Shemar Britton to represent Guyana at ITTF Ecuador Open – Guyana newsroom


Guyanese top table tennis player Shemar Britton will represent the country at the Ecuador Open, which is part of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Contender Series, starting Tuesday.

Britton, who will arrive in Ecuador later today, is a former Caribbean Under-21 Men’s Singles Champion, 2019 Caribbean Championship Bronze Medalist in Singles and Men’s Under-21 Singles Silver Medalist. .

The national men’s singles finalist and one of Guyana’s most talented players will compete in the men’s singles in Ecuador, with his first round robin match scheduled for Tuesday at 10:45 am.

Structure of the OPEN ITTF ECUADOR 2021 gaming system

There will be several individual events – men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles. All events will be played via a main draw (KO) and a first stage (singles tournaments; doubles – KO).

The men’s singles and women’s singles matches will be best-of-seven matches, while the men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles matches will be best-of-five matches.

The tournament will be a compact tournament with over 24 male participants with players from Belgium, India, Peru, Puerto Rico, Austria and Mexico.

“This provides a great opportunity for Britton to have excellent match practice to assess where his game is after more than 18 months of hiatus from competition due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the Guyana Table said. Tennis Association.

“A budding lawyer, who attends the University of the West Indies, is one of the greatest talents from the English-speaking Caribbean, scholarship holder and prospect for Olympic Solidarity, he expressed his desire to qualify for the Paris 2023 Olympics and has expressed his intention to accelerate his training and competition program in his quest to achieve this set goal.

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