Entries being accepted for the Veterans’ Championships



Marlborough College, April 23rd/24th

Organiser John Hawke is now accepting entries for the National Veterans’ (over 45s) Championships, which are making a return to Marlborough College this year. To be held over the weekend of April 23rd/46th, the tournament will include both singles and doubles championships. John Minta is the defending singles champion and going for his third straight title, while in the doubles Hamish Buchanan (above, right) is going for his sixth consecutive title.

Qualifying age is 45 years on or before 25th April 2016, with the Singles event completed on Saturday (start time approx 12pm) and the Doubles played on Sunday (start time approx 10am). There will be Plate competitions for those eliminated in the early rounds each day. Players interested in taking part in the Doubles, but lacking a partner, may submit their names and contact details, and John will make every effort to match them up with a compatible partner.

The organiser is keen to point out that, to take part, you don’t need to be a star player. The event is set up to give players as much Fives as they can stand, with numerous plate and other competitions, and the energy used whilst playing can be replenished by consuming the copious food provided by the organiser and his helpers.

Entries must be received by Sunday 17th April. And, for full details, click on the link below to download the official entry form.

National Veterans’ Championships entry form [PDF, 67KB, opens in new window]