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KPMG STANDS FIRM

KPMG STANDS FIRM

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KPMG are the 2005 Scotia Bank Firms and Industrial Table Tennis champions.

Debutantes in the championships, KPMG edged out Cable & Wireless 3-2 in the final last Friday night at the Old Government Printery Building.{{more}}

In a ding-dong tussle, the combination of Shaun Young, Bradley Glasgow and Ironsi Roberts tilted the balance in KPMG’s favour.

Young beat Aberra Larcher 2-0, Khalique Bailey leveled the tie, beating Roberts 2-0. Glasgow got past Leslie Jack 2-1, with Bailey storming back, stopping Young 2-1.

Roberts clinched the title for KPMG, dismissing Larcher 2-0. KPMG ended ahead of the pack from Group A, while Cable & Wireless topped Group B.

On a night that saw a changing of the guards, Alonzo Primus regained the Singles title, disposing of Khalique Bailey 3-0. The law officer beat Bailey: 11-8,11-4,11-9.

A station sergeant attached to the Police Training School, Primus said he was “elated” at copping his fourth singles title in his eighth trip to the final.

Primus revealed that he used a bit of reverse psychology in overcoming Bailey.

“They were referring to me as old man, but I kept my cool and gathered mental strength from those comments,” Primus recounted.

He admitted that his opponents throughout the championships had an array of shots in their armory but lacked the big occasion mentality.

He urged more workers to get involved in Firms and Industrial Table Tennis championship to foster greater competition.

Glenford Prescott of NBC radio was beaten by co-worker Junior Byron-Cox in the semi-final.

In a mismatch of sorts, Primus and Bailey ousted Mark Charles and Roberts 11-5, 11-6,in the Doubles.

Last Friday’s closing ceremony was witnessed mainly by co-workers of the finalists and table tennis enthusiasts. Norman Cumberbatch of the sponsors gave brief remarks prior to the prize giving.

Twelve firms participated in this year’s tournament.

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