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Webster tops Arima Club's 21 Challenge
Dennis Webster emerged
as the winner from a field of
47 players, when he defeated
Franklyn Seechan of WASA,
21-18 in the one-set decider at
the Arima Table Tennis Club's
21 Challenge, held on Satur-
day in Arima.
Earlier in the one-day event,
Webster topped his two-player
Group Two series beating lone
challengers Mikhail Dookie be-
fore he got a bye in the first round
of the main draw knockout.
He then brushed aside Che-
Pierre Fournellier 21-12 in his
quarterfinal, and 21-8 against
Brittany Joseph of WASA in the
semifinals while on the other end
of the draw, Seechan also got a
first round bye in the knockout
main draw ahead of wins against
Jessie Dookie 21-8 and Carenage
Blasters Joshua Maxwell, 21-19.
Meanwhile, WASA was expect-
ed to stage its second monthly
singles classified tournament
last night at the WASA Sport &
Cultural Club St. Joseph.
This tournament started last
December 2016 with Class One,
Two and Thee and was set to
serve off with the most antici-
pated Category Class Two.
Maxwell tops WASA monthly
t-tennis singles tourney
Carenage Blasters Joshua
Maxwell captured the WASA
Sports & Cultural Club Second
Monthly Table-Tennis Classi-
fied Class Two Tournament at
WASA, St Joseph on Monday
Coming up against PowerGen's
Catherine Spicer in the decider,
Maxwell triumphed in straight
sets 11-7, 11-4, 15-13.
This after Maxwell battled past
Riad Abasali of the host club, 11-
9, 7-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-4 in the
quarterfinal followed by an 11-8,
11-8, 11-9 defeat of Ancil Rusell
in his semifinal.
Spicer meanwhile spanked
Edwin Humphreys of D'Abadie
Youths' 11-7, 11-1, 11-9 in her
last-eight clash and followed
up with an 11-9, 9-11, 11-7, 11-9
win over Davone Joseph of WASA
in the semis
Joseph had an 11-8, 11-7, 12-10
win over Chelsea Fong and Rus-
sell dumped Brittany Joseph 11-9,
11-3, 5-11, 12-10 in their quar-
The winners of the December
held tournaments were Carenage
Blasters' Aaron Wilson (Class
One) ahead of Kenneth Par-
manand (WASA); WASA's Riad
Abasali (Class Two) over Hima-
laya Tough Guys' Michael Fong,
and in Class Three, WASA's Andy
Jack overcame Doodnath Persad
of Arima Hawks.
For the Class One category,
A-1 and A-2 players are allowed
to participate while in Class Two,
inactive A-1, A-2 or B are allowed
to participate, and in Class Three,
B or lower grade players are al-
lowed to compete.
On offer are challenge trophies
and cash prizes for the top four
finishers. For Further informa-
tion if needed feel free to contact
me at 371-2746.
Brian Lewis, the newly elected Caribbean
Association of National Olympic Commit-
tees (CANOC) chairman, has urged organi-
sations to adopt the Sport Integrity Global
Alliance's (SIGA's) universal standards be-
fore they criticise other bodies.
Lewis, also president of the T&T Olympic
Committee (TTOC), made the comment at the
SIGA's Sport Integrity
Forum in Barranquilla,
Colombia which featured
three panel discussions
dedicated to the integrity
He was speaking before
the CANOC Extraordi-
nary General Assembly
on Thursday. A day lat-
er, he was unanimously
elected to head CANOC
after serving on an interim basis, then replac-
ing Barbados' Steve Stoute at an annual general
meeting (AGM) in Guadeloupe in October.
The CANOC adopted SIGA's universal stand-
ards under the leadership of Steve Stoute, with
the standards designed to uphold and implement
the highest standards of good governance, fi-
nancial integrity and sports betting integrity.
Under Lewis' interim leadership of CANOC,
which represents 26 organisations that includes
20 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), is also
set to work with SIGA to provide training, edu-
cation and capacity building for all its NOCs to
share best practice.
Reflecting on the drive to improve governance
in the Caribbean, Lewis urged organisations
not to point fingers and urged SIGA to act as a
bridge-builder between sporting bodies.
"I am immensely proud to be representing
CANOC with my colleague Keith Joseph (CANOC
General Secretary)," Lewis said.
CONGRATULATIONS: Joshua Maxwell, left, collects his winners'
trophy and cash prize from Franklyn Seecharan of WASA sports
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