General Championship 2018–19 || Sports and Games

The nerve-wracking competition between halls of residence for the general championship 2018–19 crown is up and running. With three out of 15 sports on program completed, we decided to present current standings and a brief description of the sports that have culminated. We will keep updating this as and when a sport concludes.

CRICKET

As we all know that cricket is the most famous and widely played sport in almost all parts of our country, the GC cricket was a delight for all the participants and cricket enthusiasts. All the hall teams played really well and did their best on the ground with a lot of support provided by their fellow hall mates. The results of the league matches held over 4 days on two weekends are as follows:

Day 1

1. Nehru vs VS: Nehru won by 5 wickets with 3 balls to spare
VS — 98/9 (16) Nehru — 99/5 (15.3)

2. RP vs BC Roy: RP won by 40 runs 
RP — 144/5 (16) BC Roy — 104/10(15)

3. LBS vs BRH: BRH won by 7 wickets 
LBS — 51/10 (14.3) BRH — 52/3 (7.1)

4. JCB vs HJB: HJB won by 3 wickets with 5 balls remaining
JCB — 102/9 (16) HJB — 103/7 (15.1)

5. MS vs PH: PH won by 6 wickets with 8 balls to go
MS — 92/6 (16) PH — 98/4 (14.4)

6. RK vs MMM1: RK won by 9 wickets 
MMM1–80/10 (15) RK — 83/1 (8.1)

Day 2

1. MMM2 vs BRH: MMM2 won by 16 runs
MMM2–112/9 (16) BRH — 96/6 (16)

2. JCB vs Azad: JCB won by 2 runs 
JCB — 100/5 (16) Azad — 98/6 (16)

3. MMM1 vs BC Roy: MMM1 won by 35 runs
MMM1–92/8 (16) BC Roy — 57/10 (14.1)

4. PH vs NH: PH won by 37 runs
PH — 101/8 (16) NH — 64/10 (16)

5. LLR vs HJB: LLR won by 16 runs
LLR — 98/8 (16) HJB — 82/9 (16)

6. LBS vs VSRC: LBS won by 91 runs
LBS — 150/3 (16) VSRC — 59/10 (13.3)

Day 3

1. MMM2 vs VSRC: MMM2 won by 7 Wickets
VSRC — 63/9(16) MMM2–67/3(7)

2. PH vs VS: VS won by 4 Wickets
PH — 93/4 (16) VS — 96/6 (15.3)

3. Azad vs LLR: Azad won by 28 runs
Azad — 102/5 (16) LLR — 74/7(16)

4. MMM1 vs RP: RP won by 1 run
RP — 99/7(16) MMM1–98/9 (16)

5. MS vs NH: MS won by 8 runs
MS — 121/5 (16) NH — 113/5 (16)

6. RK vs BC ROY: RK won by 8 Wickets
BC Roy — 77/8(16) RK- 78/2(7.1)

Day 4

1. JCB vs LLR: LLR won by 6 wickets
JCB — 91/6(16) LLR- 92/4 (15.4)

2.MMM2 vs LBS: MMM2 won by 23 runs
MMM2–151/5 (16) LBS- 128/5(16)

3. BRH vs VSRC: BRH won by 109 Runs
BRH — 155/6 (16) VSRC — 46/10(12.4)

4. RK vs RP: RK won by 21 Runs
RK- 137/5 (16) RP- 116/6 (16)

5. VS vs MS: VS won by 4 wickets
MS — 110/5 (16) VS — 111/6 (15.5)

6. Azad vs HJB: Azad won by 4 runs
Azad — 94/10 (16) HJB- 90/10(16)

After having a tough fight in the league matches, the teams that proved themselves and entered the quarterfinals were AZAD, BRH, MMM2, LLR, RK, VS, PH & RP.

Quarterfinals

  1. Azad vs BRH: Azad won by 17 Runs

Azad- 147/6(20) BRH- 130/10(19.1)

2.MMM2 vs LLR: MMM2 won by 9 Wickets
LLR- 99/6(20) MMM2–100/1(11)

3. RK vs VS: RK won by 5 Wickets
VS-134/8(20) RK- 137/5(17.3)

4. PH vs RP: RP won by 8 Wickets
PH- 95/8 (20) RP- 96/2(16)

Semifinals

The cricket final in this year’s general championship will be a repeat of the last edition as both MMM2 and Azad won their respective semifinals in convincing fashion. Playing side by side on the two different grounds in Tata sports complex, both the eventual winners batted first and gave an almost same target for their opponents. The chasing teams never looked promising and both the fixtures eventually resulted in lopsided contests.
Supporters of both the teams as well as cricket enthusiasts will be again hoping for a nail-biting encounter as the previous year’s final between these two teams which was decided in super over after resulting in a tie.

