IHG 20/21 Captains' KicKRoff


Almost a year has passed since Kent Ridge Hall proved yet again that we are the best sports hall along Heng Mui Keng Terrace. Our valiant sportspeople have gone through arduous battles throughout the past few months, with their peers in training, and with COVID, sharpening their skills for this very moment. The time of the year has come. IHG szn is now upon us.


Today marks the first day of the 2020/2021 Inter-Hall Games. As we wish our fellow KResidents all the best in their upcoming journeys, let's first take a look at what our esteemed sports captains expect of their teams. Get ready to make your way to Singapore Pools to place your bets after hearing these expert predictions! (jk gambling is bad guys...)


TABLE TENNIS M - Jerome Alexander Chua

Placement Prediction

"KR Table Tennis has a long-standing history of playing the game at the highest possible standards. Each player has undergone gruelling trainings to harness their abilities and polish their technique. It is no doubt that our matches will be played with great finesse and emerging as champions is a guarantee. Say reals confirm champs."


General Predictions

"We generally don’t do predictions because it gets boring after awhile. Predicting every match to be a 11-0 win for all our players just doesn’t excite us anymore. Really ez win all the games no JUSSSSSSSS"


Final Commments

"I would like to use this platform to request Table Tennis be counted as KR’s 8th culture group because we play with so much finesse that it almost looks like a performance." (see your captain poster can tell already)

TABLE TENNIS F - Teng Yue

Placement Prediction

"It'll be a tough fight this year, my aim for the team is to experience, have fun and try to get into semis? But no promises hahaha"


General Predictions

"We will try our best and leave it to fate" (can ask Jerome to play for the girls too?)







TENNIS M - Ashton and Ethan

Placement Prediction

"Third, maybe second if lucky" (But Ashton confirm first in handsomeness)


General Predictions

"Jack will win all his matches. Ethan on the other hand, confirm choke in matches against EH or TH" (shots fired...)


Final Comments

"We are going into IHG with 1 training... if we win the other halls really suck"




Placement Prediction

"Champions lor" (really unwavering confidence from a choker)


General Predictions

"I will struggle to finish my match because I'm fat, Jack will be our shining star and Sen will cramp again" (fella so fat the ball at his racket already he still haven't start swinging)


Final Commments

"If we don't win IHG, we just pretend it didn't happen"




TENNIS F - Jia Xin

Placement Prediction

"Round 2?"


General Predictions

"At least make it further than last year ya... Yurie confirm can win all her matches, if she can play..."


Final Commments

"Maybe if keep raining and postponing until next month we can be champions"





BASKETBALL F - Claudia and Xiao Wen

Placement Prediction

"Really don't mind Champions but if not Second place would be good!" (tough ah looking at your shooting form eh juss...)


General Predictions

"It's gonna be interesting and more tiring for our players, but our games will be more exciting because of the new 3v3 format"


Final Commments

"Jiayou krbballaces!"





Placement Prediction

"Fingers crossed second place"


General Predictions

"We will finally win TH this year!"


Final Commments

"This year's team might not be the tallest but we will win with the fastest short legs" (if only Xiao Wen would run as hard for Football girls last year sigh...)





BADMINTON M - Shi Cong

Placement Prediction


"Finals, badminton is KR's best sport what"


General Predictions


"I expect nothing but the worst from my team, tingyang will probably choke dam hard"







BADMINTON F - Wen Shien

Placement Prediction

"Third"


General Predictions

"We will wreck TH and EH" (but somehow still predicted to get third only...)










TAKRAW - Mave and Elgin

Placement Prediction

"Champions"


General Predictions

"I'm going to average 2 swear words every set" (please average at least 2 points every set too brother)


Final Commments

"It's going to be hard without fans so please support us on the live stream"





Placement Prediction

"Champs"


General Predictions

"Going to hit myself in the face once"


Final Commments

"Glad to have so many freshies play IHG this year in a sport where normally no freshies play" (19/20 Champs Takraw seniors forever in our memories)






TRACK M - Big Mark

Placement Prediction

"Champions"


General Predictions

"I predict it will rain and IHG track gets cancelled." (actually he just want rain so he don't need to do safety duty)


Final Commments

"This year's IHG gtg, we'll get it next year for sure"







TRACK F - Nicole

Placement Prediction

"Champions!! HAHAH jk i really can’t predict cuz everyone’s rly good!! we are just going in with the mindset to do our best and push as hard as we can"


Final Commments

"I’m proud of everyone for training so hard! Despite the whole Covid situation and clashes with other trainings, the girls still try their best for track and give their all, that’s really heartening!! I’m not running for IHG but rooting for all of them hehe I’m sure their hard work will pay off." (we don't need captain to run still can get champions one)





TOUCH RUGBY M - John

Placement Prediction

"First in our hearts"


General Predictions

"Unfit members of the team will be anklebroken multiple times" (is he referring to himself???)










TOUCH RUGBY F - Xuan

Placement Prediction

"Hopefully we don't break our champion streak"


General Predictions

"Someone will score on the wrong line, even though it shouldn't happen"











ROAD RELAY - Jon

Placement Prediction

"Honestly we’re just hoping to get a better place than last year....so anything better than second last HAHA "


General Predictions

"Definitely Mark and Vanessa burning up the route while Yunliang and I struggle to finish..." (finishing fast is not always the best thing)


Final Commments

"It was initially the captains’ plans to find 6 other runners so that we wouldn’t have to run...but I guess that didn’t work out"





SQUASH F - Rachael

Placement Prediction

"Hopefully make it to round 2 which means 3rd-4th but honestly just wanna put up a good fight"


General Predictions

"Lol I hope Ethan wins all his matches but cant ask too much from god too jokesss HAHA umm... now weather really wet which makes the indoor squash courts slippery (is physics) so I guess maybe at least one person will slip and fall, but hopefully not our girls. Maybe usc courts will get some earthquake then only KR girls made it in while our opponents are locked out so we win by default who knows"



SQUASH M - Russell

Placement Prediction

"Champions" (really saved the best team for last)


General Predictions

"Reuben makes the court slippery with his sweat and argues with the ref. Brandon retires from squash because he doesn't want to run anymore. Ethan gets angry because he slips (due to reuben's sweat). Jiawen shows some emotion due to his win."


Final Commments

"KR Squash 95% social, 5% serious"





And that concludes our preview of all our IHG sports happening this season! Special thanks to the captains for imparting their invaluable wisdom on us. Not forgetting the cancelled captains.... softball captain and KReporters chair Feng Rui would like to say "PANG GANG LO!"


Remember to tune in to the lG livestreams of the games on @kentridgesports to support our KR superstars!

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