Tuesday, September 28, 2004

We beat the Jokers from Joka

From: Vivek Sharma
Sent: Monday, September 27, 2004 11:43 AM
Subject: Details of the Sweet Win

Hi XLers,


Final Tally:

(Not counting Men’s Basketball)

Now the details:

Women’s Throwball: We Won Easily
Women’s Badminton: A Cakewalk 2-0
Men’s Badminton: We creamed them 3-2 (Inspite of them having an International Level Player)
Cricket: A Sweet Victory with one ball remaining
Squash: We won 3-1
Chess: Battle of the minds was one sided (3-0).
Athletics (Men’s): We won Easily
Athletics (Women’s): Again an easy victory
Carrom: A whitewash again (3-0)
Bridge: We won a close game
Football: We kicked them out 2-0
Women’s Basketball: One sided affair (They could only score one
Men’s Basketball: We were leading by 5 points in third quarter when they picked up a fight (IIMC refused to play ) Score 39-34 with XL sure to win.

All the events we lost were really close encounters and fought well.

The Celebrations

Celebrations in the JLT started as the score touched 11 (with Men’s Badi). Junta erupted as the song “We are the Champions” started playing in the JLT. Soon, the sounds of 1-2-3-4 plus some new slogans this year filled the skies as XLers did a winning lap throughout all the hostels and especially to each and every place where the “Jokers” (Some of them stunned, some sportive enough) were staying. Some of the IIMC junta started fleeing the moment we reached the score of 11. (Men’s Baski happened later and the carom scores were not out till then).

It was 1-2-3-4 time everywhere…. In the mess, Enright Hall, the new hostel out on the grounds, JLT… We have lived thru a moment last night which every XLer wud love to have. It was really a sweet revenge to last year’s agony.

This year a rolling trophy has been started and it remains (and “will
remain”) in XLRI. As it did the rounds of JLT, the trophy reminded us of all the sweet moments of this meet. Its really a proud moment to be holding it in your hand.

As the night progressed, both the bands took over. First was IIMC with some of their Hindi-Tamil songs. But again, it was XL’s show here as well as the “Bodhi Tree” (the name for our Band) took over. It was a scintillating and totally professional performance. It was a truly fitting finale to a great weekend of extreme emotions.

Congratulations to all XLers once again. The Batch of 2005 and 2006 have brought back the win after a gap. Lets make it a habit!


Vivek Sharma

Business Management Student (Also the Chess Captain J )
Batch of 2005
XLRI School of Management
Jamshedpur, India

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