Sunday, 17 June 2007

Royal Up...Shakespeare Down...

What an eventful day was yesterday! The highlights of which were traffic jams, the rugger match, and the shakespeare girls finals.

I was just about to leave for the Roy-Tho rugger match when i got news that the authorities were checking every vehicle entering Colombo! So an hours delay later I managed to find myself at the CR&FC. Not so surprisingly, thanks to the checkpoints, the stands were far from full.

Great game. Well it is always great when your team wins. It was close at 22-18 at the final whistle. I thought Royal had the opportunity of scoring atleast 2 more tries, but as has been evidenced right throughout the season, Royal lacks the capability and capacity to add the required finishing touch to their plays. Much to the disbelief of Royal fans, the ref didn't see a blatantly obvious forward pass by the Thomian three quarters which led to their second try. This was followed by hoots of "referee horaa!", "referee mahindata puka denava" (incidentally MR's son played the match for Thora), "okath mahinda chinthanayeda?" "heta thamuseta ministry ekak!"...oh well:)...

The Shakespeare finals ended in a farce! The plays were great. But the comedy began when the judges and the organizers took the stage to make the presentations. They made the nominees for each award come up on stage, then picked the winner while the others had to walk off like idiots! The actual result nearly brought the house down. Ave maria walked off with first prize while LC came last. SBC strode in at 2nd place. The general reaction was that LC's performance was a cut above the rest and they deserved to win. The judges thought otherwise. SBC on the other hand were rubbish, and nevertheless ended up 2nd.

hmmm. Hoping for a better performance by the judges tonight.

6 musings:

SpectralCentroid said...

Whoa whoa. So did Royal win or not? (Pardon me if I'm missing something obvious but can't decide if I should go by the title or the description.)

confab said...

well, the title relates to royal winning the roy tho rugby. the boys finals were last night. Maris Stella won, Royal 2nd, D.S. 3rd, St.Joesephs 4th.

themissingsandwitch said...

Just a querry, was having a chat about re-living our own shakes memories the past few days. Wondering if I could get some feedback as to whether we could have our own past-pupils Shakespeare drama competition? If there are enough people interested, it can be organized.

confab said...

we've thought abt it before...but i'm not sure its feasible. what with work committments et al. we did an old boys production in jan and it was almost a disaster due to the fact that no one could commit enough of their time. but maybe something like an evening of shakespeare by past shakes players could be on the cards. what sayest thou?

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