Wow, what an unbelievable day. After fantastic Friday came super Saturday. Today was the final day of the BSME Games for 2014 and the Games ended with the Athletics competition. All of the TES competitors performed outstandingly well and rose to the occasion in every event. In each event there were 24 competitors (2 each from the 12 schools), 24 points were awarded to the winning competitor and 1 point to 24th place. There were some quite superb performances from the TES pupils and no competitor finished lower than 12th place in an event. Going into the relay events TES were ahead in the standings but with 4 relays and double points all could change. However, some amazing change overs between the teams ensured that the team finished 2nd, 2nd, 3rd and 5th in the 4 relays to keep TES out in the lead. After a long wait for the results it was announced that TES were the champions with British School Muscat in 2nd place and British International School of Riyadh 3rd. An amazing achievement from the TES team who defended their title from 2013.
Over the three days the results of the 5 events were calculated to give an overall winning team. Going into the final day the team knew that to finish above St Christopher’s in athletics would ensue the overall trophy. It was a nervous wait but TES were announced as 2014 BSME overall champions. This is a major achievement and something everyone involved should be very proud of.
Overall BSME U13 Results
12 International Community School Jordan (ICS)
11 Sherbourne School (SES)
10 Kuwait English School (KES)
8= Al Khor International School (AKIS)
8= British International School Cairo (BISC)
7 Dharhan British Grammar School (DGBS)
6 Dukhan English School (DES)
5 British International School Riyadh (BISR)
4 British School Muscat (BSM)
3 British International School Jeddah (BISJ)
2 St Christophers School Bahrain (STC)
1 The English School, Kuwait (TES)
It has been an absolute pleasure to take your children to the BSME U13 Games and we are all extremely proud of every one of them. They could not have given any more and they all tried their hearts out in every event over the three days. It was a true team effort and every pupil contributed to the overall success of the team. This achievement should not be overlooked as this is the pinnacle of the sporting year to compete against 12 of the best British Schools in the Middle East. It is also worth remembering that TES are the smallest school by far and that nearly all of the schools have huge numbers of children in year 7/8 to choose from, which makes the achievement even more impressive.
I would also like to say a big thanks to all of the supporters over the weekend, who were fantastic. To Laurence Uys for organising the BSME kit and for organising some of the athletics training and to James Du Lieu for his help with the girls football training.
You should be very proud parents tonight.