|Finn Bos prevails at Classified Table Tennis event |
SHERDON PIERRE Monday, March 20 2017
FINN BOS (Carenage Blasters) was in a class of his own when he captured the Men’s B Division title, defeating a fighting Javier King (Bago Slammers) 9-11, 11-3, 11-7, 11-9 when the Classified Table Tennis Tournament 2017 started on Saturday at the new home venue for table tennis - the Racquet Centre in Tacarigua .
In the semi-final round, Bos defeated Neville Cabie (WASA) 7-11, 11-9, 11-3, 11-3 while King overcame Abraham Francis (Arima Tennis Club) 11-7, 11-9, 11-9 .
Imani Edwards-Taylor (Gladiators) defied all odds and created history by winning the Women’s B division at the tender age of 11. The Holistic Primary School student snatched victory over Rayanna Boodhan (Hawks) 11-6, 11-8, 8-11, 12- 10. In the previous round Taylor spanked Arlene Joseph (Enterprise) 11-8, 13-11, 11-8 while 13-year-old Boodhan beat Jamila Alexander (UTT ) 7-11, 15-13, 11-2, 11-3 .
Darrion Phillip (Petrotrin) trounced Reeza Ali (Warrenville United) 11-1, 11-7, 11-6) to be crowned the Men`s C Division Champion. Both finalists won their semi-final round by 3-0 margins as Phillip was victorious against Satesh Jodhan (Couva) and Ali breezed past Samuel Humphreys 11-5, 11-6, 11-8 .
In the women`s C Division, WASA`s Sharon Ramoutar was the winner as she overcame a stiff challenge against her namesake Derah Ramoutar 10-12, 11-5, 11-6, 11-7. Sharon made light work of Shirley John, winning 11-4, 11-7, 11-3, while Derah had to fightback from two games down to defeat Jewel Nidhan (Carenage Blasters) 7-11, 9-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-9 .
Shirley John was the highlight of the day being an 81-year-old energetic competitor and had a commendable performance as she reached the semi-final round .
The tournament concludes on Wednesday at 6.30 pm at the same venue with the Men`s A2 final and Women`s A final