Month: April 2018

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Results from the Midlands Schools Regional Championships

Bedford School and Bedford Modern School Sunday, 29th April 2018 Postponed from the snowy days of February this event coincided with a freezing and windy day in April. However, Messrs Croker, Dolby, Kay, Kirby and White, along with the Sumner parents, are a hardy lot and, quite apart from some excellent fives played out on […]

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News from the Scottish Schools’ Championships

Fettes College, Edinburgh Thursday, 26th April 2018 Merchiston win the Boyd Trophy and retain the McKeown Plate in the second-ever Scottish Schools’ Singles tournament  Richie Murby reports:  Due to the mid-March snow the Boyd Trophy tournament was moved to late April, but the players seemed not to have lost any momentum in the interim, with […]

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Results from the National Schoolgirls’ Championships

Marlborough College, Wiltshire Sunday, 23rd April 2018 The 9th National Championships for Schoolgirls’ Rugby Fives saw a healthy entry of players from 8 schools, though this year no representatives from Eastbourne, Fettes, Rossall or Sedbergh. The standard undoubtedly continues to rise, and players are improving not just from year to year but visibly develop their […]

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Dans Grant and Tristao win second National Doubles title

National Doubles Championship Alleyn’s School, Dulwich, Sat/Sun April 14/15th This year’s contest for the Cyriax Cup figured 18 pairs, with a predictably strong showing of Old Paulines and a significant contingent of  players from the Alleyn Old Boy Club, plus several with university status.  Clubs from the Scottish Caledonian Club to the Winchester-based Wessex Club […]

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Entries open for Scottish championships

SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS Loretto School, Musselburgh, May 5/6th Organiser Neil Roberts is now accepting entries for the Scottish Open Championships, which will be held at their traditional time, over the first May Bank Holiday weekend. The event – played using the Cliff ball – includes both singles and doubles championships, with plate competitions. However, as […]

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Beal & Hamilton are the Masters!

Marlborough College, Wiltshire Saturday, 7th April 2018 The President reports:  The courts at Marlborough were eerily quiet as ten members of the RFA Gerontocracy met to defy the accepted norms of geriatric sport by putting their minds and bodies on the line for the Masters’ Tournament (over 65s). The Organiser, David Bawtree, deftly took control […]

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Results from the National Schools Championships

St. Paul’s School, 3-6 April 2018 The organiser, Peter King, reports: The eccentricities of dates (Easter and school terms/holidays) seem to have affected the size (but not the quality) of this year’s entry, and just 100 competitors from 14 schools in all were included in the draws. There was, however, a very high standard of […]