Aldenham Tournament 2016: Lyndon and Patel Win a Thriller

Graham Pulsford reports:

The Heath Tournament 2016

Played at Aldenham on Sunday 26th June 2016

The courts were buzzing well before the start with players warming up and practicing their favourite shots. The warm weather added to the general bonhomie as did the arrival of Harriet Asquith with enough portions of Victoria sponge and chocolate brownies to feed all entrants and passers-by!

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June 2015: Aldenham Tournament - Rennie & Pulsford win (but it wasn't a fix, honestly...)

Graham Pulsford reports:

Played at Aldenham on Sunday 14th June 2015

The courts were buzzing well before the start with players warming up and practising their favourite shots. The clearing of the skies and warmer weather added to the general bonhomie as did the arrival of players in a mix of Heath green and multi-coloured past winners' shirts. Our guests Gareth Hoskins, Karen Hird and Harriet Asquith were welcomed from North Oxford EFC as well as Ralph Morgan who is a rare Old Abingdonian fives player on the circuit!

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2014 Heath Tournament: Austin And Margerison Win The Day

Graham Pulsford reports:

The 2014 Heath Tournament was played on Sunday June 15th with full courts under (sometimes) sunny skies. The competitors ranged in age from the veterans James Fredenham, Joseph Seelig and Bob Pace to the youth and enthusiasm of Andrew Rennie, Carl Rennie, Darshan Patel and Josh Rose so making the competition an agreeable mix of ages and experience. Most competitors were members of the Aldenham Club but Gareth Hoskins, Karen Hird, Mandie Barnes, Ian Mitchell, and the evergreen Courtney Friend were welcomed returning guests. Our newcomers were Ralph Morgan and Jamie Burchill.

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Aldenham Tournament 2013: Pulsford and Malik triumph

Played at Aldenham on Sunday 9th June

Graham Pulsford reports:

The courts were buzzing well before the start with players warming up and practising their favourite shots. The warm weather added to the general bonhomie as did the arrival of players in a mix of green and coloured winners' shirts well before the draw was made. Nick Shaw, Gareth Hoskins and Ian Mitchell were welcomed from North Oxford EFC – our ‘sister’ club.

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2012 Aldenham Tournament: Pulsford and Patel make a Perfect Partnership

Phil Lyndon reports:

The 2012 Heath Tournament was played on Sunday 13th May amidst bright sunshine. Most competitors were members of the Aldenham Club but thanks must go to the North Oxford contingent who turned out in force despite being scheduled for a second match at Marlborough later the same day.

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May 2011: Malik and Woods win at Aldenham

Bob Pace reports:

The 2011 Heath Tournament was played on Sunday 22 May under (sometimes) sunny skies. The competitors ranged in age from the veterans like Martin Lindsay, James Fredenham and Richard Dennis to the decidedly young faced Carl Rennie and Simon Turpin, so making the competition an agreeable mix of ages and experience. Most competitors were members of the Aldenham Club but Gareth Hoskins and Courtney Friend were welcome guests.

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2010 Aldenham Tournament

Graham Pulsford reports:

Twenty four invited players battled for the Jim Fredenham Cup at the Aldenham Heath Fives Club on Sunday 9 May in the club's annual tournament. Congratulations to finalists Simon Turpin and Gareth Hoskins who defeated Paul Kendall and Matthew Woods 12-4, 4-10 at the end of their 30 minute game.

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2009 Aldenham Tournament

Graham Pulsford reports:

The competitors gathered in the warm sunshine for an early 10.30am start. The line up was particularly strong and included a combination of Heath regulars and a number of hand picked guests. This year's first timer was Nick Shaw and we welcomed back Nick Bunyan and Gordon Whitehead from the distant past!

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2008 Aldenham Tournament

Graham Pulsford reports:

The competitors gathered together inside the courts as the rain hammered down. The clouds were dark, thunder rumbled intermittently and only the occasional bolt of lightening brightened the proceedings. But the players were in good spirits - smiles, jokes and a certain tension in the air as they waited for the tournament to begin.

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2007 Aldenham Tournament

Graham Pulsford reports:

The twenty first Heath Tournament took place on a beautifully clear and warm spring morning. The line up included the usual suspects; a combination of Heath regulars and a number of invited guest players. This year's newcomer was Cameron Grant (Aldenhamian).

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