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Chaguaramas Wins Golf Clubs
CHAGUARAMAS GOLF CLUB won the Trinidad and Tobago
Clubs Team Championships on Sunday 19th October, 2014
at the Millennium Lakes Golf & Country Club. The event is
hosted annually by the Trinidad and Tobago Golf
Association (TTGA) IN COLLABORATION WITH DELTA Faucets and
Whan Tong Agencies, as the main sponsors.
This unique tournament pits a 10-member team
comprising golfers from all handicap categories and including
at least one lady and one junior, against their counterparts, for the right to be crowned the Club Team Champions.
So on a perfect day for golf, five clubs teed off under the competent watch of match official, Mr. Paul Swinton-
Ramcharran, vying to dethrone defending champions, St. Andrews Golf Club. This year, the golfers had to over-
come a unique "hazard" created when lightning struck the fifth green on Saturday and created a sizeable sink-hole.
After the eight best stableford scores from each team were added together, Chaguaramas Golf Club emerged as
winners with a score of 264 points, with Millennium finishing a close second with 261 points. Third place went to
Leeward Golf Club from Tobago with 253 points, fourth place to Brechin Castle Golf Club with 228 points and
fifth place to St Andrews Golf Club with 212 points.
The overall individual winner trophy was cupped by Thomas Smith playing for Chaguaramas with a handicap of
10 and an overall score of 41 points.
TTGA President, Mr. Andrew McEachrane thanked the sponsors for once again supporting this event, and stated
that golf is growing at a measured pace and that the association is working closely with SporTT to include golf in
local youth Sports programs.
Delta Faucet Company, has been heavily involved in promoting healthier lifestyles through sport participation and
has, for many years, promoted several golf tournaments in the U.S.A. for charity and medical research.
Whan Tong Agencies was founded fifty years ago, by the deceased Mr. William Whan Tong, a pioneer in the
plumbing industry in Trinidad and Tobago. It was his love for golf that persuaded him to sponsor local competi-
tions in tandem with Delta Faucets - a tradition which is upheld even today in loving memory of his contributions.
NATIONAL CLUBS' TEAM CHAMPIONS 2014 -
CHAGUARAMAS GOLF CLUB PROUDLY DISPLAY THEIR
TROPHIES, FLANKED BY SPONSORS, BRIAN CHANDLER AND
LISA CHANDLER OF
WHAN TONG AGENCIES LIMITED.
THOMAS SMITH WAS DECLARED THE
INDIVIDUAL OVERALL WINNER FOR 2014.
National table tennis players
David Mahabir and Arun Roop-
narine advanced to the main draw
of the masters singles and boys
Under-21 singles respectively at
the Caribbean Region Table Ten-
nis Federation (CRTTF) Senior
Table Tennis Championships in
Cuba earlier this week.
Competing in group three of the
masters singles alongside Cruceta
Geovanny (Dominican Republic)
and Mesa Francesco (Cuba),
Mahabir eased past both men three
sets to love, advancing to the main
draw. The top two players from
each of the four groups advanced
to the main draw.
In the boys U-21 category, Roop-
narine advanced to the main draw
behind Vila Isaac of Dominican
Republic in group two. Roopnarine
lost 1-3 to Isaac, but defeated
Cuban Curbelo Randy 3-1 to
The T&T men's team won
bronze in the team competition.
Mahabir, Roopnarine advance in Cuba
Top T&T swimmer George Bovell
earned two silver medals when he
competed on the opening day of the
fifth leg of the Fina/Mastbank Swim-
ming World Cup in Beijing, China
Bovell, who last competed at the
second-leg in Dubai on September 1,
first created some personal history by
claiming his first medal in the men's
50 metre breaststroke final in 26.91
seconds from lane seven.
