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Prizes go to in-form Mark Bleakley
1:27pm Thursday 27th March 2014 in Sport
MARK Bleakley won four trophies during the Warrington and District Championship finals.
His reward is to represent the town at the North West Champions Challenge in May.
The 53-year-old, from Culcheth, defeated fellow Warrington Table Tennis Club coach Peter Flint in straight sets to win the open singles title.
“There was nothing I could do, it was Mark's evening,” said Padgate-based Flint.
Flint then joined forces with his conqueror to defeat Stuart Hardy and George Lennon in the doubles.
Earlier, Bleakley’s first final had been in the handicap against Daresbury’s Winston Duff, who had an 8-0 head-start.
However his opponent took the match 23-19 in the third set.
Next up for Bleakley was a vets encounter against Mal McEvoy, during which he recovered from 2-0 down to win after a decider.
Elsewhere Alex Storey edged clubmate Daniel Clarke in the juniors’ showdown.
Amy Hutchings beat Jeff Woodhouse in the Division Two final, while Rachael Barker defeated Annie Hudson in an entertaining women’s singles final. Phil Luxon ended the hopes of Stuart Hardy in the over 55s decider.
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