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Jesters Tour to Edinburgh 2022

Edinburgh, 18-20 March 2022 Ben Hale reports: Having had to cancel the January 2021 and January 2022 Jesters tours to Edinburgh we were delighted (relieved) to finally get up to Edinburgh the weekend of 18-20 March. We didn’t quite make it to The Cumberland for our traditional Friday pub lunch to start the tour but were […]

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The National Schools Championships 2022

St Paul’s School, Barnes Saturday/Monday, 26-28 March 2022 Bob Dolby reports: After the hiatus caused by the pandemic the National Schools Championships returned to St Paul’s School this year, in a stream-lined format, run by Dave Butler, aided principally by Ian Jackson, Hector McFarlane and Alex Smith. More than 200 people attended over the three […]


Geoff Sherratt 1941-2022

The RFA is sad to report the death, at the age of 80, of ex-President Geoff Sherratt, after a long illness. Dave Hebden has compiled a personal tribute to Geoff. Please see below for an account of Geoff’s long and outstanding participation in the sport of Fives. Geoff Sherratt and Fives Geoff started to play […]

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Berkhamsted dominate hard-fought National U13 Championships

St Paul’s School, Barnes Sunday, 13th March 2022 STOP PRESS 38 players contested this year’s U13 Championships. Competitors from Berkhamsted School, newcomers who play Eton Fives, dominated both the Singles and Doubles with their hard hitting and impressive footwork, but were pushed hard in both categories by players from Alleyn’s, Stamford and the Manchester Y […]

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A fifth win for Ellison & Kay in the Barnes Bridge

The National Winchester Fives Doubles Championship Sedbergh School, Cumbria Sunday, 13th March 2022 STOP PRESS 11 pairs contested the National Winchester Fives Doubles Championship, organised by Harry Akerman. From the group stages a main draw and a Plate draw emerged. In the main draw former winner Dave Butler and his first-time partner Lewis Keates fought […]

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News from the Colquhoun Trophy 2022

Colquhoun Trophy Tournament for South West Schools Marlborough College, 6th March 2022 Jamie McManus reports: Sunday 6 March saw the first playing of the Colquhoun Trophy tournament for two years, as players from Blundell’s, Marlborough, Sherborne and Winchester came together for an excellent day of Singles. Particular thanks are owed to Tom Kiggell and Marlborough […]

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Results from the Midlands Schools’ Championships

Oundle School Sunday, 27 February 2022 Midlands Schools Regional Championships 2022  Alex Smith reports: After last being played in 2019, the Midlands Schools Regional Championships returned in exciting form to Oundle School, where we were very pleased to see Bedford School, Derby Moor, Oundle School, Rugby School and Stamford Schools entering players. The senior (U18) […]