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English player gains revenge as Blades in sharp form

TOP SEASON: A Grade premiers Blades players (from left) Clinton Plaatjies and Bryan Farr, Chad Anderson.
TOP SEASON: A Grade premiers Blades players (from left) Clinton Plaatjies and Bryan Farr, Chad Anderson. CONTRIBUTED

ENGLISHMAN Bryan Farr has led the Blades to an A grade premiership after narrowly going down last year.

Farr is in Queensland on a working holiday and enjoying the competitive nature of the Australian game.

Farr won all three of his singles matches including an 11-7, 7-11, 11-5, 11-8 victory over the highly rated Shane Shipplerly.

"I was going to go after them really, no holding back,'' Farr said.

"I didn't want to think at the end of it, wondering if I just pushed and pushed. If I missed, so be it, if it works then we win the match."

When teammates Clinton Plaatjies and Chad Anderson also won their respective singles matches, the Blades were well on the way. They won the night comfortably, seven games to three.

"It means a good deal to me because last year I lost out 11-9 in the decider and so it was good to come back,'' Farr said. "My goal was to win it this year.''

The B Grade premiership between Dolphins and Cats was much closer with the scores tied at five sets each with the final doubles left.

Young gun Matthew Walters was in scintillating form having won his three singles games.

He again dominated the last doubles match to help the Dolphins to a 6-5 victory and a B Grade premiership.

Shadows dominated the C Grade final with Magdy Meleka's variation of spin and placement proving the difference in the match.

Meleka's game can be difficult to counter as his spin is difficult to read. He has knocked off some of the top players in the club.

Meleka comfortably won both his singles games and then lead his doubles partner to a hard fought doubles victory.

The Shadows defeated the Panthers 4-1.

The club championships are being played with the summer season to start immediately.

Players interested in the competition should contact David McCosh on 3282 4708.

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