Ghitorni school and Khanpur school top the Senior and Junior categories respectively in the much awaited annual OTHL Cup. All OTHL Subscribed schools play every year in December (winter break) assemble in one ground to play what is famously known as OTHL DELHI CUP. This year was no different. There were problems for play field, and the schools had special classes even during the winter break but these hurdles were overcome and the events are in the last leg or in the business end.
The in-house tournament started on 28th Dec and will end shortly in the third week of January 2019. The tournament is divided into three aspects. First, the boys who were taken into the OTHL fold in the start of the Academic year (April-May 2018) were put through a process called Skills Cup. Here, sprinting and various skill aspects of hockey like dribbling, rolling, passing, hitting, scopping and other realted paramenters were used as competition. About 20 teams, each consisting of 8-10 players took part. Each team played thrice against other teams before the top four schools were identified.
Thirteen teams were in the fray for the Junior category. However, two teams could not turn up regularly and were discarded after initial days. With near all-win record GBSSS Khapur topped the points table with 27 points and is followed by Mehrauli and Janakpuri 1. Both have garnered 25 points each. GBSSS, Saket came third, just two points above Ghitorni. Ghitorni in the junior category was disappointment against the fact that their seniors top the table. They were actually done in by early defeats.
With wins in first three encounters, Senior boys of Ghitorni are firmly ensconed in the top ladder followed by Shahpurjat School, which fails to bring goalkeeper in time for some mathes.
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