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.
2010 Lancing Tournament
Click here to check out this article by Old Westminster Harry de Quetteville, which appeared recently in the Daily Telegraph
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.
2010 Veterans Tournament: the Golden Oldies shine in the sun at Eton
Graham Pulsford reports:
The Veterans Tournament took place at Eton on Sunday 18th April with 17 pairs taking part in a veritable festival of Fives. With a combined age of 283, Messrs Whitehead D, Whitehead G, Cooper and Stringer may have set some sort of record in their match, whilst at the younger end of the spectrum the Open tournament was won by Mike Hughes and Grant Williams, who defeated defending champions Graham Pulsford and Courtney Friend in a close final.
2010 Engadin Challenge: The hills are alive...with the sound of Fives balls
Seb Cooley reports:
The 10th Engadin Challenge Tournament took place in Zuoz recently with a strong UK contingent joining in with the local players for an entertaining weekend's Fives.
2009/10 Under 21s Tournament: First Ever Winners
The first ever EFA Under 21s Tournament took place at Eton on Sunday 25th April, with some terrific Fives and two tremendously exciting finals, with the mens title being won by Andrew Joyce and Jeremy O'Neill and the ladies by Emily Scoones and Natalie Lilienthal.
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.
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.
2010 Adams Cup: Triumph after 30 years away
John Reynolds reports:
Two players who were last on court together in 1976 have won this year's Adams Cup, the Old Citizens' trophy.
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.