Mens Triples World Championships Day Three

September 15, 2018

We started day three in the Nations Cup with a knock out game against Cambodia.  A bad start again had us down 6-0 after three ends.  We then started coming back with some good pointing by Harold Dercy and shooting from both Lionel Chazal and Patrick Dufresne. After eight ends it was 8 all, then 11-10 to them after the full time whistle.  One more end saw Cambodia take the two points necessary to win the game and put Australia out of the competition.

 

It was a disappointing end to the contest but our team performed admirably and with great spirit - thanks Lionel Chazal, Harold Dercy, Laerent Fossaert and Patrick Dufresne.

 

The up side was we were able for the rest of the day to watch the world's best players playing some amazing Petanque.  At the end of Day Three the four teams left in the competition are France, Senegal, Tunisia and Morocco. Each has a young ace shooter - the key to success it seems, especially on the rough terrain they use at the World titles.

 

Later the town of Desbiens baked the world's biggest pie (they had Guiness World Record people there to prove it!) and served it up to 3000 or so locals as well as us.  What a town!

 

 



 

 

 

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