Rod Backus runner-up in Rhody table tennis tourney

Rhode Island Winter Open table tennis tournament runner-up Rod Backus of Vineyard Haven (left) and champion Dan Vogt. — Photo courtesy of Bob O' Rourke

Rod Backus of Vineyard Haven won the runner-up medal in the finals of the Rhode Island winter open table tennis tournament held January 25 at Manville. Mr. Backus is a member of the Martha’s Vineyard Table Tennis Club. Rod finished second to Dan Vogt of the Rhode Island Table Tennis Club, the tournament sponsor, losing a tight championship match in the Under 1500 division, 3 games to 2.