Charles back for doubles tourney

 DARRON CHARLES returns to competition after a long absence today in the Trinidad and Tobago Badminton Association’s (TTBA) Doubles Tournament at Central Regional Indoor Sport Arena, Chaguanas.

The former national champ, who has not played a tournament in over three years, will combine with Roger Moore.

Former top player and current TTBA interim president Derwin Renales is playing alongside last year’s second-ranked under-17 player Adrian Nicholson, while Nicholson’s nemesis and doubles partner in juniors, Will Lee, combines with Allister Espinoza, runner-up the last two editions of the National Championships.

Nationals doubles champs Keston Friday and Kerwin Pantin, the defending and six-time national singles champ, are seeded to win the title in the 16-draw. Two-time national champ Rahul Rampersad and Justin Siu are the second seeds and the draw also includes the tandem of German Milind Ogale and five-time national singles champ Anil Seepaul, who is also a multiple national doubles and mixed doubles champ.

Kamasha Robertson and Arthur Alexander are among the seven pairs in the mixed doubles draw. The field also includes Espinoza and national Under-17 champ Jada Renales, while veteran Stephanie Mitchell will compete alongside last year’s national Under-19 champ Jason Ramjass.

There will also be women’s, over 40 and 50 events, but the highlight of the day is expected to be a doubles exhibition featuring the four members of the Cuban team who are training alongside the T&T players here for the next two weeks.

The headline act is Olseni Guerrero, the Pan American champ who is ranked 53rd in the world.

First serve is 9 a.m.

Let us know your thoughts
This content requires the latest Adobe Flash Player and a browser with JavaScript enabled. Click here for a free download of the latest Adobe Flash Player.

Express Poll

Do you agree with CoP Stephen Williams that there isn't enough evidence to charge either the doctor or the patient involved in the cocaine surgery incident?

  • Yes
  • No


More Weather