Defending champions Charles Sharpes and Millie Tomlinson both kept their crowns at the 19th annual BSPA Boston Open.
The two world-ranked stars again took Boston’s professional tournament titles after their respective victories in 2014.
In last Sunday’s finals, world number 45 Tomlinson beat former world number three Madeline Perry in a tense five-set thriller, before world number 53 Sharpes beat 3/4 seed Robert Dadds 11/8, 11/6, 11/3 in half an hour.
Sharpes simply proved too good in the final, and had perhaps had his most difficult match at the start of the tournament when he won 3-1 against Wales’s Owain Taylor, who may have gone much further had he not had the most difficult first round draw possible.
The 3/4 seed Dadds, who won a set against current world numbe one Mohamed Elshorbagy while at university, had made the final courtesy of a semi-final win over the unseeded Paul Rawden, who had knocked out second seed Nick Mulvey.
In contrast to Sharpes’s route to victory, Tomlinson strolled to the women’s final without dropping a single set.
However, her final was a truly excellent game against her closely matched opponent and top seed Madeline Perry.
Neither player was able to dominate the other in a 70-minute battle, which eventually finished 6/11, 12/10, 11/8, 9/11, 11/5 to the 23-year-old former World University Champion.
The three-day Open event was visited this year by MP Matt Warman, as well as Lincolnshire’s former world number four and four-time Boston Open champion Tania Bailey.
Men’s winner Sharpes said: “I played it (the Boston Open) last year.
“I obviously came back which I was really happy to.
“Nineteen years in a row (of this event) is an incredible effort, hopefully it’ll bring it up to 20.”