British Team 4th in World Cup

Dave Barrans in the final of the Eindhoven World Cup 2010, 111 kb
Dave Barrans in the final of the Eindhoven World Cup 2010
© Heiko Wilhelm
Six members of the British Bouldering Team were selected for the 5th round of the Bouldering World Cup which was held in Eindhoven (Netherlands) on the 25th and 26th of June.

In the overall Team Rankings for this event the British Team finished in an impressive 4th place.

The competition saw some excellent individual performances from members of the Team. In the men's event Stewart Watson and Dave Barrans continued their excellent run of form. Stewart qualified for the semi-finals and was unlucky not to make it through to the final by one place (top 6 go through to the final) and finished 7th overall.

Dave Barrans climbed exceptionally well and made it through to the final. In the final Dave topped the first 2 problems and at one point looked like he might make it onto the podium. The final 2 problems threw the competition wide open and Dave eventually finished in a well deserved 5th place.

Ned Feehally also climbed well and narrowly missed out on qualifying for the semi-finals and finished 23rd overall. The final was won by Dmitry Sharafutdinov from Russia.

In the women's event Diane Merrick topped four of the 5 problems in the qualification round and qualified for the semi-finals where she finished in a very impressive 15th place. The women's final was won by Austria's Anna Stohr.

Other credible performances included:

Mina-Leslie Wujastyk 32nd

John Partridge 41st

Stew Watson in the qualifiers in the Eindhoven World Cup 2010, 214 kb
Stew Watson in the qualifiers in the Eindhoven World Cup 2010
© Heiko Wilhelm
After 5 rounds of the Bouldering World Cup Stewart Watson is currently ranked in 6th place and Dave Barrans has moved up into in 10th place.

  • For a full set of results and rankings see the IFSC website

This weekend the 3rd and 4th of July will be a be a great opportunity to come and support the British Bouldering Team when World Cup comes to Cliffhanger in Millhouses Park, Sheffield. There will also be a live stream on the internet.

For further details see the IFSC website

Any support will be greatly appreciated.


The Team would like to thank their clothing sponsor Five Finger Thing and the BMC for all of their support.

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