TABLE TENNIS: The Closed Championships brought the curtain down on another exciting season last week.

Dean Clyne, of Maccabi, and Callum Stott, of Ramsbottom Town, opened the proceedings with a fast attacking game in the Junior Singles.

Dean won the first game 11-7 but Callum hit back with some strong hitting on the forehand and backhand and won the second game 11-7.

But Dean held his nerve to win the third and fourth games 11-7 and 11-6 to take the title.

In the first of the Open Singles semi finals, Gary Newton, of Carlton Club, faced reigning champion Graham Jeffries, of Radcliffe Cricket Club.

Newton looked to be on top of his game and took the first set 11-8 but his opponent stepped on the gas to win the next three games and book his place in the final.

In the second semi final, two players from Grubba Fans, Marek Maraszkiewicz and Lukasz Serdiuk, found themselves up against each other – with the latter earning the bragging rights by progressing.

In the final, which was the best of seven games, Serdiuk stormed into a 3-0 lead before Jeffries rallied and drew level with some impressive play.

It went to a deciding game and the Radcliffe Cricket Club man emerged victorious to successfully defend his title for the second time.

In the Open Doubles final, Derek Watmough and Dennis Collier of St Philips faced new players to the league, Tony Bates and Tony Smith, both of BAE.

St Philips took the first game 10-8 but it was the strong attacking game of Tony Smith and good defence from Tony Bates that seemed to be the key to their success and they reeled off the next three games 11-9, 11-4, 11-8 to take the doubles title for the first time.

Mark Ramsbottom (Ramsbottom Town) and Mick Dore (Radcliffe CC) contested the Over-40s Singles final and the former was on top form to lift the title for the fifth time.

Tommy Ryan (Adelphi) beat defending champion Derek Watmough (St Philips) in the O60s Singles final.