The Fermanagh Closed Table Tennis event took place in Garvary Hall on February 4, 2020, with all the top teams in the league well represented.

The semi-finals of the main event the men’s singles, saw Raymond Hassard (Churchill) play Torsten Jentsch (Letterbreen), with Hassard winning a very closely fought match by three games to two.

The second semi-final was between Jeremy Lappin (Letterbreen) and Tom Phair from the host club Garvary.

Although the individual games were close, Lappin came out the winner by three games to nil, to set up a final with Hassard.

The final started slowly as these players at the top of their game defended well, but it was Lappin who eventually won the game by two points. Hassard came back strong in the second game, to win by three points.

It was at this point Lappin stepped up a gear to take the next two games, to clinch the match by three games to one, and lift the Fermanagh Close Singles for the 2020 season.

The Fermanagh Closed Doubles saw the Letterbreen pair of Torsten Jentsch and Jeremy Lappin play the Churchill pair of Raymond Hassard and Trevor Thompson in the final.

Hassard and Thompson are noted for their doubles play, but it was the Letterbreen pair who gained a surprise three games to two win, to give Lappin his second title of the evening.

The Consolation event rounded off the evening and Tommy Dane and Art O’Malley both from the Garvary club competed in the final. O’Malley who is new to Table Tennis in Fermanagh gave Dane the experienced player a good match.

But in the end Dane was the winner of the Fermanagh Closed Consolation by three games to two.

Fermanagh Table Tennis Association would like to thank Tom Phair, for all his time organising the event, Garvary Church for the use of their hall and to Garvary Club for the refreshment provided on the evening.