The road to winning the most cherished title in world golf starts today as 13 courses around the UK and Ireland host more than 1,400 wannabee Open champions as Regional Qualifying for the 148th Open at Royal Portrush begins. The players are all competing for a spot in the Final Qualifying rounds before the main event starts on 14-21 July. There are 41 Welsh players in action, all dreaming of staying on course for a ticket to Portrush.
Builth Wells champion rally driver Jason Pritchard will contest his home forestry event, the Nicky Grist Stages, for the first time on Saturday 13 July in his North Road Garage-backed Ford Escort RS1800. Having won the MSA British Historic Rally Championship title for a record three times in a row (2015, ’16 and ’17), this will be the first time that Pritchard has competed against the Historic crews in the Jordan Road Surfacing BTRDA Rally Series. So competitive is the Historic section this year that class leader George Lepley (Hillman Avenger) is also lying third in the overall BTRDA Series drivers’ points table! Co-driven by Phil Clarke, Pritchard is contesting the Nicky Grist Stages as part of his on-going preparations for another attempt at this winter’s Roger Albert Clark Rally. He’s done that event twice before, and after a broken half-shaft ruined a one minute lead, the talented 31-year old driver is aiming to win the November classic for the first time this year.
Ben Pritchard has paid tribute to his Great Britain rival Andy Houghton after beating him to a bronze medal at the second World Rowing Cup regatta in Poland. The Welsh para-rower finished third in Poznan – one place ahead of Houghton in the PR1 single - to continue his rapid rise through the sport. Former triathlete Pritchard, from Swansea, had beaten Houghton to a medal when he took bronze in Italy earlier this month and he repeated the trick in Poland.
Wales and Great Britain discus international James Tomlinson clinched automatic selection for next month's European Under-20 Championships in Sweden at Bedford on Sunday. The Pembrokeshire athlete took gold at the England Athletics Under-20/U-23 Championships and European trials with a throw of 56.93m to retain his title.
Wales were beaten by England in the first game of the 2019 Student Four Nations in Edinburgh on Sunday, thanks to a solid second half from the holders. Wales were 22-10 down at half-time with the game still in the balance, but England came storming out of the traps after the break and quickly sealed the win.
Matt Clowes powered to his ninth win of the year as he defended his JCP Swansea Half Marathon title as Tracy Barlow retained her women's crown. The Cardiff AC runner produced another impressive display on Sunday stopping the clock in 65:49 just over a minute shy of his 64:44 course record from last year.
Rhys Enoch opened with a round of 77 on the European Challenge Tour’s Andalucía Costa del Sol Match Play 9 in Spain and then improved to 72 on his second round - but still couldn’t make the cut a week on from his heroics at the US Open at Pebble Beach. That left him on +7, 12 shots behind the leader after two rounds, Spain’s Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez.
Kirsty Taylor and Kyron Duke are both celebrating new world records in para-athletics. The Welsh pair produced their leading marks at the Bayer Invitational in Leverkusen, Germany. Taylor, 19, set a new world mark in the T44 long jump with a distance of 4.52m after 26-year-old Duke set a new F41 shot put world record of 14.19m.
Sam Duggan is back in South Wales for a second season of Cardiff Devils ice hockey. Reading-born Duggan, aged 20, is the latest player to commit for 2019-20 and head coach Andrew Lord says: “Sam was a great addition for us last season. “He was somebody we’d looked at closely for a... Read More
Charles Linglet is aiming to help Cardiff Devils repeat their ‘incredible’ Elite League play-offs success. Devils won the play-offs championship by beating Belfast Giants in the final and Linglet says: “The whole experience of winning that trophy was just incredible and it’s something I’d really like to repeat. “Devils fans here have... Read More
Cardiff Devils have been drawn against title holders Frolunda Gothenburg from Sweden in the Champions Hockey League. Head coach Andrew Lord and his Devils are marching into Europe for a third successive season and their group includes Layne Ulmer's former club Graz99ers (Austria) and Mountfield Hradec Kralove (Czech). Both Lord and Devils... Read More
Cardiff Fire Centre Jackson Heads To Siberia As Phantoms Visit Viola Arena For National League Clash
Jackson Price is preparing for ice hockey action in Siberia as his club, Cardiff Fire, entertain Peterborough Phantoms at the Viola Arena on Saturday. Cardiff Met student Jackson Price is in the Great Britain team for the 29th World University Winter Games in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, while Fire take on Phantoms in Cardiff... Read More
Cardiff Fire return to ice hockey action this Saturday when Romford Raiders are visitors to the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay (6.30pm). Captain Alan Armour and his Fire team won a bruising, physical battle 7-3 against Swindon Wildcats in their last fixture despite having Swedish defenceman Viktor Langseth thrown out on... Read More
If you fancy watching old style ice hockey pop down to watch Cardiff Fire when they play Romford Raiders early next month. It’s true Cardiff Devils have a high quality team playing at the highest level in the UK, but Fire have their place in the pecking order. There were fights galore... Read More