Sunday, 8th May 2022
STOP PRESS Louise Mathias & Ollie Arnold successfully defended their Winchester Fives Mixed Doubles title at Bradfield College, defeating organiser Shinan Zhang and her partner Lewis Keates in the final 15-12, 15-8. Eton Fives players Emily Scoones & Abhishek Bhattacharya won the Plate, defeating Maddi Gibbons & Chris Davey. A smaller than usual entry for this traditionally fun and friendly event. We hope to see some regulars back again next year, fit and in practice after the disruption of the past two years.
1st Louise Mathias & Ollie Arnold: Won 5; 75pts
2nd Shinan Zhang & Lewis Keates: Won 4; 61pts
3rd Helena Tunks & Ashwin Ahuja: Won 3; 59 pts
4th Jo Sumner & Joe Sumner: Won 2; 50 pts
5th Emily Scoones & Abhishek Bhattacharya: Won 1; 48 pts
6th Maddi Gibbons & Chris Davey: Won 0; 24 pts
Semi-finals: Mathias & Arnold bt Sumner & Sumner 15-4, 15-7; Zhang & Keates bt Tunks & Ahuja 15-2, 15-5
Final: Mathias & Arnold bt Zhang & Keates 15-12, 15-8
Plate: Scoones & Bhattacharya bt Gibbons & Davey 15-10, 15-10
One pair short
The finalists: Shinan, Ollie, Louise and Lewis
A proper plate for this event
Abs and Emily win their first RFA medals!
How many organisers have had to do this over the years?!
This is what Winchester Fives is about — the buttress
Just 8 inches wide
Otherwise the court is as a Rugby Fives court