The winner was Olympic champion,
South Africa's Chad Le Clos who
stopped the clock in 26.87 seconds
while Hungary's Daniel Gyurta took
bronze in 26.93 in a very close finish
by the top three finishers at the Ying
Tung Swimming Pool, Olympic Sports
Others to finish in the final were
Yukun Huang (27.43), Xiang Le
(27.60), Jiajia Xue (27.67), Zibei Yan
(27.71) and USA's Michael Andrew in
In the morning heats, Schoeman
was the top qualifier in 27.35 in heat
three ahead of Xian Li (27.98) and
five-time Olympian and 2000 bronze
medal winner Bovell (28.03), the fifth
and sixth fastest qualifiers respectively,
followed by Singapore's Lionel Khoo
(28.34), Yunsong Liu (28.83), Chinese
Taipei's Suan-Yen Lee (29.30),
Shaobin Fang (29.40) and Ziyi Chew
Huang won heat one in 27.74 for
the second fastest qualifying time and
he was followed in his heat by Andrew
(28.18) and Jiajia Xue (28.19) while
Yan (27.76) and Gyurta (27.82) were
one-two finishers in heat two.
Ten events later, the 31-year-old
Bovell return to the pool and won his
second silver, this time in the men's
100m individual medley final in 52.43
seconds from lane three to trail Russ-
ian Sergei Fesikov (52.30) but ahead
of China's 2012 Olympic champion
Shun Wang (53.13).
The silver medal in the 100m IM
ended his run of gold medals in the
event this season after he won both
finals in Dubai and Doha to start the
season before skipping both the third
and fourth leg stops in Hong Kong
(September 29-30) and Moscow, Rus-
sia (October 4-5).
The quintet of Tiansheng Jiang
(55.07), Zhixian Yan (55.13), Huanan
Ling (55.15), Andrew (55.59) and Ray-
mond Mak Ho (55.84) were the others
in the gold medal splash.
Earlier in the 100m IM morning
heats, Bovell won the second of three
heats in 54.87 seconds from lane four
ahead of Andrew (55.11) and China's
Yang (55.18) the three qualifiers for
the final to be the third, fourth and
fifth fastest qualifiers, respectively.
However, the top swimmer from
the heats was Fesikov who won heat
three in 53.54 ahead of Wang (54.12)
while Jiang (55.42), Ling (55.86) and
Mak Ho (56.01) were the other qual-
ifiers from heat one.
With the two silver medals, Bovell
who competes in his pet event the
50m freestyle today improved his tally
for the season to six medals, two gold
and four silver.
He will go in the fourth and final
heat from lane six against Omar Omar
(Qatar), Weizhong Li, Mak Ho, Ivan
Lendjer (Serbia), rising Chinese star
Zetao Ming, Kuo-Chi Chang of Chi-
nese Taipei, Jinjian Tang, Jiawei Tang
and Lee Meyer Peter.
Le Clos and Andrew are in heat two
of four while Schoeman and Ger-
many's Steffen Deibler are in heat
After today, Bovell will journey to
Tokyo, Japan (October 28-29) and Sin-
gapore (November 1-2) ahead of the
12th Fina World Swimming Champi-
onships (25m), in Doha from Decem-
double silver on
World Cup return
KUALA LUMPUR---Former West
Indies pacer Jermaine Lawson
went wicket-less as United States
crashed to a five-wicket loss to
hosts Malaysia, in their second
game of the International Cricket
Council World Cricket League
Division Three 50-overs tourna-
The right-armer, who played 13
Tests for West Indies, sent down
eight overs for 44 runs and watched
as Malaysia chased down their tar-
get of 187 at the Bayumas Oval.
Shafiq Sharif stroked 59 not out
and Suharril Fetri, 55, to lead the
successful run chase while off-spin-
ner Karan Ganesh took two for 26.
Sent in, the US were languishing
at 124 for seven in the 44th over
before Adil Bhatti, batting at num-
ber eight, arrived to play a blinder,
smashing a top score of 42 from
just 21 balls.
He added 55 off 31 balls for the
eighth wicket with Lawson whose
unbeaten 16 came from 13 balls and
included two fours.
In Thursday's first round of
games, Lawson snatched three
wickets in the US's win over
Bermuda, meanwhile, lost their
second straight, going down by
eight wickets to Nepal at Selangor
Sent in, the Bermudians were
bundled out for 100 off 40.1 overs,
with Christian Burgess (28) and Tre
Manders (21) two of only four bats-
men to reach double figures.
In the other game at Kinrara
Academy Oval, Uganda beat Ugan-
da by one run, off the last ball of
the game. (CMC)
No success for Lawson as US lose
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