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First and Last in a three-way contest - not last but not first

Cornwall narrowly lost to Devon in the annual three-way competition between the English Petanque Association's Kernow, Devon and Great Western regions, held at the Isca Centre in Exeter on Sunday 3 August 2014.

Devon's six triples notched up a total of 19 points during the event, chased by Cornwall's six teams with 17. Great Western, which only fielded three triples and a single player for a combined team, took 9 points.

The 16 teams initially played four leagues of four. Kernow 1 (Robert Herrick, Graeme Kirkham and Dave Piggin) won two of their three games, as did Kernow 3 (Barbara Brown, Lena Daddow and Pete Lynas) and Kernow 4 (Iain and Rae Argent, Roy Pemberton), 

Kernow 2 (Colin 'Boot' Booth, Barney Knapp and Pete Downing), Kernow 5 (Wendy Booker, Kate Herrick and Rosemary Piggin) and Kernow 6 (Ray Beresford, Paul Rundle and Susan Williamson) each won one game.

The top two teams in each league went through to a knockout main competition, bringing three Cornwall, three Devon and two Great Western triples to the quarter finals. All three Kernow teams won, with the result that Kernow 1 and Kernow 3 faced each other in the semi-finals, the result going to Kernow 1. In the other semi Rae, Iain and Roy of Kernow 4 put up a good fight against Devon 2 (Anne Barton, Peter Smith, John Thatcher), the result finally going to Devon. Fresh from this success, the Devon triple took the final relatively easily from Kernow 1.

The three Cornwall teams in the plate all lost in the quarter finals, with the plate final going to Devon 1, the Chudleigh Petanque Club team of John Baxter, Franck Depreaux and Thierry Hacq.

Overall it was a very enjoyable day of petanque - thanks and congratulations to John Thatcher, Marie Pegg and team for making it all run so smoothly.

 

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