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November 11, 2014
DJPEM reboot to land schools’ table tennis glory

The Dr JP Eustace Memorial (DJPEM) has arisen from the ashes to capture the team title of the Secondary Schools’ Table Tennis Tournament.

After being one of the whipping boys in the preliminary round of competition, the DJPEM’s team of Imani King, Tahj Williams and Kezz Small pulled out all the stops last Friday at the West{{more}} St George Secondary School to bring joy to their institution.

And, in the decisive final, the trio ousted the St Vincent Grammar School Team Two in dismissive fashion, three games to nil.

King overcame Chrislon Fraser 11/7, 11/6, while Williams recorded a 13/11, 8/11, 16/14 downing of Jonathan Cruickshank and Small came up big against a flat-footed Christophe Harris 11/8 11/6.

The impressive DJPEM, before reaching the finals, also stopped the St Vincent Grammar School’s Team One in the semis, three games to two.

King outdid Saeed Bowman 6/11, 11/8, 12/10 and handed Andre Mitchell an 11/9, 13/11 beating.

The DJPEM’s other win came from Small, who beat Mickael Hazelwood 11/4, 11/9.

For the losing Grammar School Team One, Mitchell beat Tahj Williams 11/5, 11/9 and Bowman overcame Williams 11/13, 11/9, 11/8.

The other half of the semi-finals resulted in the St Vincent Grammar School Team Two defeating the host school, the West St George Secondary, three games to nil.

Cruickshank beat Lawrence Bascombe 11/7, 11/8; Fraser had the better of Julian Farrell 8/11, 11/5 11/6 and Harris beat Wayne Bacchus 9/11, 12/10, 11/6.

The Bishop’s College Kingstown was the other school which participated in the male segment of the tournament.

Meanwhile, West St George Secondary’s Rodika Webb and Milione Edwards took away the female competition over the Girls’ High School.

The secondary schools’ tournament returned to the schools’ sports calendar this year, after an absence of about a decade. (RT)