2010 Lancing Tournament

The inaugural Lancing Fives tournament took place over the weekend of April 17th/18th 2010 with over 30 players, including Lancing pupils, OLs and guests, enjoying two fantastic days of Fives in glorious sunshine as well as a splendid dinner on the Saturday evening.

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August 2010: A day to remember at Torry Hill

Rodney Knight reports:

Fives has been played on the court at Torry Hill, the home of our Patron Lord Kingsdown and Lady Rose, since 1924 when it was built by his father.

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2010 EFA Dinner

The annual end of season EFA Dinner took place at Eton on Saturday 8 May with nearly 60 guests present and proved to be the usual convivial occasion, splendidly organised by EFA President Michael Constantinidi.

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March 2010: OI and OW veterans battle it out on court

Simon Woolfries reports:

The first ever match between the Very Old Ipswichians and the Very Old Westminsters creaked its way onto court at Westminster earlier this week as the veterans of the two clubs battled it out over three pairs in what the two teams hope may be the precursor to a future Veterans mini-league.

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2009/10: Olavians 1 snatch the Division 1 title by half a point

With the League season drawing to a close, Division One has been won by the Old Olavians 1 in an extremely tense finish. With nearest rivals the Old Harrovians dropping a crucial point at third pair against the Old Cholmeleians a couple of weeks ago, the chance was there for the Olavians to edge in front by half a point by winning both their last two matches 3-0. This they achieved, with wins over the Cholms and the Westminsters, where their second pair were winning 2-1 and at 12-12 in the fourth when the match was timed out. The Olavians thus win the League title for the eighth time in nine years, having lost out to the Harrovians last year. Division 3 looks likely at this stage to be won by the Abbey Club, although some of the other teams do have enough games in hand theoretically to catch them at the top of the table.

2009: Early courts at Uppingham get a makeover

Most people in the game are aware of Uppingham as a centre for Fives: the school has four courts and a long tradition of producing Fives players.

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EFA League Division 2 2009/10: Berko boys bring it home

Having set the pace at the top of the table for the vast majority of the season, Berkhamsted finally clinched the Division 2 title and the Aston House Cup with a 3-0 win over the Old Carthusians at Highgate last week.

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Sept 2009: Fives courts re-opened at RGS High Wycombe

Last season, the two courts at RGS High Wycombe - built nearly 100 years ago as a memorial to the Old Boys of the school who died in the Great War - were unusable: roofless, unevenly floored, slippery and dangerous to play on.

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