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Berkhamsted Scholars & Rogues 2014

The annual Berkhamsted Scholars and Rogues tournament took place earlier this year. CLICK HERE to see the video of this terrific tournament, where pupils pair up with Berkhamsted staff members.

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12 Players, 12 Matches, 12 Venues, 1 Day...

“When Alexander of Macedonia was 33, he cried salt tears because there were no more worlds to conquer..... Bristow’s only 27.”

The legendary Sid Waddell, commentating on Eric Bristow winning the World Darts Championships

North Oxford’s Fives players probably have more in common with the players of pub games rather than one of the greatest generals in the whole of human history, but for one day last weekend, they could rank themselves as heroes and authors of an epic feat of endurance.

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WSSL 14 Final: A Fistful of Fives Gloves

Julian Black reports:

The stage was set for the final fixtures of this years 2014 Westway Superleagues, with Dossi’s Desperados and Westway 2 fighting it out for the title, and the Stallions taking on Westway 3 for 3rd place.

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2014 Heath Tournament: Austin And Margerison Win The Day

Graham Pulsford reports:

The 2014 Heath Tournament was played on Sunday June 15th with full courts under (sometimes) sunny skies. The competitors ranged in age from the veterans James Fredenham, Joseph Seelig and Bob Pace to the youth and enthusiasm of Andrew Rennie, Carl Rennie, Darshan Patel and Josh Rose so making the competition an agreeable mix of ages and experience. Most competitors were members of the Aldenham Club but Gareth Hoskins, Karen Hird, Mandie Barnes, Ian Mitchell, and the evergreen Courtney Friend were welcomed returning guests. Our newcomers were Ralph Morgan and Jamie Burchill.

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Putting the North into North Oxford

July 2014: While many Fives players were idling away their summer holidays on Mediterranean beaches or Caribbean cruises, a small group of North Oxford EFC players, plus guests, embarked on a mini Northern Fives tour, taking in three different codes of Fives in three beautiful locations - Rossall, St.Bees and Sedbergh.

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2013/14 Club Reports

Read on to find out the clubs' views on the 2013/14 season...

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July 2014: A Night At The Opera

Dale Vargas reports:

Krystyna and I were at Glyndebourne last evening and took the opportunity of investigating the remains of the Eton Fives courts there (I believe there were two and the dimensions of the space would support that).

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2013/14 School Reports

Read on to find out how the Fives-playing schools saw their 2013/14 season...

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July 2014: Peter Hamilton and John Ingram

Dale Vargas describes the lives of two Fives players with Harrovian connections, both of whom have sadly died this year.

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2014 Geneva Tournament: Euro-Fives at its Best

John Reynolds and Ronald Pattison report:

The annual Geneva Fives tournament took place last weekend 7/8 June 2014 run by the old boys of the Alpinum Lyceum Zuoz and properly called the Benny Oei Tournament after the late founding spirit of the Old Zuozers EFC.

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