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Stories by Hubert Lawrence

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Jamaica's table tennis coach Satoshi Takashima is giving the 2018 Caribbean Senior Regional Championships high priority.He is planning to get a good result at the event which will come to Jamaica next year. Specifically, the former Japanese national...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

"The sport of chess is on the advance in Jamaica." That is the view of Ian Wilkinson, president of the Jamaica Chess federation. However, while the Federation is pleased with the current state of affairs, Wilkinson says that there are some key moves...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

In 1995, Charlie Smith High School celebrated its 20th anniversary with a bang. Anchored by its 'Gang of Five', Charlie Smith delighted football fans en route to a Manning Cup, Walker Cup and Olivier Shield triple. Kevin Wilson attributes that team'...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

With the Commonwealth Games, World Team Championships and the Caribbean Region Championships all approaching next year, 2018 will be a busy year for table tennis. Despite that, three-time national champion Christopher Marsh is taking a step-by-step...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Christopher Marsh of Kingston and Desreen Greaves of St Thomas dominated the inaugural Orville Haslam Challenge Cup, staged at the William Knibb Memorial High School on National Heroes Day. Marsh capped a solid display of table tennis by outpointing...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

FIVE-TIME Caribbean champion Orville Halsam hasn't played table tennis for Jamaica in decades, but he hasn't been forgotten.Memories of his stalwart service to the game will be relived at the Orville Haslam Legends of Table Tennis Challenge Cup...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Called to the Jamaica senior team long before he left Kingston College, Lloyd McLean is one of the best schoolboy footballers of all time.That's the view of Neville Oxford, a teammate of McLean on the all-conquering 1964 and 1965 KC unit. Oxford...

Published:Saturday | October 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Sandra Riette, the 11-time national champion, who chairs Table Tennis Jamaica's Technical and Selecting Committee, says that age wasn't a factor in deciding who was chosen to play for Jamaica in next year's Commonwealth Games.As she outlined the...

Published:Saturday | September 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

An eight-member squad has been named to represent Jamaica at next year's Commonwealth Games in Australia.The team is led by national champion Simon Tomlinson and includes four men and four women.The men selected are Tomlinson, Christopher Marsh and...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is introducing a new world ranking system designed to be easier to understand. Instead of movements derived strictly from wins and losses, the new system is based on how far players reach in...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

In 1977, Clarendon College produced a superlative season of schoolboy football. Honed by football visionary Winston Chung Fah, Clarendon College outplayed all their rivals en route to the daCosta Cup and the Olivier Shield titles. Lenny Hyde was a...

Published:Wednesday | September 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Gabrielle McDonald, Carey McLeod and Tissana Hickling all won two individual gold medals each at their last chance at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships in March.Now, like a number of others who have used up their high-...

Published:Monday | September 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

National table tennis champion Simon Tomlinson will be approaching next year's Commonwealth Games with relentless resolve. That's the approach Tomlinson thinks is needed to assure a good showing at the Games in Australia next April. In the six...

Published:Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Simon Tomlinson proved last Saturday that he is still the top male table tennis player in Jamaica. Competing in a Commonwealth Games team trial event on September 16, Tomlinson was undefeated in nine trips to the table. Onika Francis and Solesha...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Liana Campbell, the Caribbean Region Table Tennis Federation's under-11 champion, is in Paraguay to learn more about the game. Campbell is participating in an International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) camp foryoung players in AsunciÛn, the nation...

Published:Saturday | September 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

St Catherine High School, champion of the INSPORT St Catherine Football Challenge, is looking forward to competition in this year's Manning Cup.Anthony Patrick, coach of the triumphant team, is hoping that the win in the INSPORT tournament will be a...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Having seen the level of play at the recent Mini-Cadet and Pre-Cadet Championships in Kingston, Teddy Matthews, president of the Caribbean Region Table Tennis Federation (CRTTF), is filled with optimism and believes the tournament augurs well for...

Published:Tuesday | September 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Elaine Thompson is the top earner from the just-concluded IAAF Diamond League. According to the Track Stats Internet website, the 24-year-old Thompson raced to a total Diamond League prize money of US$134,000 (approximately J$17.2 million). Thompson...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

The 2017 track and field season is winding down, but Caniggia Raynor, holder of Jamaica's hammer throw record, is looking ahead.Raynor has his sights set on the 2019 World Championships with next year's Commonwealth Games as his immediate goal. With...

Published:Saturday | September 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Kevin Nedrick, the exciting throws prospect from Petersfield High School, has left the island to take up a scholarship in the United States. With his high-school eligibility complete, Nedrick has journeyed to Kansas, and he is now a student at...

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 12:16 AMHubert Lawrence

Liana Campbell has emerged from two weeks of regional competition and exposure as a table tennis player on the rise. Her fine work has earned her a trip to an International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) training camp in Paraguay. Her coach, Richard...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Liana Campbell kept Jamaica's flag flying high on the last day of the Caribbean Region Mini and Pre-Cadet Table Tennis Championships, held at the National Arena.On a day dominated by players from the Dominican Republic, Campbell pinged her way to...

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2017 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence

The Caribbean Region Table Tennis Federation Mini and Pre-Cadet Championships come to a climax today inside Kingston's National Arena. Play starts at 9 a.m. with titles at stake in singles and doubles in Under-11 and 13 categories. ...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Jamaica's team achiev-ements in the Caribbean Region Table Tennis Federation Mini and Pre-Cadet Championship has been predicted to be very good.That's the view of Jamaica's Japanese coach Satoshi Takashima. Speaking on Wednesday at the National...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2017 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence

If you still don't understand why Jamaica won only four medals at the recent World Championships, one look back at the men's 400 metres hurdles will solve the mystery. Review that event and everything will be clear to you. Be warned, though. A...

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