It is with great sadness that we report the recent death of Jimmy Biggs, 11 times a Kinnaird finalist, including four wins in 1957, 1961, 1962 and 1964. Jim was the father figure of the Old Olavian club and a pillar of the Fives community as a whole and even in recent years regularly attended the end of year EFA Dinner. A full tribute will appear on the website in due course..
Some good news from the Westway Sports Centre - the popular Saturday morning Fives sessions for players aged 8-16 will start up again on February 28th.
CLICK HERE if you would like to find out more....
Read on to find out the clubs' views on the 2014/15 season...
Mandie Barnes reports:
New to this season is the introduction of an EFA Ladies team, scheduled to play matches against a number of school and university teams. The matches arranged so far are:
30th November 2014 at Ipswich from 11am
and if you’re feeling up to it, you can go on to Cambridge to play against the University team in the afternoon.
7th February 2015 at Wolverhampton
8th February 2015 at Shrewsbury
late March 2015 at Berkhamsted
As you can see the first match is very soon, so if you’d like to play in any of these matches please contact Mandie Barnes asap on ladiesfives at btinternet.com
The first ever UCL 24 Hour Fives Marathon will be taking place on the 28th/29th March at Mill Hill School. Play will start at midday on Saturday and continue through to midday on Sunday. The club will be raising money for the Alzheimer's Society and you can donate by CLICKING HERE..
The EFA London tournament is back at Harrow this year on the weekend of December 6th/7th. The Saturday will feature the main tournament group stages, quarter-finals and plate competition, with the Sunday given over to the main tournament semi-finals and final plus a Festival Competition for the less ambitious.
You can play on either Saturday or Sunday or both. To enter, simply make sure you are logged in to the site, then CLICK HERE and follow the instructions. Don't forget to click on "Enter and Pay" at the bottom of the form. Your partner will need to enter and pay separately. If you don't have a partner yet or your prospective partner does not appear as an option, or indeed if you have any other problems such as forgetting your log in details, please let Gareth Hoskins know directly or you can contact us by CLICKING HERE.
Entry is £12 for adults, £5 for students and free for school pupils. This covers the whole weekend's Fives.
Kinnaird Cup Draw 2015
Below is the draw for this Saturday's Kinnaird Cup at Eton. First round matches are best of five games and start at 11am. The winners of the first match listed will play the winners of the second match and so on down the draw. Second round matches and the first round of the Pepperpot Plate will take place on Saturday afternoon. The Plate wil continue on Sunday morning and the quarter-finals will be at 2:30pm on Sunday afternoon. The Festival starts on Sunday at 10:30am. It is still possible to enter the Festival - please contact Gareth Hoskins if you would like to play.
***please note there have been a couple of alterations to the original draw due to a late withdrawal***
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