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Updated Open Rankings published — changes at the top

The Rugby Fives Association 31st January 2024 The RFA is delighted to publish updated National Open Rankings, with 252 players ranked for Singles and 238 for Doubles. In the Singles Top 20 there is upward movement following the British Universities Singles Championship for Marcus Cloke Browne and Isaac Weaver and, following the National Singles, for […]

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St Paul’s and Winchester dominate the West of England Schools Championships

Sherborne School Saturday/Sunday, 6-7 January 2024 STOP PRESS Players from St Paul’s and Winchester dominated the event, taking all four titles between them and featuring almost exclusively in the finals. The two players from St Paul’s who won the U18 Singles and Doubles are in fact U16s, which may be a first, while Winchester’s successful […]

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Updated Women’s Rankings after the Durham Ladies

The Rugby Fives Association 28th December 2023 With just the one Women’s tournament since the end-of-season Rankings were published in July, those who entered  the Durham Ladies Championship in November have benefited substantially. Runner-up Rosa O. from the Edinburgh Academy rises to number 3 in the Singles rankings, while Durham players past and present Kirsten Bell […]

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Keates & Seddon take the President’s Cup

Marlborough College Sunday, 17th December 2023 STOP PRESS  A first President’s Cup for Lewis Keates and Roland Seddon at the end of a customarily long day. Richard Christie & Jim Hughes take the Love Mug, George Fox-Edwards & Sarthak Garella the T-Pot, and Harvey Bishop & Yarin Negyal the Mate’s Plate. A full report to […]

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A second Challenger win for Christian Blackaby

St Paul’s School, Barnes Sunday, 3rd December 2023 STOP PRESS On the day of the National Singles final Penn Chai organised a Challenger event, contested by 16 players outside the Top 16. Victor at the end of the day was Christian Blackaby, for the second time. In the final Christian defeated Basque pelota player Ander […]