1. Azad vs RP: Azad won by 55 Runs
Azad- 158/5(20) RP- 103/10(17)

2.MMM2 vs RK: MMM2 won by 71 runs
MMM2–157/4(20) RK- 86/10(18)

Final — MMM 2 vs Azad || 3rd place — RK vs RP

The final match between MMM2 and Azad was a nail-biting encounter as expected although Azad hall of residence avenged their last year’s defeat to MMM as they won the match by 10 runs. Batting first, Azad made a total of 137 for the loss of four wickets. Chasing 138, MMM2 looked quite comfortable as they were 109/4 after 16 overs. With 29 required off 24 balls, the two pacers came back for their second spell and ran through the batting line up of MMM2. The batting team could only score 2 runs when 13 was needed in the final over.
The third-place match between RK and RP was a low scoring affair with RK winning comfortably by 4 wickets.
Senior Sports Officer S K Panda distributed the prizes as Vikas Kumar of MMM2 bagged both the crown of being the highest run scorer as well as the man of the series award. Ashish Agarwal of Azad was the leading wicket-taker with a total of 12 scalps in the tournament.

Final:
MMM2 vs Azad: Azad won by 10 runs
Azad- 137/4(20) MMM2- 127/9(20)

3rd place: 
RP vs RK: RK won by 4 Wickets
RP- 86/10(13) RK- 88/6(14.4)

Final standings
1. Azad
2. MMM2
3. RK

4. RP

FOOTBALL

Football enthusiasts of KGP experienced a month full of thrill, cheering up for their halls and endeavoring sportsmanship. The football fever heated up KGP with the kickstart of group matches on 20th January. With a series of thrilling matches, the halls that finally made it to the knockouts were Azad and LLR(Group A), RP and RK(Group B), BRH and Patel(Group C), MS and LBS(Group D).

Detailed Results are as follows:

Day 1

Azad v/s Nehru | Match Drawn: 0–0

RP v/s RK | Match Drawn: 0–0

MMM v/s LLR | LLR Won: 1–0

LBS v/s HJB | LBS Won: 2–0

Day 2

VS v/s Patel | Patel won: 2–0

MMM v/s Nehru | MMM won : 3–0

LBS v/s VSRC | Match Drawn: 1–1

LLR v/s Azad | Match Drawn: 1–1

MS v/s HJB | MS won: 2–0

Day 3

JCB v/s RK | Match Drawn: 1–1

BRH v/s Patel | BRH won: 4–1

Day 4

JCB v/s RP | RP won : 1–0

BRH v/s VS | BRH won: 4–0

Day 5

VSRC v/s HJB | VSRC won: 2–0

LBS v/s MS | Match Drawn : 0–0

Teams that made it to the knockouts, had raised the bars and boosted up the football fever which could have been seen clearly in the grounds. The Quarter Finals passed by with the following standings:

Quarterfinal 1 | RK v/s Azad | Azad won the match with a final scoreline of 2–0

Quarterfinal 2 | LBS v/s BRH | LBS defeated BRH by a score of 3–2

Quarterfinal 3 | RP v/s LLR | LLR won by a score as close as 1–0

Quarterfinal 4 | MS v/s Patel | MS won the match ending up as 2–0

Now having the four teams in the semi-finals, GC had the brightest spotlight with the clamors of victories yet. Semi-Finals shined up showcasing sportsmanship pitching the hall tempo to the highest. Semi-Finals ended up with the following standings

Semifinal 1| Azad v/s LBS | Azad won in the penalty shootout by 3–2 to grab a spot in the finals. Match went goalless till the extra-time ended. Finally, the spectators got to witness the thrilling penalty shootout where Azad managed to save 3 out of 5 shots.

Semifinal 2| RP v/s MS |RP defeated MS by 2–0 to make their way into the finals. Scoring a bit of goal in each half they made it to the finals.

The Final Showdown

Finally, battling through the matches, KGP witnessed the two teams standing proud, one big step away from lifting GC. RP and Azad squaring off in the thrilling final of the Football GC had enough intensity to catch the attention of the spectators till the last second.

Azad bagged the GC trophy by defeating RP with a close margin of 1–0.

Bronze Medal Match | MS v/s LBS | MS clinched the Bronze medal by defeating LBS by 1–0.

The award for the best defender went to Ritesh Mandal from MS whereas the Man of the match and Man of the tournament trophies were collected by the goalkeeper of Azad, Devendra Patidar.

BADMINTON

BOY’S RESULTS:

DAY 1

1. RP vs Patel — RP won by 2–0

2. VSRC vs MS — VSRC won by 2–1

3. LBS-1 vs HJB — LBS-1 won by 2–0

4. Azad vs LBS-2 — Azad won by 2–0

5. MMM1 vs JCB — JCB won by 2–0

2nd Feb matches:

1. MMM-2 vs VS: MMM-2 won by 2–0

2. MMM-1 vs Patel: MMM-1 won by 2–1

3rd Feb matches:

1. LBS-2 vs VS: VS won by 2–1

2. LLR vs MS: LLR won by 2–0

3. BRH vs HJB: BRH won by 2–0

4. RP vs MMM-1: RP won by 2–0

5. NH vs VSRC: VSRC won by 2–1

Day 4 Results:

