BRITTANY JOSEPH and Guyanese Shermar Britton struck gold in the Trinbago Open Table Tennis Championships Sunday night at National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Main Road, Tacarigua.
It was the first major titles for the 21-year-olds since they were crowned Super Singles champions in December, shortly after joining the QPCC (Queen’s Park Cricket Club) Parkites’ Club.
Catherine Spicer had won the last three major tournaments and Aaron Wilson was a perfect three-for-three this season, but neither attempted to defend the title they won last year. It was one-way traffic in the women’s final as Joseph marched past Chelsea Fong 11-5, 11-5, 11-7.
Britton, who has lost all three times to Wilson in majors but beaten every other player he has faced since he relocated here a year ago for studies, battled back twice to edge Arun Roopnarine 4-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-7, 11-8 in a classic men’s final. The southpaw had also won their showdown in the final of the 2014 Silver Bowl Championships, and for the Super Singles title ten months ago.