Ottery St Mary petanque Charity Shield event is a roaring success

07:11 16 May 2014

Action from an Ottery St Mary petanque match

Action from an Ottery St Mary petanque match


Despite the showery and windy conditions last Sunday three late entries turned up to make a total of 19 teams competing for the Charity Shield with funds raised going to Hospicecare, writes Dave West.

The competition was run on a five-league basis from which play-offs for the Shield and Plate knockout finals were decided.

In the interval between the two playing sessions, pointing and shooting competitions were held to boost fund raising, and Sue Smith and Derek Hansen ensured that no-one missed the opportunity to buy raffle tickets for the many generously donated prizes.

The day offered a great opportunity to meet up with old friends from outside the Devon Region.

There were some keenly fought and enjoyable games throughout the day, but finally just four clubs took all the honours between them - defeated Ottery teams declaring that staging the event was reward enough!

Dave and Margaret West even won a raffle prize - the bottle of wine that they’d donated! (As ye give, so shall ye receive?)

The Shield winners were Franck and Bethanie Depreaux from Chudleigh who defeated Thierry Hacq and John Baxter, also from Chudleigh, 13-8.

The Plate winners were Dave and Rose Piggin from the Tregony Petanque Club, Cornwall who defeated Rob and Jean Brealey of the Isca club 13-10.

In the other competitions played the winner of the Shooting was Graeme Kirkham of the Tregony club whulst Isca’s Ted Brown won the Pointing competition.

Organiser and manager, Ottery chairman John Thatcher, was able to confirm that a total of £387.10 had been raised - the 10p had been picked up and not claimed!


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

The Budleigh Salterton Under-13s girls team with Keith Wood of Western Power Distribution (WPD) who have sponsored the new kit the team are wearing this season.

Budleigh Salterton girls Under-13s are celebrating a terrific new sponsorship.

Read more

This year there were near-perfect playing conditions for the Association Croquet Novices Competition at Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club, writes Elaine Marsh.

Read more
Short mat bowls generic picture

The winter league season has begun, welcome all new players playing in the East Devon Short Mat Bowls League for the first time, hope you enjoy the bowl, writes Caroline Pavey.

Read more

Exe II were fully deserving of their South Division point gained from a 1-1 draw at Caradon, writes Fi Moran.

Read more

Torrential rain caused the cancellation of the four first division matches at Honiton so there were only two second division games played indoors at Colyton, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more
Guy Adams in the cockpit of a glider at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

It was a fairly quiet week at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club with ‘anti-cyclonic gloom’ weather, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
Exmouth Under-16 cup action

Exmouth Under-16 marched into the next round of the Devon Junior Cup with a 20-5 success at Newton Abbot.

Read more
Exmouth versus Brixham action. Picture: JAN MCCARTHY

Exmouth’s miserable away form this season as they slipped to a third Devon derby defeat of the campaign, beaten 39-29 at Brixham.

Read more
Professional golfers Marc Warren,Joost Luiten and David Howell with event host Malcolm Baker. Ref exe 4743-42-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

The Peter Trego Golf Day held at Woodbury Park, organised and sponsored by Malcolm Baker and his MJ Baker Foodservice Ltd company, was a terrific success.

Read more
Withycombe took on Honiton at the Allhallows ground on Saturday. Ref exsp 4010-42-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Withycombe made it five wins from five Devon and Cornwall League outings with a 38-7 victory at Honiton.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 13°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Photo Orders
Family notices
Google Plus
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Search for a job in Exmouth

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Find planning applications