Shermar Britton

PREVAILED IN 5-SET THRILLER: Shermar Britton in Super Singles action last December.

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.


THE already cash-strapped Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) must now fork out an additional $5 million in compensation to pay former men’s national senior team head coach Stephen Hart for wrongful dismissal, unpaid salaries and bonuses.

Trinidad and Tobago’s elite cyclists leave today en route to Hong Kong for the first of three World Cup events, crucial to their bid for Olympic qualification, with a timely $1million boost.

Over 180 special athletes took part in the annual Special Olympics Trinidad and Tobago (SOTT) National Floor Hockey Games, held recently at the Southern Regional Indoor Sports Facility in Pleasantville, San Fernando.

BOTH Trinidad and Tobago pairs won their final matches when the curtain fell on the 2019 NORCECA (North, Central America and the Caribbean) Beach Volleyball Tour, Sunday night in Jamaica.

Darrel John notched a beaver-trick as leaders Cantaro United FC scored a comfortable 4-2 win away to North Coast SCC but the Santa Cruz-based club failed to shake off the chasing Trendsetter Hawks, following matches in the Northern Football Association’s Premiership on Sunday.

THE photo-finish camera was required to determine the winner after three players tied in the national under-16 female tennis trials on Sunday at the National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Main Road, Tacarigua.