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61st Senior Caribbean Table Tennis Championships

first_imgGuyanese women open on winning note, men suffer mixed fortunesGUYANA’S campaign at the 61st Senior Caribbean Table Tennis Championships, here on home soil at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH), served off to different starts yesterday for the Women and Men’s teams respectively.Playing in two matches, the Guyanese women took away maximum points and sit top of the table with four points heading into today’s action.In the first session of play during the morning, the Guyanese women faced Martinique and steamrolled them, winning 3-0. First Natalie ‘Speedy’ Cummings teamed up with Chelsea Edghill against Oceane Meredin and Mevena Avril and the Guyanese duo dispatched their opponents in straight sets of 11-7, 11-6, 11-5 before Trenace Lowe made it 2-0, Team Guyana defeating Armelle Pruvost 11-3, 8-11, 11-5, 11-3.Edghill then handed Guyana maximum points from the fixture by beating Mevena Avril in straight sets of 11-4, 11-5, 11-6.Guyana’s next victims were Barbados, who suffered a 0-3 loss. In the doubles match-up, Cummings and Edghill once again teamed up to devastating effect, condemning Anthonette Riley and Krystle Harvey to sets of 5-11, 11-3, 11-3, 7-11, 11-8 while Lowe chipped in with an 11-6, 18-20, 13-11 and 13-11 win over Janae Lewis.Once again Edghill put the icing on the cake, defeating Harvey in three identical sets of 11-3 to leave the Guyanese girls sitting pretty in pole position with four points. They will face possibly their toughest opponents, the Dominican Republic, today along with Jamaica.However, the Guyanese men did not have the same dream start, facing powerhouse Dominican Republic as they went down 3-0. First Joel Alleyne and Christopher Franklin surrendered in the doubles match by sets of 8-11, 8-11, 6-11 to the Dominican duo of Emil Santos and Isaac Vila.Meanwhile, Shemar Britton showed a bit of a fight against Mariano Lockward but also went down in three straight sets of 8-11, 8-11, 4-11, Franklin was the last casualty of the Dominican encounter conceding defeat to Vila in sets of 6-11, 11-8, 9-11, 3-11.In their second game of the day, the Guyanese men rebounded with a 3-0 win over St Lucia. Up to press time the detailed scores of that game were yet to be made available to the media. They will advance to the main draw today with that win as St Lucia finished third in that group.Action begins at 10:00hrs today at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH), Homestretch Avenue, and is open to the public.last_img read more


Atlanta United part ways with coach De Boer

first_imgAtlanta United FC has parted ways with Frank De Boer as manager,Atlanta United FC has parted ways with Frank De Boer as managerKampala, Uganda | XINHUA |  Major League Soccer (MLS) team Atlanta United announced on Friday that the club and head coach Frank de Boer have mutually agreed to part ways.The club will announce an interim coach shortly while beginning a search for the permanent replacement for de Boer.“On behalf of Atlanta United, I would like to thank Frank for his leadership and commitment to the club,” said Atlanta United president Darren Eales in a statement.“Under Frank’s guidance, the club had a strong 2019 season in both MLS and international competition. After discussing it with Frank, the decision was reached mutually to part ways. In winning two trophies in his first season in charge, he will always be a part of the club’s history, and with great appreciation and respect we wish him all the best in the future,” Eales added.Former Dutch international De Boer was announced as the club’s head coach in December 2018. Atlanta United finished the 2019 MLS season in second place in the Eastern Conference.But in the ongoing MLS is Back tournament, the team was knocked out of the round of 16 after losing all three matches in the group stage without scoring. “I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve had with Atlanta United,” De Boer said. “Coaching in Major League Soccer and living in Atlanta has been a wonderful experience and a welcome new challenge. I will never forget the incredible supporters here in Atlanta, they are truly special. I want to thank the players, coaches and staff for all of their support, it has been my pleasure to work with all of you.”The 2020 season was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic in March, and the league restarted in July with the MLS is Back tournament. MLS said the regular season will follow the MLS is Back tournament.****XINHUAShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more


England stars target success after Quinta do Lago camps

first_img England Golf’s leading amateur stars will have high hopes of hitting the ground running in their quest for major honours in 2016 after taking part in the first training camps of the winter at Quinta do Lago in Portugal. Members of the England Men’s and Men’s ‘A’ squads who gathered at the prestigious Algarve resort included Bradley Moore and Alfie Plant – both ranked in Europe’s top ten. The visits provided the opportunity to fine-tune their swings and enjoy the award-winning venue’s array of five-star facilities as part of Quinta do Lago’s role as the winter training base for England Golf’s national squads. In addition to working on technique, activities for the players during the week-long camps included sessions on fitness, the short game, ball-flight control, game management and the mental side of the game. Paul Ashwell, coach of the England Men’s A Squad, said: “The players really enjoyed the beautiful weather and excellent practice facilities and were especially impressed with the North Course following its recent remodelling. We are all looking forward to returning for our next visit in March!” Featuring three 18-hole championship courses, outstanding practice facilities at its Paul McGinley Academy, a TaylorMade Performance Centre and extensive leisure activities and facilities, Quinta do Lago has everything needed to guarantee a first-class golf experience. Quinta do Lago has been the official winter venue for hosting England Golf’s squad since 2014. Both men’s squads are set to return to the resort for a second winter training break in March, while the women’s, boys’ and girls’ squads will also enjoy the facilities on camps in the run-up to the start of the 2016 season. The England Golf players who visited Quinta do Lago recently were: England Men’s Squad: Jamie Bower, Alfie Plant, Adam Chapman, Jonathan Thomson, Paul Kinnear, Sean Towndrow, Bradley Moore and Ashton Turner England ‘A’ Squad: Ben Amor, Jake Burnage, Will Enefer, Tom Gandy, Scott Gregory, Josh Hilleard, Gian-Marco Petrozzi, Will Whiteoak and Andrew Wilson As part of the partnership with Quinta do Lago, England Golf squads stay at the resort and use its driving range and practice facilities as well as having access to both the South and North courses. In addition, each group uses the swing analysis with a launch monitor and has biomechanics golf fitness training sessions. The England Golf National Performance Programme supports more than 40 of the best amateur players within the England national squads and almost 200 players within regional squads. Previous players include some of the world’s leading golfers, such as Justin Rose, Lee Westwood, Charley Hull and Melissa Reid. The resort has invested €50 million upgrading its sports, leisure and lifestyle facilities as part of a six-year investment program, including the €9.6 million redesign of its North Course by renowned American architect Beau Welling in close association with European Ryder Cup winning captain Paul McGinley, and was named ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ at the 2015 World Golf Awards. Set amongst 2,000 acres of the picturesque Ria Formosa Natural Park, Quinta do Lago has been at the forefront of European golf for more than four decades with three 18-hole championship courses matched by outstanding practice facilities including the world’s only Paul McGinley Golf Academy, a state-of-the-art TaylorMade Performance Centre and new short game area. Away from the fairways, there is plenty to keep everyone occupied, with events, tennis, cycling and watersports just some of the extensive leisure activities available. Click here for further information on Quinta do Lago Caption: the 15th hole on the South course at Quinta do Lago 14 Jan 2016 England stars target success after Quinta do Lago camps last_img read more