Tennis ace Colin McKenna lost out to Damon Clarke.
Tennis ace Colin McKenna lost out to Damon Clarke.

Clarke caps big Open with trophy



? FORMER Rockhampton table-tennis star Damon Clarke capped off a triumphant Rockhampton Open on the weekend with an upset win over No. 1 seed Colin McKenna.

Clarke took home the A-grade trophy after disposing of his best mate and doubles partner in the all-Rocky final at the Leichardt Park Table Tennis Centre on Sunday.

On Saturday night the pair were crowned the Bernies Pies Teams Carnival A-grade champions after defeating Townsville's Brad Kiely and Jesse Knight.

Clarke, who has recently moved to Brisbane for work, also nabbed the mixed doubles crown alongside Townsville's Larissa Daveson.

Daveson was also the hero of the women's A-grade division after the unseeded player produced a shock win over No. 3 seed Iku Madea in the final.

Rockhampton's Joel Coughlan was another star of the tournament.

Joel took out the restricted open singles title after beating his doubles partner Jones in the final.

He also took out the under 21 and under 18 boys titles after wins over his brother Dane and Bundaberg's Billy Moorehead respectively.

Tournament organiser Allan Clarke hailed the event a success. Players came from as far away as Tasmania for the competition.



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