MASTERS INVITATION 2017
Sam Wilson stunned the field to take the title in the Northants Masters Top 6 Invitational Table Tennis Tournament.
Youngster Wilson, who played in Division 2 for CorbySmash in the Kettering and District League last season, won all five of his matches for the loss of just four ends.
The event, hosted by Westfield, started with a shock as Matt Horrocks - only playing after Nigel Metcalfe withdrew with injury - carded a first ever win over John Fuller 11-9 in the fifth.
Wilson started his day with a straightforward win over Roumen Stefanov but almost lost in the second game.
Wilson played his way to a 2-0 lead against Dan Smalley, only for Smalley to take charge and lead in the decider.
But last season's best player couldn't close out a 10-8 lead and the young Corby player reeled off four points in a row to seal the win.
Stefanov also needed five ends to beat Fuller in the round-robin event as Steve Silk got off the mark with a simple win over Horrocks.
In round three Fuller claimed his first win with a surprisingly easy 3-0 win over Smalley, who picked himself up to beat housemate and teammate Horrocks.
Wilson's win over Fuller meant any margin of victory over Horrocks would see him take a surprise title, and he didn't fail to deliver as he won 11-3, 11-8, 11-2.
Smalley stole second at the death with a 3-2 win over Stefanov, leaving Smalley narrowly ahead on count back.
Fuller finished in fourth place with Silk coming in at a disappointing fifth, with Horrocks coming sixth despite a best ever win.
Winner - Sam Wilson (Corby Smash)
Runner-up - Dan Smalley (Westfield)
3rd - Roumen Stefanov
4th - John Fuller
5th - Steve Silk
6th - Matt Horricks
Mike Wildman (Tournament Organiser)
MASTERS INVITATION WINNER 2017 - SAM WILSON