NO is the New Black

13/11/17: There was a new name on the Richard Black Cup at Eton yesterday as North Oxford ended five years of Highgate dominance with a 3-0 win in the final of the most competitive and open competition for many years.

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Rutland Fives on the Up, Up, Uppingham

Howard Wiseman reports:

03/11/17: At the recent Uppingham 150th Fives celebration dinner, I was seated with the eight keen young Fives players who are spearheading the recovery of Eton Fives at Uppingham school, supported by various keen Uppingham staff (led by James Holroyd), and by the Old Uppinghamians (led by Nick Preston).

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New Roof Unveiled at RGS High Wycombe

Paul Bowden reports:

02/11/17: It was fitting that Richard Barber who had officially opened the refurbished Fives courts at RGS High Wycombe in September 2010 when he was chairman of the EFA, was there again today to unveil the new roof.

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Rennie Rips It Up At Repton

31/10/17: The eleventh edition of the revived Midlands Tournament at Repton took place at the weekend and produced a win with a strong Millhillian flavour, coach Andrew Rennie and OM Hal Gibson-Leitao defeating Howard Wiseman and Joey Prior in a thrilling five game final.

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Universities 2017: Oxford In Overdrive

27/10/17: For the second year in a row, Oxford University did the double at the Jesters Universities tournament, which took place at Eton last weekend. Dark Blues James Piggot and Tom Kirkby retained the men's title they won last year, while Georgia Allen and Marjolaine Briscoe won an all-Oxford women's final against Carolina Valensise and defending champion Rosie Parr.

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Key Dates 2017-18

Need to plan your Fives diary for the 2017/18 season? See below for this season's key dates.

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REFCA Tournaments Produce a Feast of Fives

Howard Wiseman reports:

16/10/17: The REFCA tournament schedule has started with a bang in October with two successive weekends of action on the courts at Harrow.

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Fives Back in Birmingham

02/10/17: King Edward's School is traditionally one of the great Fives schools in the country, so it was fantastic to see the six courts there being played on yesterday for the first time in over a year.

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Fiorita on Fire in Colwyn Bay

25/09/17: The Welsh Invitational tournament at Rydal Penrhos School in Colwyn Bay is now a well-established part of the Fives calendar and the latest edition at the weekend proved once again that Fives is thriving on the North Wales coast.

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Derek Whitehead Trophy 2017

Anthony Theodossi reports:

22/09/17: The third annual Derek Whitehead Trophy Competition took place last Sunday 10th September at Berkhamsted. The tournament was commissioned by the Old Berkhamstedians in honour of Derek Whitehead, an Old Boy of the school, who has been involved in Berkhamsted Fives for almost 60 years, firstly as a pupil at the school and then as Founder of the Old Berkhamstedian Fives Club.

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