Chris Doran and Tin-Tin Ho took the Blue Riband singles events at the London Grand Prix – one of the busiest tournaments on the calendar in the last decade.

Well over 1,400 matches were played across the weekend and as well as Ho and Doran emerging triumphant – the latter beating England No 3 Sam Walker in the Men’s Singles final – Mollie Patterson, Mia O’Rahilly Egan and Ferenc Horvath won two categories apiece.

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Doran (pictured above, courtesy of Michael Loveder) fought past Walker 3-2 (10-12, 11-9, 11-8, 5-11, 11-8) in a Men’s Singles final which unsurprisingly attracted a large crowd.

Walker had defeated Callum Evans 3-0 (11-2, 19-17, 11-7) in the semi-finals, and dropped a set to Shaquille Webb Dixon in the quarters.

Doran’s semi-final saw a 3-0 (11-2, 11-3, 12-10) victory over Josh Bennett.

Tin-Tin Ho in action at the London Grand Prix (picture by Michael Loveder)

Top seed Tin-Tin Ho duly won the Women’s Singles with a 3-0 (11-9, 11-4, 11-9) victory over Jiaqi Meng in the final.

However, Ho had a battle on her hands in the semi-finals before overcoming Mollie Patterson 3-2 (11-13, 11-4, 11-5, 7-11, 11-5). Meng’s semi-final was a more straightforward 3-0 (11-4, 11-6, 11-5) margin over Mia O’Rahilly Egan.

Alim Hirji (left) and Ismaila Akindiya

Ismaila Akindiya won the Restricted Singles thanks to a 3-0 (11-5, 12-10, 11-3) victory over Alim Hirji in the final.

Akindiya overcame Umair Mauthoor 3-1 (11-7, 9-11, 11-8, 11-8) in the semi-finals, while Hirji only needed three (12-10, 11-9, 11-6) to sink Adam Nutland.

Eric Hammond (left) and Nana Ansah

Eric Hammond took the Veterans’ Singles with a 3-1 (9-11, 11-7, 12-10, 11-6) final triumph over Nana Ansah.

Both got through the semi-finals in three, Hammond winning 11-5, 11-8, 11-9 against Simon James and Ansah taking an 11-7, 12-10, 11-8 victory over Andy Frain.

Louis Price (left) and Josh Bruce

Josh Bruce was the winner in the Men’s under-21 category, winning the final 3-1 (12-10, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7) against Louis Price.

Bruce got past Ralph Pattison 3-0 (11-5, 11-8, 11-4) in the semis, while Price was a 3-1 (7-11, 11-4, 12-10, 11-8) victor over Maxim Stevens.

Tianer Yu (left) and Mollie Patterson

Mollie Patterson was the winner on countback in the round-robin Women’s Under-21s, finishing ahead of Tianer Yu and Mia O’Rahilly Egan.

Patterson beat O’Rahilly Egan 3-0 (10, 9, 10), while O’Rahilly Egan overcame Yu 11-8 in a deciding fifth game. Yu’s win was over Patterson in five (13-11, 12-10, 6-11, 6-11, 11-7).

Countback was also needed before Patterson could be confirmed as winner of the round-robin Women’s Band 1.

Patterson, Tianer Yu and Elena Todirca each won two matches – Yu overcoming Patterson in four, Todirca beating Yu in five and Patterson winning against Todirca in three, an emphatic 4, 6, 3 victory which tipped the balance in her favour as she took top place ahead of Yu.

Callum Evans (picture by Michael Loveder)

Callum Evans won Men’s Band 1 with a 3-0 (11-8, 13-11, 11-9) victory in the final against Shayan Siraj.

Both finalists came from behind to win their semi-final, Evans beating Josh Bennett 3-1 (8-11, 11-5, 14-12, 11-7) and Siraj defeating Louis Price 3-2 (14-12, 11-13, 4-11, 11-9, 11-5). Siraj and Price both won their quarter-finals in five, defeating Robert Pelc and Olly Tyndall respectively.

