September 30, 2014
SVGTTA to soften position on Business Houses tournament

Those former national table tennis players who had been debarred from competing in the annual Business Houses tournament, can begin to get in shape for the 2015 competition.{{more}}

An easing of the rules of eligibility is on the cards, as the St Vincent and the Grenadines Table Tennis Association (SVGTTA), organisers of the competition, look at ways to add that fillip to the tournament.

President of the SVGTTA Tyrone Jack made this revelation to SEARCHLIGHT, following the conclusion of the 2014 edition recently.

“We are definitely going to look into that, because you would have had players who have represented St Vincent, a long time ago, some of them 25 years ago… Some of them were just on the B team,” Jack confirmed.

This ruling is the reason given why last year’s team champion – Computec/ Third Eye Security, opted out from this year’s tournament.

Instead, the Computec faction joined forces with Irie Travel, hence the Computec/Irie Travel combination, which was one of the six teams which participated in the 2014 edition.

Jack also said that a serious effort would also be made in 2015 to have increased participation, noting that they would be targeting those entities with sports clubs within their set-up.

“This year was not too bad, but I think we could have more teams, so next year we are going to send out the invitations a bit earlier,” the SVGTTA head indicated.

He revealed that his organisation would also be attempting to have a female component of the tournament.

Other than the Computec/Irie Travel team, the other participating teams were Cato’s Heavy Equipment, Vinlec, Lotto Combine, T J’s Supplies and SG De Freitas.

Cato’s Heavy Equipment played unbeaten throughout the tournament, to lift the team title and Ironsi Roberts pouched the singles’ title.(RT)