GTTA host Cocktail for US-based players
After two weekends of intense rivalry, mental focus and keen competition, both local and United States-based table tennis players were feted at the Cocktail Reception Monday night at the Police Officers Mess at Eve Leary where they shared in light moments.
The Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) hosted the function on the eve of the departure of new Women’s Singles Champion, Trenace Lowe, who left Guyana yesterday. Saskia Chung will depart today while Paul David has a few more days in Guyana.
The Belle brothers, Brad and Brandon Belle had left Sunday night. The view of GTTA President, Commissioner of Police, Henry Greene is that all overseas-based players must satisfy the GTTA that they are both available to compete and worth national selection.
He said the only way that is possible is if all those players based in the United States of America compete in national trials and national championships, which is why a plethora of players visited Guyana during the last two weeks to contest the Championships.
On the lighter side, most of the players that competed in the Vita Malt National Championships, which concluded Sunday night, table tennis officials, sponsors and other stakeholders gathered at the Police Officers Mess Monday night for the social activity.
One of the subjects that created the most buzz was how Chelsea Edghill dismantled Joel Alleyne 3-0 and Hewley Griffith 3-1 in the ‘B’ Class competition. Edghill made a serious statement with the two scalps then finished runner-up in the Women Singles.
Alleyne and Edghill were the subjects of lots of taunt and tease, but the occasion was geared for that type of ‘small talk’ and free spiritedness. Kaieteur Sport understands that a Christmas event is somewhere in the pipelines to officially close the 2010 Season.