2006/07 School Reports

These reports first appeared in the Eton Fives Association Annual Report 2006/07

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2006/07 Club Reports

These reports first appeared in the Eton Fives Association Annual Report 2006/07

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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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2007 Veterans Tournament

Graham Pulsford reports:

The twenty-third Veterans Tournament was held on Sunday 22nd April at Eton College. Thirty two combatants prepared themselves for an enjoyable and politely competitive afternoon of fives in warm and sunny conditions. The usual suspects were joined by the welcome addition of the youngsters Tom Goodman, Jamie Hepburn and Spencer Chapman as well as the more experienced, and slightly older, Jeff Hartstone, Peter Bennett and Richard Barber. Martin Lindsay was playing in his twenty-third consecutive tournament and Derek Whitehead set two tournament records; firstly as the oldest entrant, secondly slightly later as the oldest entrant to win a match (this sets a challenge!).

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2007 Aberconway Cup

Mike Fenn reports:

The seventeenth Championship took place at Eton College on a very hot Spring day, the hottest on record for April. For the second year running no mothers entered but with a nice round entry of twelve pairs life was relatively easy for the organiser.

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Kinnaird Cup 2007

Preliminary Rounds (Weeekend 17-18th February - Eton)

Recruitment for the Kinnaird was started rather later that one would ideally like, due to unforseen circumstances. However, 110 people still took part in the preliminary weekend, which broke down into 35 pairs for the main draw, and 20 pairs into the Festival on the Sunday. As ever, Eton proved to be a fantastic venue. The Marquee was up, and crucially Mark Williams was in it – armed with his lap-top computer, the Fives balls and the Draw.

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Fives on the BBC - April 2007

Giles Coren filmed a documentary for BBC4 called 'Edwardian Supersize Me' - in which he lived on an Edwardian diet for a week and a generally Edwardian lifestyle. The documentary included a spot of Fives, partially because it was the only way Giles could be available for a Fives match for the Old Westminsters against the Old Ipswichians, and partly because he considered Fives to be a very Edwardian thing.

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2007 Mixed Championships

Howard Wiseman reports:

Under new management for the first time in over a decade! Sian Evans kindly offered to take this responsibility from Howard Wiseman's hands - Howard is very grateful!

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2007 Ladies Championships

Howard Wiseman reports:

The event took place on a not so sunny morning at Eton with a healthy entry of fourteen pairs taking part. A few minutes after the start time of the tournament we were one pair and one player down, but fortunately one of the spectators stepped in and made up the thirteenth pair.

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2007 National Schools' Championships

Mark Williams reports:

The Championships returned this year to Highgate School. Our thanks are due to the organizer Mark Williams, HSBC for once again generously sponsoring the Championships and Dinner and to the Headmaster for allowing the use of the Highgate courts.

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