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Gaymes knights the green table

Gaymes knights the green table


Kavir Gaymes turned out to be the top performer when the Stanley Table Tennis Academy staged the Finals of its in house competition last Tuesday afternoon at the Kingstown Anglican School Annex.{{more}}

Gaymes was easily the competition’s Most Valuable Player, after he copped the Under-16, and Under-21 singles titles, as well as the Under-16 and Under-21 doubles.

Gaymes beat Dominic Evans in the Under-16 Final 9-11, 11-2, 11-8, 11-4. Evans was also at the losing end to Gaymes’ onslaught in the Under-21 Final. He triumphed 4-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-7.

Gaymes found a fitting doubles partner in Daryl Dickson. The two whipped Evans and Jabarri Jack in the Under-16 Doubles, 19-17, 5-17, 11-9. The pair of Mickel Cupid and Cruz John was not good enough for Gaymes and Evans in the Under-21 Doubles Final. It was 7-11, 11-7, 11-6, in favour of Gaymes and Evans.

Aron Lewis was the winner in the Under-12, as he got the better of Justin Robinson 11-7, 11-8.

But Robinson was in winner’s row in the Under-14 Singles final. Robinson blanked Jevon Cordice 11-5, 11-4, 11-4.

The Most Improved Player was Javier de Shong, and a special award was given to Horris Williams, who won all his matches in the preliminary round, but had to forfeit his matches last Saturday because of his religious persuasion.

Thirty-three players participated in the competition which, according to former national Table Tennis Coach, Sean Stanley, coincided with the celebration of Heritage Month. Stanley said that he will use every occasion when the students have a break from school to put on such competitions.

He also called for more competitions of this type on a national scale.

Several individuals and business houses assisted in providing the trophies and other things which made the competition a success.(RT)