GTTA rewards tournament winners

The Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) at a simple presentation ceremony at Olympic House on High Street Saturday handed over trophies and cash prizes to the various division winners of the recent Champion of Champions event.

In the Open category, Shemar Britton walked away with the first place trophy and the $15,000 cash incentive following his 11-5, 11-5, 5-11, 12-10 victory over Kyle Edghill. Britton earned his berth in the final after defeating Paul Meusa 15-13, 15-13, 11-8 in the semi-final.

Edghill for this efforts received the runner-up trophy and $9,000. He sealed his spot in the final after defeating Joel Alleyne 12-10, 5-11, 13-11, 3-11, 11-5 in the second semi-final. Meusa and Allen walked away with the joint third place prize of $5,000 apiece for their showing.

Chelsea Edghill was presented with her 15-18 division trophy  and $15,000 cash incentive after she defeated Britton in the final 11-8, 6-11, 11-7, and 11-8. C. Edghill had punched her ticket to the final following an 11-9, 12-10, 10-12, 16-14 semi-final win over to Elishaba Johnson.

Britton for his display earned the second place trophy and the $9,000 cash incentive. He had sealed his spot in the final following a 2-11, 11-2, 14-12, 11-8 semi-final triumph over Ryan Narine. Rounding out the joint third place finishers were Johnson and Narine who pocketed $5,000 piece.

In the 13-15 division, Khalil Ninvalle collected his first place title and $9,000 cash incentive after he had defeated Selenas Jackman in the final 11-7, 11-8, and 13-11. Ninvalle had sealed his berth to the final after defeating Khalid Gobin 11-4, 11-5, 13-11 in their semi-final matchup.

Jackman for her showing collected the second place trophy and $5,000 cash prize. Jackman earned her place in the finale after getting past Tyriq Saunders by an 11-9, 8-11, 8-11, 12-10, 11-5 margin in their semi-final battle.

The joint third place finisher’s prize of $3,000 apiece was presented to Khalid Gobin and Tyriq Saunders. The presented trophies were donated by Michael Vieira and Leon Yaw while the cash incentives were donated by the GTTA.

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