Raiders capture Div. 2
ROTHERLY RAIDERS secured the 2010 Division Two table tennis championship with a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Rising Sun at the Table Tennis Centre, Nursery Drive, last Tuesday night. There are still a couple of rescheduled matches to be played but they will have no effect on the top five positions.Sports & Games Spinners, the only other team in a position to deny the Raiders when play started on Tuesday, also won comfortably, but the Raiders won handsomely enough to hold on to the top position.Spinners were as ruthless as Raiders in whipping Scouters 4-1. The results left Spinners and Raiders locked on 35 points but Raiders won 71 games and lost 14 to the Spinners’ 70 wins and 25 losses.ThirdRising Sun, though finishing on the losing end on Tuesday, were third with 31 points, followed by Scouters on 30 and Fast Loopers on 25. Loopers still need to play one fixture but a victory in that match would only elevate them to 27 points.Suzuki Sukis are in sixth place on 24, followed by the Barbados Defence Force on 23, Barbados Union of Teachers on 17 (with one match in hand), Barbados Light & Power 16 (two matches in hand) and Reddy Kilowatt 15. (PH)Results of Tuesday’s matches:Raiders beat Rising Sun 4-1(Raiders mentioned first).Reverend Ronald Trotman beat Charles Lovell 11-6, 11-9, 11-8.Gregory Prosper beat Kevin Lovell 11-6, 11-8, 11-6.Rawle Husbands lost to Philip Tull 10-12, 11-8, 7-11, 11-8, 6-11.Prosper and Trotman beat Tull and C. Lovell 12-10, 11-7, 11-4.Prosper beat C. Lovell 11-2, 9-11, 11-1, 11-6.Suzuki Sukis beat Barbados Union of Teachers 4-0(Suzuki Sukis mentioned first).Anthonette Riley beat Hugh Simmons 11-4, 11-9, 11-7.Peter Riley beat Theodore Gill 11-6, 11-4, 11-3.Ronald “Suki” King won by default.King and A. Riley beat Simmons and Gill 11-4, 11-5, 11-6Fast Loopers beat Barbados Light and Power 4-0(Loopers mentioned first)Nicole Alleyne beat Tara Burrowes 11-5, 14-12, 7-11, 11-5.Mario Haynes beat Lisa Collymore 12-10, 11-9, 11-8.Xavier Duncan beat Romario McClean 11-9, 11-9, 11-6.Haynes and Duncan beat Burrowes and McClean 11-8, 11-8, 11-6.Spinners beat Scouters 4-1(Spinners mentioned first)Wilmont Goddard beat Rashad King 9-11, 14-12, 9-11, 14-12, 11-9.Julia Morris beat Ricardo John 5-11, 11-9, 11-6, 7-11, 11-7.Steve Skinner lost to Tryvonne Powlett 10-12, 7-11, 9-11.Goddard and Morris won by default.Goddard beat John 11-6, 12-10, 11-7.