Whitchurch Fencing Club

O'Sullivan Cup - 2018

Well done to William Meredith-Davies (Swansea University), on today's win in this, the 29th O'Sullivan Cup !

A storming performance from William, who – as well as being the first to enter – led the competition from the get-go, taking an immediate lead in the opening round.     This was accompanied by a closely fought contest for second place between former cupholders Adrian Stoneman (Cardiff), and Rupert Nute (Whitchurch), both making up ground on William, who nevertheless held onto his early lead, finishing with 35 points, ahead of Adrian (33 points) and Rupert (31).

Making progress quietly and effectively throughout the competition were Darren Hulton (Celtic Swords) in 4th place, and ladies Catherine Fisher & Catherine Bowd, who were jointly awarded the Highest Place Opposite Sex, and Highest-placed Vet prizes.

A welcome return to competitive fencing for Neil Bowd after a spell of ill-health, and well done also to recent beginners Hanyu Cheng (Whitchurch) & David Lewis (Whitchurch) on their first competitive outing.   

Thanks also to Simon Corcoran for his armoury services, and last but not least, to Peter Russell for the use of Cardiff Academy of Fencing.

Format : Poule unique, "Very little downtime, continuous fencing - excellent ! " - feedback from one competitor.

Date for next year - 17th February, 2019


Winner : William Meredith-Davies (Swansea Uni.)
Second : Adrian Stoneman (Cardiff)
Third : Rupert Nute (Whitchurch)

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