Extraordinary scenes at this year’s British Cadet Championships saw 15yr old Rory McLellan take on the best of the best at Nottingham University to win the coveted British title. Despite carrying a heavy cold he went 6/0 in the poule stages to qualify as one of the top seeds for the elimination rounds. He steadily worked his way through the field and improved throughout the day. He really found his stride from the quarter finals, where he looked a class apart.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the tableau, 16yr old Sam Freeman had an equally brilliant day showing pure class in his unblemished poule stage and then making his way to the semi final. He took the bronze medal but more importantly increased his national ranking to be the new British No.1.
Rory and Sam will both be selected to represent GB in the upcoming international events in Bulgaria, Poland, Germany and France.