1. JCB vs Patel — JCB won by 2–0

2. RK vs HJB — RK won by 2–0

3. LLR vs VSRC — LLR won by 2–0

4. Nehru vs MS — Nehru won by 2–0

5. LBS-1 vs BRH — LBS-1 won by 2–0

Day 5

1. NH vs LLR — LLR won by 2–0

2. Azad vs VS — Azad won by 2–0

3. MMM-2 vs LBS-2 — MMM-2 won by 2–0

4. RP vs JCB — RP won by 2–0

5. BRH vs RK — BRH won by 2–1

Day 6 Results:

1. AZAD vs MMM-2: Azad won by 2–0

2. RK vs LBS1: RK won by 2–1

Quarterfinal 4 ( D1 VS B2 ): MMM-2 defeated LBS-1 by 2–1

Singles: Sayantan Sarkar (LBS-1) defeated Ravi Baskar (MMM-2) 21–11,21–5

Doubles: George J Mathew and Sumit Kumar defeated Sayantan and Pranay 21–17, 21–17

2nd singles: Ketan Bapat defeated Jashvant Neela 16–21,21–18,21–12

Quarterfinal 3 ( C1 VS A2 ): RP defeated VSRC by 2–0

Singles: Prerit(RP) defeated Devi Prasad(VSRC) 21–10, 21–7

Doubles: Ashutosh — Rohit Rao(RP) defeated Dibya and Rahul (VSRC) 21–8, 21–16

Quarterfinal 1 ( A1 VS C2 ): LLR defeated JCB by 2–0

Singles: Akhilesh (LLR) defeated Sidhu (JCB) 21–5, 21–5

Doubles: Akhilesh Gundu and Abhishek Velugu (LLR) defeated Sidhu and Goutham (JCB) 21–6, 21–7

Quarterfinal 2 ( B1 VS D2 ): Azad defeated RK by 2–0

Singles: Devanuj (Azad) defeated Shubham (RK) 21–1,21–9

Doubles: Devanuj and Piyush of Azad defeated Sumit and Chaitanya of RK 21–15,21–14

Semifinal 1: LLR defeated MMM-2 by 2–1

1st Singles: Sumit (MMM) defeated Sandeep (LLR) 21–13,21–9

Doubles: Akhilesh Gundu and Abhishek Velugu of LLR defeated Sumit and George of MMM 21–14,21–13

2nd Singles: Akhilesh (LLR) defeated Ketan (MMM) 21–7,21–10

Semifinal 2: Azad defeated RP by 2–0

1st Singles: Devanuj (Azad) defeated Rohit (RP) 21–15, 21–16

Doubles: Devanuj — Piyush (Azad) defeated Rohit — Ashutosh (RP) 19–21, 21–15, 21–18

Final:

Azad defeated LLR by 2–1

1st Singles: Piyush (Azad) defeated Sandeep (LLR) 21–8, 21–3

Doubles: Akhilesh Gundu — Abhishek Velugu (LLR) defeated Devanuj Deka — Jay (Azad) 21–18, 21–18

2nd Singles: Devanuj (Azad) defeated Akhilesh (LLR) 18–21, 21–11, 21–17

Bronze match Result:

RP defeated MMM-2 by 2–0

1st Singles: Rohit Rao (RP) defeated Ketan Bapat (MMM-2) 21–10, 21–9

Doubles: Rohit — Ashutosh Kumar Verma (RP) defeated George- Sumit (MMM-2) 21–15, 21–17

Final standings:

1. Azad

2. LLR

3. RP

4. MMM-2

GIRL’S RESULTS:

Day 1:

1. GKH vs RLB — GKH won by 2–0

2. SN/IG vs VSRC(W) — SN/IG won by 2–0

Day 2:

1. MT vs SN/IG — MT won by 2–0

2. GKH vs SAM — GKH won by 2–0

3. SNV vs VSRC(W) — SNV won by 2–0

Day 3:

1. SAM vs RLB: SAM won by 2–0

2. SNV vs SN/IG: SNV won by 2–0

Day 4 & 5:

1. MT vs SNV: MT defeated SNV by 2–0

2. MT vs VSRC(W): MT defeated VSRC(W) by 2–0

Semifinal 1: GKH defeated SNV by 2–0

1st Singles: Nivedita (GKH) defeated Vaishnavi (SNV) 21–6, 21–2

Doubles: Nivedita — Gauri (GKH) defeated Gurmeet — Khushbu (SNV) 21–8, 21–17

Semifinal 2: MT defeated SAM by 2–0

1st Singles: Monash (MT) defeated K.Parul (SAM) 21–9, 21–5

Doubles: Monash — Prashanti (MT) defeated Sindhu — Surabhi (SAM) 21–9, 21–4

Finals Result: GKH defeated MT by 2–0

1st Singles: Nivedita (GKH) defeated Monash (MT) 22–20, 21–12

Doubles: Nivedita — Gauri (GKH) defeated Monash — Prashanti(MT) 22–20, 21–19

Bronze medal: SAM vs SNV — SNV won by 2–0

1st Singles: Gurmeet(SNV) defeated Surbhi(SAM) 21–2, 21–7

Doubles: Gurmeet — Khushbu (SNV) defeated Sindhu — Surbhi (SAM) 21–6, 21–2

Final standings:

1.GKH

2.MT

3.SNV

4.SAM