Friday, March 16, 2012

ISCAR: What Not To Like

1. Rules Are Rules

Let.s first start with: I don.t like the Golden Rule of ISCAR - One person can only join One game, even in the Track Events! Back in my high school, one person can join max 2 single + 1 group events. For example, if you take part in 100m, you can still participate in 200m and 4x100m!

And for each kulliyyah to send only one (only one!) representative for each Track event, what.s up with that?!

Yeah. They said the rule is made to be fair to all students. To recruit more and many more IIUMK students in these sports. To find more talented players. To allow 'new faces' to win the games.

Whatever the reasons are, I believe that our Goal is to find the best and talented players in IIUMK for each game. If we were to pick players randomly for the game, even if she.s not good at that very particular sport, how can we make sure that that it is a competition among the best players between Kulliyyahs?

If we were to select players only to fill up the registration list, without actually sending our Kulliyyah.s BEST player to join the game, can that be considered as a FAIR game?
However, if our Goal is to have fun and enjoying ourselves, so that everybody can have a fair chance to be a part of a game, even if he.s not the best player in that game, well - that.s a different story. 

But I still don.t like the Golden Rule. At all.

Especially in Track Events.

2. Messy Schedule

With the date of games keep changing, plus the not-so-helpful (and not very organized) Game Schedule, I personally think that somehow, it gives ISCAR a not-so-good impression from the very beginning, even before the games start.

Yeah. There is no doubt that to organize such a big event like this, involving all Kulliyyahs in IIUMK - it is indeed a big responsibility. But there is no excuse to provide such a messy schedule.

I don.t know if I.m the only person who thinks that the schedule is a sore to the eye. If it.s only me, I apologise for being such a perfectionist.

3. Others

Apart from those two, there are few minor glitches in the game that I particularly dislike. For instance, how difficult it is to get the players to be on time and the how much time is spent to wait for a certain player who has to play in two different games at the same time.

I believe that is the duty of a PIC (Person In Charge). I believe that it is not a job that should be taken lightly.

Disclaimer: This is solely an article of personal opinions from this blog.s author. It does not represent the whole view of IIUM Kuantan students nor the entire IIUM Medical students. As a matter of fact, the author does not wish to condemn the ISCAR committees nor wishing to be the person in charge for ISCAR next year. The author.s only wish is to see a better Inter-Kulliyyah Games in the future so that she can participate happily in the game and say 'IIUM students manage to pull off a grand sports event like this, they rock!!' 


  1. FYI missy, one person one game rule only applied to medic, pharmacy and sciencess since they have many players and students, but dentist and nursing one player 3 games, allhs 1 player 2 games....and players are not picked randomly, each kulliyyah well at least some kulliyyah held try-outs to pick the best athlete for respective sports yeah

  2. Oh. My intention was to comment on the Track Events only, not the games as a whole. You see, in Track events, no matter which course the student is from, she is allowed to join one track event ONLY. Seems I have misconstructed my sentences. My bad.

    Then again, referring to Track Events~ we did hold tryouts to pick up the runners, but the One Game One Rule limits the best player to join one Track event only.

    So yeah~~

  3. hurm yeah, one player one game rule is applied so that other player/student or 'new faces' can also participate, can enjoy and experience the thrill or honour of representing their respective kulliyyahs....people complaint as when it comes to sporting event,it's the familiar faces who were competing..hmm so yeah :)

  4. That's true. I also think that more students should participate in the Track events.

    However, there are other ways that can attract 'new faces' other than imposing the Golden Rule to the runners. How about sending 2 representatives from each Kulliyyah to compete for each event? And the runners are allowed to participate in one/two Solo event(s) and one Relay event?

    As a participant of the Game, I find myself very difficult to enjoy it because I have to choose for only ONE game. Not to say that it's not worth my time going to the Stadium just to participate in only ONE game, but the excitement is less felt.

    Regarding complaints on 'familiar faces competing in the Game', I believe they compete because they are the best among the others. Is that such a bad thing if the mentioned 'faces' won the Game for the Kulliyyah? Other people who would like to join the Game should measure up and compete against the 'familiar faces' so that they can be the one representating their Kulliyyah.

    The strength of the 'familiar faces' should be polished and put to good use, not limiting it.

    Personally, i think the rule itself is rigid and inflexible,, so yeahh :)

  5. hurm it's always good to have a new perspective...yes we tried planning for relays and unfortunately time and workforce are the limiting factors, plus it was the first time track events was held, so yeah there ought to be a lil bit of hanky panky and glitches, and if u have anymore thoughts or opinion, shoot!~

  6. I understand. The first time is a starter. Maybe next time would be better.

    I think I've commented enough. Thanks for the feedback and explanation :)