Festive Fives

Ralph Morgan reports:

23/12/16: On Sunday 18th December, the Old Citizens held their Festive Fives event at Highgate, welcoming strong contingents from the City of London School and the Cholmeleians and starring special guests from the Uppinghamians (Nick Preston) and from the Lyceum Alpinum in Zuoz, Switzerland (Peter Suess).

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All at C: Fancy Dress Fives at Aldenham

Phil Lyndon reports:

21/12/16: Players at the Aldenham Heath Fives Club turned out in fancy dress last night (Tuesday 20 December) for an evening of fun and frolics.

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Three is the Magic Number...

19/12/16: Sunday saw the Fives players of North Oxford take on their biennial Three Code Challenge for the third time, with 16 players playing Eton Fives at Eton, Rugby Fives at Rugby and Winchester Fives at Winchester all in the same day.

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2016 Turnbull Trophy: Five in a Row for St.Olave's

12/12/16: The Olavian pair of Seb Cooley and Tom Gallagher piled on the records in the 2016 Graham Turnbull Trophy at Eton yesterday with a fifth consecutive Olavian win, a record sixth title for Seb Cooley (although he never managed to win the tournament as a schoolboy, losing in the final in both 1996 and 1997) and a third win for Tom Gallagher, the first school player to win more than twice.

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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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150 Up for REFCA

28/11/16: Two more hugely successful REFCA junior tournaments took place over the weekend, with Sunday's U12 Individual Tournament their 150th competition.

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REFCA Youngsters Aim High

Howard Wiseman & Dominique Redmond report:

Nov 2016: The season has got off to a great start and November is a busy month for REFCA's school tournament scene.

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150 Years of Fives at Uppingham

15/11/16: Nearly 100 OUs and partners gathered in Uppingham on Saturday 12th November to celebrate 150 years of Eton Fives at the School. The game was introduced to Uppingham by the great Victorian Headmaster Edward Thring.

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Fives Stars: Five in a Row for Highgate at the Black Cup

14/11/16: Highgate completed a nap hand of successive wins in the Richard Black Cup at Eton yesterady, defeating perennial rivals North Oxford in the final of a competition which featured a record-breaking 10 teams and over 60 players, providing a terrific showcase for the ever-improving standard and numbers of players in the ladies game.

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Midlands 2016: Phil-Ant-Trophy or the cup that keeps on giving...

31/10/16: The 10th anniversary of the reinstituted Midlands Tournament took place at Repton at the weekend, with 29 pairs from all over the country taking part.

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