NGC Gas Rush has its first Champion- Holy Name Convent Port-of-Spain

After 60 games over an almost four-month period, the NGC Gas Rush competition came to a close on Thursday 4 June 2009 at the Gayelle studios, with a tensely-fought battle between Holy Name Convent, Port of Spain and Naparima Boys College, San Fernando. The girls of the capital emerged as the Gas Rush Champion team. After a slow start, Holy Name rallied and took home Dell Laptops for themselves whilst their school got a brand new Desktop PC as well as the Gas Rush Champion Challenge Trophy.   

~All 8 Education supervisory districts in Trinidad and Tobago were contacted at the beginning of the year 

~110 Schools entered to play NGC’s GAS RUSH 2009 

~Fyzabad Anglican and Iere High School tied for first in the preliminary round with 4500 points a piece 

~Three schools from Tobago made it into the Top 32 

~Signal Hill achieved the overall highest points (5800) in all games recorded; they also received the highest losing score (3600) in the last 16 team play-off 

~Judges’ Pick Winner: Miracle Ministries High  

~The most vociferous and passionate crowd support: ASJA Girls Charlieville 

~4th place Fyzabad fielded a team of Form 3 students and consistently performed with excellence 

~3rd Place ASJA Boys’ San Fernando was one of only three boys’ schools to make it all the way to the semis.  This team, it was agreed, was most memorable as they were the team noted for both tact and flair.

 ~ First and second place competitors were cool, calm and collected, never wilting under pressure even in instances where they had slow starts.

 The Gas Rush team acknowledged that it was a long haul, but that this novel energy event could not have happened without the support of staff at NGC. A special thanks to the following for all their assistance throughout Gas Rush (in alphabetical order):  

Above: Holy Name Convent Port-of-Spain (Gas Rush Champions) at the NGC Gas Rush Finals

It was a long haul for NGC’s Gas Rush team comprising Bhagwandeen Frankie, Vindira Deobaran, Kevin Holder and Joselle Sirju.  The competition began in March 2009 with 110 schools from both Trinidad and Tobago and concluded in June. Before the competition began, NGC Ambassadors fanned out throughout the island to deliver booklets, maps and game rules to all 152 secondary schools in the twin island.

 Let’s take a look at some Gas Rush Highlights which may give you an idea of what happened over the four-five months of competition: