2006 London Tournament

Mark Herring reports:

First of all I must say a huge thank you to Harrow School and Graham Dunbar for letting us have the use of the courts for the weekend. A large entry included over 50 pairs. The Main Tournament saw 24 pairs entering and the festival had 28 which included seven L.A. Zuoz pairs which came over with Seb Cooley (Fives Coach) and George Campbell (Games Master).

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2006 Universities Tournament

With Oxford (Iffley Road) and Cambridge (Magdalene College) the only British universities with direct access to their own courts, it was pleasing that this competition - not held last year due to organisational difficulties - first took place and second attracted a record field of entry.

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Tommy Garnett (1915-2006)

Tommy Garnett, who has died at the age of 91, was Kinnaird champion with fellow Carthusian, A J Wreford-Brown in 1949. Both returned to Charterhouse to teach and both were mentors to the legendary May brothers, themselves Kinnaird winners in 1951, 52 and 53 and who were never defeated.

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2006/07 Under 25 Tournament

Dan Hawkins reports:

A small but select group of players made their way to Harrow on September 9th to take part in the U25s Championship. There were 8 pairs in total - 5 in the men's competition and 3 in the ladies'.

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Tim Dowling Tries Eton Fives

Article from the Guardian 1st June 2006

The list of competitive sports for which I have no talent is long, but there are more I've never attempted. Looking over the list, I can dismiss certain sports outright, thanks to a thorough understanding of my limitations: Australian-rules football, the shot put, speed skating, free diving ... I'll just keep ticking them off until ... let's see ... ah, here we are: Eton Fives.

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Dennis Hulbert

This obituary first appeared in the Fives Federation Annual Review 2006/07

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