2012 Under 21s: Shrewsbury show the way

The EFA Under 21 men's tournament took place at Eton yesterday and produced an all-Salopian final, Jack Hudson-Williams and Henry Lewis coming through a strong field to beat Tom and Sam Welti in the final.

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2012 Under 21s: Highgate hit the heights

The third EFA National Under 21 Ladies tournament took place at Eton yesterday, with the remarkable Highgate Under 13 pair of Aimee Paul and Eve Smith-Bingham beating Bath University pair Emily Scoones and Hannah Blofield in the final.

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Jan 2012: Game, Sett and Match to the Badgers

Elli Hullis reports:

The Bateman Badgers, a new small independent ladies club claimed victory in their inaugural match against Highgate School last Sunday. 

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2011/12 Turnbull Trophy: Campbell and Leighton win it for Berkhamsted

The Turnbull Trophy Final was held at Highgate last Sunday and won by Berkhamsted pair George Campbell and Ali Leighton who beat Westminsters Laurie Brock and James Alster in three close games, with the Berkhamsted pair producing their best Fives when it really mattered.

Berkhamsted (G.Campbell & A.Leighton) beat Westminster (L.Brock & J.Alster) 3-0 (12-9, 13-11, 12-10)

2011/12 Alan Barber Cup Final: Olavians reign supreme

Mark Williams reports:

22/01/12: Old Olavians beat Old Salopians 3-0 at Eton

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Jan 2012 REFCA Under 14s: Stars of the Future

Dominique Redmond reports:

The annual REFCA Under 14 individual tournament took place at Eton on Sunday with 55 players from seven different Schools taking part. A special mention must go to Rydal Penhros School who came all the way down from Colwyn Bay in North Wales for this event.

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2012 Ladies Championships: Experience wins the day

The qualifying rounds for the 2012 Ladies championships took place at Eton on Sunday with 25 pairs taking part in a day that showcased the increasing strength in depth of the ladies game and some of the talented young players coming through.

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2012 Ipswich Tournament: Walking in a Wagland Wonderland

The 2012 Ipswich Tournament took place over the weekend of Jan 7th/8th with Old Ipswichians, Ipswich School pupils and guests taking part in a typically sociable yet competitive edition of this well-established January tournament. The Graves Cup was won in impressive style by Nick Bunyan and Isaac Wagland who overcame Seb Cooley and William Clough in the final.

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Dec 2011 Festive Fancy Dress Fives at Aldenham

Phil Lyndon reports:

Players at the Aldenham Heath Fives Club turned out in fancy dress last night (Tuesday 20 December) for an evening of fun and frolics.

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2011/12 Barber Cup: Olavians and Salopians on collision course again

The Barber Cup Final in January will once again be between the top two seeds the Old Olavians and the Old Salopians. The Olavians played their quarter-final and semi-final matches on successive days at the weekend, firstly seeing off the Tom Dunbar-less Old Harrovians on Saturday and then cruising past the Old Etonians, who had been impressive in their first run to the Barber semi-finals for several years. The other semi-final proved to be a disappointment as the up and coming Millhillian club were unable to raise a side to test themselves against the Old Salopians, who go forward to challenge the Olavian dominance of this competition once again.