Nov 2011: London Calling for Cooley and Dunbar in Highgate Clash

Seb Cooley and Tom Dunbar won the 2011 London Tournament at Highgate yesterday, beating Howard Wiseman and Peter Cohen 3-1 in the final after an exciting weekend's Fives.

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Toop and Wiseman win the 2010 London

Matthew Wiseman and James Toop retained their London Tournament in fine style at Eton yesterday, defeating fellow Olavians Seb Cooley and Peter Cohen in a high quality, high intensity and high speed final 12-8, 12-4, 13-12. James, by his own admission, was not quite playing at his best as he was still adjusting back to the demands of the Eton game having retained his Rugby Fives singles title the previous week.

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2009 London Tournament

Dom Redmond reports:

This year the London tournament was held at Eton College with over 40 pairs entered across the weekend. The Main competition started on the Saturday and continued on to the Sunday, with the Festival being a one day event on the Sunday only.

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2008 London Tournament

Dominique Redmond reports:

The London Tournament took place at Harrow School on the 13/14th December and as usual the rain, cold and windy weather came along for the ride. This year's tournament had a slight change, with the Festival becoming a one day event on the Sunday. We had 22 pairs enter the main competition and 16 pairs enter the festival - a great turnout for a competition so close to Christmas.

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2007 London Tournament

Dominique Redmond reports:

After many long nights of going through the Fives online database, calling and emailing, we had a firm entry of 28 pairs for this year's London Tournament. There were 16 pairs in the main competition and 12 in the festival. This year's entry was a great improvement from last year, with many top players and re-surfacing players entering. This year's competition was held at Harrow where we had rain-free weather! It was, however very cold, which made tea and coffee essential! Along with the drinks we also provided snacks, sandwiches and light refreshment along with some toast to keep people going.

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2006 London Tournament

Mark Herring reports:

First of all I must say a huge thank you to Harrow School and Graham Dunbar for letting us have the use of the courts for the weekend. A large entry included over 50 pairs. The Main Tournament saw 24 pairs entering and the festival had 28 which included seven L.A. Zuoz pairs which came over with Seb Cooley (Fives Coach) and George Campbell (Games Master).

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2005 London Tournament

Mark Herring reports:

With a last minute change of venue to Harrow School the weekend looked a promising one. A high level of entry in the Main Tournament saw seventeen pairs entering which was an increase from last year, mainly due to the entry of several Cambridge University pairs. The Festival, slightly down on numbers, still looked strong with twenty-one pairs entering with a large number from Westminster school staying for the weekend.

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2004 London Tournament

Mark Herring reports:

After the usual rush of entries on the Thursday and Friday the London tournament consited of thirty-six pairs. There were twelve pairs that entered the main tournament; as usual the standard was still very high even without a few of the usual big name players. Most arrived on time at Highgate for a prompt start. The unusual difference being this year that there was no rain!

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2003 London Tournament

Howard Wiseman reports:

Seventy-two players entered the London Tournament this year. Twenty-four pairs entered the Festival, with twelve extremely strong pairs entering the Main event, including defending Champions Matthew Wiseman and James Toop.

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2002 London Tournament

Howard Wiseman reports:

The weather wasn't great - but the Tournament was! Very well attended again with eighty players, it was wonderful to see all eighteen Highgate School Fives courts in full use throughout the weekend. Everyone played through a large Pool of pairs on the Saturday in order to determine their position in the draw for the following day.

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