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Brandon Legall tallied 21 points for
the second straight match to lead
three T&T players in double-figure
scoring in a 25-19, 25-20, 22-25, 25-
19 victory over El Salvador for fifth
spot when the Second Under-23
Men s Pan American Cup ended at
the Palacio De Los Deportes, Ciudad
Deportiva, La Habana, Cuba on Fri-
In addition to Legall who 18 spikes
and two aces in his total, Nicholas
Prescott and Marlon Phillip were the
two other players in double-figure
scoring with 16 and 11 points respec-
tively while Joel Theodore added seven.
For T&T, which also defeated El Sal-
vador 25-23, 25-23, 25-18 on Thursday
in their final round-robin match, it
was another dominant showing on
spikes, 50-26 while both teams had
the same total in blocks (8-8) and serv-
However, once again, T&T kept its
opponent in each set by too many
unforced errors, 34 to its rival 44.
For the Central Americans Mario
Rivas with 13 and Armando Guatemala,
11 were the only players who had double
digits while Carlos Guatemala got eight.
Speaking after his team s second win
in as many nights after starting with
four defeats, T&T coach Gideon Dick-
son, assessed the tournament as excel-
lent, with a high-level.
Legall added, "It was a good match.
We were good at pass and reception.
I think in general we played well and
the victory we attained yesterday
against the same rival influenced on
it."Dominican Republic secured the
bronze medal by defeating Guatemala
25-18, 25-20, 25-15 while Cuba won
gold by achieving its sixth consecutive
victory overcoming Mexico 25-23, 25-
Prior to the final, both teams had
already qualified for the FIVB Under-
23 World Championship next year.
Following the final, host player
Osniel Rendon was voted as Most Valu-
able Player of the competition.
Osniel, a 2,02 meter-height boy who
will turn into 18 years old on October
26th, was also the Best Server, while
the Dominican Luis Adames was the
Best Scorer and the First Best Spiker
while Cuban Lazaro Fundora was the
Second Best Spiker.
Completing the All Stars, the block-
ers Livan Osoria (Cuba) and Mario Frias
(Dominican Republic), the also Cubans
Ricardo Calvo (Best Setter) and Yonder
Garcia (Best Receiver), the Mexican
Alexis Garay (Best Opposite) and the
Dominican Enger Mieses (Best Libero
and Best Digger).
T&T captain Brandon Legall, right, connects with a spike while El Salvadorean trio
Carlos Rodriguez, Tony Recinos and Mauricio Rivas go up for a block in their fifth
place playoff in the Second Under-23 Pan American Men's Volleyball Cup at the
Palacio De Los Deportes, Ciudad Deportiva, La Habana, Cuba on Friday. T&T won
25-19, 25-20, 22-25, 25-19.
to fifth spot
Catherine Spicer was among the
winners as PowerGen blanked
National Lotteries Control Board
D Abadie Youths 3-0 in the T&T
Table-Tennis Association Second
Division Inter-Team League on
For PowerGen, Faiz Mohammed
brushed aside Edwin Humphreys
11-8,11-7,11 - 3; Spicer outlasted
Daveon Humphreys 11-8, 11-4, 9-
11,11- 6 and Rod Singh came from
behind to defeat Daryl Rampersad
9-11,8-11,11-8,11-8,11 - 8.
At the central Warriors Spors
Club, the host led by Shahjah Khan
two victories got the better of Chase
Khan first rallied past Allan Dook-
ie 6-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-9 and then
outlasted Donald Humphrey 13-15,
9-11, 11-9, 13-11, 11-5 while Clive
Ramsingh defeated Ronny Govera
11-6, 7-11, 11-8, 11-5.
Humphrey got the lone win for
Chase Village, 11-7, 11-7, 11-6 over
And at Oxford Sports, the host
whipped Carenage Blasters 3-1
For Oxford, Anil Ramlakhan
stopped Nigel Morgan 11-4, 11-6,
11-6 but Blasters drew level when
Joshua Maxwell overwhelmed
Anthony Laquis 11-9, 12-10, 12-14,
11-3. However, Laurenston Special
then defeated Nalini Boodoo 11-6,
11-7, 12-10 and Laquis outclassed
Morgan 11-8, 11-7, 11-6 to seal vic-
tory for Oxford.
The 22nd edition of the annual
FW DeVerteuil Memorial Open
Chess Tournament gets off on
Thursday October 16 at the RHAND
Credit Union building, Abercromby
Street, Port-of-Spain, starting at 7
pm. The seven round event, one of
the most popular contests on the
annual chess calendar, continues
on Thursday October 30th at the
same time. There will be no play
on Thursday 23, the Divali holiday.
The contest resumes on Thursday
October 30 and continues on the
following five Thursdays.
Last year s joint champions FM
Mario Merritt and CM Joshua John-
son are expected to defend their titles.
The tournament, sponsored by
RHAND, is organised by Knights
Chess Club in tribute to the late FW
Deverteuil, a stalwart of the defunct
RVI Chess Club who is fondly
remembered for the help and
encouragement he gave to young
The event is FIDE-rated and car-
ries the following prizes: 1st: $1,500;
2nd: $1,000; 3rd: $700; 4th: $500;
5th: $400; 6th: $300.
In addition, four special prizes of
$200 each will be presented to the
Best Junior U20; the Best Female;
the Best ELO Under 1700 and the
Registration for the tournament
can be made with Clayton Gomez
676 7977; Carlyle Singh 622 8111;
John Everon 703 6754.
PowerGen blanks D'Abadie Youths
DeVerteuil Memorial Chess tourney starts Thursday
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