Inter-Branch Cricket Matches


Yumna Irum Qazi | Staff Correspondent TBT | Palm Tree Campus Girls Branch

Gujranwala: The school organized an inter-branch cricket match among Class VI students on March 4, 2015. Both teams were determined to win the match. VI-Amber's team batted first and after thrilling innings, they won the match.

Inter-House Dodgeball Tournament


Samina Naz | Staff Correspondent TBT | Steel Town Branch, Karachi

Karachi: An inter-house dodgeball tournament was held on February 27, 2015 for Class I. The Panthers and Jaguars reached the final. Panthers won the final match after a tough competition. Students learnt teamwork and sportsmanship.

Results:

    Panthers were the winners of the series

    Jaguars were the runners up

SUCCESS STORY OF THE CHAMPIONS


Aima Qamar | Staff Correspondent TBT | SGO IV, Centre

Lahore: The Beaconhouse Staff Cricket Tournament is the biggest and the most prestigious staff tournament held every year. The 12th edition of the tournament was held in February and March this year with 27 teams contesting for the title.

The SGO IV team began their tournament journey by defeating the Head Office Team in the first match with a huge margin. Our opening stand went unbroken with beautiful and classy shots all around the ground. The HO Team looked helpless throughout the match, and got out scoring only 24 runs. The second match was against the Educators Team. Again, our opening stand went all the way to the end and blasted shots all around the ground. The main attraction of the match was when Mr Asim Butt, the Hafizabad Sports teacher, brutalised an Educators bowler by hitting 37 runs in the first over, following it up with a couple of more sixes to reach his second fifty of the tournament in just 11 balls.

The second round of the tournament was held in BSS Bedian sports complex. On the first day of the second round, the SGO IV team defeated Johar Town and SGO I after a close completion to enter the super sixes stage. On the second day, the SGO IV Team defeated the champions of 2013 SGO III, but play was stopped due to heavy rain. The tournament was reorganised on 8th of March 2015 with the top 5 teams playing in a 'Round Robin' in which all the teams had to play each other. SGO IV team played their first match against Newlands. The match turned out to be a thriller and was tied on the last ball. Our team then defeated the SGO II's team who were the defending champions. Next competitor was The HO Green who also didn't stand a chance against our in-form team and was sent home with a good margin to setup a final with SGO III. The SGO III team bowled really well in the final match. In the first 3 overs the SGO IV team scored only 17 runs but in the last two overs Kamran Aftab played really well and propelled the score to 57 runs by hitting some classy and beautiful shots. The SGO III team was not able to achieve the target due to a great bowling performance by the SGO IV team. Captain Mudassar Fayaz played a key role throughout the tournament in motivating and keeping the players together, thus proving to be an inspirational leader.

The team consisted of the following players:

Mudassar Fayaz Malik (Capt)

Khalid Saleem

Kamran Aftab

Munawar Hussain

Asim Butt

Mubashar Abbas

Syed Ashar Ali (WK)

Shajeel Amjad

Kamran Taj

Omer Hayat

Umair Rehman

Aamir Ali

Musa Raza

Adrees Jaan

Zia-ud-din Burki

 

Tai Chi at Beaconhouse


Maria Najam | Staff Correspondent TBT | Beaconhouse Potohar Campus

Rawalpindi: The school invited Master Zhang Liau Tong and Mr Bruce, who journeyed all the way from Beijing, China, to accompany our Physical Education Teacher, Mr Ishaq Khan in teaching the students the art of "Wushu" in the form of Tai Chi. Tai Chi is a traditional and ancient practice in the Chinese culture, used to impose self-defense against a stressful state of the mind. As the current situation provokes the upcoming of final exams, this activity proved to be a very supportive incentive as it brought upon a fresh and light environment to the campus. We wish our students the best of luck in their upcoming examinations and hope to have Master Zhang and Mr Bruce at our school again.

Water Polo Match


Maliha Barry Farrukh | Staff Correspondent TBT |TNS Beaconhouse Gulberg

Lahore: A water polo match took place on January 30, 2015 at the Gulberg campus. The tournament started with a draw and followed the knock-out system. The first semifinal took place between Pegasus Vs Griffin (Total time 15 minutes).

In the first half Griffin played well, where Farris Kayani scored 2 goals in 2 minutes and Saud scored the third goal in the fifth minute. Later, Shafay from Pegasus was able to score 1 goal before the end of 1st half; making score line 3 Griffin - 1 Pegasus. In 2nd Half Abdul Ghani Captain Of Pegasus team took charge and moved up from defender to a shooter by scoring 5 goals in a row on Griffin. Although Farris tried his level best to come back by scoring 3 Goals in 2nd Half but it was too late when Shafay struck 1 more goal on Pegasus. That would be a Golden Goal from Pegasus, which make score line 7 Pegasus and 6 Griffin.

2nd Semi Final:

Dragon Vs Phoenix (Total time 15 minutes)

This match started with an outstanding shoot on goal by Abdullah, who was able to take advantage of 1 goal for his team Phoenix, but in the 6th minute Ibrahim Ali, from Dragon is able to score 1 goal on Phoenix and making score line 1 all till the end of 1st half.

In 2nd half Ibrahim Ali Played brilliantly and scored 8 goals one after the other which gave, Dragon a strong position in the match to win. In last two minutes Ammar and Abdullah found 2 consolation goals which make score line 3 Phoenix - 9 Dragon Final Match:

Pegasus Vs Dragon

Shafay scored 2 goals, Ahmed scored 1 from Pegasus, Ibrahim Ali from Dragon scored 2 goals and Shazaib scored 1 goal which made the total score 3 by the end of the 1st half.

In 2nd half Shafay played well and struck 2 goals whereas Abdul Ghani, scored 1 goal from Pegasus. In last few seconds Ibarahim Ali scored a consolation goal. Pegasus won the final by 6 goals to 4 from Dragon.

Well done Pegasus!

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