KAW 2007 Sports Tournament Details

KAW Cards (28, 56 & Rummy) Tournament

KAW's inaugural Cards Tournament was held on Saturday November 17th 10.00 am at @ Valleyridge Community Center at Seatac. The "28" competition itself was so intense & time-consuming that the 56 second-semifinals & Rummy second round couldn't be completed and was postponed to December 1st! In the "28" Tournament first Semifinals, the team of Mathew Titus, Aniyan Mattmel & Babu Parayil defeated Sunny K.G, Santhosh Paul & Shyju Abraham. In the second semifinals, Jojo Chalissery, Ojus John & Sudheesh Ponnarassery reigned over Ashley Elenjickal, Pradeep Unny & Prakash Menon in one of the most closely fought games of the Tournament. In the finals, the professionalism of the veteran pair of Mathew, Aniyan & Babu got the better of Jojo, Ojus & Sudheesh to secure the title of KAW "28" champions. In the prestigious "56" Finals, Mathew Titus, K.G.Sunny & Shyju Abraham overcame Babu Parayil, George Daniel & Ojus John in a thrilling-to-the-last-point match. Mathew Titus rounded off a fine performance in the Cards Tournament by winning the Rummy Tournament in which Shyju Abraham finished Runner-up and P.M. Mathew third.

Thanks to all the participants, especially to Ambily Abraham, Dhanya Pramoth & Lulu Sunny for proudly repesenting the ladies Team. Thanks to KAW EC Cards Championship Coordinators Ojus John & George Daniel, as well as to the Technical Committee members Mathew Titus & Aniyan Mattamel. Special thanks to Mathew Titus for supplying all the cards for the Tournament.

KAW Chess Tournament

KAW's first ever Chess tournament was held on 5th Jan 2008 at Crossroads, Bellevue from 1 pm to 5 pm. In the Junior and Senior sections combined a total of 16 people participated. Each player had to play 3 games each and the top two players who get maximum points out of these games were declared champion and runners up. In the juniors section, Ryan Thomas won all his games very comfortably and lifted the title while there was a tie for the second spot between Mevin and Hemanth. In the battle to secure second spot, Mevin cornered Hemanth in a very tact full move. In the senior section Prajnish, Hariprasad and K.G.Sunny won all their games and extended tournament into a round robin among those three. A moment of carelessness cost Hari his queen in his match against Prajnish which caused him to surrender the game. In a very similar way Sunny lost the game to Hari. In the last match Prajnish comfortably won over Sunny to win the title. With one win and one defeat, Hari finished as runners up. Thanks to Ashley Elenjickal, Ojus John and Sanju Joseph for coordinating the event. We also thank Ryan Thomas, Vidul Shajan and Hari Malavika for allowing us to use their chess sets and clocks for the tournament. KAW's hearty congratulations to the winners and to George Daniel for sponsoring all the trophies.

KAW Racquetball Tournament

KAW's inaugural Racquetball Tournament was conducted on November 11th from 3.00 to 6.00 pm at the Lynnwood Recreation Center. In the Singles Semifinal, Thomas Mudayankavil defeated Toms John while Maju Kuruvilla got the better of Rex George in the second Semifinal. In the final, as keenly contested as the semis were, Maju K defeated Thomas M to become the KAW Racquetball Singles Champion of 2007. After the initial rounds in the Doubles category, Thomas M & Ojus John emerged winners over Vinoo Thomas & Maju K in the first Semifinal. George Daniel & Toms John previaled over Abraham Isaac & Rex G in the other high voltage Semifinal. The KAW Racqetball Doubles Championship was won by George Daniel & Toms John defeating Thomas M & Ojus J in the final match of the Tournament. The Winners will be awarded with Trophies (sponsored by Thomas Mudayankavil) in the KAW Xmas Fest. Thanks to KAW Racquetball Coordinators Ashley Elenjickal & Ojus John for organizing this event. Thanks to Geo Kunju for the photos.

KAW VolleyBall Tournament

KAW's inaugural Volleyball Tournament was conducted on August 18th at 9.30 am @ Renton Community Center (Indoor Court) (1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton, WA 98057). Four Teams were in the fray for the KAW'2007 Volleyball Trophy. After the Initial rounds, the "Kozhencherry Spikers" led by Boney Mathew was pitted against the "Tharikidas" led by Abraham Isaac. Though the "Tharikidas" fought valiantly, the professionalism and youthfulness of "Spikers" was good enough to see them thru to the Finals. In the second semifinals, "Pathanamthitta Thunders", the veterans of the Tournament led by Toms John (Appu) met the "Sixers" led by Prajinesh Jayan. After a closely fought battle, the experience of "Thunders" was a deciding factor in them clinching the final spot. In the grandfinals of KAW Volleyball Tournament 2007, the "Spikers" led by Boney defeated the brave "Thunders" to emerge victorious. KAW thanks P.M. Mathew for sponsoring the trophies for the Tournament. Thanks to KAW EC Volleyball Coordinators Ojus John & George Daniel and also to Mathew Titus and Boney Mathew for helping to organize this Tournament. Click here for photos. Thanks to Pramoth for the photos.

