Sunday November 27, 2011
The Belize Natural Energy (BNE) NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS took place yesterday, Sunday November 27, 2011 at the BES Auditorium.
With some 70+ players taking part, the event "kicked off" at 9:00AM with table tennis action in Men Singles, Ladies singles, Mixed Doubles, Mens doubles, and 15Under Cadet divisions.
As per tradition, this NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP is a "knock out' type competition, with the "strongest" surviving through to the end.
For the first time the 15UNDER CADET division included over 22 young and upcoming "junior/cadet" players vying for the NATIONAL 15UNDER CADET "title".
In the MENS SINGLES division, the top seed players did make it to the end, with the exception of the #2 Rated player Zhi Chen who lost by a huge "upset to Tyrone Tun. This lost opened up the bottom half of the draw to new possibilities. Making it to the semi-finals were top ranked, Nel Ayuso, Tux Vasquez, Carlos Cui and Hector Lopez.
the results were as follows:
MEN SINGLES (SEE FINAL RESULTS)
1st - Nel Ayuso
2nd - Carlos Cui
3rd - Tux vasquez
4th - Hector Lopez
The ladies singles also saw some good table tennis matches with several "new comers" taking part.
Top seed, and last years NATIONAL CHAMPION once again repeated her victory.
LADIES SINGLES (SEE FINAL RESULTS)
1st - Petie Matus
2nd - Tyola Casimero
3rd - Kayla Arnold
4th - Karen Carbis
In the 15UNDER/CADET division, some 22 young and energetic players took part, with the top seed players advancing to the finals.
In the end, Harim Ochaeta, top seed 15UNDER/CADET player took home the "title.
15UNDER/CADET (SEE FINAL RESULTS)
1st - Harim Ochaeta
2nd - Ashar Arthurs
3rd - Matthew Usher
4th - Gian Lisbey
The Mens Doubles started out with 8 doubles teams competing for the NATIONAL TITLE. With a mix of top seed players, the champions from last year made it to the end, defending their title for the second year in a row.
MENS DOUBLES (SEE FINAL RESULTS)
1st - Nel Ayuso/Ernesto Rivero
2nd - Hector Lopez/Carlos cui
3rd - Tux Vasquez/Tyrone Tun
4th - Jorge Espat/Mike Rivero
Last but not the least, the MIXED DOUBLES category also saw some new comers teaming up with top seed players to compete for this title. This competition concluded with last years Champions once again repeating as Champions.
MIXED DOUBLES (SEE FINAL RESULTS)
1st - Petie Matus/Tux Vasquez
2nd - Tyola Casimero/NIck Martin
3rd - Esperanza Leal/Jorge Espat
4th - Kayla Arnold/Moses Babb
The competition ended around 6:00 PM with trophies awarded to all the winners courtesy Belize Natural Energy, sponsors of the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP for a second year.
We thank the sponsors, players, spectators and organizers of the competition for making this event possible.
Trophies were presented by the VP of the BTTA Executive, along with Mrs Marion Usher who was kind enough to assist us in these presentations.
the president of the BTTA closed the event with announcements of this "year in review" and promised an even more active "tournament schedule" for next year.
We close this 2011 year of activities by wishing each and everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR. We look forward 2012 to continue the development of table tennis in Belize.
With the help of everyone, we can certainly do much more in the development.
"the development continues....!!!"
November 18 - 21, 2011
Under the guidance of ITTF Coach Rafael Armindariz, some 18 table tennis coaches undertook and completed the 4 day (30 hour) ITTF Level 1 Coaching certification course sponsored by the ITTF Development Program.
The course was intense and very interactive for the participants. Included in the participants were over 60% primary school teachers who are included in the upcoming "Primary School Table Tennis Initiative" to be completed in 2012. Some 6 Primary Schools have been selected to be included in this initiative. Tables will be provided to these schools and the teackers/coaches will be able to return to their respective schools to implement and develop the soprt of table tennis.
Of all the participants that started the course, 100% completed the training.
