Sports — 05 June 2015
2015 – 2nd Bi-Annual RF&G National Ranking Tournament

BELIZE CITY, Sun. May 31, 2015–The 2015 2nd Bi-Annual RF&G National Ranking Tournament was played this past weekend at the BES Auditorium, with some 50 plus participants playing in four different categories.

In the A-Division, after some intense matches, the day closed off with an exciting final that went down to the wire between Carlos Cui and Tyrone Tun. Carlos won, 3-2, just managing to edge out Tyrone in the last set of the finals, 13-11.

The final results were as follows:

A-Division: 1st – Carlos Cui; 2nd – Tyrone Tun; 3rd – Nicholas Martin.

In the B-Division, 10 players started out in the Round Robin Elimination groups, with the top 8 advancing to the Double Elimination Finals.

This time around, #1 ranked Junior player, Latrell Solis played his first RF&G Ranking Tournament as an official member of the B-Division Category, making his way undefeated to the finals. Nicholas Martin fell to Solis in the top-half semifinals, and had to make his way back to the finals from the bottom, beating out Hector Lopez, who got 3rd place, and who had beaten Yasser Musa, who managed 4th place. In the finals, we saw young blood versus experience, with the youth prevailing with a score of 3-2 in favor of Latrell Solis.

The final results were as follows:

B-Division: 1st – Latrell Solis; 2nd – Nicholas Martin; 3rd – Hector Lopez; 4th – Yasser Musa.

The C-Division saw the largest group of players, with some 30+ players taking part….

John Delcid from Nazarene High School took the top position, falling only once in the finals against Jaylen Nicholson of E.P. Yorke, who would have had to beat Delcid twice in the finals to claim the top spot…

The final results were as follows:

C-Division: 1st – John Delcid; 2nd – Jaylen Nicholson; 3rd – Amiri Hoare; 4th – Leo Carballo.

The Women Division saw only 4 entries, including number 1 ranked Petie Matus; #2 seed Su Sen; our youngest female participant, Kelly Liu, who is only 12, and is currently attending Belize Elementary School; and Esperanza Leal rounding off the list of participants.

Petie Matus advanced undefeated to the finals, where she played Su Sen for the top spot. Petie won convincingly with a score of 3-0. Kelly Liu had beaten Leal 3-0 in the quarters, but fell to Su Sen in the semis, leaving Kelly with 3rd place and Esperanza with 4th.

The final results were as follows:

Women Division: 1st – Petie Matus; 2nd – Su Sen; 3rd – Kelly Liu; 4th – Esperanza Leal.

Trophies were awarded to all the winners by the sponsors, RF&G Insurance Marketing Coordinator, Ms. Sonia Tun…

BTTA Membership Director, Mrs. Janine Carballo assisted with the trophies presentation.

BTTA Director Hector Lopez thanked the sponsors, RF&G, for their continued support of the event, the players, organizers, and spectators for a very successful tournament.

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