Mixed Emotions as Cooleys Continue to Dominate

11/04/16: The 2016 Mixed tournament at Eton yesterday lived up to its reputation as a one of the most friendly, fun and enjoyable days of Fives in the calendar. With the Easter holidays biting and several regular female players injured, abroad or otherwise unavailable, there was a smallish entry this year of 12 pairs, but the quality was high and the Fives exciting even though the result was eminently predictable, Charlotta and Seb Cooley winning for the fifth time in a row, their seventh in total and a tenth title for Charlotta.

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April 2015: If It Ain't Broke, Don't Mix It

13/04/15: The Mixed tournament is now a well-established end of year event, providing entertainment and amusement in equal measure and proving that Fives can be simultaneously competitive and friendly. This year's event followed the tried and trusted formula, complete with traditional sunshine and traditional result, as Seb and Charlotta Cooley continued to see off all-comers and take yet another title.

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April 2014: Cooleys have the Mixed in the Bag

The 2014 Mixed Tournament was won once again by Seb and Charlotta Cooley at Eton yesterday as the Olavian siblings proved to be head and shoulders above the rest of the field. 19 pairs took part in the tournament, which featured some new faces as well as plenty of old ones, lots of close games and a huge amount of fun and enjoyment.

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2013 Mixed Tournament: Cooleys win again in Mixed Match

The 2013 Mixed Tournament took place at Eton on Sunday in glorious sunshine, with a small but high quality field producing a highly entertaining day's Fives with tournament organiser Seb Cooley neatly devising a format that resulted in he and his partner - sister Charlotta - winning and retaining their title with a 2-0 win over George Campbell and Katharina Kuenburg in the final. Fittingly, the plate competition for the Dossi Dish was won by Dossi himself, with a bit of help from partner Elana Osen as they overcame Peter White and Natalie Lilienthal 2-1 in an extremely close contest.

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April 2012: Cooleys back in the Mixed

Having last won the Mixed Championships title in 2009, Seb and Charlotta Cooley regained the crown at Eton yesterday with a 2-0 final win over defending champions Howard Wiseman and Dominique Redmond.

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2011 Mixed Championship: Win Number Three for Wiseman and Redmond

Howard Wiseman and Dominique Redmond won the 2011 Mixed Championship for the third time - their first win since 2007 - yesterday at Eton with a nailbiting 2-1 win over defending champions Peter Cohen and Kerry White winning a final game sudden death shootout 12-11. 24 pairs from all over the country took part in a fantastic day of Fives with the quality of the play throughout the field reaching a very high level.

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2010 Mixed: No debate as Pete and Kerry get the Mixed vote

Dom Redmond reports:

The Mixed Championships took place at Eton on Sunday May 2nd with 24 pairs enjoying a great day's Fives. The final was a repeat of last year's but with a different result this time round as Peter Cohen and Kerry White recovered from one game down to defeat defending champions Seb and Charlotta Cooley 6-12, 12-10, 12-6 in a high quality final.

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2009 Mixed Championships

Dominique Redmond reports:

25 pairs took part in this year's Mixed Championship, with many individuals making a large commitment to be there and travelling to Eton from far and wide: Manchester, Brighton, Fleetwood and Shrewsbury for example. This year we received many entries from schoolgirls from St Olave's and St Bartholomew's as well as a good turnout from the Cambridge University Ladies Fives club.

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2008 Mixed Championships

Dominique Redmond & Howard Wiseman report:

This year was one of the biggest tournament entries to date. Twenty two pairs travelled to Eton College for a great day of Fives.

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2007 Mixed Championships

Howard Wiseman reports:

Under new management for the first time in over a decade! Sian Evans kindly offred to take this responsibility from Howard Wisemans hands - Howard is very grateful!

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