Nov 2014: Wadham's Cuppers Runneth Over
24/11/14: History was made on the Oxford University courts at Iffley Road on Saturday with the first ever Eton Fives Cuppers tournament. Cuppers competitions are played on an inter-college basis across all sports at both Oxford and Cambridge and Dark Blue secretaries Sacha Mehta and Hannah Pritchard successfully put together the pairs for the first ever Eton Fives mixed version.
Nov 2014: Wadham's Cuppers Runneth Over
Nov 2014: Toop Turns The Tables in the Turnbull
17/11/14: Fives fans have become used to the sight of Seb Cooley and James Toop taking each other on in major finals; in recent times Seb has had the edge, but yesterday at Eton saw James turn the tables in an all-Olavian Turnbull Trophy final, partnering Tom Gallagher to a narrow victory over Seb and Josh Ravi in a thrilling match.
Nov 2014: Black Sunday - Three in a row for Highgate
10/11/14: The 2014 Richard Black Cup was won for the third successive year at Eton on Sunday 9th November by Highgate School, who once again proved that they have the ability and strength in depth necessary to succeed in team Fives. This year's entry featured a record eight teams and forty-eight players in total with a welcome new entry from Berkhamsted School and a day of Fives that had a bit of everything - close matches, high-quality matches, players returning to the game after a while away and plenty of newcomers, who all gained invaluable experience and improved visibly during the course of the day.
Nov 2014: Austin Steps Up To Win The Ladder
Phil Lyndon reports:
05/11/14: Aldenham Heath Fives Club stalwarts Chris Cernuschi and James Oliver were the proud winners of the new 12-0 cup last night during our regular ladder competition.
Nov 2014: Super Cooley Goes Ballistic, Bunyan Is Atrocious*
* actually he played quite well, considering
03/11/14: He'll never win any trophies for on court sartorial elegance, but Nick Bunyan did manage to get his hands on the silverware at the 2014 Midland Tournament at Repton at the weekend; to quickly silence the gasps of disbelief echoing around the Fives world on reading that sentence it should be stated that he was being partnered by multiple Kinnaird champion Seb Cooley. It wasn't entirely the Cooley show, however, with Nick making a real contribution to their final win over Howard Wiseman and Olavian schoolboy Tom Gallagher: if medals were awarded for sitting on the ledge under the front wall, shouting "yours" and getting out of the way, Nick would be first in the queue.
Universities 2014: Cambridge at the Double
03/11/14: The 2014 Universities tournament threw up some impressive numbers this year: a record-equalling 34 pairs, 20 different Universities represented, over 120 individual games of Fives played, all 16 courts at Eton in use simultaneously and two wins out of two for Cambridge University, winners of both the men's and ladies tournaments for the first time since 2009.
Richard Barber Cup 2014: Olave's On Top
Grant Williams reports:
Oct 2014: A warm October Sunday saw the fourth Richard Barber Cup contested at Eton College.
Oct 2014: Firth Among Equals - Kinnaird Winners Open New Berkhamsted Courts
Last Saturday (4th October 2014) saw the official opening of the three new courts at Berkhamsted School. The courts were opened by Old Berkhamstedian Denys Firth, after whom they are named. Each court features a plaque named after a Berkhamstedian Kinnaird Cup winner - Denys himself, Malcolm Keeling and Graham May, all of whom were present.
Sept 2014: The Only Way is Asia
Anthony Theodossi reports:
The first time I ever heard about courts in Malaysia was oddly enough my first time I ever set foot on a Fives court; it was the day the courts were re-opened at Emanuel School and I asked coach Howard Wiseman where else in the world this strange, but wonderful, game was played. Little did I realise that 18 years down the line I would be jetting off there with my partner in crime, Ryan Perrie, to coach in this wonderful country.
Sept 2014 Zurich International - The John Reynolds Trophy
Felix Buechi reports:
The Zuoz Fives Club in Zurich was founded more than 50 years ago by some alumni of the Zuoz boarding school in Switzerland. Originally one single Fives court was built near the city of Zurich to ensure that passionate players were able to keep playing the game after their graduation from Zuoz. In 2001, a second court was built to meet demand.