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The GC Team Championships a Collaborative Success

by Filipe

For the second year running, the GC Team Open Championships (31/10/09) managed to attract athletes from all walks of life and playing strengths. On the day, 7 teams subscribed themselves to the rigors of play, giving up their day to exercise their craft in an environment of competitiveness and open challenges. Unfortunately Botswana was a no-show due to transport problems.

This year’s tournament was run along the lines of the modern format of team play: A – X, B – Y, C – Z, A – Y, B – X, a format that calls for tactical skills during the tossing processes. Some were caught out by not applying the called-for strategy, specially when selecting the third player, but soon become skilled at it after incurring needless losses during the early stages of the group sections.

As the day progressed, it became obvious that the seeded teams – Anchors and Maccabi - were in danger of losing to their lower ranked counter parts. In the end, Team Anchors hanged on to third spot while Team Maccabi was deposed to second place by a highly motivated Team Chuvic.

As is the norm when competition is intensive, there were some frayed nerves, lost tempers and illegal coaching, but it all came to pass with little disruption to the proceedings at hand.

The finals provided the spectators with some spectacular highlights and some disappointing altercations, but amongst all the unwarranted goings on, Team Chuvic kept their focus and defeated Team Maccabi by 3 matches to 1.

Final team positions:

1st Team Chuvic Kingsley, Victor, Charls (Visitors from Nigeria)
2nd Team Maccabi Simon, Jitesh, Berand 
3rd Team Anchors Hasmukh, Issie, Margie, Chetan
4th Team Wits Oteng, Goldie, Evans, Mojalefa
5th Team Seekers Sipho, Raymond, Myron (WG)
6th Team Discovery  Bernard, Riaan, Kristo, Ronald (WG)
7th Team Raiders Lyle, Segran, Tevia
8th Team Botswana no show

Message of thanks goes to:

all athletes, supporters and spectators
the City of Jhb and Boskruin Centre Manager & Staff for the Venue
Lotto for the equipment
Lyle and Kosta for their assistance during the setting up of the venue
Margie, Vivian and Filipe for administering the tournament
And to  ‘My Sport, My Music’ on-line newspapers for covering the event