East Devon Petanque Club doubles delight for Mike Franks and Martin Ord
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The East Devon Pétanque Club, which plays at Thorn Park, Salcombe Regis, held its annual doubles competition and picnic last Sunday.
Twelve members were present and pairs were chosen by drawing lots at the start of the event. Everyone was happy with their selected partner, reflecting the club’s ethos of encouraging a friendly and sociable, rather than competitive, spirit.
The games were played in a keen atmosphere, interspersed with much cheery banter. It was a close fought competition and every couple won at least one of their matches.
The lunch-time break was a picnic combined with a bit of a chit-chat, and play resumed in the afternoon.
The winning pair were Mike Franks and Martin Ord, who were deserving champions having accumulated a total of 54 out of a possible 55 points.
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Everyone went home having enjoyed a relaxing and sociable day.
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