KPMG hedges SVTTA’s new-formatted national championships
February 25, 2014

KPMG hedges SVTTA’s new-formatted national championships

The auditing firm of KPMG has provided the financial hedge for the National Table Tennis Championships which open this Wednesday evening at the West St George Secondary School in Belair.{{more}}

And, after an absence of a few years, the championships return with the re-introduction of the Junior Division and with the points system.

Public relations officer of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Table Tennis Association Sean Stanley revealed that the championships are not primarily to test to see who is No.1, but players will be allocated points.

Stanley noted that this system will be in train for the ensuing competitions held under the auspices of the SVGTTA.

The association’s PRO emphasized that the player emerging with the most points does not automatically earn a place on the national team(s).

“…There is a selection process and policy which is in place,” Stanley told SEARCHLIGHT.

Stanley also is in high anticipation of the Junior Division, which would showcase the work done by the association through its youth development programme.

At the other end of the chart, the national championships will also be a manifestation of the improvements of Damion Dublin, Javier De Shong and Kavir Gaymes, who are fresh from a six-week training stint in the Dominican Republic.

The trio is expected to be tested by the other seasoned players, namely Romano Spencer, Deighton King, Joseph Carrington, Robert Ballantyne and Carlton Daniel.

The national championships would be contested in two divisions (senior and junior) and three categories (singles, doubles and mixed doubles)

The national championships, which run until this Saturday, is the third local undertaking to be staged by the organisation since taking office about eight months ago.

Last year, the Tyrone Jack led executive hosted the firms competition, as well as the Independence competition. (RT)