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Police in KO contest
Fire Services and the University of T&T
(UTT) teams had a busy weekend but it
was well worth it as each walked away
winners in their respective knockout
competitions in the Courts All Sectors
On Saturday Fire, led by goal-shoot-
er Jameela McCarthy, was able to exact
revenge on Police, eliminating them in
the semifinals of the Steve Sarjeant Chal-
lenge, then returned the following day
and edged the University of T&T (UTT),
to claim the knockout title.
The two close-knit matches took place at
the Eastern Regional Indoor Sports Arena
in Tacarigua, in a knockout competition for
teams in the Championship Division over the
On the Sunday afternoon finale, the fire-
women got 20 goals off 33 attempts from
goal-shooter McCarthy, to narrowly beat
UTT, 26-25. This after the UTT team held a
14-7 advantage at the half.
However, McCarthy and goal-attack Simone
Morgan (6/8) led a superb comeback that saw
the Fire duo outscoring the University shoot-
ing pair of Anastascia Wilson and Kernesha
Greenidge, 19-11 in the second half to get the
knockout crown. Wilson, the goal-shooter,
ended with 19 in 23 and her goal-attack,
Greenidge, hit six of eight.
Fire advanced to the final after knocking
off Police (24-23), who had dumped them
out of the divisional competition played on
Earlier, Unit Trust Corporation (UTC)
added another title to its bag, winning the
Championship Division double elimination
Knockout competition on Sunday. UTC has
already secured the Jean Pierre Challenge and
Fast 5 crowns.
Initially, UTC was beaten in its opening
match, falling to Defence Force, 16-11, in the
first round, which resulted in them going to the
losers' bracket on Saturday. There it managed
to take down Las Lomas (23-13) and returned
on Sunday, to beat Bermudez, 17-15, to get a
chance to play for the title.
On the other end in the winners' bracket,
Police held off Bermudez (22-14) and UTT (25-
22) on Saturday, then the following day, de-
feated Defence Force (22-17) to meet UTC, but
fell at the last hurdle, to the four-goal defeat.
Fire also had success in the Alternative cate-
gory, winning the divisional knockout contest.
In the final, the firewomen met the University
of Southern Caribbean (USC) and pulled off
a 26-15 victory. Camiesha Leslie excelled for
Fire in that affair with 23 in 34 tries.
Today both teams return to action with Fire
meeting Police from 6.45 pm, following USC's
5.30 pm tip-off match against Defence Force.
closer to repeat
WASA Table Tennis Club standout Yuvraaj
Dookram stayed on course to repeat as champion
in the Men's A-1 Division of the Classified Table
Tennis Championship hosted by the T&T Table
Tennis Association (T&TTTA) at the National
Racquet Centre, Tacarigua on Sunday.
The top ranked player locally, Dookram enjoyed
a bye through the group stages as well as the
round-of-32 knockout before stepping onto the
floor to dispatch Anson Wellington 11-8, 11-7, 12-
10 in their last-16 duel to set up a clash tomorrow
at the same venue with Terrence Corbin, who
ousted Anson Lowkie, 12-10, 13-11, 13-11 in a very
Speaking after his wins on Sunday, Dookram
said he liked his chances of going all the way
"I think that I definitely have a shot at repeat-
ing as champion because I have previous wins
against almost all the players left in the draw,"
He added, "However, it won't be easy as the
matches will be best-of-seven deciders and my
physical fitness will no doubt play an important
part in my performance and as of right now it is
not quite up to where I want it to be.
"But in saying that I am going to try my best
to adjust and play smart and see what happens,
"ended Dookram, the 2016 , T&TTA "Sportsman
of the Year" and nominee at last Friday's First
Citizens Sports Foundation national awards
The other quarterfinals tomorrow will feature
Sanga Quamina versus Arun Roopnarine, Alaric
Humphreys against five-time national champion
Reeza Burke, and Franklyn Seecharan, against
former top ranked player and tournament winner,
Curtis Humphreys, also of WASA.
The Open A-2 Division will also conclude to-
morrow (Wednesday), with the final featuring
Carenage Blasters and national junior team duo,
Joshua Maxwell and Luc O'Young.
