2004 EFA Trophy

T Walters reports:

The EFA Trophy Competition took place on Sunday 15th February this year with six teams battling it out for the Cup. It was great to see a couple of new teams entering the competition with Gareth Hoskins organising a North Oxford team and The Heath also entering the competition.

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2003/04 Alan Barber Cup

Mike Fenn reports:

Sadly this year the first and second rounds were marred by teams failing to produce sides. As a result the Old Salopians, seeded one, and the Old Cholmeleians, seeded two, had byes straight through to the semi-finals.

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2004 Varsity Match

Rodney Knight reports:

An Honourable Win

In a match involving six pairs, it might be thought that, if each side achieves three wins, the result would be declared an honourable draw! But that is not the case in the Eton Fives Varsity Match where the result of the Blues match (the first three pairs) decides the annual winner. And this year the palm, and the Pol Roger champagne, went again to Oxford.

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2004 Northern Tournament

Andrew Mitchell reports:

After the usual last minute entries, withdrawals and travel problems, a total of thirty-eight pairs arrived for the tournament, split equally between the main tournament and the festival. Although there was a fairly stiff wind all weekend, it was possible to shelter from this while watching the Fives and the weather was mainly dry. The warmth of the main pavilion was also available for refreshments and a more comfortable base to socialise with other competitors and supporters.

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2004 Ipswich Tournament

Peter Boughton reports:

For those unfamiliar with the Ipswich Tournament, it is organised on an individual entry basis with pairings determined by the organiser with the intention of creating as many evenly-matched pairs as possible. Whilst most of those participating have an Ipswich connection, we are indebted to those outside the OI Club and the School whose presence provides a dimension that is invaluable.

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2003/04 County Championships

Dan Hawkins & Seb Cooley report:

Qualifying Round - Eton Sunday 16th November 2003

Kent, Sussex, Warwickshire, and an amalgamated Suffolk/Essex team were represented at the County Championship at Eton on Sunday. Although several counties were absent, in part due to the rugby world cup semi-final involving England, there was a full day of fives as all-played-all in best of three game matches.

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2003 London Tournament

Howard Wiseman reports:

Seventy-two players entered the London Tournament this year. Twenty-four pairs entered the Festival, with twelve extremely strong pairs entering the Main event, including defending Champions Matthew Wiseman and James Toop.

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