2005/06 Keeling Cup

Richard Tyler reports:

At the time of writing this year's Keeling Cup is still undecided. After 5 rounds Richard Tyler was holding a slim advantage, followed closely by Alex Illingworth and Tom Dunbar and then by Dan Hawkins.

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Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie OBE (1933-2006)

This article first appeared in the Eton Fives Association Annual Report 2005/06

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2005/06 U25 Tournament

James Toop reports:

Another dedicated group of Under 25s braved the freezing December temperatures again for this year's competition which was once again held at Westway.

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2006 Prep Schools' Tournament

Gerald Barber reports:

The 39th HSBC Tournament was played at Harrow on a cold and gloomy day with 72 contestants taking part; some excellent fives was witnessed though the competition once again was dominated by Highgate.

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2006 EFA Trophy

T Walters reports:

A total of eight teams entered the competition this year, with North Oxford doubling their chances of winning by entering two teams! Other new teams included the Pepperpotters, Westway and the Old Ipswichians who added to the regular ensemble of the Old Salopians, Old Olavians and the Old Etonians.

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2005/06 Alan Barber Cup

Mark Williams reports:

Twelve teams entered the competition this year, and two of the four first round matches were played. Otherwise all matches were completed with full pairs. In the second round, the Old Etonians pulled off a notable win against the Old Edwardians 3-0, and the Old Cholmeleians gave the Old Harrovians a run for their money, with Harrow emerging victorious after two of the pairs had gone to five games.

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2006 Varsity Match

Rodney Knight reports:

Some flat spots in Cambridge Win.

How often is a win achieved without some minor setbacks? Or in the case of this 2006 Pol Roger Varsity Match the major setbacks of having to pass round the winners' magnums, due to an unfortunate mix-up over the champagne for the Reception and then discovering that the team bus has a flat battery when you set out for home and victory celebrations!?

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2006 Northern Tournament

Andrew Mitchell reports:

After several years of comparatively clement weather (for February), a wet and windy weekend welcomed a total of 48 pairs, and a few hardy spectators. The entry for the main competition, at 26 pairs, was the highest for some years although the turn-out for the festival, 18 pairs, was a little disappointing.

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2006 Ipswich Tournament

John Caudle reports:

The Ipswich Tournament for the Graves Cup was held as usual at Ipswich School on the first weekend of the New Year and attracted 22 players who competed in 3 Groups to see who would go through to the knockout Stages. The players consisted of OIs and boys of Ipswich School as well as three guests including a lady player.

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