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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2007 Aberconway Cup

Mike Fenn reports:

The seventeenth Championship took place at Eton College on a very hot Spring day, the hottest on record for April. For the second year running no mothers entered but with a nice round entry of twelve pairs life was relatively easy for the organiser.

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2006 Aberconway Cup

Mike Fenn reports:

The sixteenth Championship took place at Eton College on a warm Spring day spoilt only by the odd heavy shower during the afternoon semi-finals. We had no mothers entering this year and with many regulars missing the organiser was concerned as to the likely poor entry. He need not have worried as seven new pairs appeared out of the woodwork to join six regulars making the draw of thirteen thus ensuring a fair transition to the final stages more difficult! It was particularly pleasing to see several family members supporting the efforts of their menfolk.

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2005 Aberconway Cup

Mike Fenn reports:

The fifteenth Championship took place at Eton College on a bright sunny Spring day in complete contrast to the miserable rainy day of last year. Sadly, thinking perhaps of the atrocious conditions of 2004, few spectators took advantage of the good weather to spend a day watching the Fives. At least the participants appeared to enjoy the warm conditions with all matches played in an excellent spirit and to a high standard.

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2004 Aberconway Cup

Mike Fenn reports:

The Fourteenth Championship took place at Eton College on a miserable windy and rainy day much to the chagrin of the organiser and few spectators brave enough to combat the elements. That said the inclement weather did not spoil the enjoyment of those on court, all matches being played in excellent spirits and to a very high standard.

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2003 Aberconway Cup

Mike Fenn reports:

The Thirteenth Championship contained five new pairs contributing to over half the entry. Some eight Clubs/Schools were represented with players from Eton, Shrewsbury, Highgate, King Edward's, City of London, Lancing, St Olave's and Goddington. Several regulars were absent due to injury with one or two fathers hanging up their gloves whilst others were unable to enter due to sons abroad or away at University. With five further potential newcomer pairs in the wings and some eighteen others still playing the potential for next year is enormous.

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2002 Aberconway Cup

Mike Fenn reports:

The Twelfth Championship contained no pairs from the first year. Several regulars were absent with one or two fathers hanging up their gloves whilst others were unable to enter due to sons abroad or away at University.

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