Monday, October 18, 2010

Bowling, anyone?

Editor's Note: A little something from the Capstone Bowling Challenge Trophy 2010, the most roaring and competitive event in our corporate calendar. Well done to everyone who were a part of it.

Capstone Bowling Challenge Trophy 2010 – Organized by Cluster E1
Written by Ong Zhen Ling, Coral Secondary School

The Capstone Bowling Challenge Trophy 2010 was held at Kallang Bowl at Leisure Park Kallang on Oct 1. This is the second year running that the challenge was being held and it involved over 120 players and supporters from the different arms of Capstone, namely Aspire! EduServices (AES), Aspire! Training Network, Aspire! Career Services (ACS), Aspire! Management Services (AMS) and Kampong (F & B) Group. This year’s event was organized by CCPE Cluster East 1, with Mr Mohamad Amin Bin Mohamad Noor of Pasir Ris Crest Primary School as the Event I/C and Mr Paul Low, AES Zone Manager (East), as the advisor.

Mr Victor Pinto, our Managing Director, was invited to give an opening address and the challenge was officially declared open. The 14 clusters of CCPEs and various sectors of the Capstone family each formed a team of 5 bowlers and there were total of 19 teams vying enthusiastically for the trophy. At the sideline throughout the games, the supporters were cheering excitedly for their teams when the challenge was on.

By the end of the first game, team Kampong was in the lead, followed by ACS/AMS Team 2 and Cluster E3.

While the second game was carried out, Paul and AES’ Assistant Zone Managers, Ms Chua Siew Hoon and Ms Azizah Bashir, went down the lanes to listen to the teams and their supporters cheer their best for the Best Cheering Team award. The cheers clearly reflected the mood of this hugely successful event.

At the prize giving ceremony afterwards, it was announced that there was a tie between Clusters E3 and E7 for the Best Cheering Team! The 2 teams were asked to braze it out once again, and boy! They cheered their lungs out much to the delight of the high spirited crowd. The winner was eventually decided based on the thunder of applause they received. Cluster E7 took the eventual honour.

Following a spectacular battle, team Kampong was proudly crowned the Champion! The team, led by Mr Victor Pinto and jointly formed by Mr Tony Ang, Mr Timothy, Ms Khin and Ms May, was consistently in a lead throughout the 3 games and eventually won the competition with an outstanding total of 1745 points. As the winners, the players would have the honour of having their individual names engraved on the trophy, in succession to the pioneer winners from the year before.

Team AES headed by Mr Rockey Michael won the Second Prize with a combined 1528 points, and chasing closely behind, Mr Jerome Teo led the ACS/AMS Team 2 to win the Second Runner-Up with 1513 points.

The Best Male and Female Bowler awards went to Mr Mohamed Azman Bin As’at from Anglo-Chinese School (Primary) in South Cluster 3 and Mdm Ng Ai Choo of Capstone Group with personal total scores of 438 and 373 points respectively.

Amid the applause and cheers, Mr Michael Ong, our beloved CEO, spontaneously gave a closing address and the event officially ended with a series of photo taking, thanks to the photographer from Studio 8 who diligently helped to capture memorable and candid moments throughout the event.

With much appreciation, Cluster E1 would like to take this opportunity to compliment all the participants for their admirable sportsmanship and the wonderful and enthusiastic audience. We thank you for all the generous (and mostly positive) feedback and will work consciously on improving. With that, we look really forward to the next event together.