Guyana finish second overall at senior C/bean C/ships

—Britton, Lowe close out c/ships with singles bronze

Director of sports Christopher Jones along with Guyana’s contingent at the conclusion of the championships last evening (Royston Alkins photo)

Hosts Guyana emerged runners up at the conclusion of the 61st Caribbean Regional Table Tennis Federation (CRTTF) senior championships which ended at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) last evening with Shemar Britton and Treance Lowe each copping bronze medals.

Shemar Britton is jubilant after securing his semi-final place in the men’s singles category with a win over Bajan Tyrese Knight (Royston Alkins photo)

 Guyana brought the curtains down on the championships with a total of 750 points behind eventual champions the Dominican Republic (1530) and ahead of third place Barbados (640).

 The final day, however, saw Britton following up his Under – 21 silver medal with bronze in the men’s singles after he was stopped in the semi-finals by Hector Berrios of Puerto Rico 8-11, 11-8, 7-11, 10-12.

 Berrios was eventually defeated by Emile Santos in the final 11-9, 11-6, 11-8, 12-10.

 Lowe also exited the championships at the

Trenace Lowe

semi-final stage after she went down to Esmerlyn Castro of the Dominica Republic 9-11, 6-11, 6-11, 7-11. Castro, in the end, went down to Cuban Carrazan Fonseca for the second final running losing 3-4 following her defeat to her in the women’s Under – 21 duel.

 Guyana tallied ten medals, three silver and seven bronze.

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