DGS retain girls' Grade A title after thrilling battle while La Salle edge out St Joseph's to win boys' Grade A crown Diocesan Boys' School (DBS) and Heep Yunn School won the overall championships at the Inter-school Kowloon Division I Badminton Competition held on November 22. Heep Yunn had a tough battle with Diocesan Girls' School (DGS), who won Grade A, B and C titles last year. Heep Yunn beat their arch rivals 3-1 in both the Grade B and C finals. The girls' Grade A final was a thriller. Woo Wing-tung from DGS won the first singles. Heep Yunn hit back to take the first doubles and level the tie 1-1. Then DGS won the second singles but lost the second doubles. So the competition was decided in the final round - the third singles match. DGS' hopes rested with Form Four student Ho Wing-shum. 'I cried when I noticed we were lagging behind in round four,' the 15-year-old said. 'We had already lost the Grade B and C championships, so I was nervous about playing the final match for my school.' Despite the pressure, Wing-shum did not disappoint her fans, helping DGS to retain their Grade A championship. Heep Yunn captain Chan Ngai-yung attributed their overall victory to all team members. 'I have to thank my teammates and the cheering squad. We all had to fulfil our responsibilities and everyone excelled. We had the same goal and strived to do our best. That's why we won,' she said. In the boys' category, DBS won the Grade B and C championships and came third in Grade A. Their teacher, Ho Mau-wang, said he was happy with the result. 'Lots of our main players in Grade A have to prepare for their A-levels. They have less time for training. I'm pleased we got such good results,' he said. La Salle College claimed the boys' Grade A title, while St Joseph's College came second. The final round of the Hong Kong Island Division I contest will held on Saturday at the Chai Wan Sports Centre.