The 2013 RF&G 2nd Bi-Annual NATIONAL RANKING Tournament took place last weekend at the Belize Elementary School Auditorium on Mercy Lane.
With four different Divisions, A, B, C & WOMEN, and some 66 players taking part, the event started on Saturday, June 1, with the C-Division Round Robin competition, and continued on Sunday, June 2, with Round Robin competition in all Divisions.
Competition format was a Round Robin qualification round, from which the top 2 from each group would advance to the Double Elimination Finals in each Division.
In the A-Division, 5 of the top senior players competed, with 4 making it to the Double Elimination Finals. The final results were as follows:
A-DIVISION: 1st – Tyrone Tun; 2nd – Zhi Chen; 3rd – Carlos Cui; 4th – Billy Musa, Jr.
In the B-Division, 16 players took part, with the top 8 making it to the Double Elimination Finals. The final results were as follows:
B-DIVISION: 1st – Billy Musa, Jr.; 2nd – Yasser Musa; 3rd – Fabio Carballo; 4th – Mario Guerrero.
In the C-Division, 40 players participated, with the top 16 players making it to the Double Elimination Finals. The final results were as follows:
C-DIVISION: 1st – Bryton Codd; 2nd – Toni Lui; 3rd – Jason Lin; 4th – Bjarne Gabourel.
In the Women Division, 5 female players started out, with the top 4 players making it to the Double Elimination Finals. The final results were as follows:
WOMEN DIVISION: 1st – Petie Matus; 2nd – Samira Pott; 3rd – Nikki Chang; 4th – Diana Ma.
After over 175 matches played, the tournament concluded on Sunday, June 2, at approximately 6:00 p.m., after which trophies were awarded to the top 4 finishers in each Division.
Vice President of the Belize Table Tennis Association (BTTA), Jorge Espat, and Membership Director, Janine Carballo presented the trophies on behalf of the sponsors, RF&G Insurance.
Congratulations to all the winners, and Thank You to all the participants, sponsors, organizers and spectators who all made this event a great success!