2007 Ipswich Tournament

Mike Fenn reports:

The first weekend of 2007 witnessed an excellent if somewhat exhausting two days of Fives. The continuous supply of hot soup and keg beer was much welcomed by all the players and helped to make up for the depressing weather and to keep the aching limbs moving. All pairs were very evenly matched and it was good to see the very high standard of Fives achieved by the boys from the School. Visiting guests included Peter Scholey and Courtney Friend (Old Edwardians.)


Peter Boughton did a splendid job in organising the weekend and the School caterers did us proud in providing a first class meal in the Pavilion on the Saturday evening. Guests included Anne Shortland-Jones, John and Rosemary Le Mare and Carol Day. Mike Fenn (OI Fives President) presented the Pepperpot Trophy (Kinnaird National Championship Plate) to the 2006 winners Tim and Tom Fletcher.

Semi-finals

Peter Scholey (Old Edwardian) & Alex Yusaf (Ipswich School) beat Courtney Friend (Old Edwardian) & Ed Hunt (Ipswich School) 2-0 (12-5, 12-2)

Tim Fletcher Old Ipswichian) & Will Gibbons (Ipswich School) beat Alex Dunlavey (Old Ipswichian) & David Leach (Ipswich School) 2-0 (12-7, 12-9)

Final

Fletcher & Gibbons beat Scholey & Yusaf 3-2 (12-8, 9-12, 12-6, 5-12, 12-3)

Plate A Final

Peter Boughton (Old Ipswichian) & Ed Leach beat Mike Fenn & Tom Fletcher (Old Ipswichians) 2-0 (12-6, 12-7)

Plate B Final

Alex Dunlavey (Old Ipswichian) & David Leach (Ipswich School) beat Oli Watts (Ipswich School) & Simon Woolfries (Old Ipswichian) 15-11