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Sports Update

23 January 2015

Dear All,

The next two weeks are packed with sport action at BSB as well as within Beijing.

On Saturday 24th January, BSB will be fielding 8 sports teams in total (boys/girls) playing handball, basketball, & volleyball. These next two weeks also mark an end to Season 2 sports for U19 (Basketball), U14 (Volleyball), & U10 (Handball).  The ISAC U19 tournament for boys was on the 17th January, hosted by BSB. Tournament results listed below. The U19 girls ISAC tournament is being held at WAB on 24th January. Our girls’ first game is scheduled at 16:00 (4pm) vs. CISB. If they win they move on to play host WAB in the semi-final game. It will be a long night for U19 girls as they will finish their ISAC tournament (expected) by 21:00 (9pm) in the late evening. This again is a true testament to our girls and coaches for all the extra hours they put in given the late start and finish for this tournament.

As communicated in the last newsletter, our U14/U13/U12 volleyball teams will have their season ending ISAC tournaments also on the 24th January. The U14 boys & girls tournaments will be hosted by BSB with the boys playing in the Sports Dome and the girls playing in the main Gym. The tournaments @BSB will begin at 09:00 and continue all day with a finish expected at 16:00. U13 boys travel to IST (Tournament begins @09:30) and girls to HISB (Tournament begins @09:00). U12 boys travel to DCB (Tournament begins @10:00). Our U12 girls volleyball team will not be playing this year in their ISAC tournament due to a scheduling conflict with most of the players. With the conclusion of these tournaments all U14/U13/U12 volleyball squads for Season 2 will finish. U14 Season 3 Basketball (boys/girls) will begin Monday 2nd February (A shoot around day in the gym is scheduled for Monday 26th January, open to all Y7/8/9 (boys/girls) students interested to play basketball for Season 3).

RESULTS: U19 Division 2 Boys ISAC City Basketball Championships @BSB 17/01/15

Game 1: THIS 41 vs. IST 34

Game 2: BISS 41 vs. BSB 35

Game 3: BCIS 35 vs. THIS 34

Game 4: CISB 55 vs. BISS 42

Game 5: IST 43 vs. BSB 25 (5th/6th Place)

Game 6: THIS 28 vs. BISS 39 (3rd/4th Place)

Game 7: BCIS 54 vs. CISB 40 (1st/2nd Place)

Final U19 Basketball Div. 2 Rankings (Boys)

1st: BCIS

2nd: CISB

3rd: BISS

4th: THIS

5th: IST

6th: BSB

Sportsmanship: BSB

Our U19 basketball teams will continue training after their ISAC tournaments and conclude their Season with the Gold Division ACAMIS Basketball Championships @BSB from Thursday January 29th to Saturday 31st January 2015. Participating schools are as follows: BSB Shunyi (BSB), Dalian American International School (DAIS), Hangzhou International School (HIS), The International School of Macao (TIS), Hong Kong Academy (HKA), & International School of NanShan Shenzhen (ISNS). BSB’s first game is scheduled for 15:00 for boys & 16:20 for girls vs. HIS. Please find the full schedule and the ability to follow all the action live as we update scores throughout the tournament at: http://acamisbsb.wix.com/gold-basketball (Website will not go LIVE until WED 28/01/15).

With the conclusion of the ACAMIS tournament, the U19 Basketball for Season 2 will finish. U19 Season 3 Football (boys/girls) will formally begin on Wednesday 4th February.

U11 (Primary) Handball had their 2nd Annual Invite at BSB on Wednesday 14th January. This year we expanded this tournament, which already includes Y6/5/4, to include Y3. Overall BSB had just under 100 students participating in this year’s invite with a total of 14 teams (8 Divisions) for BSB Shunyi. In total, 32 teams from 4 Beijing international schools participated. 1st Place trophies were given to the teams who won their Division. BSB had the following 1st Place teams for their Division:  U11 (Y6) Boys, U10 (Y5) Boys, U9 (Y4) Boys, & U10 (Y5) Girls. Congratulations to all BSB participating players no matter how you finished.

With the conclusion of this invitational, Season 2 Handball is finished for Y4/3 & for those students who did not make the Y5/6 ISAC squads. The 5/6 or U10/U11 ISAC teams will continue training until their ISAC tournaments. The U10 ISAC tournament at DSP is scheduled for Saturday 24th January. The boys begin play in the morning and girls play in the afternoon. BSB will be entering two boys teams with BSB1’s first game at 09:40 and BSB2’s first game 09:50. The boys tournament concludes at 13:00. The girls begin play at 14:20 with their tournament concluding at 17:00. The U11 ISAC tournament at DSP is scheduled for Saturday March 14th. Our U11 ISAC squads will remain training until this tournament.

Some primary sport reminders, Season 3 T-ball for U11/U9 will begin Tuesday March 17th. Primary FOBISIA Try-outs are scheduled to BEGIN Monday 16th March. Try-out schedule will be published after Chinese New Year break. Primary FOBISIA training is tentatively scheduled to BEGIN Monday April 6th. A full training schedule will be given to all Primary FOBISIA squad members well in advance of the first training session.

House sports continue next week for all Season 2 Sports. Please remember that all of these tournaments will be played within secondary & primary PE lessons with some primary House events having extended time. The schedule is below for any parents who wish to come and support their children.

All House events are open to the BSB community so if you’re free, do come and support the school and your children. I know I will be cheering on my little Viking in the Y1 House swimming on Tuesday 27th January.

House Sports for Primary Season 2 Sports remaining (January 2015):

Y3 House Benchball MON 26/01/15

Y5 House Handball MON 26/01/15

Y1 House Swimming TUE 27/01/15

Y4 House Swimming THU 29/01/15

Lastly and something that gives me great pleasure is that BSB will be hosting our first ever Association of International Schools in Asia (AISA) event, the Mathematics Challenge & Leadership Conference from Friday 30th January to Saturday 31st January 2015. AISA core schools include Korea International School, Senri and Osaka International School, Seoul International School, & Yokohama International School (YIS). Rounding out participating schools with BSB Shunyi for this year’s event will also be Harrow International School Beijing (HISB). Schools select their top 4 mathematicians and top 4 student leaders to attend this conference annually. As a host school we will enter double this amount for both mathematics & leadership. The purpose of the mathematics competition is to unite mathematicians from AISA schools to challenge and expand their understanding of mathematics, to engage in friendly competition and to have fun. The leadership conference is a non-competitive, collaborative event that focuses on developing team building skills, sharing common student leadership experiences, and exploring practical ideas, plans and suggestions for promoting school and community spirit to take back to each school.

As next week begins, the school will come full circle with all the ACAMIS/AISA activities. If you have time, come and enjoy these events at BSB Shunyi. Also lastly I just want to say a big thank you to all the sport/PE staff & coaches who have put in all the extra time to coach sport teams so far this year. We continue to have record turn out and have to work hard to find enough coaches to cover all the sports the students want to play. This shows an incredible commitment from the student perspective but also highlights just how much of a commitment it is to coach and organize all the sport offerings we put forward at BSB. All our coaches do so voluntarily, which shows again what all these individuals who coach put forth, working extra training nights, extra time outside regular ASA times, all day Saturday fixtures, weekend long tournaments or routinely being amongst the last teachers leaving school with 100 or so students in front of them. Thanks again for everything, the students appreciate everything you give them. Without you the programme simply wouldn’t work.

Update from Mr. Travis Washko, Director of Sport & PE