Notable names secure Santiago podium places

Augusto Morales won men's singles 50 to 54 years (Photo: Cristian Larrain) by Ian Marshall, Editor Concluding on Saturday 10th November, six days of intense action came to an end at the 2018 Latin American Masters Championships in Santiago, Chile; a tournament in which several most notable names from the host nation competed. Augusto Morales and Juan Papic were in action as were their female counterparts Berta Rodriguez and Sofia Tepez, a significant feature of the tournament being the high number of pen-hold grip players; once the popular grip in the continent, nowadays ever more in the minority. Impressively Augusto Morales continued to employ the pen-hold grip to good effect; winner of the Men’s Singles title at the Latin American Championships in 2001 in