Holy Cross School hosts ARCEIS Inter School T T tournament 2011

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Holy Cross School, Tadong hosted All Roman Catholic Educational Institutions of Sikkim (ARCEIS) Inter School Table Tennis Tournament 2011 in the school auditorium.

The programme started with the welcome speech by the Principal of the school, Sr. Jessy Mathew, where she welcomed all the guests, students and teachers from the participating schools. Rev. Father Gerard Pazo, the Parish Priest of St. Pauls Church, Tadong inaugurated the tournament.

ARCEIS conducts different interschool competitions every year. The tournament was divided into five different categories and the participants were categorized according to their height and weight.

Total of 5 schools including the host school participated in the tournament. Namchi Public School, St. Xavier’s School, Pakyong, Don Bosco School, Malbasey, St. Francis School, Jorethang and Holy Cross School, Tadong were the participating schools. The two days long tournament were officiated by the five referees from Sikkim Table Tennis Association (SATA). All the matches were played in the round robin format.

The overall championship trophy was won by Holy Cross School, Tadong beating Don Bosco School, Malbasey in a very high wired deciding match in the B- Division category. The Don Bosco School with 430 points was the first runners up and St. Xavier’s School, Pakyong with 370 points emerged as the second runner up.

Sikkim Table Tennis Association (SATA) president Mr. C. K. Basnett was present as the chief guest for the second day, who gave away the trophies and certificates to all the winners. Mr. Karma Bhutia, General Secretary of Sikkim Table Tennis Association (STTA) was also present.

In his address he mentioned that he was very much impressed with the players and the interest they have in the game of table tennis.

At the end the Principal of the host school also presented souvenir to all the judges and the chief guest.The Principal of Holy Cross School, Tadong specially thanked the Sikkim Table Tennis Association (STTA) for providing with the match referees, which made the tournament, all the participating schools, escort teachers and student volunteers who made the tournament successful. Mr. Verghese Ambrose, one of the senior teachers of the School proposed the vote of thanks.



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