March 2014: Highgate Girls Win the U15s

Mark Williams reports:

The first competition in the 2014 Marsh National Schools' Championships took place at Eton yesterday with the Ladies U15 tournament.

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March 2014: Eton retain the Williams Cup

Mark Williams reports:

Seven schools entered the Williams Cup this year, and so it was a round-robin event with each pair playing 2 games up to 9 in each match. This format meant that in each game the Fives was intense from the start, and lead to some exciting matches. One match point was scored from each game won.

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2014 Ladies Championships: A Festival of Fives

Mandie Barnes reports:

The 2014 Ladies National Championships saw a pleasing increase in size of entry with 29 pairs taking part this year; for the first time there was a main tournament and a festival.

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March 2014: Girls' Festival at Berkhamsted

Following on from the highly successful Ladies Championships at Eton at the weekend, it was great to see nineteen pairs of girls from Berkhamsted, Aldenham and Ipswich enjoying a fun afternoon of Fives at Berkhamsted on Tuesday 4th March. 

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March 2014: New Patron for the EFA

March 2014: Ian Davis has been delighted to accept the EFA's invitation to be the Association’s new Patron in succession to Lord Kingsdown who sadly died last November.

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EFA Trophy Final 2014: Super Salopians Strike Again

The 2014 EFA Trophy was retained by the Old Salopians at Eton yesterday after a pulsating day of Fives, which saw four well-matched teams battling it out for one of the most prestigious trophies in the sport.

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2014 Varsity Match: Champagne Fives

Rodney Knight reports:

If victory in this historic encounter were to be measured in bottles of Pol Roger Champagne, the laurels this year would go to Oxford 9-3. The Men’s Blues match was in fact decisively won by Cambridge 3-0, however, while the Oxford Peppers won their match equally convincingly and the Oxford Ladies achieved a second successive 6-0 whitewash.

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2014 Jesters Universities Mixed: London Lay Down the Law

The Jesters Universities Mixed pairs tournament is a fairly recent addition to the Fives calendar, created in 2011 by Elli Hullis, and this, the fourth edition of the event, really saw it come of age. Twelve pairs from a wide range of Universities - Oxford, Cambridge, BPP, University of Law, Aberystwyth, Cardiff, Liverpool, UCL, Imperial, Nottingham and Warwick - made it to Highgate for an exciting and entertaining day of Fives, with a large number of tight and tense matches and a final win for London Law Schools' Alex Constantine and Karen Hird against Oxford's Jack Flowers and Alice Walker.

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2014 EFA Trophy Qualifiers: Harrow to the rescue

The qualifying rounds of the 2014 EFA Trophy took place at Harrow yesterday and produced a highly enjoyable day's Fives, with eight teams taking part and a huge number of close matches played. The final pair of the final match eventually determined who made it through to the semi-finals on Sunday 2nd March and it will be Old Salopians v Old Wulfrunians and Aldenham v Oxford University to see who makes it through to the final.

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Under 21s 2014: Wilson and Abbott win again; Highgate's girls prove unstoppable

The 2014 Under 21 Tournament took place at Eton at the weekend, with 20 pairs braving the flood waters around Eton to compete for the men's and ladies titles.

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