Oman: Thrilling and Exciting Muscat Mogaveera Silver Jubilee Cup Volleyball Tournament

A successful effort by Mangalore Spikers and Muscat Mogaveera Koota

Oman: Volley Ball, though complex, is definitely a game of simple skills, displaying constant motion. Superb, thrilling, action packed matches were witnessed by Volleyball enthusiasts and spectators at the Muscat Sports Club Indoor Volleyball Stadium accompanied with cheering, applauding, encouraging calls that reverberated throughout the event, from the inaugural exhibition match to the final, played from Thursday, 5th November to Friday, 6th November, 2015.


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Mangalore Spikers, a team of sports enthusiasts (sponsored by Bhuvanendra Kidiyoor, Ashish Kumar, Mahabhala Mendon and Girish Kanchan) hailing from Coastal Karnataka, organized the event under the patronage of Muscat Mogaveera Koota (MMK) and under the auspices of the Muscat Sports Club.


Welcome Address: Jaya Ramesh, on behalf of the Muscat Mogaveera Koota (MMK) along with vice president of MMK, Koni Prakash Naik welcomed the distinguished guests, guest invitees, participating teams and the enthusiastic spectators.

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The guests for the inaugural session were, S A S Naqvi – Olympian, Hockey Veteran, Sports Consultant, Oman Hockey Association; Dr Sathish Nambiar – Chairman of Indian Social Club Muscat; G V Ramakrishna – Head of National Sales and Expat Services, Bank Muscat; Sheikh Kaleem – MD of Majan Events Group of Companies; and, Nabil Ali Al Balushi – Partner, Majan Events Group of Companies.

Inaugural Proceedings: S A S Naqvi inaugurated and declared open the Volleyball Tournament through a ribbon cutting and ball-serving ceremony by the distinguished guests.

Brief Outline of MM Koota and the Tournament: Vice president of MMK, Koni Prakash Naik, briefly explained about MM Koota and threw light on the Mogaveera Silver Jubilee Volleyball Tournament & Mogaveera Cup – 2015.

The distinguished guests wished the tournament and lauded the significance and the thought behind the tournament. Thereafter, Mathew, the Commentator, introduced the teams and the referees, and the first round of matches commenced.

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The following day, November 6th, the latter half of the matches were conducted.

After the welcome address by Jaya Ramesh that afternoon, the matches continued with an Exhibition Match played between Mangalore Spikers and Team Sohar. The spectators witnessed exciting matches, nail biting close finish, match points levelled, score points increasing, excellent smashes, superb lifts and marvelous all round performances.

Winners: Team Mangalore Spikers lifted the Muscat Mogaveera Silver Jubilee Cup after a close battle of nail biting finish. They were presented with the Winning Trophy and their individual medals by the Chief Guest, Amur Bin Humaid Bin Abdullah Al Tuqi.

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Team Sohar, who were the runners-up, were presented with a trophy and medals by Ahmed Said. Team Misbah secured the Third Place and they were presented with Trophy and Medals by Amur Bin Humaid Bin Abdullah Al Tuqi.

Individual Winners:

Best Smasher Award was presented to Ashwal Rai by Ashish Kumar.
Best Lifter Award was presented to Adam from MIP “B” Team by Mahabhala Mendon.
Best All Rounder Award was presented to Anup D’Costa by Shaikh Kaleem Saheb.
Best Lebero Player Award was presented to Dhanraj Amin by Girish Kanchan.

President of MM Koota Muscat, Dr Shekhar Salian honoured the distinguished guests with mementoes for their ardent support, encouragement and their gracious presence. He presented the mementoes to Amur Bin Humaid Bin Abdullah Al Tuqi, Ahmed Saeed, Majid Bin Said Al Wahaiby, Shaikh Kaleem; to the Guest Players – Anup D’Costa, Ashwal Rai and Dhanraj Amin; and to Jaya Ramesh Shettigar for compering the whole event.

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Star Attraction: Anup D’Costa, Ashwal Rai and Dhanraj Amin exhibited their wonderful skills and left spectators in awe of their spike, lifts, smashes and judgement. As the evening drew close, fantastic matches kept rolling, one after another.

Perfectly set in the apt venue – Muscat Sports Club Indoor Stadium – the Muscat Mogaveera Silver Jubilee Cup Tournament organized by Mangalore Spikers under the patronage of MM Koota displayed the sheer love of the organizers of the Mogaveera Cup Volleyball Tournament.

Venue: Muscat Sports Club Indoor Stadium was the befitting venue for the matches.

Vote of Thanks: The organizers thanked all the members of the Sports Team for providing, assisting, participating and encouraging, from the conceptualization of the event to the successful finale of the Mogaveera Cup Indoor Volley Ball Tournament.

They thanked the Teams, Ground Managers, Referees, Scorer, Commentators, Volunteers, Spectators, Photo/Videographers, Sound & Light, DJ, Stage Setting, Artwork, Printing and Media Coverage and Support Staff. They also thanked special sponsors for providing Water and Juice, Pocari drink and chocolates; and Nagesh Shetty for arranging the freezer.

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  1. It was a superb effort by MM KOOTA . An event like volley ball tournament with international teams competing with each other would have been a dream event for any other community organisation.
    But MMK conducted the event with great ease . Meticulous planning and elegant execution were the hall marks of the event.
    Kudos to MMK office bearers spear headed by Prakash Nayak and well supported by Ramanand Kunder, Devanand , Ravi Kanchan, Vishwanath and many others.

  2. The event was very well organised and finish was nail biting. Kudos to MMK for conducting an excellent tournament which has become an instant hit.
    Contributions from the team of Prakassh Nayak , Devanand , Ramanand kundar and many others are praiseworthy.
    Jaya Ramesh’s report is excellent.

  3. Thank you one and all for your support and encouragement. Yes indeed it was a grand two day event and first of a kind. Yes.. difficult to organize yet with like minded people and the support of well-wishers it makes that much more easier when it comes to execution.

    Thank you Mrs. Jaya Shettigar for the detailed report and for publishing it. Thank you to all those Guests of Honour, representatives from various communities and organizations for accepting our invitation and gracing the occasion in spite of late hours.

    We did our best and are looking forward to such opportunities to do even better.

  4. It was a great event enjoyed every match of the tournament kudos to Muscat Mogaveers and all other members of the organizing comitee. It was a great hit and successful tournament ever seen in muscat. expect many more events like this from MMK.

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