Greg Wand (far left) with the Old Citizens in 1954

Greg Wand (1931-2008)

One of the last links with Old Citizen post-war Fives has been lost with the sad death of Greg Wand just before his 77th birthday.

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2007/08 School Reports

These reports first appeared in the Eton Fives Association Annual Report 2007/08

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2007/08 Club Reports

These reports first appeared in the Eton Fives Association Annual Report 2007/08

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2008 Aldenham Tournament

Graham Pulsford reports:

The competitors gathered together inside the courts as the rain hammered down. The clouds were dark, thunder rumbled intermittently and only the occasional bolt of lightening brightened the proceedings. But the players were in good spirits - smiles, jokes and a certain tension in the air as they waited for the tournament to begin.

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2008 Veterans Tournament

Graham Pulsford reports:

The twenty-fourth Veterans Tournament was held on Sunday 13th April at Eton College. Included in the line up, and playing their full part, were Derek Whitehead, age 75, and Gordon Stringer, age 70. A shining example to all!

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2008 Aberconway Cup

Mike Fenn reports:

The eighteenth Championship took place at Eton College on a cold snowy day a complete contrast to last year which was played on the hottest April day on record. No mothers entered with their son or daughter but with a nice rounded entry of sixteen pairs life appeared relatively easy for the organizer with four groups of four.

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Kinnaird Cup 2008

The entire Kinnaird was set to be played at Eton College, having seen the later stages brilliantly hosted at the Westway Sports Centre for the past four years. Recruitment was pursued very thoroughly by REFCA and in the end there was a healthy line-up of some forty pairs. Mark Williams was present throughout the preliminary weekend to run the event. Everything, therefore, ran very smoothly!

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2008 Mixed Championships

Dominique Redmond & Howard Wiseman report:

This year was one of the biggest tournament entries to date. Twenty two pairs travelled to Eton College for a great day of Fives.

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2008 Ladies Championships

Dominique Redmond reports:

This years Ladies event was run on the second day of the Kinnaird, in the afternoon and early evening.

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Ipswich Fives Centenary Celebrations

The following article first appeared in the Eton Fives Association Annual Report 2008/09 to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Fives at Ipswich School.

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