Brit­ton over­joyed af­ter cop­ping T&T Ta­ble Ten­nis Ti­tle

-Heads to China ahead of 2019 Caribbean Cham­pi­onships

Stabroek News - - STABROEK SPORT - By Roys­ton Alkins

The reign­ing Caribbean un­der– 21 ta­ble ten­nis cham­pion, She­mar Brit­ton has ex­pressed his bliss af­ter he served his way to an­other se­nior ta­ble ten­nis ti­tle in Trinidad and Tobago. The Guyanese, who con­tin­ues to thrive in the Twin Is­land Repub­lic, clinched the Trinidad and Tobago Su­per Sin­gles Men’s Open ti­tle on Wed­nes­day last at the Na­tional Rac­quet Cen­tre, Orange Grove Main Road, Tacarigua, Trinidad and Tobago. “I’m de­lighted to win my se­cond ma­jor tour­na­ment in Trinidad, the play­ers here are among some of the best the re­gion has to of­fer so it’s al­ways a great test to put my skill against theirs,” Brit­ton re­vealed to Stabroek Sport, yes­ter­day. Brit­ton, who cur­rently at­tends the Uni­ver­sity of the West In­dies (UWI) pur­su­ing a Law De­gree, com­peted un­der the Queen’s Park Ta­ble Ten­nis Club ban­ner and played un­beaten in the round robin fi­nal to take the ti­tle. The Caribbean Cham­pion de­feated Arun Roop­nar­ine in straight sets (3-0), be­fore drop­ping a set in his 3-1 win over Ar­ron Ed­wards (3-1). Brit­ton con­tin­ued his win­ning ways by downing Luc O Young 3-1 and Dayanand Ma­haraj in straight sets 3-0. His big­gest in­di­vid­ual tri­umph though came against cur­rent Trinidad and Tobago na­tional cham­pion, Cutis Humphrey whom he de­feated 32 in an in­tense five-set duel. Brit­ton, who will be do­ing bat­tle for Guyana in the 2019 Se­nior Caribbean Ta­ble Ten­nis cham­pi­onships sched­uled for March 9 17 at the Cliff An­der­son Sports Hall (CASH), will be sac­ri­fic­ing his hol­i­day sea­son to in­ten­sify his prepa­ra­tion for these crit­i­cal cham­pi­onships with a train­ing camp in China. “Yeah, the China en­gage­ment is one that def­i­nitely gets my blood pump­ing. I’ve been hear­ing real pos­i­tive feed­back from my team­mates (who) are on a train­ing stint over there cur­rently, so ex­cited to go catch a piece of the ac­tion my­self es­pe­cially since my pre­vi­ous en­gage­ment in China was such a fruit­ful one in terms of de­vel­op­ment,” he re­vealed. The 2019 Caribbean Cham­pi­onships will be the qual­i­fi­ca­tion event for the Caribbean to select one male and one fe­male to rep­re­sent the Caribbean at the 2019 Pan Amer­i­can games sched­uled for Au­gust 2019 in Lima, Peru

Guyanese She­mar Brit­ton re­ceived his earn­ings af­ter cop­ping an­other T&T ta­ble ten­nis ti­tle

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