Today we welcome the ACAMIS Gold Division schools to BSB for the 2016 Volleyball Championships. ACAMIS stands for the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools. Gold Division member schools include:
- The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi,
- Dalian American International School (DAIS), Hong Kong Academy (HKA),
- Hangzhou International School (HIS),
- Shenzhen International School Nanshan (ISNS) and
- The International School of Macao (TIS).
A little history, this is the 7th year we have been in the Gold Division for ACAMIS, hosting now Volleyball for a second time over these 7 years. We are the defending boys champions from 2015 at HKA, and I hope our girls team can continue to play as strong as they have been in ISAC to win our first ever ACAMIS Girls Volleyball Championship. This is actually the only ACAMIS title we have not won for the core sports (Volleyball/Basketball/football). However, no matter how both teams play, we at BSB are so very proud of all of them.
Secondary Teachers please note, starting at lunch time (Period 1-4 today per normal lessons), our ACAMIS squad will be off lessons for the tournament (they will as well be wearing their ACAMIS kit, so wish them luck when you see them):
- Boys- Leonardo Bellillo, Antoine Delmoitiez, Larona Bokgolea, Jordan Chan, Kimbo Weng, Warren Eben, Daniel Palmgren, SeongWon Moon, Brian Byun, Luca Berendt
- Girls- Hanna Nestler, Abby Mikhail, Lucy Puttock, Laura Otero, Laura Rota, Sueda Zanlier, Emer O’Brien, Ricky Hao, Megan Wei, Sabrina Zhang
Earlier in the week, I emailed out the program which can also be found on our website as well as the microsite for the Tournament listed below. First matches start at 1600 for Girls and 1700 for Boys. I have scheduled as many matches as possible in the Gym, and the rest in Dome 1 (nearest the entrance) to allow for as many BSB supporters to come and support as possible. Please if available come by to support our team. Especially when scheduled in the Gym, on the left side entrance down the gym is available for spectators to watch, as well as all the seating. The Dome has plenty of space to support but not as much as the Gym.
Times listed below.
Thursday 3rd Nov: BSB Girls vs. DAIS (Dome 1) 1600
Thursday 3rd Nov: BSB Boys vs. DAIS (Dome 1) 1700
Friday 4th Nov: BSB Boys vs. ISNS (Gym 1) 0930
Friday 4th Nov: BSB Girls vs. ISNS (Gym 1) 1030
Friday 4th Nov: BSB Boys vs. HIS (Gym 1) 1300
Friday 4th Nov: BSB Girls vs. HIS (Gym 1) 1400
Friday 4th Nov: BSB Boys vs. HKA (Dome 1) 1400
Friday 4th Nov: BSB Girls vs. HKA (Dome 1) 1500
Saturday Matches as well, so check out the website for the schedule: www.BSBShunyiSport.com Click on Competitions & Events then ACAMIS Volleyball (Microsite)
We will post video of the matches when we have it as well as all the scores and photos etc. The Video is a new thing we are putting together so please be patient with us as we get this up on the site. Also you may have noticed two large TV screens (outside the MPR) & on the 3rd Floor (outside the secondary library), which will be carrying all the games Live in the Gym & Dome, so also good places to watch the action if you can’t get to the playing locations.
Also apologies for any minor disruptions ACAMIS Volleyball may have on your regular routines, and come and support our teams if you can. Like always if you have any questions let me know.
Director of Sport and PE