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Dookram retains Silver Bowl title
....as Wilson defaults quarters
In what was hyped up to be a grand final night of
competition in the Silver Bowl Table Tennis Tour-
nament ended in controversial circumstances with
WASA's Yuvraaj Dookram retaining his title in a
seven sets thriller over Arun Roopnarine of Arima
Hawks at the National Racquet Centre, Tacarigua
on Wednesday night.
Going into last day of competition, it was expected that
2015 winner Aaron Wilson of Carenage Blasters,just back
from a stint in Spain and Dookram would have advanced
to the title match.
But drama unfolded from the quarterfinal round, as Wil-
son arrived more than 45 minutes late for his clash with little
fancied Anson Lowkie of PowerGen which left tournament
and the national federation officials with no choice but
to award the match to the latter after much deliberation.
Meanwhile, Dookram battled past club-mate Kirk
Mohammed 8-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-6; Roopnarine stopped
University of T&T's Alaric Humphreys 12-10, 11-9, 11-7 and
inform Caribbean Junior Singles medallist, Luc O'Young
of Blasters upstaged five-time national champion and the
oldest man left in the field, Reeza Burke of Hawks 12-10,
Dookram then outplayed O'Young 11-6, 11-9, 11-2, 10-
12, 12-10 in his semifinal while Roopnarine crushed the
fortunate Lowkie 11-7, 11-3, 11-9, 11-3 to reach the final.
And in the decider, Dookram came away with an 11-6,
5-11, 12-10, 12-10, 8-11, 11-9, 11-8 triumph to reclaim the
top men's ranking locally while Roopnarine despite the loss,
climbed to second ahead of Curtis Humphreys.
On Sunday when the main draw knockout phase of the
competition began with round-of-32 matches, Wilson
ousted UTT's Lawrence Ince 6-11, 11-3, 11-3, 11-6; Lowkie
blanked Andrew Alexander of Solo Crusaders 11-4, 12-10,
11-9; Roopnarine dumped Blasters' youngsterJesse Dookie
11-8, 12-10, 11-9; Humphreys (A) whipped TSTT's Nigel
Nixon 11-3, 11-9, 11-6; Burke outplayed WASA's Neville
Cabie 11-2,11-5,11-6; O'YoungoverwhelmedHawks'Anson
Wellington 6-11, 11-4, 11-6, 11-8; Dookrampowered defeat-
ed Hawks' Mark Modeste 11-7, 11-6, 13-11 and Mohammed
stopped PowerGen's Anthony Laquis 11-8, 11-5, 11-4.
And in the last-16, Wilson, recently back from a train-
ing stint in Spain trounced former multiple winner, Curtis
Himphreys of WASA 11-7, 11-5, 11-9; Lowkie dumped Anil
Lakhan 11-6, 11-4, 13-11, Roopnarine cooled off Sarvesh
Mungal 12-10, 11-3, 11-9; Humphreys (A) battled past
Kenneth Parmanand 11-7, 11-13, 6-11, 11-9, 11-4; Burke
spanked Franklyn Seechan 11-7, 9-11, 11-4, 11-5; O'Young
rallied past Isa Mohammed 12-10, 6-11, 11-4, 11-6; Kirk
Mohammed outlasted Kwame Rodriguez 11-7, 9-11,6-11,
11-9, 11-4 and Dookram eased past Everton Sorzano 11-5,
10-12, 11-7, 11-9
Spicer tops women's A Division final
Catherine Spicer of PowerGen concluded an impressive
tournament by defeating former national women's cham-
pion Brittany Joseph of WASA 12-10, 11-7, 11-7, 10-12, 11-9
in the decider also on Wednesday night.
With the win, Spicer jumped to number three on the
women's rankings behind joint top ranked Linda Par-
tap-Boodhan and Joseph, who would have moved into
sole hold of the top spot with a finals victory.
On Sunday last, in a repeat of her national singles win
a few years back, Joseph brushed aside 12-time national
champion and current youth team coach,defending cham-
pion Aleena Edwards 11-4, 11-8, 11-4 in her semi-final while
Spicer overcame 2015 champion Partap-Boodhan of Arima
Hawks 11-8, 9-11, 11-5, 11-8 on Sunday.
Earlier in the quarter-finals, Spicer defeated Blasters'
national junior standout Shreya Maharaj 11-9, 8-11, 13-
15, 11-9, 11-8; Joseph beat clubmate Ambika Sitram 11-6,
11-6, 11-3; Partap-Boodhan of Hawks ousted veteran and
former national champion Merle Baggoo of Queen's Park
11-5, 7-11, 11-7, 11-7, and Edwards halted WASA's Chelsea
Fong, another national junior player, 11-9, 11-5, 11-9.
WASA's Yuvraj Dookram, centre, stands top of the podium after beating Arima
Hawks' Arun Roopnarine 11-6, 5-11, 12-10, 12-10, 8-11, 9-11, 11-8 in the final of the
Silver Bowl Table Tennis Tournament at the National Racquet Centre, Tacarigua on
Wednesday night. At left is Roopnarine, while third place finisher Luc O' Young is at
right. Missing is the other third placed finisher Anson Lowkie of PowerGen.
Curtis Humphreys (WASA) bt Dennis Webster
(un-attached) 5-11, 12-10, 11-5, 11-8.
Anil Ramlakhan (TSTT) bt Terrence Corbin
(Himalaya Tough Guys) 9-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-5
Sarvesh Mungal (PowerGen) bt Sherdon Pierre
(D'Abadie Youths) 11-9, 12-10, 9-11, 11-7
Kenneth Parmanand (WASA) bt Michael Noel
(Carenage Blasters) 11-3, 11-3, 11-5
Franklyn Seechan (WASA) bt Hazare Gopaul
(Petrotrin) 11-8, 11-2, 11-7
Isa Mohammed (WASA) bt Vinoo Maraj (Hi-
malaya Tough Guys) 11-5, 11-2, 11-3
Kwame Rodriguez (Carenage Blasters) vs Li-
onel Darceuil (Arima Hawks) 11-8, 5-11, 11-8,
Everton Sorzano (D'Abadie Youths) bt Nigel
Morgan (Carenage Blasters) 14-12, 11-6, 6-11,
SILVER BOWL RESULTS
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