Ladies Final 2017: Five In A Row For Hird & Cooley

03/04/17: Defending champions Karen Hird & Charlotta Cooley won their fifth consecutive ladies title at Eton yesterday with a hard fought 12-7, 10-13, 14-11, 12-5 win over impressive challengers and first time finalists Ashley Lumbard & Emily Scoones.

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Ladies Championships 2017: Lumbard & Scoones To Challenge The Champions

27/02/17: The ladies championships took place at Eton on Saturday, a week after the men's equivalent, and suffered nothing in comparison with virtually every court at Eton full and both main tournament and festival providing a fantastic showcase for the increasing quality and strength in depth of the women's game.

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Ladies Final 2016: Hird & Cooley Win By Default

Sadly, the 2016 ladies final never took place, with challengers Amira Reimer and Phoebe Bracken unavailable to play the final on the scheduled date. Karen Hird and Charlotta Cooley thus retain the title, winning for a fourth consecutive year.

Ladies Championships 2016: A Record-Breaking Entry

Ian Mitchell & Mandie Barnes report:

On a bracing February morning, 37 pairs – continuing the record-breaking trend – assembled for the 2016 Ladies Eton Fives Championships. 15 of these pairs took part in the main championships, divided initially into three pools of five, before a knockout stage to determine which two pairs qualify for the final, which will be held later in the season.

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Ladies Final 2015: Three in a Row for Hird and Cooley

K.Hird & C.Cooley beat D.Redmond & L.Redmond 3-0 (12-3, 12-2, 12-10)

23/03/15: The 2015 ladies title was won for the third consecutive year by top seeds Karen Hird and Charlotta Cooley at Eton yesterday with a convincing victory over Dominique and Lia Redmond.

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Ladies Championships 2015: Return of the Redmonds

04/03/15: The 2015 Ladies Championships took place at Eton on Sunday and were a vibrant illustration of the healthy state of the ladies game, with 27 pairs taking part across the main tournament and the festival.

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2014 Ladies Final: Hird & Cooley at the Double

C.Cooley & K.Hird (1) beat E.Smith-Bingham & A.Reimer (3) 12-7, 12-1, 12-5

The 2014 Ladies Championships final was played at Eton on Saturday 19th April and saw a resounding victory for defending champions Karen Hird and Charlotta Cooley over Highgate School pair Eve Smith-Bingham and Amira Reimer.

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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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2013 Ladies Final: Cooley and Hird triumph in five game thriller

C.Cooley & K.Hird beat D.Redmond & M.Catmull 3-2 (5-12, 12-7, 2-12, 12-4, 12-2)

The final of the 2013 Ladies Championships was won at Eton on Sunday by Charlotta Cooley and Karen Hird who came from 1-2 down to beat top seeds Dominique Redmond and Marianne Catmull in a feisty five game thriller and bring to an end Dom's remarkable eight year winning streak in this competition.

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2013 Ladies Championships: Top two cruise though

The 2013 Ladies Championships took place at Eton yesterday with the tournament getting as far as the semi-final stage. One or two high profile absentees due to various illnesses, injuries and clashes with holidays meant that the top two seeds went though the day pretty much unchallenged and Dominique Redmond & Marianne Catmull will face Charlotta Cooley & Karen Hird in the final at Eton on Sunday April 7th. There were some encouraging signs elsewhere in the tournament as some new faces took the opportunity to demonstrate their improvement and make it through to the latter stages of the competition.

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