A total of 16 teams travelled to a warm and sunny Exeter for the
inaugural West of England Racketball Team Festival. Representing clubs from
Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire and Somerset as well as a
strong local contingent, the 48 players brought a mixture of youth,
experience and plenty of enthusiasm.
of 3 players, the tournament was played as a graded event with the teams
split into 4 divisions ensuring close and exciting matches from the very
start. A Saturday evening barbeque and live music helped the players relax
away from the competition.
In Division 1
the competition was as about as close as you’d expect with anyone of three
local teams able to win the group going into the final game. It was Beer
Money Inc (Paul Smith, Matt Pym & Matt Pike) who finally edged it, just
pipping the Fabulous Baker Boys (Matt Baker, Steve Selley & Tim Baker) by
Division 2 was
also a close affair with “It’s The Taking Part” (Mark Grant, Ty Festa &
Karen Bealey) topping the table.
racketballers T.A.R.T.S (Barry Haysom, Graham Morton & Wayne Burns) from
Totton in Hampshire, won the third division.
visiting team Con Air (Roger Green, Nick Banfield & Siobhan Garland) from
Falmouth held off a youthful challenge from Kirton Youth (& Mum) and the
Sydenham Sirens to win Division 4.
presentations Devon & Exeter proprietor Adam Lings congratulated all of the
winning teams and thanked all of the players for taking part in a successful
first event and promised an even larger competition next year.
West of England Racketball Team Challenge
4th-5th July 2009
The Devon & Exeter Squash &
Racketball Club is pleased to announce the inaugural West of England
Racketball Team Challenge. This event will feature teams of three players
(any combination of men and ladies) playing in graded groups. With t-shirts
for all entrants, live music & barbeque on Saturday evening and prize money
for all group winners, this is sure be a popular and fun event.
The closing date for entries is
Friday 26th June.
For an entry form please click
Visit the Devon and Exeter Website