The Women’s Band 2 round-robin went to Ireland as Mia O’Rahilly Egan’s 3-0 (11-6, 11-5, 11-5) victory over Tiana Dennison saw her win by virtue of their head-to-head record as both finished with two wins apiece. Both defeated Sally Hughes, but Dennison’s win over Tumay Ekrem, who in turn beat O’Rahilly Egan, meant the Irish player had to beat Dennison, which she duly did.

Garth Kinlocke (left) and Vadzim Antonau with Table Tennis England Board member Kwadjo Adjepong

Men’s Band 2 saw Garth Kinlocke emerge victorious, but he had to do it the hard way with five-set victories in the quarters, semis and the final.

The start of that run saw him get past Tim Gras 3-2 (6-11, 11-6, 11-4, 6-11, 11-8) and he then overcame Junior national champion Larry Trumpauskas 9-11, 11-8, 3-11, 11-6, 11-9) in the last four.

His final opponent was Vadzim Antonau and again it went the distance, Kinlocke coming from behind to win 3-2 (11-9, 5-11, 5-11, 11-9, 11-6).

Antonau needed four in his semi-final, recovering from losing the first to beat Nahom Asgedom 3-1 (9-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-5).

Sally Hughes (left) and Mia O’Rahilly Egan

Mia O’Rahilly Egan completed a double by winning Women’s Band 3, defeating Sally Hughes 3-0 (9, 3, 6) in the final. She had earlier overcome Lina Kazimieraityte 3-0 (11-9, 14-12, 11-5) in the semi-finals, while Hughes got past Tulay Dundar in our (12.14, 11-6, 13-11, 11-8).

Owen Brown edged a close final against Jose Vitor Marquiori 3-2 (7-11, 11-8, 11-9, 7-11, 12-10) to win Men’s Band 3.

It was much easier for Brown in the semi-finals, where he beat Hassan Kaakour 11-6, 11-8, 11-4. By contrast, Marquiori had to battle past Vadzim Antonau 3-2 (9-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-5, 11-6).

Aneta Kula (left) and Lok Sze Sum with Kwadjo Adjepong

Lok Sze Sum from Hong Kong recovered from losing the first game to beat Aneta Kula 3-1 (12-14, 13-11, 11-4, 11-7) in the Women’s Band 4 final.

It was the first set dropped by the winner in the knockout stage, leading up to a 3-0 (11-7, 11-9, 11-6) victory over Temeesha Hobbs in the semi-finals. Kula had to twice come from behind to beat Tulay Dundar 3-2 (8-11, 11-2, 5-11, 11-8, 11-9) in the other semi-final.

Arturas Rybakas (left) and Stephen Domingo with Kwadjo Adjepong

Arturas Rybakas was a 3-1 (11-8, 11-6, 8-11, 11-8) winner in the Men’s Band 4 final, beating Stephen Domingo to take the top prize.

Rybakas came through the top half of the draw, defeating Jesse Bath 3-0 (13-11, 11-4, 11-4) in the semi-finals, while Domingo had a five-setter in the bottom half semi as he came from 32-0 down to beat Jaden Aulakh 4-11, 7-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-7.

Ferenc Horvath (left) and Francesco Bonato

Ferenc Horvath beat Francesco Bonato 11-3, 11-3, 12-10 to win the Men’s Band 5 final, completing a double over an opponent he had met in the Band 6 final earlier in the day.

Horvath won 4, 9, 7 in the semi-finals against Jaden Aulakh, while Bonato won the semi-final in the bottom half of the draw 3-1 (11-9, 10-12, 11-9, 12-10) against Jack Anthony.

In Band 6, the score was 3-0 (11-9, 11-5, 11-9) in Horvath’s favour in the final. He beat Abdul Rahman 3-0 (14-12, 11-7, 11-6) in the semi-finals, while Bonato defeated Jack Anthony 3-1 (9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-5).