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World Champion competed at Welsh Eton Fives Open at Rydal Penrhos
21st September 2018

A host of talented Eton Fives players at Rydal Penrhos emerged victorious from a national competition last weekend.

The school once again hosted the fifth annual Welsh Open Fives Competition over Founders’ Weekend on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday 16.

It was a hugely competitive first day of action at the competition, which saw the team of Matty Fiorita and George Watkins triumph over schoolmates Anthony Bowe and Christian Cheesley in a pulsating final to claim the coveted Paul Bowden trophy.

Current Eton Fives World Champion Seb Cooley was among the field for Sunday’s action, which began with Jonathan Osbourne and Ella James winning the Junior Open Championship with a hard fought victory over Oliver Davies and Ariana Milligan.

The Wales Invitational Senior Championship was also hotly contested and saw Cooley and Fiorita take home the title after a standout display against Josh Stewart and his partner in the final.

This ensured that Fiorita has now won on both days and the competition in consecutive years.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, who was present for both days of the event, said: “This is the fifth time we have hosted the competition and it was once again another marvellous showcase of talent both at the school and further afield.

“To have a world champion also present will no doubt serve as a great source of inspiration to everyone that competed with and against Seb, and congratulations to everyone that took part and those who claimed deserved victories.”

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