MATTHEW McCormick, winner of last year's Halton Young Sports Person of the Year on account of his top-five England Under-11s ranking, is chasing further table-tennis honours.
Wade Deacon star Matthew, who was drafted into the national U12s squad around the same time he triumphed in the Halton Sports Awards, has walked off with the Cheshire Schools U13s title.
He now goes forward to the National Schools Championships in Stoke-on-Trent.
The Cheshire event took place at Macclesfield's Henbury High where the other Halton winner was Joshua McGiveron.
He took the U16 boys' consolation plate event for Wade Deacon while Ian Johnson, another pupil of the Birchfield Road school and competing at the same age group, reached the semi-finals of the main event.
Michael Howard went out in an earlier round but took county representative player Chris Pattison to five sets.
Bankfield High's Janay Gibson (U13s) and Daisy Hogarth of Ditton CE Primary (U11s) were overall age group runners-up and Stephanie Bear the fourth-placed U16 girl.
The borough's team was drawn from Halton Table Tennis Club and co-ordinated by Carol McCormick and Alan Gibson.