2006/07 Keeling Cup

Richard Tyler reports:

The Keeling Cup was contested over five rounds at Highgate, Westway and Eton. Unfortunately, due to a mix-up on the final round leaving us with seven players, not all participants played the same number of matches.

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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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2007 EFA Trophy

T Walters reports:

The pools rounds took place this year on Sunday 28th February at Eton. A solid turnout saw two pools of five compete for the much coveted team trophy cup. Pool A consisted of the Old Salopians, Berkhamsted, St Olave's A, North Oxford B, and the Old Olavians. Pool B comprised Cambridge University, St Olave's B, Westway, Brigands and North Oxford A.

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2006/07 Alan Barber Cup

Mike Fenn reports:

Twelve teams entered with the four seeds receiving a bye into the second round namely St Olave's (1), Shrewsbury (2), Harrow (3) and Eton (4). Ipswich lost narrowly to St Olave's 2-1 having beaten Mill Hill 3-0 in the first round whilst Shrewsbury succumbed 3-0 to non seeds Highgate. Harrow went straight into the semi-finals with a walk over against Aldenham and Eton comfortably beat Lancing 3-0.

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2007 Varsity Match

Rodney Knight reports:

Rain encourages Play

On a very wet but mild day at Eton, a collection of nearly 50 supporters were fortunate to see Fives of a high standard in all courts in this time-honoured encounter, which produced a third successive win for the Light Blues.

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2007 Northern Tournament

Andrew Mitchell reports:

Global warming does have its benefits: a mild weekend meant relatively comfortable conditions for spectators and, despite the attractions of the six nations rugby on television, many players, supporters and passers-by enjoyed watching some high-class fives and plenty of more social, if still highly competitive, games.

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2007 Ipswich Tournament

Mike Fenn reports:

The first weekend of 2007 witnessed an excellent if somewhat exhausting two days of Fives. The continuous supply of hot soup and keg beer was much welcomed by all the players and helped to make up for the depressing weather and to keep the aching limbs moving. All pairs were very evenly matched and it was good to see the very high standard of Fives achieved by the boys from the School. Visiting guests included Peter Scholey and Courtney Friend (Old Edwardians.)

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2006/07 County Championships

Dan Hawkins reports:

Qualifying Tournament at Eton - November 12th

The qualifying tournament for this year's County Championship had a real buzz about it. It was good to see many players making their debut alongside some really experienced players including four Kinnaird Cup winners. The competition also allowed the university teams from Cambridge and Oxford to take part in a three pair competition - a great opportunity to test their strength and try out different pairings in advance of the Varsity Match.

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2006/07 Turnbull Trophy

Doug Foster reports:

This event took place at Eton College on Sunday 3rd December. Seven pairs competed in one large pool which included pairs from Lancing College, Emanuel School (2prs), St.Olave's, Westway and Berkhamsted (2prs). Unfortunately other schools who usually take part in this event could not make it this year.

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