We had our first ever Devon Racketball Cup on Friday 4th March 2016.
The main tournament was between:
Devon & Exeter v Paignton.
Paignton took the first match with Andy Williamson beating Karen Bealey 3-1. D&E came back to 1-1 when Jon Tipper took his game 3-0 against Graham Rogers.
The next two matches went on at the same time. It was D&E coming on top as the results for both matches was 3-1 to D&E giving them the title of Devon Racketball Cup Winners.
The last match of the night was the tightest. Adam Lings v Richie Birkett. It started off with Adam winning 11-1. Richie had his normal slow start and took the second game. Eventually it was 2-2 and Adam narrowly took the last game 11-9 winning 3-2.
The plate event was between:
Exeter University v Torquay.
Torquay took the first match with Martin Brook winning 3-2 against Jodie Keop. Unfortunately for Exeter University Jodie’s points did not count as she didn’t play 3 matches before the final.
The no1 string match was on at the same time with Peter Joyce winning 3-0 against Nigel Wilson making it 1-1. The longest match of the night was Jack Taylor v Kane Wilson that had an eventual score of 3-2 to Jack making it 2-1 to Exeter University. Although he was late turning up Rory Spelling went on with Peter Hamlet winning 3-0 and taking the title from Torquay.
The last match was between Will Sargeant and Steve Hill with Will winning the last match 3-0.
It was a good evening and there was a lot of support. I would like to thank D&E for hosting the event. Thanks to the markers on the night Dean Clayton, David Mudge and everyone else that helped out.