Farley wins it for Fast Loopers
Trevor Farley put his coaching on hold and asserted his authority on the competitive table to help Fast Loopers secure a crucial 3-2 win against Mount Gay Bayswater when Premier League Table Tennis continued on Saturday night.
Farley broke a 2-2 tie when he toppled Dennis France 11-7, 11-9, 11-7 at the Table Tennis Centre, Nursery Drive, St Michael. He had earlier put his side on course for victory by beating his younger brother, Kevin, 11-8, 13-11, 11-5.
Paco Moss surprised Aaron Barker in a compelling contest 11-8, 6-11, 2-11, 11-2, 11-6 to level the scoreline 1-1, but Barker joined Russell Maxwell to put the Loopers back in front by winning the doubles against France and Moss.
The left-handed Kevin Farley then downed Maxwell 3-1 to set up the fifth game decider.
Champions Scouters blanked newly promoted Spinners 5-0, while Barbados Light & Power, inspired by Shawn Bellamy, took out Combined Schools 4-1.
Bellamy, making a return to competitive table tennis for the first time in several seasons, beat Xavier Duncan and Rachad King without dropping a game.
His main support came from Abbie Clarke who beat King 3-1 and combined with Shane Norville to stop Duncan and Stephen Payne 12-10, 7-11, 11-8, 5-11, 11-9.
Left-hander Junior Evelyn was the architect of the dominant performance by Scouters. He took out Chris Banfield and Wilmont Goddard while Bryan Matthews and Mark Dowell added one victory each.
Dowell cruised past Charles Lovell in straight games while Matthews won a thriller against Banfield 6-11, 11-9. 11-4, 9-11, 11-6.
Matthews and Dowell won the doubles against Goddard and Lovell 11-3, 11-4, 9-11, 11-7. (PH)