Regional Volleyball Tournament 2019

REPORT ON CISCE REGIONAL VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT 2019 - 2020

The Tamil Nadu Regional Volleyball Tournament for the year 2019, held every year under the auspices of the Council for the Indian School Certificate for the Tamil Nadu region was held on the 23rd and 24th of August 2019.

This spectacular event was hosted by St. Jude’s Public School and Junior College in their magnificent renovated synthetic Games arena at Westbrooke Campus, Kotagiri.

Twelve schools from all over Tamil Nadu participated in the much awaited mega event. The matches were held under four divisions - Senior boys, Junior Boys, Senior Girls and Junior Girls.

The participating Schools are as listed below:
Kaumaram Sushila International Residential school
Amazon International School
Bhagwan Mahaveer Dayaniketan Jain School
Dr. Dasarathan International School, Coimbatore
The Vikasa School, Tuticorin
The Vikasa School, Madurai
Riverside Public school, Kotagiri
Kodaikanal Public School, Kodaikanal
Isha Home School, Coimbatore
Disha School, Pollachi
The Ashram School, Chennai
St Jude’s Public School and Junior College.

The newly renovated opulent Games Arena was inaugurated by His Grace, Dr. A. Amalraj, S.T.D., Bishop of Ootacamund, amidst a fanfare of drums, flower showers and the school Brass Band

The Guest of honour was Rev. Father M X Gnanadas, V.F., the Parish Priest of St. Mary’s Church, Kotagiri.

The Chief Guest and his entourage were welcomed with honour and dignity. His Grace blessed the Games Arena invoking the presence of the Almighty.

The renovated Games Arena has adopted tensile architecture fabric roofing from Serge Ferrari, France executed by The Duvo Engineering company, Chennai.

Mr. P P Dhanarajan, the Chairman of St. Jude’s Public School welcomed the gathering and encouraged the participants.

In his opening address, the Chief Guest emphasized on the significance of education and sports which enhance the all-round development - physical, mental, emotional, moral and spiritual well-being.

He commended the school for its efforts in the field of education as well as sports, while applauding the enigmatic engineering of the newly renovated Games arena.

The Chief Guest, the Guest of Honour and all the other dignitaries were felicitated by the Management after which the Chief Guest declared the Tournament Open.

The matches were held simultaneously in the four synthetic courts, managed and organized dexterously by the officials and the staff of the host school. The teams played a total of 28 matches on the first day and 21 matches on the second day.

The series of the Senior Girls matches came to a close on 23rd August 2019, with the Senior girls of St Jude’s Public School and Junior College winning the coveted title of Champions.

The second and third positions were won by Vikasa School, Madurai and Riverside Public School, Kotagiri respectively.

All the teams were well matched and had to fight a hard won battle at the end of which St. Jude’s Public School and Junior College was declared the Overall Winners in all the divisions . The finals were nail bitingly thrilling to watch.

The Results of the tournament are as follows:

Junior Girls
WinnersSt. Jude’s Public School and Junior College, Kotagiri
Ist Runner-upKaumaram Sushila International Residential school, Coimbatore
IInd Runner-upDr. Dasarathan International School, Coimbatore
Junior Boys
WinnersSt. Jude’s Public School and Junior College, Kotagiri
Ist Runner-upThe Vikasa School, Madurai
IInd Runner-upRiverside Public School, Kotagiri.
Senior Girls
WinnersSt. Jude’s Public School and Junior College, Kotagiri
Ist Runner-upAmazon International School, Tiruvanamalai
IInd Runner-upRiverside Public School, Kotagiri.
Senior Boys
WinnersSt. Jude’s Public School and Junior College, Kotagiri
Ist Runner-upRiverside Public School, Kotagiri.
IInd Runner-upKodaikanal Public School, Kodaikanal

Mr. Jeganathan, Mr. Bhaskar and Mr. Dhanasingh were appointed as spotters to headhunt the best players from the various teams to represent Tamil Nadu at the CISCE Nationals Volleyball Tournament to be held at St. Jude’s Public School and Junior College, Kotagiri on the 29th of September to the 2nd of October

In the Under 17 Boys category , the team was chosen from Amazon International School, Riverside Public School, Kotagiri, Dr. Dasarathan International School and St. Jude’s Public School.

In the Under 19 Boys Category, the team was chosen from Isha Home School, Riverside Public School, Kotagiri, Kodaikanal Public School and St. Jude’s Public School.

In the Under 17 Girls Category, the team was chosen from Disha School, Riverside Public School, Kotagiri, Dr. Dasarathan International School and St. Jude’s Public School.

In the Under 19 Girls Category, the team was chosen from Vikasa, Madurai, Disha School, Riverside Public School, Kotagiri and St. Jude’s Public School.

Awards were given to the Winners of each division by Rev. Father Amalan, the Rector of Don Bosco, Kotagiri. After this a Vote of Thanks was proposed by Mrs. Jayashree Murali.

The curtains came down on the mega event with the National Anthem.