26 Sep 2018

Held at the premises of the Jamaica Olympic Association, the Annual General Meeting of the Caribbean Region Table Tennis Federation was staged on Tuesday 25th September.

A major aspect of the meeting was the election of officers for the period 2018 to 2022.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Teddy Matthews from St Lucia remains the President as does Trinidad and Tobago’s Vasdev Bob Roopnarine in the role of Honorary General Secretary. There was unanimous support for both as potentially the region enters a period of change.

Ian Joseph, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Table Tennis Association, was elected Treasurer. In a somewhat similar vein, Jean-Michel Talba of Martinique assumes the office of Deputy President, Jamaica’s Godfrey Lothian becomes 1st Vice-President, John Pilgrim from St Kitts and Nevis, 2nd Vice-President.

“Some of the developments agreed were to improve communication links with the Latin American Table Tennis Union and International Table Tennis Federation, as well as to actively seek sponsorship as a collective body. High on the agenda was the launch of a Caribbean Team League, the determination of hosts for the three Caribbean Region Table Tennis Federation Championships next year, as well as the passing of resolutions to send to the International Table Tennis Federation through the Latin American Table Tennis Union were items on the agenda.” Vasdev Bob Roopnarine

Notably for 2009, it was agreed that Jamaica will host the Mini and Pre-Cadet Championships with the Dominican Republic being reserve. Likewise, Dominican Republic was confirmed as the destination for the Cadet and Junior Championship; Cuba being the reserve

Meanwhile, the bid of Guyana to stage the Senior Championship was confirmed; the Dominican Republic being the reserve.

2018 Caribbean Senior Championships Vasdev Bob Roopnarine Teddy Matthews