The 2016 – 2nd RF&G NATIONAL RANKING TOURNAMENT took place this past Sunday, May 29th, 2016 at the BES Auditorium.
Some 50 table tennis players ranging from ages 10 to 65 participated across the A, B, C, and Women divisions in this annual NATIONAL RANKING event.
6 Players played in the A Division Category but only 4 made it into the Double Elimination Final round of the competition. These included Taye Parkinson, Amiri Hoare, Latrell Solis and Jorge Espat.
After heated matches between these top players the final results were as follows:
1. Taye Parkinson
In the B Division Category 12 of the B Category players competed in a Round Robin classification event with the top 7advancing to the Double Elimination FINALS. These included Rohit Pagarani, Luis Bardalez, Joshua Gegg, Kevin Chen, Taye Parkinson, Marion Usher, and Jorge Espat. Taye Parkinson made his way to the finals undefeated overcoming Kevin Chen, Jorge Espat, and Joshua Gegg. Rohit Pagarani, made his way back to the finals after his first loss to Joshua Gegg in the top half of the draw, by beating out Kevin Chen, Jorge Espat, and by beating Joshua Gegg in their second meet in the Loser’s Bracket.
The Final results were as follows:
1. Taye Parkinson
In the C Division Category 5 players advanced to a Double Elimination FINALS. Up and coming Junior Devesh Hukmani had his eyes set on his first RF&G Title and played some of his best yet. He beat Kelly Liu, Mihir Karnani, and Mihir Karnani again all 3-0, to win this year’s C Division title.
The results were as follows:
1. Devesh Hukmani
In the Women’s Division 8 females vied for the top spots. After the round robin was completed 4 females made it into the main draw. These included Petie Matus, Kelly Liu, Afeni Lamb, and Su Sen.
Petie Matus, Current number 1 female in Belize, was forced to make her way back up the losing bracket after falling to Su Sen in the top bracket semifinals. In the finals Su Sen played Petie Matus, and lost 3-0. Because of the Double Elimination Format they would play yet again. Petie Matus, came out victorius winning the title over Su Sen in this final match with a score of 3 to 0.
Final Results were as follows:
1. Petie Matus
The event ended with trophies being awarded to all winners by BTTA Director, Yasser Musa and with the help of Ms. Sonia Tun, RF&G Insurance representative.
This is the 6th year that RF&G Insurance has sponsored this event, and they have promised to remain committed to our events and our development for years to come. We thank them greatly for their support.
We'd like to also give a big thanks to all the players, spectators, organizers and supporters for making this past event another successful tournament.
The 2016 SMART 2nd Biannual Junior Ranking Table Tennis Tournament kicked off this past Sunday May 15th 2016 with over a
hundred matches in three categories 12 and under, 15 and under and
18 and under. The evening closed with great match ups with
Taye Parkison, Latrell Solis, and Amiri Hoare emerging victorious
in each respective age category. Below is the breakdown:
12 and Under
1st Place - Taye Parkinson
2nd Place - Devesh Hukmani
3rd Place - Jude Castellanos
4th Place - Jofny Paguaga
15 and Under
1st Place - Latrell Solis
2nd Place - Amiri Hoare
3rd Place - Rohit Pagarani
4th Place - Devesh Hukmani
18 and Under
1st Place - Amiri Hoare
2nd Place - Latrell Solis
3rd Place - Fabio Carballo
4th Place - Taye Parkinson
BTTA Board Directors, Yasser Musa and Wilfredo Chang were on site to
present the trophies to all winners. This tournament showcased some of
our players best efforts to date with many exceptional points being played throughout the day and in the finals. This is a testament to their continued
hard work and the training given to them in preparation for several upcoming international competitions.
This is the 4th year running of the bi-annual SMART Junior ranking
tournament.. We express our gratitude to SMART for their
continued support of youth and sports in Belize.
Congratulations to all winners!!!
