Eight In A Row For Cooley & Dunbar

16/04/18: Report to follow shortly...

Kinnaird Cup final: S.Cooley & T.Dunbar beat J.Ho & R.Houlden 12-5, 12-3, 12-5

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Kinnaird Cup Semi-Finals: New Faces To Take On Defending Champions

26/03/18: Yesterday's Kinnaird Cup semi-finals at Eton produced two tremendous matches, entertaining a good-sized crowd, with the end product a repeat of this year's Northern Tournament final in a couple of weeks time.

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Kinnaird Cup 2018: Wet Weather Fails To Dampen Spirits

12/03/18: The Kinnaird Cup qualifying rounds took place at the weekend with a good-sized field surviving slippery courts on the first morning to provide an exciting and enjoyable weekend of Fives.

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Kinnaird Final 2017: Seven Up for Cooley & Dunbar

03/04/17: Seb Cooley & Tom Dunbar continued their recent dominance of the Kinnaird Cup and maintained their remarkable unbeaten record with a convincing 12-7, 12-5, 12-4 win at Eton yesterday over James Toop & Matthew Wiseman. 

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Kinnaird Cup semi-finals: Same Again!

13/03/17: There were no surprises in the Kinnaird Cup semi-finals at Eton yesterday as the top two seeds Tom Dunbar & Seb Cooley and James Toop & Matthew Wiseman comfortably won through in straight games in front of a large crowd to reach the final on April 2nd, where they will play each other for the fourth year in succession.

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Kinnaird Cup 2017

20/02/17: The initial rounds of 2017 Kinnaird Cup at Eton over the weekend threw up some absolutely fantastic Fives and whittled a relatively small but extremely strong field down to the final four, who will contest the semi-finals in three weeks time.

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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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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.

Kinnaird Cup 2016

22/02/16: The qualifying rounds of the 2016 Kinnaird Cup took place at Eton over the weekend; 29 pairs entered the main tournament and the depth of quality of the entry was the best seen for several years, with 29 of the 35 players featured on the current ranking list taking part, alongside one or two very strong players from outside that list. A further 24 pairs entered the Sunday competitions, which with a bit of doubling up meant a very healthy 49 pairs taking part across the weekend.

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Kinnaird Cup Final 2015: Five(s) Stars - Dunbar and Cooley do it again

T.Dunbar & S.Cooley beat M.Wiseman & J.Toop 3-1 (8-12, 12-3, 12-3, 12-10)

Mark Williams reports:

23/03/15: On a sunny, balmy afternoon at Eton a sizeable crowd gathered to witness a potentially intriguing clash between the holders, Tom Dunbar and Seb Cooley, and their closest rivals, James Toop and Matthew Wiseman. Both pairs won their semi-finals 3-0 conceding few points, and clearly established themselves as the two leading pairs in the contemporary game.

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