Lifetime Achievement Award for Martin Powell

13/05/17: The 2017 EFA Dinner and awards ceremony at Abercorn School last night saw Martin Powell presented with a well-deserved lifetime achievement award for his years of unsung and dedicated service to the EFA as Secretary and Treasurer. Also handed out were the other now traditional end of season gongs, as voted for by members of the Fives-playing community. Read on to see the full list of winners for 2016/17.

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International Fives at Eton

John Reynolds reports:

11/05/17: A dozen Swiss fives players have just visited London, playing a six-pair match against the Old Citizens and taking part in their venerable club competition for the Adams Cup (est 1928).

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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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Masters of the Mixed

24/04/17: A near record entry of 24 pairs took part in the 2017 Mixed Tournament at Eton yesterday, as undoubtedly the strongest field in the 32 year history of the competition enjoyed a fantastic day of Fives. Seb & Charlotta Cooley proved themselves to be still the masters of the mixed format with a sixth consecutive victory together and an eleventh altogether for Charlotta.

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EFA Awards 2017: Vote Now!

As is now traditional, the EFA Dinner on May 12th will see the presentation of the EFA Awards for the following categories: Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, Team of the Year, Coach of the Year and Special Contribution to Fives.

*** VOTING NOW CLOSED ***

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Kinnaird Final 2017: Seven Up for Cooley & Dunbar

03/04/17: Seb Cooley & Tom Dunbar continued their recent dominance of the Kinnaird Cup and maintained their remarkable unbeaten record with a convincing 12-7, 12-5, 12-4 win at Eton yesterday over James Toop & Matthew Wiseman. Full report to follow...

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Ladies Final 2017: Five In A Row For Hird & Cooley

03/04/17: Defending champions Karen Hird & Charlotta Cooley won their fifth consecutive ladies title at Eton yesterday with a hard fought 12-7, 10-13, 14-11, 12-5 win over impressive challengers and first time finalists Ashley Lumbard & Emily Scoones.

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Aberconway Cup 2017: Just Williams

03/04/17: Guy & Grant Williams regained the Aberconway Cup at Eton with a thrilling three game victory in the final against close rivals and defending champions Mike & Chris Hughes. Full report to follow...

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Ladies Final and Kinnaird Cup Final Preview

This Sunday sees the final of the two Eton Fives national championships with defending champions Tom Dunbar & Seb Cooley and Karen Hird & Charlotta Cooley defending their titles against James Toop & Matt Wiseman and Ashley Lumbard & Emily Scoones respectively. The ladies final kicks off at Eton at 1pm, with the Kinnaird final following at 2:30pm. All spectators are welcome!

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2017 Marsh National Schools' Championships

27/03/17: The 2017 Marsh National Schools' Championships concluded on Saturday after a record-breaking week of Fives. Over 670 pairs from 33 schools - including pairs from Malaysia and Switzerland - took part in 13 different competitions.

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