Tournament Winners 1925 to 2017

NATIONAL SINGLES

The first Amateur Singles Championship was held in 1932, for a cup donated by the Jesters Club, founded four years previously by J.F.Burnet. The Jesters Club Cup bears many of the most famous names in Rugby Fives and was won 23 times by Wayne Enstone of the Manchester YMCA, one of the most remarkable records in sport. Since 1989 the RFA has held regional qualifying rounds, followed by a finals weekend for the top 16 players. The event is now known as the National Singles Championship.

Year

Winner (Jesters Club Cup)

Runner-up

1932 K.C.Gandar-Dower D.G.Mackenzie
1933 P.A.Malt J.Armitage
1934 P.A.Malt V.E.Oundjian
1935 P.A.Malt J.G.W.Davies
1936 J.G.W.Davies R.J.Knight
1937 J.G.W.Davies F.K.Truman
1938 J.Armitage R.E.Fisher
1939 J.G.W.Davies J.Gill
1940-47 no competition
1948 R.J.Knight C.T.Reichwald
1949 B.M.W.Trapnell E.Ll.Bailey
1950 A.D.R.Dawes C.T.Reichwald
1951 A.D.R.Dawes E.R.Conradi
1952 A.D.R.Dawes J.G.Rogers
1953 J.F.Pretlove A.G.May
1954 R.Birmingham G.P.M.Cuthbertson
1955 J.F.Pretlove R.Birmingham
1956 J.F.Pretlove P.M.Smith
1957 H.R.Smith M.P.Skliros
1958 J.F.Pretlove J.N.H.Smith
1959 J.N.H.Smith E.Marsh
1960 E.Marsh J.F.Pretlove
1961 E.Marsh J.F.Pretlove
1962 E.Marsh J.N.H.Smith
1963 E.Marsh J.F.Pretlove
1964 D.E.Gardner S.Holt
1965 J.T.Watkinson H.R.Smith
1966 J.W.Howe P.Mellor
1967 J.T.Watkinson E.Marsh
1968 J.W.Howe E.Marsh
1969 J.H.M.East J.A.Slater
1970 J.T.Watkinson J.H.M.East
1971 T.A.Cowie J.H.M.East
1972 T.A.Cowie J.H.M.East
1973 G.W.Enstone T.A.Cowie
1974 G.W.Enstone J.H.M.East
1975 G.W.Enstone J.H.M.East
1976 G.W.Enstone J.H.M.East
1977 G.W.Enstone J.H.M.East
1978 G.W.Enstone J.H.M.East
1979 D.J.Hebden G.W.Enstone
1980 G.W.Enstone I.P.Fuller
1981 G.W.Enstone J.H.M.East
1982/1 G.W.Enstone J.H.M.East
1982/12 G.W.Enstone J.H.M.East
1983 G.W.Enstone I.P.Fuller
1984 G.W.Enstone A.R.Wynn
1985 G.W.Enstone A.R.Wynn
1986 G.W.Enstone A.R.Wynn
1987 G.W.Enstone I.P.Fuller
1988 G.W.Enstone R.M.Layton
1989 G.W.Enstone I.P.Fuller
1990 G.W.Enstone N.H.Roberts
1991 G.W.Enstone N.H.Roberts
1992 G.W.Enstone R.M.Layton
1993 G.W.Enstone N.H.Roberts
1994 G.W.Enstone R.A.Carr
1995 G.W.Enstone N.H.Roberts
1996 N.H.Roberts G.W.Enstone
1997 I.P.Fuller N.H.Roberts
1998 I.P.Fuller N.H.Roberts
1999 H.Buchanan I.P.Fuller
2000 N.H.Roberts H.Buchanan
2001 H.Buchanan S.C.Fraser
2002 N.H.Roberts H.Buchanan
2003 J.P.Toop H.Buchanan
2004 M.T.Cavanagh J.P.Toop
2005 P.W.Bishop M.T.Cavanagh
2006 M.T.Cavanagh H.Buchanan
2007 H.Buchanan J.P.Toop
2008 J.P.Toop E.J.Fuller
2009 J.P.Toop J.F.Minta
2010 J.P.Toop W.A.Ellison
2011 J.P.Toop W.A.Ellison
2012 J.P.Toop W.A.Ellison
2013 D.C.Tristao W.A.Ellison
2014 W.A.Ellison D.J.Grant
2015 W.A.Ellison D.C.Tristao
2016 D.C.Tristao W.A.Ellison

NATIONAL DOUBLES

The Rugby Fives Competition for the Cyriax Cup was open to club pairs (maximum three pairs per club) playing singles and doubles from 1926 to 1929. From 1930 it was confined to doubles only, and it became the Amateur Doubles Championship from 1934. The trophy was donated by Dr. Edgar Cyriax, the W.G.Grace of fives, whose best playing days were over before championships started. He had been a remarkable player, reputedly remaining unbeaten in singles play for 37 years, between 1890 and 1927. The Cyriax Cup has been characterised by several winning sequences, notably those of John Pretlove and Dennis Silk (1956-59), Mike Elliott and John Watkinson (1962-64), David Gardner and Stuart Reid (1970-72 and 1974), John East and Wayne Enstone (1975-79), Ian Fuller and Dave Hebden (1980-85 and 1987-90), Wayne Enstone and Neil Roberts (1991-99), John Beswick and Neil Roberts (2000-03), and most recently Hamish Buchanan and Robin Perry (2004-11). The event is normally held at Alleyn’s School in Dulwich and is now known as the National Doubles Championship. For a list of winners and runners-up 1926-1995 click here