Once they complete their required 30 hours of coaching, ITTF Level 1 Certifications will be provided and they will also be listed on the ITTF web site as Official ITTF Level 1 Coaches for Belize.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PARTICIPANTS AND FOR THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!!!!
"the development continues.....!!!!!"
St. Johns College (SJC) INAUGURATION Tournament - 2011
November 12, 2011
Large group of young table tennis players from SJC.
Photo of participants in the SJC Inauguration Tournament held this past Saturday November 12, 2011 @ BES Auditotium
click below for final results:
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2011 brothers HABET TEAM LEAGUE
FINAL 4 CONCLUDES
Sunday November 13, 2011
1st DIVISION WINNERS
2nd DIVISION WINNERS
Saunday October 16, 2011
This past Sunday, October 16, 2011 saw the continuation of the 2011 brothers HABET TABLE TENNIS TEAM LEAGUE @ the BES Auditorium. With both morning and afternoon games, the day was fill with table tennis action. Ending around 7:00 PM in the night.
Competition was fill especially in the SECOND DIVISION, as two teams in the FIRST DIVISION were "no-show".
The results of the morning games were as follows:
HURRICANE defeated CUZ 5 - 4
RIVERO WELDERS default over NO MERCY (D/F 5 - 0)
GARAGE#1 default over SUGA CITY (D/F 5 - 0)
TALLAWAH defeated TERMINATOR 5 - 2
FANTASTIC 4 defeated JET AMP 5 - 1
In the afternoon/evening games, the games continued with the following results:
CUZ default over NO MERCY (D/F 5 - 0)
GARAGE#1 defeated HURRICANES 5 - 3
RACQUETEERS defaulted over SUGA CITY (D/F 5 - 0)
TALLAWAH defeated TURDS 5 -0BDF SPIN KINGS defeated JET AMPS 5 - 2
JETAMPS defeated TURDS 5 - 0
Due to scheduling and venue availability, a break will now take place, and the games will continue on Sunday November 6, 2011, when all teams shall play their last matches to determine who goes into the FINAL 4 "KNOCK OUT" event to then take place on Sunday November 13, 2011.
Saturday October 8, 2011
Saturday October 1, 2011
The brothers HABET TEAM LEAGUE continued this weekend with two matches in the Second Division played, with the following results:
Garage#1 defeat No Mercy - D/F
Garage #2 defeated Jet Amps - 5 - 0
Terminators defeated BDF Spin Kings - 5 - 0
Tournament continues this Saturday with 5 matches on the calendar.
Sunday September 25, 2011
The 2011 brothers HABET TEAM LEAGUE "kicked off" this Sunday with 7 - 1st Division and 8 - 2nd Division Teams lining up for this years competition. A total of 15 teams and some 60 individual players.
With the opening ceremony and the Belize National Anthem performed by Carlos Cui and his violin trio completed, the sponsors representative Mr. Tony Habet from brothers HABET gave the opening remarks. He commended the Belize Table Tennis Association for a job well done, and also assured the association and audience present of his companies commitment as sponsors of the annual Team League.
With the ceremonies and opening remarks all completed the games began. With the full tournament schedule in place, teams were ready to challenge each other as outlined in the schedule.
In the morning segment of competition, we saw the following games and subsequent results:
No Mercy defeating Suga City - 5 - 2
Hurricane defeating Riveros Welding - 5 - 1
Fantastic4 defeating Turds - 5 - 1
Garage#2 defeating Tallawah - 5 -2
Terminator defeating JetAmp - 5 - 0
The afternoon segment of competition saw the following games and results:
Racqueteers defeating CUZ - 5 - 3
Riveros Welding defeating Garage#1 - 5 - 4
Hurricane defeating No Mercy - 5 - 4
Tallawah defeating JetAmp - 5 - 0
Terminator defeating Tudors - 5 - 0
The competition will comprise of a first ROUND ROBIN competition among all teams in both divisions, from which the top four teams in each DIVISION will advance to the FINAL 4 KNOCK OUT round to determine the winners in each DIVISION.