KAW Cricket Tournament

The first KAW Cricket Championship semifinals and finals were held on July 22nd. In the first Semi at 1.30 pm, "Pulikkoottam" led by Ojus John won the toss and elected to bat against "Spurs" led by Binoy Varughese. Though "Pulikkootam" were in trouble early at 23/4, a well-calculated partnership of 49 between Vinod & Ojus enabled them to finish at a decent score of 79/6. In reply, the "Spurs" team were allout for 21 with "Pulikkottam" bowlers Rajesh, Vinod, Jacob, Prashant & Pramoth in outstanding form. In the second semi at 3.30 pm, "Mayavis" captain Vasudev won the toss and sent "Seattle Chekavers" led by Ashley Elenjickal to bat first. "Chekavers" lost couple of key players Jayesh & Ashley early in the innings and they never really recovered from that. The "Mayavis" swing bowling spearheaded by Neil & Vasu bowled out the opponents for 31. Though the "Seattle Chekavers" bowling led by Santhosh Pillai fought valiantly, 31 was never enough and "Mayavis" romped home with many overs to spare.

In the grand finals of KAW Cricket Tournament 2007, "Mayavis" captain Vasudev won the toss and decided to field. The "Pulikkoottam" innings got off to a flying start courtesy a fine cameo from Manesh. Thereafter Prashant & Jacob took over and they were just scintillating in their 60+ partnership. Prashant finished with 46 n.o with "Pulikkottam" piling up a big 106/2 in 16 overs. The "Mayavis" innings was rocked at the start with 2 runouts even before the account opened. Again the "Pulikkoottam" bowlers were too hot to handle and "Mayavis" could muster 38 runs in 16 overs, with Ravikumar Hariharan waging a lone battle..The "Pulikkoottam" fielding was also top-notch, the catch by Pramoth to dismiss Sanju a fine example of the same. Thus, Team "Pulikkoottam" are the champions and "Mayavis" the runners-up of KAW Cricket Championship' 07, sponsored by "Kerala Talkies". Thanks to ARCL for arranging the Ground & Cricket Balls and to Sidewinders Team (Manoj Syamala/Sebastian) for the cricket kits. KAW thanks Cricket Coordinators Ashley Elenjickal, Sanju Joseph & Ojus John as well as the sponsors "Kerala Talkies" and all the players/ supporters for making this tournament a great success. Click here for photos. Thanks to Jayesh & Pramoth for the pics.

KAW Tennis Tournament

Men's Doubles Champions: Thomas Mudayankavil & Ram Pranam
Men's Doubles Runnersup: Prajinesh Jayan & Binu Purayil
Men's Singles Champion: Binu Purayil
Men's Singles Runnerup: Thomas Mudayankavil

Thanks to KAW Tennis Coordinators Ojus John, Ashley Elenjickal, Ram Pranam & Madhu Kangara for organizing this event.

KAW Badminton Tournament

Men's Doubles Champions: Aniyan Mattamel & Santhosh Varghese
Men's Doubles Runnersup: Greame George & Varghese Chacko
Men's Singles Champion: Arun Veettil
Men's Singles Runnerup: Jojy Mathew
Women's Doubles Champions: Neeni George & Devina Arun
Women's Singles Champion: Devina Arun

KAW expresses its thanks to Mathew Titus and family for sponsoring the trophies for the Tournament and for supplying all birdies for the Tournament as well. Thanks to KAW EC Badminton Coordinators Ojus John & George Daniel for the organizing part and also to Seena Leslie for supporting with players registration.

KAW Soccer Tournament

In the Finals of the inaugural KAW Soccer Tournament, the South Team led by Joby Titus were victorious defeating the North Team 4-1. Though the North Team captained by Santosh Moolayil led 1-0 at Half-time, a cricual spell of 10 minutes in the second half saw the South Team romping home three goals, including an own goal. From that time onwards, there was only one winner in the game. KAW congratulates all the players, especially the South Team who are the Soccer champions of 2007 as well as the fairly large crowd of cheerleaders/supporters for making this a colorful spectacle. Special thanks to Bonney Mathew - Allstate - for sponsoring the Tournament. Thanks to KAW EC Soccer Coordinators Ojus John, George Daniel & Asha Sudheesh. Click here for photos. Thanks to Rex & Abraham for the photos.