Year

Winners (Cyriax Cup)

Runners-up

1996 G.W.Enstone & N.H.Roberts I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
1997 G.W.Enstone & N.H.Roberts I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
1998 G.W.Enstone & N.H.Roberts I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
1999 G.W.Enstone & N.H.Roberts I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
2000 J.G.Beswick & N.H.Roberts I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
2001 J.G.Beswick & N.H.Roberts H.Buchanan & R.A.Perry
2002 J.G.Beswick & N.H.Roberts H.Buchanan & R.A.Perry
2003 J.G.Beswick & N.H.Roberts H.Buchanan & R.A.Perry
2004 H.Buchanan & R.A.Perry I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
2005 H.Buchanan & R.A.Perry P.D.d’Ancona & B.R.Taberner
2006 H.Buchanan & R.A.Perry P.W.Bishop & J.F.Minta
2007 H.Buchanan & R.A.Perry P.W.Bishop & J.F.Minta
2008 H.Buchanan & R.A.Perry M.T.Cavanagh & E.J.Fuller
2009 H.Buchanan & R.A.Perry M.S.Bate & W.A.Ellison
2010 H.Buchanan & R.A.Perry M.S.Bate & W.A.Ellison
2011 H.Buchanan & R.A.Perry M.S.Bate & W.A.Ellison
2012 D.J.Grant & D.C.Tristao C.G.Brooks & T.Dean
2013 C.G.Brooks & W.A.Ellison D.J.Grant & D.C.Tristao
2014 C.G.Brooks & W.A.Ellison D.J.Grant & D.C.Tristao
2015 W.A.Ellison & D.C.Tristao T.Dean & E.I.Kay
2016 C.G.Brooks & W.A.Ellison D.J.Grant & D.C.Tristao

NATIONAL LADIES SINGLES

The National Ladies Championships were initiated by Alastair Mackenzie as a single event in December 1985 at St. Paul’s School. The first championship entry consisted of three Winchester fives players, one Eton fives player and two squash players. Since those days the average entry has grown considerably. Paula Smith won the championship 11 times but her record has now been surpassed by Claire Knowles, who has won 12 times (as at 2015). In December 1992 Denise Hall-Wilton introduced a doubles competition. Both trophies were presented by David Barnes in 1994 from the proceeds of an RFA ’100 Club’ jackpot. Long ago, in 1933, Dr Edgar Cyriax had presented a challenge cup for ladies’ pairs, to be played for against a team of men under the American Handicap System. Times and attitudes have moved on since then. Since 2015-16 the championships are played in January, hence no result listed for 2014.

Year

Winner

Runner-up

1985 P.B.Smith D.Hall-Wilton
1986 no competition
1987 P.B.Smith D.Hall-Wilton
1988 P.B.Smith D.Hall-Wilton
1989 P.B.Smith S.Gumbrell
1990 P.B.Smith D.Hall-Wilton
1991 P.B.Smith D.Hall-Wilton
1992 P.B.Smith L.Deaner
1993 C.Wood M.T.Love
1994 P.B.Smith L.Deaner
1995 P.B.Smith M.T.Love
1996 P.B.Smith M.T.Love
1997 P.B.Smith M.S.Whitehead
1998 no competition
1999 C.L.Knowles P.B.Smith
2000 C.L.Knowles P.B.Smith
2001 no competition
2002 C.L.Knowles P.B.Smith
2003 C.L.Knowles P.B.Smith
2004 C.L.Knowles P.B.Smith
2005 C.L.Knowles D.E.A.Redmond
2006 no competition
2007 C.L.Knowles E.E.Seton
2008 C.L.Knowles E.E.Howie
2009 C.L.Knowles E.E.Howie
2011/1 C.L.Knowles K.Briedenhann
2011/12 C.L.Knowles K.Briedenhann
2012 K.Briedenhann T.L.Mills
2013 K.Briedenhann A.D.Steel
2014 C.L.Knowles T.L.Mills
2016/1 K.Briedenhann T.L.Mills
2017 T.L.Mills M.Raynor

