Fives – the Olympic Dream?

This article was first published in the 2009 Fives Federation Annual Review

Giles Coren lays out his vision of Fives in 2012…

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2008/09 School Reports

These reports first appeared in the Eton Fives Association Annual Report 2008/09

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2008/09 Club Reports

These reports first appeared in the Eton Fives Association Annual Report 2008/09

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2009 Aldenham Tournament

Graham Pulsford reports:

The competitors gathered in the warm sunshine for an early 10.30am start. The line up was particularly strong and included a combination of Heath regulars and a number of hand picked guests. This year's first timer was Nick Shaw and we welcomed back Nick Bunyan and Gordon Whitehead from the distant past!

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2009 Veterans Tournament

Graham Pulsford & Neil Margerison report:

In glorious sunshine the twenty-fifth Veterans Tournament was held on Sunday 19th April at Eton College. We welcomed a healthy cache of first timers including Chris Moore, Mark Platt, John Reynolds, Richard Tyler and Mark Yates as well as the welcome return of veterans Patrick Gibbs, Ronald Pattison, Martin Powell and Marco Rimini.

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2009 Aberconway Cup

Mike Fenn reports:

The nineteenth Championship took place at Eton on a warm sunny Spring day in direct contrast to last years snowy event. Two ladies took part in the sixteen pair entry, one mother and one daughter and much to the relief of the organiser all players turned up at the appointed hour.

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Kinnaird Cup 2009

Qualifying Rounds

The early rounds of the 2009 Kinnaird Cup took place at Eton on the weekend of February 28th/March 1st. Thanks to a term-time date, which produced a pleasingly large schoolboy entry, and also the recruitment efforts of Dominique Redmond, the main competition entry consisted of 50 pairs, the largest for many years. A further 24 pairs entered the Festival Tournament on the Sunday.

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2009 Mixed Championships

Dominique Redmond reports:

25 pairs took part in this year's Mixed Championship, with many individuals making a large commitment to be there and travelling to Eton from far and wide: Manchester, Brighton, Fleetwood and Shrewsbury for example. This year we received many entries from schoolgirls from St Olave's and St Bartholomew's as well as a good turnout from the Cambridge University Ladies Fives club.

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2009 Ladies Championships

Dominique Redmond reports:

The Ladies Championship, like last year, took place on the Sunday of the Kinnaird weekend, so that the ladies could enjoy the benefits of a marquee and the snacks and refreshments.

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