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The 2010 Closed Championships of the Sutton and District Table Tennis League were held yesterday at the West Sutton Youth Centre.  In a dramatic final Patrick Beckley (Rosehill) retained his Open Singles title when he defeated Wallington’s 14 year old Michael Ho (Crusaders) 11-8, 9-11, 7-11, 11-4, 11-6.
The open doubles title went to Geoff Grange and Banstead’s John Fannin who were representing Graham Spicer TTC, New Malden.   They beat Carshalton’s Oliver Kelly, who had paired up with Michael Ho, 11-8, 11-7, 5-11, 11-9.
Michelle McGovern (Woodmansterne) enjoyed triple success.   In the Ladies singles final she beat Pramila Muthiah (Ewell Cedars) 11-5, 11-4, 11-9.    In the Division 2 final she beat her team colleague Martin Hunt (Woodmansterne) 11-4, 11-7, 13-11 and completed the hat trick of wins with a 11-5, 11-4, 11-3 win over Frank Ho (Crusaders) in the Consolation Singles final.
Doubles winners Geoff Grange and John Fannin had further success, Geoff Grange beating team colleague John Fannin in an excellent Veterans (over 40’s) final 11-7, 7-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6 while John Fannin won the Super Veterans (over 60’s) final beating Jim Reeder (Eldon, Croydon) 11-6, 11-4, 11-1.
Another player to taste double success was Dariusz Siedlarski (Rosehill) who won the Division 3 singles beating Johnson Osonaike (Woodmansterne) 11-3, 11-2, 13-11 in the final and then added the handicap singles with a convincing 53-25 win over Oliver Kelly (Crusaders).
The Division 4 singles final was another hard fought affair.   Favourite Lewis Vidler (Carshalton LTC) had only lost one game in the League this season and played the 2008 winner of this competition Eham Mohan (Rosehill) but it was the latter who again rose to the occasion to beat Lewis Vidler 5-11, 11-4, 13-15, 11-6, 11-8.