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Reid, Worrell triumph on table

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Reid, Worrell triumph on table

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An untimely timeout proved to be the turning point for Barbados’ leading women’s pair as Ann Reid and Sabrina Worrell started the defence of the Women’s Islandwide Open Doubles Championship at the Table Tennis Centre, Nursery Drive, on Tuesday night.
Reid and Worrell seemed to be losing a gruelling five game contest against Julia Morris and Anthonette Riley, which they trailed 3-7 in the final game.  
Surprisingly, the Morris/Riley bench called a timeout. When play resumed, Morris and Riley seemed to stall and failed to score another point.
Reid and Worrell produced a remarkable fight back to reel off eight unanswered points to win the ‘“topsy turvy” fixture 11-9, 10-12, 6-11, 11-5, 11-7.
Reid and Worrell also won against Roseanne Butcher and Shelly Niles but with a lot less drama, 11-8, 11-8, 12-10.
There was some consolation for Morris and Riley when they beat Nicole Alleyne and Tara Burrowes 6-11, 11-7, 5-11, 11-9, 11-7.
In the only match played in the men’s doubles, Abbie Clarke and Mark Dowell toppled Tryvonn Powlett and Shamari Bullen 11-5, 11-4, 11-6. (PH)