2004/05 School Reports

These reports first appeared in the Eton Fives Association Annual Report 2004/05

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2005 Geneva Tournament

Filippo Variola reports:

John Reynolds and Ronald Pattison came from England to participate in our tournament, nine players (including three girls) crossed Switzerland to come from the Lyceum Alpinum in Zuoz, three players were from the Zurich Fives Club and eight from our Zuoz Club Suisse Romande.

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2005 Aldenham Tournament

Martin Lindsay reports:

The day dawned bright and sunny and thus it remained, with the exception of a few watery but seasonal hiccoughs and a fresh breeze that cooled the fevered brows of competitors but would have been detrimental to a simian population.

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2005 Veterans Tournament

Graham Pulsford reports:

The 21st Over 40s Tournament was once again contested on a warm and sunny afternoon in near perfect playing conditions. The contestants were in good humour and the comparison of respective aches and pains produced much merriment.

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2005 Aberconway Cup

Mike Fenn reports:

The fifteenth Championship took place at Eton College on a bright sunny Spring day in complete contrast to the miserable rainy day of last year. Sadly, thinking perhaps of the atrocious conditions of 2004, few spectators took advantage of the good weather to spend a day watching the Fives. At least the participants appeared to enjoy the warm conditions with all matches played in an excellent spirit and to a high standard.

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Kinnaird Cup 2005

James Toop and Matthew Wiseman beat Tom and Peter Dunbar 12-5, 12-8, 7-12, 12-6 in the final at the Westway Sports Centre.

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2005 Mixed Championships

Dominique Redmond reports:

This year's mixed tournament took place at Eton, on the 17th April 2005. All entries arrived on time with no withdrawals from the large draw. There were a total of twenty pairs, split into four pools of five pairs with the top two pairs going through from each pool. As is now the case each year, the 'Wiseman rule' was in place to stop male domination on the top step by only allowing the man to remain in the serving position for one rally.

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2005 Ladies Championships

Dominique Redmond reports:

This year's tournament was played on the Sunday of the Kinnaird weekend. Twenty ladies took part, with many established and experienced players competing alongside many new faces too, representing the whole range of ages from school level into the adult game. The level of play was very high, and the atmosphere was superb, since the event benefited directly from the facilities that had been laid on for the Kinnaird.

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2005 National Schools' Championships

Mark Williams reports:

270 pairs from 26 schools entered the 2005 Championships, which were once again generously sponsored by HSBC.

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2004/05 Keeling Cup

Richard Tyler reports:

Many congratulations to Tom and Peter Dunbar who were the runaway winners this year! Congratulations to T and Courtney for sterling performances to carry off the minor honours.

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