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Published:Saturday | September 24, 2016 | 9:00 AM

Gleaner men on top in BH table tennis

The Gleaner men's team defeated Bank of Jamaica 3-2 in the opening round of the Jamaica Table Tennis Association Business House League at the BoJ Auditorium on Wednesday evening.

However, their ladies' team comprising Michelle Currey, Carol Denny and Dionne Sicard lost to BoJ's team of Prudence Serju and Rose Ana Moo-Young 3-1, including the doubles, as only Denny won her singles match, 3-1 against Moo-Young.

The men, however, clipped their BoJ counterparts 3-2, with former national player Ludlow Bailey setting the stage with a 3-0 win over Dexter Smith in the first singles match, winning 11-6, 11-3, 11-5. He also teamed up with player/coach Selvin 'Nanko' Smith to win the doubles match in five sets against Alphanso Murray and Tide Lewis, while Murray defeated Wayne Lyew 3-0 and Smith blanked Glenroy Williams 3-0. Lewis beat The Gleaner captain Andrew Walters 3-0 as well.

Petrojam win BH football Challenge Trophy

The newly crowned division one KSAFA/Western Sports Business House (BH) champions, Petrojam, won a second trophy on Wednesday following a hard-fought 2-0 win over division two champions Wisynco in extra time, this in the Raymond Quallo Memorial Cup Challenge final at Alpha Boys' home on Wednesday.

Both teams were goalless at the end of regulation time, but the Lennie Hyde-coached Petrojam prevailed with late goals from Leon Strickland and Victor Thompson.

They will now play St Ann Business House champions Grand Bahia in the Champion of Champions on October 1 at Barbican.

George Lee 6K road race on tomorrow

The third staging of the Mayor George Lee Foundation 6K road race is on at the Portmore HEART Academy, race time 7 a.m.

Participants must be at the venue by the latest 6:30 a.m. for pre-race warm-up activities.

Aneita Lee, widow of the late George Lee, and the foundation had this to say: "As we honour the first mayor of the Municipality of Portmore - George Lee - on this the third anniversary of his passing, we wish to specially remember him as one who championed the cause for the municipal status of Portmore and his dedication to its development."

She added: "The foundation pledges to continue some of his dreams by assisting the children and senior citizens in this vast community which he served faithfully and well."

Kids Heaven Sports Development camp

Sixty-two campers were exposed to various sporting disciplines during the recent week-long Kids Heaven Sports Development/New Harbour Village sports camp at the main playing field in New Harbour Village, Phase One, St Catherine.

The camp was in association with the New Harbour Village Phase One Citizens' Association, Kids Heaven Sports Develop-ment, the Jamaica Baseball Association, among others.

The campers were taught skills in baseball, football, netball, volleyball, badminton and cricket.

The top girl camper was Karra Gordon, while the top boy camper was Nicholas Burke. Rick McKenzie was voted best baseball player and received a set of gear courtesy of the Andrew Dixon Foundation Kids Heaven Sports Development Centre.

Errol Mathias, the camp director, said for next year's staging he will be inviting youngsters from Phase Two and Phase Three of New Harbour. He implored campers that sports can be beneficial to them and their families as many Jamaican and international athletes have made a career in sport.

Portmore Business House football for October 5

The INSPORTS-sponsored Portmore Business House five-a-side football competition will commence on Wednesday, October 5, with an opening ceremony and a game at the Sunshine playing field in Naggo Head, Portmore, St Catherine, match time 8:30 p.m. Three-time defending champions Cable Pro will play newcomers Digicel to officially kick off the season.

Twelve teams have confirmed participation. Some of the teams are Confectionery and Snacks A and B, Portmore Gas, Petcom, IGL, ADA, Lasco Distributors, Bridgeport Police, Tyre Warehouse and MegaMart. Sponsors are Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) and Charles Chocolates.

Waterhouse shock Braeton All Stars

In arguably the best match of the season, Waterhouse United shocked previously unbeaten Braeton All Stars 300-299 in a nail-biting countdown win, during the eighth round of games in the Jamaica Domino Council Association Premier League last Sunday.

Both clubs have seven wins apiece. In other games, Bull Bay United outlasted Right Stuff 300-286; Spit Fyah whipped Highlight Strikers 300-225; Giants got a walkover against International; Caribbean Classic beat Jade Strikers 300-288; Mechanical Strikers cut down Sour Sop 300-294; and Exceptional defeated Naggo Head 300-293, and Small Axe defeated Memory Lane 300-276.