Veterans 2017: Old'uns but Good'uns

Graham Pulsford reports:

02/05/17: The Veterans Competition continues to be a great finale to the fives season and is a pleasing opportunity to spend an afternoon playing fives and meeting up with friends and foes alike. This year was particularly competitive with many individual games lasting beyond the hour mark; there would be aches and pains aplenty the next day!

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2016 Veterans Tournament: Williams & Hughes Defy The March Of Time

Graham Pulsford reports:

26/04/16: Playing in the Veterans Competition is a great way to round off the fives season and a unique opportunity to spend an afternoon playing fives and meeting up with friends and rivals alike. This year was no exception and with a record entry the courts were close at full capacity.

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Veterans Tournament 2015: Hoskins and Fleming Double Up

Neil Margerison and Graham Pulsford report:

27/04/15: The Veterans Competition is always a very pleasant opportunity to spend an afternoon playing Fives and meeting up with friends and rivals alike. This year was no exception.The threatened rain thankfully held off all afternoon. Amid general good humour after due allowance for a couple of late arrivals the competition got under way.

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April 2014: New Old Faces Win the Veterans

Graham Pulsford reports:

The Veterans Competition is always a very pleasant opportunity to spend an afternoon playing Fives and meeting up with friends and rivals alike. This year was no exception.

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MJS-J Cup 2013: It shouldn't happen to a Vet...

Graham Pulsford reports:

Veterans Competitions 28th April 2013

The 2013 Veterans Tournament took place at Eton at the weekend and saw wins for Mike Hughes and Grant Williams in the open competition, Chris Davies and Chris Lloyd in the Over 50s and for Ronald Pattison and Tony Walters in the Over 60s.

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2012 Veterans Tournament: Vintage Achievement

Graham Pulsford reports:

Veterans Competitions 29th April 2012

The Veterans Tournament has changed in format since its beginnings 28 years ago and there are now three categories to suit the abilities and ages of the competitors. The outcome of the three finals were as follows:

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2011 Veterans Tournament: Rolling back the years

Graham Pulsford reports:

The twenty seventh Veterans Tournament was held on Sunday 1st May at Eton College in glorious sunshine. Prince William and Catherine had just been married and the Arsenal footballers finally roused themselves enough to beat Manchester United.

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2010 Veterans Tournament: the Golden Oldies shine in the sun at Eton

Graham Pulsford reports:

The Veterans Tournament took place at Eton on Sunday 18th April with 17 pairs taking part in a veritable festival of Fives. With a combined age of 283, Messrs Whitehead D, Whitehead G, Cooper and Stringer may have set some sort of record in their match, whilst at the younger end of the spectrum the Open tournament was won by Mike Hughes and Grant Williams, who defeated defending champions Graham Pulsford and Courtney Friend in a close final.

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2009 Veterans Tournament

Graham Pulsford & Neil Margerison report:

In glorious sunshine the twenty-fifth Veterans Tournament was held on Sunday 19th April at Eton College. We welcomed a healthy cache of first timers including Chris Moore, Mark Platt, John Reynolds, Richard Tyler and Mark Yates as well as the welcome return of veterans Patrick Gibbs, Ronald Pattison, Martin Powell and Marco Rimini.

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2008 Veterans Tournament

Graham Pulsford reports:

The twenty-fourth Veterans Tournament was held on Sunday 13th April at Eton College. Included in the line up, and playing their full part, were Derek Whitehead, age 75, and Gordon Stringer, age 70. A shining example to all!

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