Aberconway Cup 2017: Just Williams

03/04/17: Guy & Grant Williams regained the Aberconway Cup at Eton with a thrilling three game victory in the final against close rivals and defending champions Mike & Chris Hughes. Full report to follow...

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Aberconway Cup 2016: New Management, Same Result

Chris Hughes reports:

19/04/16: There were lots of firsts at the annual Fathers and Sons competition this year. Most notably, a legend of the game, Mike Fenn, had decided (potentially foolishly) to pass the baton of organising the competition over to a disorganised 20 something year old who still struggles to get out of bed in the morning and hold down a job. Gareth saw this talent in there somewhere, though, and quickly gave me a ‘job for life’ and with very little choice in the matter I think I accepted.

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April 2015: Williams the Conquered - Mike & Chris Hughes Win The Aberconway

Mike Fenn reports:

A dry but slightly cold day greeted the fourteen pairs as they as they arrived early at Eton for a prompt 10am start. The organiser was there to welcome first timers Mark and Charlie Moore; Gideon and Elana Osen; John and Arthur Leigh-Pemberton; and Colin and Nathan Turnbull. Colin and Nathan had kindly stepped in at the last moment ensuring an even number of pairings. The number of players was slightly down this year due to holidays, return to University and fathers working outside the UK.

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Aberconway Cup 2014: Williams G-Force Win Again

Mike Fenn reports:

This year’s Fathers & Sons Championship took place at Eton College on the same day as the Kinnaird National Championships final. This had its attractions in that there were many more spectators at the College than normal but with the downside that all watched the Kinnaird match rather than the semi-finals and final of the Aberconway!

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Aberconway Cup 2013: Williams win

Mike Fenn reports:

This year we were without several regular pairs, all of whom promised to be back next year, the plus being that five new pairings entered for the first time. Following one of the coldest March months on record sixteen pairs arrived at Eton on a bright and warm sunny day to do battle in the 23rd championship for the Aberconway Cup.

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2012 Aberconway Cup: Hughes family win the Generation Game

Mike Fenn reports:

The Aberconway Cup was retained at Eton yesterday by Mike and Chris Hughes, who narrowly beat Grant and Guy Williams in the final.

A sunny but cold day heralded the twenty-second Fathers and Sons Tournament held yesterday at Eton College. An entry of sixteen pairs for the second season running provided four groups of four for the morning session with each pair playing the best of three games, foot at eleven, with group winners playing in the finals in the afternoon.

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2011 Aberconway Cup: Hughes the Daddy...

Mike Fenn reports:

In ideal warm and sunny conditions the twenty-first Fathers and Sons' Tournament was held yesterday at Eton College. With an entry of sixteen pairs and a league match and Ladies Championship final also taking place the courts were a hive of activity with a welcome number of spectators watching all three events.

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2010 Aberconway Cup - because they're Worth it...

Mike Fenn reports:

A record equalling number of 18 pairs entered the twentieth Championship which was played on a sunny spring day at Eton. The competitive element was of a very high standard and featured probably the best pairings that the Aberconway has witnessed.

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2009 Aberconway Cup

Mike Fenn reports:

The nineteenth Championship took place at Eton on a warm sunny Spring day in direct contrast to last years snowy event. Two ladies took part in the sixteen pair entry, one mother and one daughter and much to the relief of the organiser all players turned up at the appointed hour.

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2008 Aberconway Cup

Mike Fenn reports:

The eighteenth Championship took place at Eton College on a cold snowy day a complete contrast to last year which was played on the hottest April day on record. No mothers entered with their son or daughter but with a nice rounded entry of sixteen pairs life appeared relatively easy for the organizer with four groups of four.

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