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Xavier Le Roy number 1 after victory in Douai

Posted by on February 3, 2020

Xavier Le Roy number 1 after victory in Douai

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Xavier Le Roy, the winner in Douai and nr. 1 ranked player in France

DOUAI - Xavier Le Roy, the reigning French champion one cushion, is the number one on the ranking after his victory in the second national tournament in Douai. He was the best in the final match against Grégory Le Deventec: 120-94 in 11 innings. It was Le Roy's fifth victory in a national tournament after Annecy, 2004, Andernos, 2016, Chartres, 2017 and Soissons 2019). Le Deventec played his first final.

The last step towards the final with sixteen players is from 6 to 8 March in Dreux. Xavier Le Roy is qualified automatically, the other fifteen final players qualify after three tournaments according to the ranking. Willy Gérimont, winner of the first tournament, did not participate in the second session in Douai. The Masters final is in Ronchin on April 20 and 21.

Xavier Le Roy defeated in the semi finals the local favorite Pascal Dessaint 120-53 in 7 innings, averaging 17,14. Grégory Le Deventec defeated Patrick Dupont in the other semi-final 120-78 in 15 innings.

In the quarterfinals Jean-François Florent, Johann Girard, Bernard Baudoin and Bernard Villiers were eliminated by Grégory Le Deventec in 9 innings, Patrick Dupont in 31 after renewal, Pascal Dessaint in 15 and Xavier Le Roy in 13 innings.

The best match of the tournament played Grégory Le Deventec with 100 points in 5 innings (20,00 on average) against Alain Remond. Rodolphe Pothet showed his best with a 100-18 in 8 (run 72). Xavier Le Roy was the best of the tournament with 9,82 overall and excelled with the best run of 74. Grégory Le Deventec scored 8,67 over 7 games, Pascal Dessaint 7,93 and Patrick Dupont 5,45.

Xavier Le Roy (left) and Grégory Le Deventec, the two final players in Douai


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