VIDEO: Lightning-fast Westwood pupil Ciaran, 10, stacks cups so quickly it’s almost a blur

Ciaran Brown, cup stacker

Ciaran Brown, cup stacker - Credit: Archant

When you watch the video, you think it must have been speeded up ... but Ciaran Brown really is that quick.

Ciaran Brown, cup stacker

Ciaran Brown, cup stacker - Credit: Archant

The 10 year-old Westwood School pupil stacks cups so quickly it’s almost a blur.

The lightning-fast youngster already has a host of British records to his name. He is the best in the country at his age group.

Ciaran decided to give the sport a try after seeing it on Britain’s Got Talent.

“It’s a fun talent to have and I practise every day,” he said.

Ciaran Brown, cup stacker

Ciaran Brown, cup stacker - Credit: Archant


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His mother, Jody Stacy, says people can’t quite believe it when they watch Ciaran show off his skill.

She said: “When I posted the video on Facebook people thought it was speeded up. It’s only when you try it that you realise how difficult it is.”

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Sport stacking has several different sequences. There is the 3-3-3, which uses nine cups. Three sets of three cups each must be stacked and unstacked. Ciaran can do this in 1.88 seconds, only 0.58 seconds slower than the world record.

For the 3-6-3 sequence, Ciaran’s best is 2.4 secs (the world record is 1.7 secs), and his best cycle time is 6.71 secs (the world record is 4 secs).

Ciaran Brown, cup stacker with reporter James Podesta

Ciaran Brown, cup stacker with reporter James Podesta - Credit: Archant

Sport stacking is massively popular in the USA but has yet to really take off here, so Ciaran has travelled as far as Copenhagen to take part in tournaments.

Hopefully, that will change. Ciaran’s doing his bit to spread the word - he has set up a lunchtime club at Westwood so he gets to sport stack with friends.

“I think other people should give it a try,” he said.

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