KAW 2008 Sports Tournament Details

RULES:
Only KAW members and family will be allowed to participate. KAW will not be responsible for any injuries which may be sustained during the events. All Winners will get KAW's rolling Trophies which will keep rotating till a Team/ Player wins the trophy three times consecutively (Then the Team/Player gets to keep the tropy forever). In all the Tournaments, last year's winner & runner-up will be seeded first and second respectively. Any decisions made by KAW EC/Sports Committee/Referees appointed by KAW will be Final & Binding.

June 21: Badminton Tourney (Sponsored by Mathew Titus & family)
July 20: Tennis Tournament (Sponsored by Universal Consultants)
July 20: Soccer Tournament (Sponsored by Boney Mathew-Skyline)
Aug 10: Cricket Tournamant (Sponsored by Kerala Talkies)
Aug 17: ThrowBall Tournament (Sponsored by KAW)
Aug 30: Volleyball Tournament (Sponsored by P.M.Mathew)
Nov 22: Cards Tournament (Sponsored by Kerala Talkies)
Nov 23: Racquetball Tournament (Sponsored by Thomas M)
Dec 14: Chess Tournament (Sponsored by George Daniel)

KAW Cards (Cheettukali) Tournament (28, 56 & Rummy)

The KAW Cards "28" Tournament was held on Saturday November 22nd 10.00 am at @ Valleyridge Community Center. The "28" Tournament was inaugurated by Mr. Abraham Kalamannil, Chairman and Managing director of Aranmula Aviation Limited. In the exciting "28" Finals, K.G.Sunny, Thomas Titus & Shyju Abaraham defeated George Daniel, Paul K John & Toms John to lift the prestigious trophy. The "56" Tournament was inaugurated by Mr. Sasidharan Nair, founding Chairman of FOMAA. In the "56" game Final which was conducted on Dec 13th, the veteran team of Mathew Titus, K G Sunny, Shyju Abraham won the first place and the team of Mrs. Santhamma, Viswam Changarath & Ojus John finished as Runners. In the well-attended Rummy event, after three long preliminary rounds, PP George, Biju Skariah, Mili Ojus, Nicholas Shetty, Shyju Abraham, KG Sunny & Ojus John entered the Finals. Shyju Abraham finished first, Ojus John as Runner-up and Biju Skariah at the third place in the finals on Dec 13th. Thanks to KAW Cards Coordinators Ojus John & Biju Skariah. A special Thanks to Mr. Mathew Titus for sponsoring all the Cards for the Tournament and for his support in organizing the Tournament.

KAW Chess Tournament

The KAW Cards Tournament was conducted on Sunday Dec 14th 1.30 PM @ the Chess Center at the Crossroads Mall in Bellevue. In the Semi Finals, Prajinesh Jayan defeated JayaPratap Parameswaran & Hariprasad Manilava defeated Biju Skariah. In the finals of the KAW Chess Tournament, Hariprasad emerged as the winner defeating Prajinesh. In the kids section, Hemant Kalathil won the first prize and Rohan Biju Skariah the second place. Thanks to KAW Cards Coordinators Ojus John & Biju Skariah and thanks to Mr. Ashley E for his support in organizing the Tournament.

KAW RacquetBall Tournament

The KAW Racquetball was held on Sunday Nov 23rd 1:30 PM @ Lynnwood Recreation Center, 418900 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036. Nitin Punnen won the Singles Category. Nitin and Darryl bagged the Doubles title. Thanks to KAW Racquetball Coordinators Biju Skariah, Jyothish Nair & Ojus John. Thanks to Ashley E for his support in organizing the Tournament.

KAW VolleyBall Tournament

KAW's Volleyball Tournament was conducted on August 30th at Kent Community Center. Seven Teams - Kozhencherry Spikers, Pathanamthitta Thunders, Sixers, Backwater Spikers, Kappafishers, Tharikidas & Seattle Chekavers battled it out. In the first semi, the "Kozhencherry Spikers" led by Dinesh Thomas defeated "Tharikidas" led by Abraham Isaac in a repeat of last year. In the second semifinals, "Pathanamthitta Thunders", the veterans of the Tournament led by Paul K John (Roshan) was defeated by "Dashers" led by Prajinesh Jayan. In the finals of KAW Volleyball Tournament 2008, the "Spikers" defeated "Dashers" 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, Pradeep Unny, Biju Skariah and also to Boney Mathew for helping to organize this Tournament.

KAW ThrowBall Tournament

The first Sports Tournament exclusively for women in KAW's history!!! The game was an exciting one with Challengers led by Julie Ashley grabbing the first set comfortably, but Xtremers led by Priya Rajesh routing the Challengers in the second. In the all important third set, Challengers got to a great start and kept their nerve winning the set and title. Though there was no shortage of excitement, it will be great to see more teams participating next year. Special thanks to KAW Volleyball Coordinators Pradeep Unny, Ojus John, Biju Skriah & Viswanathan C. Thanks to Jojo Chalissery & Kalpana Hari too for helping with the scoring/umpiring.

KAW Cricket Tournament

A record number of six teams participated in the KAW Cricket Tournament held at the Microsoft Grounds on the second week of August. The teams were divided into two pools with the winners of each pool competing in the Finals. Group A was won by Pulikkoottam who defeated the opponents in both their group games. Thekkan Bowlers took the second spot in the group ahead of Bellevue Pillere. Group B produced some nail-biting finishes. While Mansoon Mallus snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against Mayavis, Mayavis did the same to Seattle Chekavers! But, Seattle Chekavers raised their form in the all-important decider, with Ashley and Santhosh sharing a great partnership to defeat Mansoon Mallus to qualify for the Finals.

