The good news is, there's a high-level hockey tournament in town. The better news is, Gill isn't. The best news would be, if he didn't even know.
The State Training Centres (STC), in association with the Sports Authority Of India (SAI), is organising the Inter-SAI Hostel Junior Hockey Championships from 22nd to 24th May, at the SAAP Hockey Stadium in Begumpet. 7 south-zone teams are participating in this tournament.
The participating teams are divided into two groups. Group A has STC Bangalore, STC Kollam, STC Chennai and STC Pondicherry, while Group B has STC Secunderabad, STC Eluru and STC Trichur. The tournament will be played in league-cum-knockout basis. The group matches will be in the league format with the top two teams from each group qualifying for the semifinals. The semifinals and finals will be played in knockout basis. The schedule of the matches is as given below:
6:30am - STC Bangalore vs STC Kollam
8:00am - STC Chennai vs STC Pondicherry
9:30am - STC Secunderabad vs STC Eluru
4:00pm - STC Chennai vs STC Kollam
5:30pm - STC Bangalore vs STC Pondicherry
6:30am - STC Eluru vs STC Trichur
8:00am - STC Chennai vs STC Bangalore
4:00pm - STC Secunderabad vs STC Trichur
5:30pm - STC Kollam vs STC Pondicherry
6:00am - Semifinal 1 - Group A winner vs Group B runner-up
8:00am - Semifinal 2 - Group B winner vs Group A runner-up
3:00pm - Finals - Winner of Semifinal 1 vs Winner of Semifinal 2
The State Training Centres conduct annual summer camps for junior-level hockey players, and this tournament is part of their training program. These tournaments will be held in different places of South India to guage the competitive spirit of the trainers. Trophies will be given to the winners, and participation certificates will be given to all the participants.
Please contact 2790-6130 for further details.