Barbados wrap up Goodwill TT tour
The National Sports Commission (NSC) “Teach Them Young” development programme that facilitated the visiting Barbados Table Tennis Club, comprising cadet players at the beginners and at the intermediate levels, concluded on Wednesday.
The programme was hosted during August 8-15 at the National Gymnasium with national coach Linden Johnson and International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Level I Coach, Gavin Lowe conducting the daily sessions.
Early in the programme Director of Sports, Neil Kumar, welcomed the team and urged them to have fun while learning new skills and making new friends. He noted that such programmes have produced Caribbean champions in the past.
He made reference to the recently concluded Pre-Cadet Championships in Jamaica when Guyana came out on top with 5 gold medals, 4 silver medals and 10 bronze medals. Kumar noted that the programme has been valuable to the development of table tennis.
At the conclusion of the programme Guyanese and Barbadians players were engaged in a goodwill tournament with results as follows:
In the 13 years and under teams “A”, the host defeated the visiting team 5 games to 4 games; In the 13 years and under teams “B” the host defeated the visiting team 5 games to 4 games and in the 15 years and under teams, the host beat the visiting team 5 games to 4 games.
The singles event attracted 36 players with results as follows: in the 9 years and under open, Barbadian Dasha Murphy beat Jadyn George (Guy) 3-0, joint third place went to Omari Hazlewood (Guy) and Roy Cort (USA).
In the open category, Guyanese Emmanuel Major beat Barbadian Donavan Griffith 3-0, while the joint third place went to Christopher London (Guy) and Matthew Wilson (Guy). The NSC donated trophies and medals for the presentation ceremony.