Well champs for me was awesome, not because of the athletics, but because of not so obvious reasons i will not mention here. Champs in a nutshell best described by Jamaipanese: “Boys and Girls Champs held in Kingston Jamaica is the biggest yearly track and field event in the western hemisphere. Male and female athletes from from high schools all over Jamaica compete over 4 days in various events for the right to be crowned champions. This year the event was sponsored again by Grace Kennedy, Bmobile, Western Union and others “.
But over the years champs has become somewhat predictable in the sense that the teams that are going to win are expected. Holmwood, my school took it home from about Friday leading by alot of points, while Calabar was leading KC by alot also. It’s not as nail biting anymore, and after winning champs for 6 years straight, the whole champs celebration thing has become somewhat stale, Holmwood was winning two years before i got there, and they have been winning ever since.
Soon what will happen is that schools will stop participating because they feel somewhat demotivated knowing they don’t stand a chance against the mighty Holmwood and the Calabar Lions. the spectators will shrink every year, sponsors will start pulling, but i guess i’m being somewhat pessimistic, but from what i heard Champs was somewhat empty this year. And what sucks for the organizers of champs is that they can’t do anything to stop the same schools from winning every year, oh well.