2001 Aberconway Cup

Mike Fenn reports:

The Eleventh Championship was held at Eton on Sunday 22nd April. The absence of the Dunbar family, dominant champions for the last five years, threw the Championship wide open and gave added impetus to the aspirations of the other entrants. Each was determined to take advantage of this unexpected opportunity to become holders of the Aberconway Cup.

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2000 Aberconway Cup

Mike Fenn reports:

The Tenth Championship was held on a sunny day at Eton on Sunday 30th April, a few weeks later than usual following a late Easter. Unfortunately the late Easter, combined with injuries, sons overseas or back at University and the 'retirement' of two Dads gave the lowest turnout since the inauguration of the Championship nine years ago. Fortunately, from an organisational point of view, eight pairs entered (half the 1999 total) including the first Father and Daughter pairing - John and Charlotta Cooley. With Tom unavailable, Peter Dunbar was drafted in to support Graham in defence of the title.

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1999 Aberconway Cup

Mike Fenn reports:

The ninth Championship was held at Eton on Sunday 18th April. Sixteen pairs, ideal for the organiser, entered with newcomers Simon Sherrard (first Fives in twenty-five years) and James, John Cooley and Seb and Jacob Walters all playing in their first Fathers and Sons. The age span again ranged across some forty-five years with players from eleven clubs and six schools participating.

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