Maxwell joined the battle in the last-16 and
had a tough clash with Rawl Parso
ns which he won 9-11, 11-7, 11-9, 6-11, 15-13 be-
fore he dumped Shaquille Mitchell 11-9, 6-11, 11-9,
12-10 in the quarterfinals, and another Bago Slam-
mers smasher, and Caribbean champion, Derron
Douglas, 11-6, 9-11, 12-10, 11-9 in the semifinals.
Luc O'Young also had the first phase of the
tournament off before he too came from behind
to beat Jesse Dookie, 6-11, 11-8, 12-10, 13-11; Ancil
Russell 11-6, 3-11, 11-9, 11-7, and in the semifinals,
11-6, 11-2, 11-6 over Riad Abasali.
Fire goal-shooter Jameela McCarthy catches
the ball from Police goal-keeper Anika La
Roche-Brice during the Steve Sarjeant
Challenge in the Courts All Sectors Netball
League semifinal at the Eastern Regional
Indoor Sports Arena in Tacarigua on Sunday.
Fire won 24-23. PHOTO: AYANNA KINSALE
OPEN A-2 DIVISION:
Rawle Parsons bt Robert Joseph 11-7, 9-11, 11-9,
Keon Constantine bt Merle Baggoo 8-11, 7-11, 11-7,
Sherdon Pierre bt Nigel Morgan 11-5, 10-12, 11-9, 11-4
Catherine Spicer bt Che-Pierre Fournellier 11-5, 11-9,
11-8Jesse Dookie bt Lamani Clarke 11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9
Brittany Joseph bt Kamal Hunte 11-9, 7-11, 11-8, 8-11,
11-9Matthew Mootra bt Wesley Dookhoo 10-12, 11-7,
11-7, 9-11, 11-8
Rod Singh bt Carlisle Cleveland 11-3, 11-9, 11-7
Shaquille Mitchell bt Keon Constantine 11-3, 11-9, 11-6
Sherdon Pierre bt Benoni Daniel 13-11, 5-11, 11-2, 11-9
Derron Douglas bt Catherine Spicer 11-3, 11-4, 11-9
Ancil Russell bt Brittany Joseph 11-9, 11-8, 4-11, 3-11,
11-8Matthew Mootra bt Kwame Laurence 11-5, 10-12,
Riad Abasali bt Rod Singh 11-9, 11-8, 11-6.
Steve Sarjeant Challenge (Premiership Division)
UTT 25 (Anastascia Wilson 19/23, Kernesha Greenidge
6/8) vs Fire 26 (Jameela McCarthy 20/33, Simone
Fire 24 (Jameela McCarthy 23/29, Simone Morgan 1/4)
vs Police 23 (Tahirah Hollingsworth 4/7, Joelisa Cooper
18/24, Jeselle Navarro 1/4).
UTT 32 (Anastascia Wilson 20/26, Kernesha Greenidge
12/23) vs UWI 22 (Afiya Vincent 17/19, Tiana Dillon 5/10).
Double Elimination Final (Sunday)
Police 20 (Patrice Goring 14/19, Donessa Wickham 6/7) vs
UTC 24 (Ayanna Peters 22/36, Crystal Noel 2/3).
Bermudez 15 (Makeda De Freitas 14/18, Indra
Anderson 1/3) vs UTC 17 (Ayanna Peters 16/31, Crystal
Noel 1/5, Kynda Richards 0/4).
Police 22 (Patrice Goring 18/20, Donessa Wickham
4/7) vs Defence Force 17 (Carlene Sylvester 13/21,
Melissa Snaggs 3/6, Jody Sprott 1/4).
UWI 10 (Hazel Bae 3/5, Zakiya McKenna 2/9, Keyra
Crooks 5/8) vs Fire 26 (Camiesha Leslie 25/31, Daniella
USC 15 (Carla Victor 14/17, Michelle Williams 1/3) vs
Fire 26 (Camiesha Leslie 23/34, Daniella Hall 5/10).
Halftime: 14-10 (Fire).
Police 7 vs UWI 15 (played on March 2).
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