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Golden Jubilee Saints Quadrangular Tournament 2017


Dear All,

It’s with great pleasure that we announce the running of The Golden Jubilee Saints
Quadrangular Tournament which will be hosted by St. Anthony’s College, Kandy and worked off in Kandy on the 26th and 27th of August - 2017.

It was In 1963 that The Old Benedictines, for their Old Boys Union Diamond Jubilee celebrations, invited various schools for a Sports Festival. Only three schools responded namely St. Anthony’s College, Kandy, St. Joseph’s College, Colombo and St. Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya.

Subsequently the idea of an annual event was mooted and that is how an Annual fixture amongst the Old Boys of the four leading Catholic schools in the Island was born. The four schools were St. Anthony’s College, Kandy, St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena, St. Joseph’s College, Colombo and St. Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya. The event is now known as the  Saints Quadrangular. It has become a much looked forward to event in the Quadrangular calendar drawing much interest of the many Cricketers of yesteryear, and lately amongst the Basketballers and Ruggerites as well, who turn out  proudly for their Alma Mater.

The competitions at the Quadrangular will be held under the following categories.

Main Quadrangular the 50 Overs Cricket Tournament
Veterans (Over 40’s) 25 Overs Cricket Tournament
Basketball Tournament played for Rev.Fr.Joe E Wickremasinghe Trophy
Rugby 7’s - St. Peter’s College OBU Trophy

Entrance is FREE to all event match Venues. Schedule and Venue of Matches attached for your reference

The Opening Ceremony – Saturday 26th at 7.30am
The Golden Jubilee Saints Quadrangular Tournament will commence with the Opening Ceremony at 7.30 am by hoisting of the Quadrangular Flag and that of the four schools.

The Chief Guest, The Guests of Honour, The Rectors of the Four Schools, The Presidents of the Old Boys Association/Union of the respective schools and many Past players who have participated in the Tournament since its inauguration in 1963, are expected to be present.

Awards presentation and Closing ceremony will take place on Sunday 27th at 5.30 pm at St.Anthony's College, Kandy

Food stalls and Beverages will be available at St. Anthony’s College Grounds where the Main 50 Overs Cricket Quadrangular will be played on both days.

The Chairman and the Joint Organizing Committee invites all Students, Parents, The Tutorial Staff and the OLD Boys of the Four Schools to come and join us in this Golden Jubilee year. 

Golden Jubilee Social events Saturday 26th August -   Thilanka Hotel, Kandy

The Golden Jubilee Social event is inclusive of Drinks and Dinner and will take place on Saturday   the 26th of August at Thilanka Hotel, Kandy, commencing 7.00pm onwardsThere will be a live band in attendance and many surprises are in store. The Social event will host the officials of the Quadrangular schools, The Players and the Principals of the respective schools.

We invite The Old Boys, their families and friends too, to join in the fellowship and camaraderie which has been part and parcel of the Quadrangular tournaments tradition through the years gone by. 

The Dress code for the Social event will be Smart Casual and the Cost of Ticket per Person is Rs.2000.00
Kindly contact Mr.Ruchira Athurupana on 076-8455242 to reserve your tickets for the Social Event.

Looking forward to your presence and participation at this GOLDEN JUBILEE Saints Quadrangular Tournament.

Please feel free to forward this email to your Colleagues, Batch mates  and other Old Boys, so that they too will participate.  Details are also available on the website www.sackoba.com 

The Chairman and the Joint Organizing Committee  
GOLDEN JUBILEE Saints Quadrangular Tournament 2017