2008 Ipswich Tournament

Gareth Hoskins reports:

The first weekend of 2008 saw the usual assortment of wannabes, has-beens and never-weres descend on Ipswich for the annual Ipswich Tournament. This year saw the big breakthrough on the OI Fives scene of a new generation of talent, with recent leavers Alex Yusaf, Will Gibbons, Oli Watts and James Hicks all featuring in the latter stages.

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2007/08 County Championships

Dan Hawkins and Peter Cohen report:

Qualifying Tournament - Eton - 11th November 2007

Staffordshire, Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Kent took part in this years championships with holders Kent surprisingly knocked out at the round robin stage. Hertfordshire and Middlesex qualified for the final.

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2007/08 Turnbull Trophy

Peter White reports:

This year's tournament was especially well attended undoubtedly making for one of the best Turnbull Trophies to date. Over twenty pairs from nine schools entered. There were two pools; pool A was played at Westway on the 25th of November and pool B was played at Eton on the 2nd December.

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2007 London Tournament

Dominique Redmond reports:

After many long nights of going through the Fives online database, calling and emailing, we had a firm entry of 28 pairs for this year's London Tournament. There were 16 pairs in the main competition and 12 in the festival. This year's entry was a great improvement from last year, with many top players and re-surfacing players entering. This year's competition was held at Harrow where we had rain-free weather! It was, however very cold, which made tea and coffee essential! Along with the drinks we also provided snacks, sandwiches and light refreshment along with some toast to keep people going.

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2007 Universities Tournament

Julian Black reports:

The Universities Competition was held this year at Highgate School; this year, the competition was only attended by Oxford and Cambridge despite best efforts, but we hope next year to involve players from other universities as well.

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2007 Midlands Tournament

Dominique Redmond reports:

After a twenty year break, the Midlands Fives competition is back. This year's tournament was held at Repton School by kind permission of the Headmaster.

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Richard Bourne (1943-2007)

Richard was a Fives player for over 40 years and loved every minute on and off the court. The game created many great friends and he treasured their company and mutual joie de vivre over the years.

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