49th Prep Schools' Tournament

James Woodcock reports:

21/03/16: On Friday 18th March we returned to Harrow by kind permission of the Headmaster. It was a cold day and with 31 pairs representing 8 schools the tournament offered almost constant play. This was the second year of the Forman Salver and it was a pity that Belmont were unable to defend their trophy.

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2015 Prep Schools' Tournament: Historic Win for Summer Fields

James Woodcock reports:

This year we returned to Harrow by kind permission of the Headmaster with 32 Pairs from eight schools enjoying a busy day’s Fives on a warm day. We are hopeful that Horris Hill will rejoin the competition next season. The courts had been well prepared in anticipation of our tournament. This year there was more noticably more Fives played by more children for longer and at an appropriate level thanks in part to an additional plate competition given in memory of Roddy Forman (former Housemaster and master i/c Fives at Eton and Summer Fields master).

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2013 Prep Schools: Highgate's Tomasson becomes first ever three-time winner

The Prep School Fives was played at Eton with kind permission of the Head Master on Monday 11th March. It was one of the coldest days in recent years but there were some excellent matches during the tournament.

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Highgate win the 2012 Prep Schools

James Woodcock reports:

This year for the 45th Prep Schools' Championships, we returned to Harrow on the 15th March and were most fortunate to enjoy a warm and dry day. We had an entry of 39 pairs from 10 schools and welcomed Wetherby Prep for the first time.

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2011 Prep Schools' Tournament: Highgate dominate again

James Woodcock reports:

35 pairs from nine Schools participated at Eton this year by kind permission of the Head Master.

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2010 Prep Schools' Tournament - Highgate on top

James Woodcock reports:

The 43rd Eton Fives Prep School Championships, sponsored by HSBC Insurance, took place at Harrow on Thursday 11th March.

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2009 Prep Schools' Tournament

James Woodcock reports:

The competition returned this year to Eton by kind permission of the Head Master. During the day there was some excellent fives played by 36 pairs representing 9 schools. In the group stages there were two groups which were tightly contested. Cranleigh 1 did well to win their group as did Summer Fields 4 (U12 semi-finalists from Tuesday) who beat Sunningdale 1, a clear upset to the form guide. All four of Highgate's four pairs progressed as well as Ludgrove's and Summer Fields' first pairs.

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2008 Prep Schools' Tournament

Gerald Barber reports:

Eighty enthusiastic fives players assembled at Harrow to contest the 41st Prep School Championships, on a cold blustery morning.

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2007 Prep Schools' Tournament

Gerald Barber reports:

It was fitting that in its 40th year the Prep Schools Competition attracted a record number of pairs from a record number of schools. We warmly welcomed pairs from Kingsland Grange, Oakham and Aldenham, all new to the competition. 40 pairs in all took part, from 11 different schools. Many thanks are due to those in charge of fives at their several schools for their enthusiasm and commitment to the game.

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2006 Prep Schools' Tournament

Gerald Barber reports:

The 39th HSBC Tournament was played at Harrow on a cold and gloomy day with 72 contestants taking part; some excellent fives was witnessed though the competition once again was dominated by Highgate.

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