guest, Fr. Blany Pinto- SDB and Guest of Honor Fr. Franco Pereira- SDB, spoke on the importance of why sports is important in a child’s life and how it helps them to develop and handle pressure.
The tournament was played on a league cum knock out basis. The participating schools for this year were, United Indian School (UIS), Indian Central School (ICS), Carmel School Kuwait (CSK), India International School – Mangaf (IISM), Fahaheel Al Wataniya Indian Private School (DPS), Indian English Academy School (IEAS) and Indian Educational School (IES).
In the boys under 16 category, the game was between Fahaheel Al Wataniya Indian Private School (DPS) and Carmel School Kuwait (CSK). The final witnessed a fast game from both sides. CSK was leading the first two quarters by 22 points and the last two quarters saw a neck to neck competition between both teams. In the last three minutes of the game, DPS took a marginal but an important lead. The match ended with the score line 56 / 52, and DPS taking the trophy home from the hands of CSK.
In the girls under 16 category, the game was between Indian English Academy School (IEAS) and United Indian School (UIS), where IEAS comfortably carved a win over their opponent by 32/10.
In the under 12 category boys, UIS beat DPS by 46/9 and in the under 14 category boys, UIS beat IISM by 64/38.
In under 12 category girls, CSK beat UIS by 24/8, in under 14 category, UIS beat IEAS by 18/13.
This year the organizers invited parents to present the awards in the various categories, in appreciation for their support and presence supporting the schools and their children.
Towards the end, the organizers thanked IEAS for their premises and support from the Management, Don Bosco past pupils for sponsoring the runners up trophies, The Pilipino Basketball Referee Association, Fast Logistics and Air Oceanic Freight Services for their sponsorship and support.
Overall Standings: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Boys under 12 UIS DPS IES IISM
Girls under 12 CSK UIS IEAS DPS
Boys under 14 UIS IISM IES ICS
Girls under 14 UIS IEAS CSK ICS
Boys under 16 DPS CSK ICS UIS
Girls under 16 IEAS ICS UIS DPS
Winners in each field:
UIS winners under 14 boys
UIS winners under 12 boys
CSK winners under 12
DPS runners up under 12 boys
IEAS 3rd place under 12 girls
IEAS runners up under 14 girls
IEAS winners under 16 girls
CSK runners up under 16 boys
DPS winners under 16 boys
IEAS girls team with coach and president of Oratory Fr. Franco Pereira - SDB