The finals of the Devon Racketball Cup & Plate were held on Thursday March 9th at Newton Abbot Squash Club.
I want to thank Newton Abbot for hosting the event on behalf of Paignton Squash Club and to Louise for producing a lovely buffet.
A big thank you to the 3 referees on the night. Royston Sumner, Phil Hancock and Nigel Bell.
The Main Final:
Paignton Racketball v Culm Valley Racketball
Culm Valley started the tournament as a 9th seed. What an achievment getting to the Final!!!
The 1st string match went on first and was the closest match of the night. Richie Birkett (Paignton) v Paul Sandercock with a victory for Richie in the 5th 11/8.
Dave Hill (Paignton) won 3-1 v Duncan Lyon. Raul Martinez (Paignton) won 3-1 v Stuart Wilson. Graham Rogers (Paignton) won 3-0 v Tim Johns and the final match was Martin Glover (Paignton) v Mark Chattey.
Mark played well and was coming back in the 3rd match but Martin dug in to win 13-11 winning 3-0.
Paignton Racketball winning overall 5-0.
The Plate Final:
Sidmouth v Exeter Golf & CC
Man of the match and best match of the night Carl Sowden (Sidmouth) v Jon Sharpe at string 2. Carl almost beat Jon in a tight 5 game match. Jon winning the 5th 11/5.
Exeter Golf & CC brought thier best players down with Mike Harris playing at no1. Mike played Phil Borrett (Sidmouth). Phil hit some very good shots but Mike kept getting them back!!! In one rally Phil even managed to send Mike the wrong way! Mike was too strong for Phil and Mike won 3-0.
Robin Turl won 3-1 v Rob Cann (Sidmouth). Ryan Barrett won 3-0 v Nigel Desousa (Sidmouth) and Martyn Newberry won 3-0 v Graham Hay (Sidmouth).
Exeter Golf & CC winning overall 5-0.
More photos are online in the Picture Gallery.
To view the Score Card please click below: