London Tournament 2016: Harrow - is it three you're looking for?

05/12/16: The London Tournament has been back at Harrow for three years now, and 2016 saw a third win out of three for Seb Cooley and Tom Dunbar (a fourth in a row going back to Highgate days and a fifth in total together as well as a tenth overall for Tom) as they beat perennial rivals James Toop and Matthew Wiseman in a riveting final.

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London Tournament 2015: A Shuffling Of The Pack But Cooley And Dunbar Are Still The Aces

07/12/15: The 2015 London Tournament at Harrow at the weekend was a huge success with a total of nearly 50 pairs taking part in the main competition and festival tournament over the course of the two days. It was business as usual for Seb Cooley and Tom Dunbar, who retained their title with ease, but further down the list there were some significant upsets, some intriguing results and some interesting narratives created that will continue to play out at the Northern tournament and the Kinnaird Cup later in the season.

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Dec 2014 Just Capital - Dunbar & Cooley Retain the London

08/12/14: Tom Dunbar and Seb Cooley retained their London Tournament title and maintained their unbeaten record together with an emphatic straight games win over main rivals James Toop and Matthew Wiseman at Harrow yesterday.

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London Tournament 2013: Last Hurrah for Highgate

The weekend of December 7/8 saw the end of an era as the top courts at Highgate were used for the final time before being knocked down. The 2013 London Tournament gave them a terrific send off, with a weekend of high quality Fives and great entertainment. The main tournament was won by top seeds Tom Dunbar and Seb Cooley who beat defending champions Peter Dunbar and George Campbell in a repeat of last season's Kinnaird final. The Festival was won by Carl and Andrew Rennie, who had the honour of winning the final point on the courts.

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Nov 2012: Nothing Amis(s) as Campbell and Dunbar dominate London Field

2012 has been a spectacular year of sport in London and with the Olympic and Paralympic warm-up acts out of the way, all eyes turned to Highgate as the climax of the capital's sporting year was played out over the course of the weekend in the 2012 London Tournament. One of the most open competitions in years produced some fantastic matches with the winners the new partnership of George Campbell - with his first "major" win - and former Kinnaird champion Pete Dunbar, making a triumphant return from his Middle Eastern exile.

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2011 London Tournament video highlights

You can now see highlights of the 2011 London tournament thanks to the recording and editing skills of Archie Cameron-Blackie. Watch out in particular for the final rally of the Dunbar & Cooley vs Brock & Rose semi-final. Simply CLICK HERE to see the video.

2011 London Festival: Highgate "A-Team" Bhatta the opposition

24 pairs took part in the London Tournament Festival competition at Highgate yesterday, with Cholmeleian brothers Abhishek and Aroop Bhattacharya claiming the victory champagne after a narrow win over Julian Black and Sam Newby in an enthralling final.

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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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