FIJI number one Justin Ho bagged the Shop n Save Supermarket sponsored Club 27 Open Squash Championship title at the Northern Club in Lautoka over the weekend.
Ho defeated rising star Marika Matanatabu 3-2 in the final.
This was Ho's third successive title for the season after winning the Northern Club Open and the Savusavu Open earlier.
Ho the Bank of the South Pacific E-channels business consultant said fitness and experience helped him to victory.
He said the aim was to win all the tournaments this year.
"I reckon I was in good physical shape during the tournament," Ho said.
"In the opening round my game wasn't well. Basically I just wasn't in the game. But from the second match I picked myself up. I won the title through my fitness and experience. Romit Meghji gave me a tough time in the semi-final. But my composure got me through to the final."
"Marika is certainly coming up and in the final he went down fighting. He gave all his best. It's an achievement for Marika as be beat former champion Warren Yee in the semi final."
"It is a positive and a negative at the same time for me. The positive sign is that these young players are stepping up. They are working really hard."
"I love the challenge and I'm happy to pass on the baton to Marika in a couple of years time. I do not want to pass it on right now but the time will come."
Ho defeated Meghji 3-0 in the semi-final while Matanatabu upset Yee 3-1.
Club 27 president Mafi Tupou said another major tournament had been lined up at the end of the month.
He said this would be sponsored by PK Electrical and All Engineering.
Tupou said the standard of squash was high during the tournament.
"We are grateful to the contingent from Suva for participating in the tournament," Tupou said.
"There were many tight matches. I would also like to thank the sponsors. We are happy to see the sport grow."
Natabua High School student Nitesh Prasad won the junior title. Andre Roxbrugh was the runner-up. Jack Fong won the junior plate title.
Pritesh Prasad won the A grade plate title. Tupou won the B grade. Lekima Koroi was the runner-up. Janice Chan was the B grade plate winner. Natasha Roxbrugh won the C grade. Swapnil Talekar was the runner-up. June Vakaloloma won the C grade plate. Bryan Nair won the D grade. Nischeel Prasad was the runner-up while Claudine Lee won the D grade plate.