DESPITE being so laid-back he’s practically horizontal, Rhodri Norman Gaskins Davies cuts a formidable figure as I meet him for the first time since his emphatic win on the national stage. I’ve been watching him and the fledgling Aberystwyth Beer Pong Society since they started last year, and both have come on leaps and bounds from their formation. Regular tournaments and socials getting members and non-members alike involved makes them one of the most accessible clubs in the university, and Rhodri and the rest of the committee have been ever-present, getting to know members and never fazed by the big crowds they often draw.
Unchanged by his new title, we spoke on the concourse about the recent competition and what it meant for the future…
When you started this club last year, did the thought of becoming British Champion ever cross your mind?
The society started in February of last year, and as it began to grow and we spoke with other societies I always hoped a British Championship would take place, but it never crossed my mind that I’d be British champion.