London Tournament 2017: Groundhog Day at Harrow

05/12/17: Tom Dunbar & Seb Cooley started the eighth year of their record-breaking partnership at Harrow last weekend in much the same way as they have managed the previous seven - with a major tournament victory against old rivals James Toop & Matthew Wiseman. Watch the match in full here: Game One, Game Two, Game Three.

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EFA Successful In Westway Grant Bids

22/11/17: Following on from the recent successful free summer holiday and half-term Fives and wallball sessions for local children at the Westway Sports Centre, the EFA are delighted to announce that the Children & Young People Funders’ Coalition for work with children and families affected by the Grenfell fire have confirmed a further grant of £4000 from the City Bridge Trust.

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New Teams Take To The Court At Westway

Daniel Pritchard reports:

30/11/17: Imperial College London Vs Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School

On Wednesday 29th November, Westway played host to five Imperial College players (Dev Awal, Minwoo Hyun, Hao Liang, Aran Patel and Neelesh Rav) and three Cardinal Vaughan Year 11 players.

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New Courts Discovered In India

Thanks to some sterling detective work by RFA colleagues David Barnes and Simon Stokes, the existence of two previously unknown Eton Fives courts has just come to light.

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EFA Trophy: Qualification Goes Down To The Wire In Thrilling Finale

20/11/17: This year's EFA Trophy qualification round took place at Eton on Sunday in its new pre-Christmas slot, with a large entry of 10 teams and another fantastic day of Fives, featuring the full range of youngsters, students, veterans, top women players, regular club players and players returning to Fives after a long absence, all topped off with a thrilling final round of matches that left the qualifying places in doubt right up until the last minute.

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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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