2016 Veterans Tournament: Williams & Hughes Defy The March Of Time

Graham Pulsford reports:

26/04/16: Playing in the Veterans Competition is a great way to round off the fives season and a unique opportunity to spend an afternoon playing fives and meeting up with friends and rivals alike. This year was no exception and with a record entry the courts were close at full capacity.

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Aberconway Cup 2016: New Management, Same Result

Chris Hughes reports:

19/04/16: There were lots of firsts at the annual Fathers and Sons competition this year. Most notably, a legend of the game, Mike Fenn, had decided (potentially foolishly) to pass the baton of organising the competition over to a disorganised 20 something year old who still struggles to get out of bed in the morning and hold down a job. Gareth saw this talent in there somewhere, though, and quickly gave me a ‘job for life’ and with very little choice in the matter I think I accepted.

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Mixed Emotions as Cooleys Continue to Dominate

Watch the final here:    GAME 1     GAME 2

11/04/16: The 2016 Mixed tournament at Eton yesterday lived up to its reputation as a one of the most friendly, fun and enjoyable days of Fives in the calendar.

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Kinnaird Cup Final 2016: Glorious Twelfth for Dunbar

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04/04/16: The Kinnaird Cup Final at Eton yesterday was won for the sixth successive year by Tom Dunbar and Seb Cooley, who beat James Toop and Matthew Wiseman 15-14, 12-6, 12-3 to clinch a record-breaking twelfth win in the competition for Tom Dunbar, who has now overtaken John Reynolds and is out on his own as the most successful player in the history of the competition.

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Marsh National Schools' Championships 2016

28/03/16: 510 pairs from 32 schools - including Malay College and the Lyceum Alpinum, Zuoz - took part in this year's Marsh National Schools' Championships at Shrewsbury. Read on to see who won each of the competitions:

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Prep Schools' Tournament 2016

James Woodcock reports:

21/03/16: On Friday 18th March we returned to Harrow by kind permission of the Headmaster. It was a cold day and with 31 pairs representing 8 schools the tournament offered almost constant play. This was the second year of the Forman Salver and it was a pity that Belmont were unable to defend their trophy.

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Spreading Fives in Harrow

Graham Dunbar reports:

21/03/16: Amongst many partnerships with our local schools and the community, Harrow School has an introductory fives programme for Year 6 children from two primary schools: Roxeth Primary School and Vaughan Primary School.

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Roger Radford OBE (1944-2016)

Roger Radford, who died in January after a two year battle with prostate cancer, will be remembered as Hon Secretary of the Old Citizens Fives Club when he took over from Gordon Stringer in 1968 until 1975, having served as Assistant Secretary initially.

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Williams Cup 2016: Four in a Row for Eton

Mark Williams reports:

06/03/16: Eton College won the national 3 pair team competition for the Williams Cup, where each school plays every other school in a round-robin over 3 pairs in two game matches. It was a shame that Berkhamsted and St Olave's both had to pull out because of availability issues, but there was plenty of fives at a high standard, all completed in good time.

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Kinnaird Cup Semi-Finals: Same Again...

14/03/16: For the third year in succession the Kinnaird Cup final will be between defending champions Tom Dunbar and Seb Cooley and former winners James Toop and Matthew Wiseman. Toop and Wiseman won their semi-final without having to step on court after a badly timed ankle injury to Anthony Theodossi meant he was forced to withdraw. In the other semi-final Cooley and Dunbar beat Ed Taylor and Ian Hutchinson three games to nil (9, 5 and 6), but had to work hard to overcome a strong challenge from the Salopian pair. The final will take place at Eton on Sunday 3rd April at 2:30pm. If it is anywhere near as good a match as last year's, it will be well worth watching as Tom Dunbar goes for a record twelfth title.