March 27, 2015
2015 - 3rd Annual Don Omario's Top 32 18UNDER CUP
Saturday April 11, 2015
The 2015 - 3rd Annual Don Omario's TOP 32 18UNDER CUP took place this Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the BES Auditorium, "the home of table tennis".
The TOP 32 best 18UNDER junior players started out in a Double Elimination Format event with defending Champion Fabio Carballo; #1 ranked junior, Gian Lisbey; 2014 junior player of the year, Latrell Solis; and 2015 Primary School Champion, Bjarne Gabourel all included in the list of participants. (read more....)
The final results were as follows:
2015 - 3rd Annual Don Omario's TOP 32 CUP
1st - Latrell Solis
2nd - Bjarne Gabourel
3rd - Fabio Carballo
4th - Taye Parkinson
Trophies and the Championship CUP were presented to the winners on behalf of the Sponsors "Travellers" by BTTA Membership Director Mrs. Janine Carballo and Executive Committee Member Mr. Hector Lopez.
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.
"the development continues......!!"
This year 90 students participated from 8 of our local primary schools. These included St. Joseph, Trinity Methodist, St. Mary’s, Hummingbird, Belize Elementary, Wesley Upper Primary, Ephesus, and Holy Redeemer.
This year was also the first year that the primary school tournament has included a Girls Division with 18 girls from 4 different primary schools participating. These schools included Belize Elementary, St. Mary’s, St. Joseph, and Hummingbird.
The format for this year’s tournament was a Round Robin, where the number one player from each group would advance to a Main Double Elimination Draw, and the number two player from each group would advance to a Single Knockout Consolation Draw. This format was used for both the Boys and Girls Divisions.
The competition kicked off at 9am with the opening ceremonies led by BTTA president Arturo Vasquez and the national anthem played by Carlos Cui, one of our very own top ranked players, and his family. Ariel Guerrero, our tournament referee, briefly explained the tournament ground rules and matches commenced shortly after.
Over 200 matches were played throughout the event.
1st – Bjarne Gabourel - St. Joseph Primary School
2nd – Taye Parkinson - St. Joseph Primary School
3rd – Samron Pott - Hummingbird Primary School
4th – Terry Su - Belize Elementary Primary School
1st – Vinay Hotchandani – Belize Elementary Primary School
2nd – Anthony Usher – Holy Redeemer Primary School
3rd – Edward Matus – St. Joseph Primary School
3rd – Johun Reyes - Belize Elementary Primary School
1st – Kelly Liu – Belize Elementary Primary School
2nd – Allika Forman - St. Mary’s Primary School
3rd – Jazira Butler – St. Joseph Primary School
4th – Aejelee Thurton - Hummingbird Primary School
1st – Afeni Lamb – St. Joseph Primary School
2nd – Irene Hung – Belize Elementary Primary School
3rd – Fiona Yang – Belize Elementary Primary School