Kuwait Konkans Womens’ Throw Ball Tournament - 2019

Monday, May 6, 2019

DRAGON QUEENS were crowned champions of the 2nd edition of Kuwait Konkans Womens’ Throwball Tournament held on 26th April 2019 at American International School (A.I.S), Maidan Hawally, in the loving memory of Late Felix Dsouza, John Fernandes and Pascal Pinto.

A total of 7 selected Throwball teams participated in the day-long tournament. Participating teams included STARZ, Blazing Warriors, Dragon Queens, ALFA, Kuwait Friends, Kuwait Konkans-1 & Kuwait Konkans – 2.

The tournament commenced at 8:30 am with the grand opening ceremony. The chief guest, Fr. Lionel Braganza (Principal of Indian English Academy School), Mr. Jerald D’souza (brother of Late Felix D’souza), Mrs Anita Fernandes (Wife of Late John Fernandes), Mrs. Pramila D’souza (d/o Pascal Pinto), the event sponsors, representatives/members from various associations, Match Officials were called on to the dais and were felicitated with flowers by Ivan Mendes, the founder and team manager of Kuwait Konkans.
Fr. Lionel led the prayer & congratulated Kuwait Konkans for officiating the tournament and appealed to all participating teams to maintain discipline and decorum and friendship.

On Behalf of all the committee members Mrs. Monika Cornelio welcomed the gathering and briefed the history of Kuwait Konkans, how the team has grown today from the roots, that goes back to 12 long glorious years, which was started as ‘Christ the King’ team in 2007 and has sailed towards victory.

The Team Manager Mr. Ivan Mendes was felicitated with a Memento and flower bouquet for his unconditional support and helping the team to grow. Vote of Thanks was proposed by Mr. Rony D’ Cunha. This was followed by the National Anthems of Kuwait & India.

The tournament was declared open by cutting the ribbon and releasing the balloons into the air by the Chief Guests.

DRAGON QUEENS, one of the top teams emerged the top position defeating all the 6 league matches and declared the champion of the prestigious KK Trophy & they were undefeated in the tournament winning 6 games in a row.

KUWAIT KONKANS-2 and KUWAIT KONKANS- 1 secured the 1st & 2nd Runner’s Up Trophy respectively.

The Best All-Rounder was secured by Joyce D’souza from Dragon Queens and the Best Server by Enica D’Souza from Kuwait Konkans-2.

Entire event was compered by Mr. Jason Lasrado and Ms. Reema Lobo and the event of captured by Mr. Prashanth & Joyston.

The entire tournament was beautifully officiated by Mr. Ivan Dsouza and Mrs. Seema Miranda.

The day was filled with challenges and fun for all.

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