IEC Sports Day 2007

The one and half weeks of FUN is now over. The Sun Microsystems India Engineering Center Annual Sports Days concluded with a prize distribution this afternoon. The winners, especially the team event winners looked visibly pleased with the trophies. Obviously due to their win or run up to the finals. But the size of the trophies looked large enough to make it special for them.          The well publicized event, although announced a little late, was open for one and half day for registration. And boy, there were 550+ e-mails on the alias when I checked last, out of which 400+ were registration mails.
Agreed that many sent more than one mail as per the process, enrolling for one form of sport each, but the team game registration was a single mail per 6 to 8 member team. I must mention that cricket alone had 33 registered teams with non common members, which means we had ~200 distinct cricket players with at least 33 girls, ready to face the tennis ball darted at them from 22 yards ! 200+ for one sport alone. That was quite amazing !!!
         I was tempted to put it under the sports category in continuation to my previous post
Some of the matches proved to be mis-matches, but the enhanced rules or the format of some of the games gave us very closely contested battles in more than 80% of the cases. The amateurs were pitted against experts, but they had skewed rules to help them baffle the experts. The favorites were suddenly seen running out of ideas when the over enthusiasts started playing the games their own way, their own style. It was Fun !!
         Unfortunately, the last day was ruined by unexpected rain. Cricket semis and finals saved for the last day had to be reduced to a bowl out. Sure, there were other ways of deciding the winner when the conditions were totally unplayable. But we thought we would rather see the teams PLAY and win. Athletics and other outdoor games had to be canceled. Football really saved the day for the sports lovers. The mud and the small to mid size pools of water right in the middle of the field did not stop the finalists and the referee. The indoor games, Badminton, TT, Chess, caroms, foosball, were of course unaffected.
         Not everything went on as per the plan. There were moments of conflicts. Many of us went through frustration and disappointment. But in the end, all of us walked away with more friends and surely everyone had a lot of FUN.. !!

Comments:

Post a Comment:
  • HTML Syntax: NOT allowed
About

chiplunkar

Search

Archives
« April 2014
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
   
       
Today