Video Broadcast : #147
December 22, 2020
Text Update : December 25, 2020
SEAP Games Volleyball Champions
by U Aye (M62, RU Selected), HIC/FAO/UN(Retired)
Ko Kyaw Han from RU Forestry was Burma selected player in 1961 SEAP Games in which Burma won gold medal. The team was led by Ko Kyaw Nyunt (1), we called him Ah Kogyi.
- Ko Kyaw Nyunt (1), Record Office, Defence Services, Captain
- Ko San Aye, 5th Buriff.
- Ko Soe Myint, RODS
- Ko Ohn Shwe, RODS
- Ko Maung Ni, RODS
- Ko Kyaw Nyunt (2), Insein, (Burma Railways)
- Ko Tin Ohn, Insein, (Burma Railways)
- Ko Kyaw Han, RU
- Ko San Dwe, 5th Buriff
- The Coach was U Myat Tun Aung.
Burma selected team came to practice with our RU team almost daily before the game.
Ko Nay Aung (RU), Ko Shwe Kyaw (M63), and I (Ko Aye(M62)) were called in to participate in the team of judges for the volleyball in the SEAP games (in December 1961).
- Side Out Scoring
15 points per game
Best of Three
- Rally Scoring
25 points per game
Best of Five
5th game : 15 points
- Outdoor (Beach)
21 points per game
Best of Three
3rd game : 15 points
- World Championship
Volleyball is played by two teams of six players each. Players may have roles (e.g. striker, lifter). Some teams had four strikers and two lifters. Some teams prefer to have five strikers and a lifter. A few teams have all players do the spiking and lifting.
There are rule changes over the years. In the early days, only the serving team can score. Later, any team (serving or defending) can score, but the game score was raised to 25.
We saw a documentary on how Japan selected and trained tall and/or strong females with no [international] experience to compete in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Japan won the gold medal for Women’s Volleyball.
Beach Volleyball is played by two teams of two players each. Each player has to lift and strike.
Ko Thar Din (EC79), who represented RIT and Burma, moved to the USA.
Other non-alumni who represented Burma include Ko Than Soe (3rd of 9 Wan brothers from St. Paul’s) and Ko Ohn Shein.
Early selected :
Members of the SEAP Games Championship Team,
U Tin Maung Swe,
U Khin Maung Htwe,
Ko Aung Khin (M67), Saw Edison (EP69) and Saw Orson (A) represented RIT.
Per Ko Hla Kyi (EC77), RIT Volleyball team was Insein Township champion for 3 times around 1975 – 77. More than 2/3 of RIT students are Insein Township Volleyball selection.
Ko Aye Thein, Sa Maung Maung, Ko Myint Maung (Bu) and Saw Edison (all EP69) represented EE in the Inter Department tournament.
UCC staff (Saya U Ko Ko Lay, U Kyaw Nyein, U Thein Oo, …) and some users played friendly matches. Ma Judy (Nwe Nwe Win) was often the sixth player on the men’s team.