Entries open for 2018 President’s Cup



Marlborough College, Wiltshire, Sunday 9th December 2018

Following the success of the email-based entry system which has been used over the last few years, organiser Gareth Price will be continuing with it for this year’s RFA Club President’s Cup – the 60th time the event has run.

However, before we go any further, we should draw players’ attention to the the venue for this year’s event: Marlborough College in Wiltshire be hosting the event for the first time.

The entry form has already been distributed by email and is now being made available here on the RFA website, and we ask everyone who would like to be considered for an entry into the competition to apply to the organiser by email – and only by email. WhatsApp, Facebook, text messages and entries via a casual conversation in the pub will not be recorded!

He will acknowledge receipt of every application, and all entries must be received by Thursday December 6th. Then, on Friday 7th, a random draw will take place to select from the applicants the 32 players who will compete on the day, as well as a list of reserves, all of whom will be notified immediately of their successful application.

Finally, one word of warning from the organiser: the President’s Cup (won in 2017 by James Tilston and Gwydion Wiseman, pictured above with the trophy) is an extremely physical, full day of fives, and should the competitors have any doubts whatsoever about their ability to be on court for five hours, they need to line up/bring a suitable substitute.

For full details of the event, simply click on the link below to download the official entry form.

2018 RFA Club President’s Cup entry form [PDF, opens in separate window]

Or, if you’re feeling bold, simply click here to send an email to Gareth, confirming your entry.