Springer back with a bang
COURTNEY SPRINGER completed a successful return to local table tennis competition when he captured the men’s title as the finals of the National Senior Games took place at the Table Tennis Centre, Nursery Drive, Thursday night.
Maureen Pollard won the women’s title after a three-way battle with Janice Griffith and Harriett Waithe to bring a successful conclusion to the tournament organised by the Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development.
By virtue of winning the tournament, Springer and Pollard earned the right to represent Barbados at the Senior Games in Utah.
Springer, who had earlier defeated Wayne Branch 3-1 in a semi-final encounter, won a highly competitive from Wilmont “Funk” Goddard 11-6, 9-11, 11-4, 11-5, 13-11. The closeness of the fifth game characterised the entire duel that was watched by a modest but appreciative crowd. (PH)
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