In the finals, Seattle Chekavers led by Ashley Elenjickal won the toss against Pulikkoottam led by Ojus John and batted first. Chekavers were rocked by couple of direct hit runouts including key wickets of Santhosh & Ashley, a crucial two-wicket over from Vinod Ravindran as well as sharp bowling by Prashant, Binu, Jacob & Rajesh. Though Jayesh tried a rearguard action, the total of 40-odd was not enough. But two quick wickets after a feasty start by Pulikkoottam opener Jacob Thomas gave Chekavers hope. But Prashant Kesavan continued his fine form from the league matches and well supported by Ojus John resisted the valiant efforts by Chekavers helping Team "Pulikkoottam" lift the trophy for the second consecutive year, with Chekavers finishing a creditable second. Thanks to KAW Cricket Coordinators Ojus John & Jacob Thomas and to Biju Skariah and Jayashree Iyer for the Registration. Special thanks to Ashley Elenjickal as well as to Illyas Mohammed of ARCL for arranging the Ground. A KAW Special!!! "Thattukada" serving Idli/Dosa and other Kerala Items at nominal charges was present at the Cricket location thru the whole day and it was great day out for all!!!!Click here for photos. Thanks to Pramoth for the photos.

Schedule
Group B - Match 1: Mayavis Vs Mansoon Mallus - Mansson Mallus won
Group A - Match 2: Pulikkoottam Vs Bellevue Pillare - Pulikkoottam won
Group B - Match 3: Mayavis Vs Seattle Chekavers - Mayavis won
Group A - Match 4: Pulikkoottam Vs Thekkan Bowlers - Pulikkoottam won
Group B - Match 5: Seattle Chekavers Vs Mansoon Mallus - Chekavers won
Group A - Match 6: Bellevue Pillare Vs Thekkan Bowlers - Bowlers won
Finals: Pulikkoottam Vs Seattle Chekavers - Pulikkoottam won

KAW Soccer Tournament

The much awaited KAW Soccer Tournament Semis were held on Sixty Acre Park located in Redmond on July 27th. In the first semi, Kerala Police led by Ashley Elenjickal played a very organized defense-oriented game masterminded by Santhosh Moolayil. The first half was a goal-less affair, but a momentary lapse of concentration from Kerala Police defense was enough for Shane Daniel to score the first goal for last year's champions, "Fast Tracks" From there, it was up-hill struggle for Kerala Police who didn't had any substitutions available beacuse of injuries. Sumith Chacko's 25-yard screamer settled the issue for Fast Tracks. In the second semi, a no-show by Thunders allowed Dashers a walk-over into the Finals.

The Finals was held at Wilson Field in Kent on August 3rd. In the finals in which a capacity crowd was treated to some exhilarating attacking football, Fast Tracks led by Deepak George won against Dashers led by Joshy Jospeh by a margin 6-4. Though direct sunlight on to the face of both goalkeepers was also a factor, it was motly because of the attack-oriented formations as well as some elementary defensive mistakes. Jacob Thomas scored 3 goals for Dashers while Shane Daniel was the highest scorer for "Fast Tracks". Shane Daniel was also voted in as the MVP by the 3-member judge panel. The awards were presented by KAW President Ojus John, KAW Secretary Jyothish Nair & KAW Patron John Titus. Thanks to KAW Soccer Coordinators Ojus John, Jyothish Nair, Jacob Thomas, Pradeep Unny, Viswnathan C & Biju Skariah for making this a grand event and also to Boney Mathew, Skyline for sponsoring the Trophies. Click here for photos. Thanks to Pramoth for the photos.

Schedule
July 27 4.30 pm - 1st Semi: Dashers Vs Thunders - Dashers won by default
July 27 6.30 pm - 2nd Semi: Fast Tracks Vs Kerala Police - Fast Tracks won 2-0
Aug 03 5.00 pm - Finals: Dashers Vs Fast Tracks - Fast Tracks won 6-4

KAW Tennis Tournament

10 Teams competed in the KAW Tennis-Doubles event held on July 20th at Bothell. Doubles championship was won by Sreekumar Valiathan & Ajith Jayamohan defeating Ronny Abraham & Shiby Chacko. The losing semifinalists were Boney/Hariprasad and Binu/Prajinesh. 16 players battled it out for the singles crown. In the first semifinal, Binu defeated Pramoth and Sreekumar overcame Ronny in the second semifinal. Binu Purayil bagged the Singles title defeating Sreekumar V in the final. KAW expresses it's sincere gratitude to Universal Consultants for sponsoring the trophies for the Tournament. Thanks to KAW Tennis Coordinators Ojus John, Jyothish Nair, Pradeep Unny, Jacob Thomas & Viswam C for organizing this event.

KAW Badminton Tournament

In the KAW Badminton Tournament held on June 21st at Kent Commons Indoor Courts (525 Fourth Ave N Kent, WA 98032), Mathew Titus & Arun Veettil won the Men's Doubles trophy defeating Anil Shanmugham & Ronny Abraham in an exciting, very closely-fought Finals. The Men's Singles was won by Arun Veettil while Anil Shanmugham finished as the Runner-up. Ladies Doubles was won by Divya Ravindran & Dhanya Ravindran. Divya Ravindran Nair also bagged the Ladies Singles title. Thanks to KAW EC Badminton Coordinators Ojus John, Jyothish Nair, George Daniel, Sreeram Vaidyanath & Jayashree Iyer for the organizing part and also to Mathew Titus for sponsoring the trophies as well as for arranging the logistics.