External sports took a hit thanks to Level 2.5, but it didn’t mean we couldn’t have some healthy competition amongst ourselves. The Sports Department organised a series of intra-school events, including the 2020 Inter-Form Class Table Tennis Championships. There was a student event and a staff event.
After three hard fought weeks and 30 teams later, 10ALM’s Joy Yan and Shuyan Liu were crowned the 2020 Inter-Form Class Table Tennis Champions. Tara Lemmon’s students beat Lauren Dorrell and Judith Philips from AMZ in straight sets 21 -10, 21-12. It was an exchange of skillful and intense rallies.
Not to be outdone, the Teachers Championship produced humorous moments and passionate rallies. The semi-finals saw Faculty Head, Leisen Jobe, face off against science teacher, Victor Jones, in a match that produced a vigorous first set with neither players wanting to yield – but Victor eventually won 22-20 and then 21 -14 before readying himself for the big final against TIC Visual Arts, Kheang Ov. TIC Business Studies, Phil Cowley met Kheang in the other semi-final and fought hard with some frantic rallies before Kheang won 21 -17, 21-14.
The Teacher’s Grand Final was a contest between the school’s two Table Tennis coaches, with Kheang winning efficiently in straight sets – showing the kind of calmness that we can only admire. Well done everyone.