Former national champion Corey Osborne of Penetanguishene

Osborne topples Mattson for Splat title

Veteran Corey Osborne of Penetanguishene, Ont. wins open men's final of Splat Fest Racquetball Tournament Sunday at Rosters.

Veteran Corey Osborne of Penetanguishene, Ont. swept youthful Tanner Mattson of North Vancouver 2-0 (15-10, 15-7) in the men’s open final of the Splat Fest Racquetball Tournament Sunday at Rosters.

Osborne, who is ranked ninth in Canada, stopped Keith Callender of Kamloops 2-0 (15-11, 15-7) in the quarterfinals and then dispatched former Canadian junior champion Eric Urteaga of Langley 2-0 (15-3, 15-4) in the semis.

A 2005 Canadian singles champion, Osborne, 44, has made four appearances on Team Canada, and reached the podium three times, including a silver medal at the 2004 Pan American Championships in Ecuador, where he lost the final to fellow Canadian Brian Istace.

Mattson, ranked No. 22 and a member of Canada’s development team, reached the championship by bouncing Troy Brooks of Sherwood Park, Alta. 2-0 15-13, 15-7) and sweeping Connor Culhane of Coquitlam 2-0 (15-11, 15-12).

Doug Ross claimed the men’s A singles crown by upending Charlie McGarrity 2-0 (15-2 15-13) in the all-Vernon final.

Ross grounded Bertram Johnson of Calgary 2-1 (13-15, 15-2, 11-3) in the semis after defeating Karl Light of Victoria 2-0 (15-10, 15-8) in the quarters.

McGarrity downed Jim McCulloch of Victoria 2-0 (15-2, 15-11) in the quarters and knocked off Chuck Tanner of Kamloops 2-0 (15-2, 15-8) in the semis.

The men’s B singles title went to Steve Hendry of Victoria, a 2-1 (15-10, 2-15, 11-7) winner over Ken McCluskey of Vernon.

McCluskey earned earlier 2-0 victories over Stewart Fisher of Kamloops and Alan Reakes of White Rock.

In the men’s C/D singles round-robin, it was Grant Dickie of Kelowna prevailing ahead of Armstrong’s Frank Poirier.

Deborah Leclair of Maple Ridge topped the women’s A/B singles round-robin ahead of Marion McBridge of St. Albert, Alta.

The women’s C/D singles round-robin crown went to Chris Megli of Vernon with Karen McGarrity of Vernon runner-up.

In the men’s open doubles final, Osborne and Bryan Killins of Coquitlam took out Urteaga and Jason Scott of Vancouver 2-0 (16-14, 16-14).

Charlie McGarritty and Curt Broughton topped the men’s A doubles with a 2-1 (15-9, 7-15, 11-8) decision over McCluskey and Chuck Tanner of Kamloops.

In women’s doubles, it was Lynda Howell of Saskatoon and Sue MacLeod of Dartmouth, N.S. placing first in the round-robin ahead of Megli and McGarrity.

Diana Hambley of Abbotsford and Jack McBridge of St. Albert topped the A/B mixed doubles, while Noreen Mohan of Calgary and Roger Roy of Salmon Arm ruled the C/D mixed box.

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