IGC’s 3rd Annual Volley Ball Tournament – 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Promoting Unity and Goodwill, Islamic Guidance Center (IGC) Kuwait organized successfully its 3rd Annual volleyball tournament.
IGC announced its 3rd Volley Ball Tournament that was conducted on 3rd and 10th March 2016 at Block 2, Abu Halifa. A total of 12 teams registered for the tournament with teams representing various Associations including
IGC – Islamic Guidance Center
KIFF – Kuwait India Fraternity Forum
NAF – Net Achievers Forum
K-Tic – Kuwait Tamil Islamic Committee
KST – Koonimedu Sports Team
EWF – Engineers Welfare Federation
IIC – Iqra Islamic Committee
MSCP – Muhamedian Sports Club Pudu Athur
Salmiya SPIKERS
Abuhalifa champions
JMC – Jamal Mohamed College Alumni Kuwait Chapter
MISK – Majlis Ihya Sunnah Kuwait

IGC Volleyball organizing Committee invited the Captains from the participating teams for a meeting on Tuesday (1st March) for teams’ introduction and tournament guidelines briefing. As an outcome of the meeting, groups were formed and tournament fixtures with timing was announced.
IGC's President Janab. Syed Hussain, Vice President Mohamed Salih, Dy. Gen. Secretary Br. Rafiq and Sports Committee Members Dr. Sadiq, Br. Abdul Basheed, Br. Yusuf and Br. Thahir inaugurated the 3rd Volleyball tournament on March 03, 2017.
The opening ceremony was followed by league matches, were the teams competed with other teams in the same group to reach the top of the group. At the end of first day of the tournament, top 2 teams from each group advanced into the Quarterfinals.
Day 1 Results:

Quarter-Finals:
As the stage was set for highly competitive knock-out matches on day 2, every team came with full preparation and determination to reach the finals and win the prestigious IGC’s tournament Trophy. It was anybody’s tournament as it was difficult to find a favorite Champion at this point. First quarterfinal match was won by KST team against JMC and gained a spot in the Semifinal berth. Quarterfinal-2 match between MSCP and KTIC was one of highlight matches of the tournament which was played at high standards and went down to the wire where KTIC team kept its nerve till the final set to win the match and advanced into semifinals. NAF played an aggressive game against IIC team but failed to defeat the pumped up IIC team who then advanced to the Semis. Final Quarter final match was between EWF and Salmiya Spikers. With high expectation on Salmiya spikers team, EWF remained composed to win the match and became semi-finalist 4.

Semi-Finals:
As clock ticked past 9 AM, the tournament was well poised with four of the best teams in the tournament KST, KTIC, IIC and EWF which advanced into the semifinals round.
With a nail-biting quarterfinal win, KTIC became a highly anticipated team to reach the finals and they met against KST team which had the tournament’s most valuable player Rizwan. This was also a match with some spectacular plays from both teams and went into the decider set after both teams winning one set each. KST proved to be the best of the two by winning the decider set and clinched the Finalist-1 spot.

IIC and EWF played the second semi-final match. A determined IIC team gave an aggressive competition to EWF team but EWF seemed unshakable and became a worthy Finalist-2.

Championship Match:
The most awaited match of the tournament, a match that would crown the tournament Champions began with KST and EWF playing in the Final. EWF displayed a well-constructed strategy which devised by observing all the KST matches. Dawood setting up almost every play, Zainul and Kashif captivated on them which earned EWF quick points. On the other hand, many forced error by KST team couldn’t help Rizwan to put up a strong fight in the final.
EWF became the Champions of IGC’s 3rd Volleyball tournament by defeating KST team in two straight sets.
Award Ceremony:

Day 2 Results:

Most Improved Team Award – KTIC
Most Cooperative Team Award – NAF
Fair play Award – EWF
Most Sportive Team Award – IIC and JMC




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