The Guyanese quartet leads Arima at home in the Champions League | local sports

ARIMA Table Tennis Club (ATTC), which fields only junior players from Guyana, upset favorites Legends United in the ICWI (Insurance Company of the West Indies Limited) Table Tennis Champions League Final Wednesday night at the Eastern Regional Indoor Sports Arena, Tacarigua.

After being soundly beaten 6-1 when the teams faced off to start the competition on August 10 and 5-2 in the second round four days ago, ATTC turned the script on its head with a 5-2 triumph just when it mattered. the most for $10,000 winners. Check.

The Legends trailed from the start, but they had the opportunity to tie the foursome and force a deciding doubles match with Franklyn Seechan in charge of the penultimate game on the second table and his fellow former national top ten Kenneth Parmanand to follow.

However, Seechan failed to convert five straight match points for 10-5 in the deciding match and then another and suffered their only defeat of the tournament, 8-11, 11-9, 14-12, 9- 11, 14-12 against Colin. Wang.

Meanwhile, Niran Bissu, who got very nervous and failed to knock out QPCC (Queen’s Park Cricket Club) Parkites in the semi-finals on Tuesday, didn’t make the same mistake for the ATTC time on the main table.

The Under-19 player received a significant assist from his opponent as returning former national champion Yuvraaj Dookram struggled to find the board in their 11-6 11-1, 11-6 loss, after producing glimpses of his best in his narrow 4-11, 11-6, 11-7, 7-11, 11-8 defeat by Jonathan Van Lange.

The 15-year-old was definitely the star of the night after failing to convert a match point in the fifth and eventually losing to tournament best player Shemar Britton (8-11, 11-8, 12-14, 12- 10, 12-10) in the semi-finals the day before.

Van Lange, who lost in three consecutive matches to Barbadian Tyrese Knight in the teams’ meeting on Saturday, got his revenge 11-7, 11-13, 11-7, 11-8 after finishing second in the recent Silverbowl Championship. beat Bissu 11-8, 11-5, 11-2 to make it all over the main table.

Wong drew first blood for ATTC on the second table with an 11-7, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8 triumph over Parmanand, who didn’t have to play Krystian Sahadeo in the final match with the matter already settled.

Seechan beat Sahadeo 11-6, 11-7, 11-8 for Legends’ only point on the second table. With their semi-final encounter with the Parkites deadlocked after eight games on Tuesday night, Van Lange and Wong beat Silverbowl champion Britton of Guyana and Tobagonian Javier King 11-5, 7-11, 12- 10, 11-7 for ATTC to move. in the title match.

The ATTC also needed a deciding double to win their first-round encounter last week on Wednesday night, then prevailed 5-3 when they met three days later in the second and final round of the round robin stage.

After winning the first stage with nine wins – out of their ten matches – Legends went straight to the final.

ATTC finished the round robin stage with eight wins, while last year’s champions Parkites finished third with six wins.

The new team, featuring five-time national champion Reeza Burke, Jesse Dookie and Smalta Crusaders, led by former national champion Anthony “Sandfly” Brown, was next with three wins apiece.

And the WASA club, without the services of two-time national champion and tournament organizer Curtis Humphreys after Game 2, closed the march with just one victory – a 5-4 triumph over Parkites to start the competition on August 10.

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