Draw published for last 16 of National Singles Championship



December 6/7th, Manchester Y Club

The draw for the National Singles Finals has now been made, and it promises to be a fantastic weekend. They will be held on December 6th/7th in Manchester, with players from five regions joining the four automatic entrants.

The regional winners (Ollie Arnold – West, Dave Butler – North, Richie Murby – Scotland, Gareth Price – London, Anthony Goodwin – East) and the other qualifiers will be joined by Matt Cavanagh, Dan Grant, defending champion Dan Tristao and number one seed Will Ellison. The finals of the main competition and plate will be held on Sunday at 10.00.

There are some tasty line-ups to look forward to, right from Round 1. Can Dan defend his title? Does Will’s No. 1 seeding give him an extra edge this year? Where will the upsets be?

There will also be a promotional video being filmed throughout the weekend, to show off how brilliant Fives is. This will include a Fives clinic after the finals for anyone, especially some local youngsters, to give the game a go – any volunteers to help out and get involved are more than welcome.

The tournament itself will form a large part of the video, but there will also be some interviews with players and spectators to explain the game! The RFA would strongly encourage anyone who’s around in Manchester to come along and get involved!

Finally, we’ll also be reporting on the tournament live. As always you can follow our Twitter and Facebook coverage (@rugbyfives) but this year we’ll also be doing live updates of all completed games this website. Stay tuned!

Click here to see the draw (PDF, 46KB)