Taye Parkinson (10 yrs old) Wins Don Omario Top 32 18 Under Cup
The 2016 – 4th Annual Don Omario's TOP 32 18UNDER CUP
The TOP 32 best 18UNDER junior players started out in a Double Elimination Format event with defending Champion and #1 ranked
Latrell Solis being the defendinig champion is looking for his second
Latrell Solis managed to make it to the quarterfinals of the loser's
Taye Parkinson made an impressive run this Tournament being the youngest of the finalists at only 10 years old. Taye is #1 in the 12 and Under age division, but he has consistently shown to be competitive
#2 seed, Amiri Hoare, made his way to the finals with wins over
Taye Parkinson and Amiri Hoare battled it out in finals showcasing excellent play from both sides. Taye Parkinson immediately came
The final results were as follows:
2016 – 4th Annual Don Omario's TOP 32 CUP
1st – Taye Parkinson
2nd – Amiri Hoare
3rd – Rohit Pagarani
4th – Latrell Solis
Trophies and the Championship CUP were presented to the winners
CONGRATULATION to the winners and a special THANK YOU to the Sponsors "Travellers" for their continued sponsorship and support in the development of table tennis in the junior players.
THANK YOU also goes out to all the players, parents, spectators and organizers of this event.
Taye Parkinson of St. Joseph & Kelly Liu of BES
wins Primary School Championships!
Friday, April 15 2016
The 2016 5th Annual DUTCH LADY Primary School Table Tennis Tournament took place this past Friday, April 15, 2016 at the BES Auditorium.
This year over 70 students participated from 6 of our local primary
schools. These included St. Joseph, Trinity Methodist, St. Mary’s, Hummingbird, Belize Elementary, and Wesley Upper Primary.
The format for the boys division of this year’s tournament was a Round Robin, where the number one player from each group would advance
The competition kicked off at 9am with the opening ceremonies led by BTTA president Arturo Vasquez. Gabriel Guerrero, the tournament
Over 150 matches were played throughout the event.
Top seed junior player Taye Parkinson from St. Joseph made it to the finals by defeating Mihir Karnani (2–0), Terry Su (2-0), and Samron Pott (2-1).
Terry Su from Belize Elementary made it to the finals by defeating
defeating Aejelee Thurton (2-0), falling to the loser’s bracket at
the hands of St. Joseph’s Afeni Lamb (1-2), only to return back to the
finals after defeating Gabrielle Gabourel of St. Joseph (2-1), school
mate Sofia Solano (2-0), then in a rematch with Afeni Lamb, this time winning 2 games to 1. Kelly Liu advanced to the finals by beating
Daniella Bou-nahra (2-0) and Sofia Solano (2-0) both of Hummingbird,
and Afeni Lamb of St. Joseph (2-1) in the Winner’s Bracket Semis.
Kelly then waited in the finals for Jayda Smith who had made to
fight her way back to the finals and won over Jayda Smith 3 games
The final results of all Divisions were as follows:
1st – Taye Parkinson - St. Joseph Primary School
2nd – Terry Su - Belize Elementary Primary School
3rd – Samron Pott - Hummingbird Elementary Primary School
4th – Mihir Karnani - Belize Elementary Primary School
1st – Aidan Arnold – Belize Elementary Primary School
2nd – John Gong – St. Mary’s Primary School
3rd – Saahir Marin – St. Joseph Primary School
3rd – Ryan Usher – Hummingbird Elementary Primary School
1st – Kelly Liu – Belize Elementary Primary School
2nd – Jayda Smith - Hummingbird Elementary Primary School
3rd – Afeni Lamb – St. Joseph Primary School
4th – Sofia Solano - Hummingbird Elementary Primary School
1st – Halle Fuller – Hummingbird Elementary Primary School
2nd – Hailey Thurton – Hummingbird Elementary Primary School
3rd – Abigail Thurton – Hummingbird Elementary Primary School
3rd – Gianna Saldivar – Hummingbird Elementary Primary School
Mrs. Aisha Rudon representing the SPONSORS Santiago Castillo's
Mrs. Rudon thanked the BTTA for the opportunity to be a part of the development of table tennis, and to be the proud sponsors of this
BTTA President also gave thanks to the SPONSORS for their continued support and welcomed their continued support of this event.
Trophies were awarded to the top four finalists of the Main Draws
Each year the BTTA presents a Championship cup to the top performing school. With the introduction of the Girl Division last year we have decided to weigh in this division’s results more significantly. This
We thank all the players, participating schools, parents, spectators, organizers and especially the SPONSORS DUTCH LADY for another successful Primary School event. The increase in number of students participating this year and the overall level of competitiveness