THE DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES.........!!!!
October 28, 2011
The latest Table Tennis Club to be added to the BTTA is the SJC Table Tennis Club. Under the leadership of Yasser Musa, over some 50 students have registered as members of the club. A day of tournament to inagurate the club into the BTTA is scheduled for Saturday November 12, 2011 @ the BES auditorium.
Coordinator Yasser Musa with student...
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Sunday August 7, 2011
The 2011 SUMMER TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT, sponsored by Barrow & Williams concluded on Sunday August 7, 2011 after a full day of competitive table tennis.
Tux Vasquez with ITTF Instructor Francisco Seijas fromVenezuela
July 31, 2011
After a full 7 days in El Salvador, Tux Vasquez, successfully completed the ITTF Level 2 Coaching Certification issued by the ITTF. The course consisted of both practical and theory, and included a final examination process. This Level 2 Certification is the first in Belize, and can be added to the 12 Level 1 Certified coaches the BTTA currently have.
It is very important for the BTTA to accomplish these coaching certifications, as it will help in the development of our players in the future.
"the development continues.......!!!"
Tuesday June 21, 2011 - Holy Redeemer Parish Hall
Dear members and affiliates,
It was a night of honor and encouragement this past Tuesday night at the Holy Redeemer Parish Hall where the Belize Olympic Committee celebrated their Night of Honors to Umpires/Referees/Judges. The Patron was the Governor General of Belize, Sir Colville Young.
For the Belize Table Tennis Association, it was encouraging and an honor to have "one of our own" presented and honored with such an award.
Mr. Ariel Guerrero, an ITTF/ULTM Certified Umpire/Referee, was the man of the hour. He was honored by the Belize Olympic Committee.
Below is the "write-up" provided and offered in his honor at the Awards Night. .
"ARIEL GUERRERO – REFEREE
Since the inception of the Belize Table Tennis Association in early 2008, the executive and its members have remained focused on reviving and building the sport in Belize. Mr. Ariel Guerrero has undoubtedly been one of the key members that has, and continues to contribute significantly to the development of the sport in Belize.
Though a table tennis player himself, Ariel became a member of the BTTA with the primary focus of helping to structure and manage the technical side of the sport rather competing in tournaments. He enrolled and successfully completed Certification courses in Umpiring, Refereeing and Coaching. He was nominated and appointed Chair of the Tournament Committee, and today continues to serve as Head Referee at national tournaments. He has studied and keenly familiarized himself with the rules of the sport and is leaned upon as the BTTA’s ‘reference person’ for tournament regulations and dispute resolution. Ariel, an avid computer programmer, is responsible for preparing all tournament schedules, providing a precise schedule of matches (time, table number and opponent) for each individual participant. This has also helped the Association tremendously in the smooth flowing execution of tournaments. Furthermore, he has created formulated spreadsheets to record matches and ranking of players on a real-time basis during tournaments. Ariel is truly an asset to the BTTA, and is truly deserving of this award.
We CONGRATULATE Ariel on this accomplishment, and thank him for all his work he has provided to the BTTA, and continues to provide.
"the development continues.............!!!"
Table Tennis Robot introduced to training sessions.
Saturday February 12, 2011
Coach Ted Marin looks on as junior player uses the IPong .
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Group at Robot training session & ITTF Level 1 Coach Ted Marin
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SUNDAY MARCH 13, 2011
Guatemala City, Jan. 28, 2011
(far left)- President Tux Vasquez & Director Hector Lopez at Central American Teble Tennis Federation General Assembly - Guatemala City 2011
NEW PRESIDENT ELECT FOR CENTRAL AMERICA
Mr. Leonel Aguilar - El Salvador
(left to right) BTTA President- Tux Vasquez, Newly elected Central American President - Leonel Aguilar & BTTA Director Hector Lopez
BTTA President & BTTA Director at CA General Assembly
Guatemala City - January 28, 2011