Guyana dominate Goodwill TT tourney

A 10-member Guyana table tennis team dominated the teams and singles events of an interland table tennis and developmental championships in Suriname among teams from Suriname and French Guiana recently.

According to a release from the GTTA, the team which included some new talent, departed  February 28 for the two day tournament which ended March 1.

In the teams tournament, Guyana “A” defeated Suriname “A” 3-0 and French Guiana “A” 3-1 to win the gold, French Guiana “A” beat Suriname 3-0 “A” to cop the silver.

Guyana players post with the Suriname Table Tennis Association president Desire Hooghart at left.
Guyana players post with the Suriname Table Tennis Association president Desire Hooghart at left.

In the “B” teams competition, Guyana “B” beat Suriname “B” 3-0, and came from behind from two matches to nil to beat French Guiana 3-2  and cop the gold medal, French Guiana beat Suriname 3-0 for the silver medal.

In the junior division Guyana beat French Guiana 3-0 and Suriname 3-0 to walk away with the gold medal, while French Guiana beat Suriname 3-0 for the silver medal.

In the open singles competition for junior players Shemar Britton defeated Kyle Edghill in the final 3-2 while third place went to Suriname’s Maurice Lie  who defeated Stefan Corlette 3-2.

Nigel Bryan won the men’s Open singles title defeating Britton 3-2. The senior Open singles attracted 24 players and was divided into 8 groups of 3 players.

French Guiana players took the third and fourth positions.

Guyana players were Nigel Bryan, Shemar Britton, Joel Alleyne (senior “A” team), Orin Hickerson, Stefan Corlette, Kevon Corbin (senior “B” team), Elishaba Johnson, Kyle Edghill and Alec Hopkinson (junior team).

The championship were separated into 3 divisions, senior ‘A”, senior “B” and the juniors.

More in Sports

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning:

Most Read This Week

  1. The medical school sign on the Buddy’s building

    Buddy’s Pool Hall, Night Club closed after business falls

  2. Barry Dataram

    Who is to blame for Dataram escape?

  3. Lakeram Kewlachand

    Gangaram man takes his own life

  4. Wayne Isaacs (New York Post photograph)

    Guyanese-born cop charged with killing unarmed civilian in NY

  5. The Rio Inn at Forshaw and Oronoque Streets

    Teen shot dead outside Rio nightclub

  6. Courtenay Griffith’s home in Lodge that is earmarked to be demolished.

    City to tear down 52 derelict buildings

  7. Barry Dataram

    Absent Barry Dataram found guilty of drug trafficking

  8. The bus in the trench along Homestretch Avenue.

    Bus ends up in Homestretch trench

  9. Ryan Sergeant

    Youth killed, friend wounded after nightclub shooting


Recommended For You