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first_imgJamaica win again at World TT champsJamaica’s men’s table tennis team made it two wins from two games at the Perfect 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships at Malawati Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, after scoring another 3-0 win yesterday, this time over Laos.In the opening game, Michael Hyatt scored a narrow and nail-biting 3-2 win — 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-13, 4-11 over Phathaphone Thavisack. Kane Watson then brushed aside Mosangsinh Sonpasith 3-0, winning 11-5, 11-4, 11-3 and Mark Phillips beat Oliyavong Phonepaseud 3-2 in five sets — 6-11, 12-10, 11-3, 6-11, 11-7.In their first game on Sunday, Jamaica defeated Morrocco, also 3-0.Hyatt dismissed his opponent 11-6, 11-4, 11-5, Watson won 13-11, 11-5, 11-7 and Phillips won 11-4, 1-10, 11-4 win in the final match.The Jamaicans are second in the group with maximum four points. They trail leaders Morroco (five points), who they defeated in their opening game and who has played a game more.The Jamaicans will face the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today.The Caribbean team is competing in Group P in Division Four with the DRC, Ghana, Laos and Morrocco.Daley still St James FA bossWESTERN BUREAU:Incumbent Gregory Daley was returned for another term as President of the St James Football Association, following Monday night’s election of officers, sending challenger Orville Powell to a crushing 82-16 loss.Other members of the executive are: David Watt, first vice president; Hopeton Gilchrist, second vice president; Dennis Waite, general secretary; Tracey Reid, assistant general secretary and treasurer Gavin McNeil.It is the second time in near four months that the Montego Bay United (MBU FC) owner was losing a football-related election, after failing in his bid to challenge Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President, Captain Horace Burrell, in November 2015.”The outcome here tonight speaks for itself. I believe that most of the things my challenger sought to address are all valid. However, it has to be about the approach. I choose to incorporate the clubs in my decision-making and that is why the affiliates have given me another term to lead,” said Daley.”We try to make them part of the process of change, we understand the culture they work under and help each club administratively to become a lot more professional in their set-up and their development and I believe that they appreciate how we deal with things,” Daley said.Powell’s impressive slate of candidates included former national goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, Sandra Christie, Germaine Spencer, Edmund Sherriff and Kenneth Watson.last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: OTWAY CLUB NOTES

first_imgLast Sunday week, as all the poor unfortunate turkey chasers who haven’t managed to trap the bird yet looked on, three golfers managed to secure their second win of the season, at least ! Seamus Gallagher, Paddy Lynch and Shaun Duffy racked up eight birdies, with no dropped shots, to claim victory on the day. The number of reported incidents in their round are too numerous to list, so it’s suffice to say they all did their part in their deserved win. A completely different picture evolved last Sunday, as a heavy mist decended on the wee course from early morning. Members and visitors alike waited patiently to see if the mist was going to clear, with varying opinions from budding amateur weather forecasters, and even a phone call to a certain postman in the Glenfin area to find out if players were going to get the oportunity to play. At about 12.30 it was decided to let the participants loose on the course, and within 20 minutes the sun won the battle and broke through the mist, revealing previously hidden greens, and golfers. But the increase in visibility was short-lived, and the mist descended again, leaving a lot of ‘blind’ shots off the tee. As some players considered the conditions too dangerous to continue, debate got up as to whether the competition should continue, but some brave souls carried on to finish their round. At the time of writing it is unclear whether the competition was actually called off, or allowed to continue, so we’ll have to wait for further news on that. In the meantime, the plan is to give it another go next Sunday at the usual 11.45 time for entry, when hopefully we will know the outcome of last Sunday’s confusion ! GOLF NEWS: OTWAY CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 26th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:OTWAY GOLF CLUB NOTESlast_img read more