NATIONAL LADIES DOUBLES

Year

Winners

Runners-up

1992 D.P.Hall-Wilton & P.B.Smith H.Chapman & L.Deaner
1993 R.Nagle-Wood & C.Wood H.Chapman & M.T.Love
1994 D.P.Hall-Wilton & P.B.Smith H.Chapman & L.Deaner
1995 D.P.Hall-Wilton & P.B.Smith N.Hardie & E.E.Howie
1996 D.P.Hall-Wilton & P.B.Smith M.T.Love & M.S.Haslam
1997 D.P.Hall-Wilton & P.B.Smith M.T.Love & M.S.Whitehead
1998 no competition
1999 J.Chenhall & C.L.Knowles M.Rees & A.Wells
2000 C.L.Knowles & M.S.Whitehead D.P.Hall-Wilton & P.B.Smith
2001 no competition
2002 C.L.Knowles & M.S.Whitehead D.P.Hall-Wilton & P.B.Smith
2003 C.L.Knowles & M.S.Whitehead D.P.Hall-Wilton & P.B.Smith
2004 C.L.Knowles & M.S.Whitehead D.E.A.Redmond & E.E.Seton
2005 C.L.Knowles & M.S.Whitehead D.E.A.Redmond & L.Redmond
2006 no competition
2007 C.L.Knowles & M.S.Whitehead E.E.Seton & I.Bravo
2008 C.L.Knowles & M.S.Whitehead E.E.Howie & I.Bravo
2009 C.L.Knowles & M.S.Whitehead A.D.Ganguly & C.Cooley
2011/1 C.L.Knowles & M.S.Whitehead A.D.Ganguly & A.D.Steel
2011/12 C.L.Knowles & M.S.Whitehead K.Briedenhann & T.L.Mills
2012 K.Briedenhann & T.L.Mills F.E.Ruffell & H.R.Hawkesley
2013 K.Briedenhann & T.L.Mills A.D.Steel & K.Hird
2014 K.Briedenhann & T.L.Mills M.Raynor & A.D.Steel
2016/1 K.Briedenhann & T.L.Mills M.Raynor & A.D.Steel
2017 K.Briedenhann & T.L.Mills M.Raynor & A.D.Steel

NATIONAL VETERANS (OVER 45)

The National Veterans Championships were started in 1977 with a singles competition for players aged 40 and over, and a doubles event was added the next year. A year later the qualifying age was raised to 45. The trophies were presented by David Hebblethwaite (singles) and Bill Pett (doubles).

Year

Singles

Doubles

1977 D.E.Gardner no doubles competition
1978 A.Murray D.E.Gardner & S.Holt
1979 A,I.F.Mackenzie D.E.Hebblethwaite & G.E.Prigmore
1980 A.Murray D.E.Hebblethwaite & G.E.Prigmore
1981 A.Murray D.E.Hebblethwaite & G.E.Prigmore
1982 A.Murray D.E.Hebblethwaite & G.E.Prigmore
1983 A.Murray D.E.Hebblethwaite & G.E.Prigmore
1984 A.Murray A,I,F.Mackenzie & R.G.Freebairn
1985 A.Murray D.E.Hebblethwaite & G.E.Prigmore
1986 A.Hughes D.Barnes & J.E.Denison
1987 A.Hughes D.Barnes & J.E.Denison
1988 J.W.Howe J.W.Howe & G.P.Sherratt
1989 J.W.Howe J.W.Howe & G.P.Sherratt
1990 J.W.Howe J.W.Howe & G.P.Sherratt
1991 J.W.Howe D.Barnes & J.E.Denison
1992 J.W.Howe D.Barnes & J.E.Denison
1993 J.W.Howe C.M.Clapp & E.L.Lawson
1994 D.J.Hebden D.Barnes & J.W.Howe
1995 D.J.Hebden C.M.Clapp & E.L.Lawson
1996 D.J.Hebden D.J.Hebden & K.B.Puckle
1997 G.W.Enstone D.J.Hebden & K.B.Puckle
1998 J.S.Schroeter D.J.Hebden & K.B.Puckle
1999 I.P.Fuller I.P.Fuller & J.S.Schroeter
2000 I.P.Fuller I.P.Fuller & J.S.Schroeter
2001 I.P.Fuller I.P.Fuller & J.S.Schroeter
2002 D.J.Hebden I.P.Fuller & J.S.Schroeter
2003 I.P.Fuller I.P.Fuller & J.S.Schroeter
2004 I.P.Fuller I.P.Fuller & J.S.Schroeter
2005 D.J.Hebden D.J.Hebden & K.Puckle
2006 N.H.Roberts G.W.Enstone  & N.H.Roberts
2007 N.H.Roberts G.W.Enstone  & N.H.Roberts
2008 N.H.Roberts G.W.Enstone  & N.H.Roberts
2009 N.H.Roberts G.W.Enstone  & N.H.Roberts
2010 H.Buchanan G.W.Enstone  & N.H.Roberts
2011 H.Buchanan H.Buchanan & B.J.Hanton
2012 H.Buchanan H.Buchanan & B.J.Hanton
2013 H.Buchanan H.Buchanan & B.J.Hanton
2014 J.F.Minta H.Buchanan & B.J.Hanton
2015 J.F.Minta H.Buchanan & B.J.Hanton
2016 M.T.Cavanagh J.F.Minta & A.B.Pringle

NATIONAL VINTAGE (OVER 55)

The National Vintage Championships were started in 1988 with a singles competition for players aged 55 and over, and a doubles event was added the next year. The trophies were donated by Alastair Mackenzie (singles) and Geoff Prigmore (doubles).

Year

Singles

Doubles

1988 A.I.F.Mackenzie no doubles competition
1989 A.I.F.Mackenzie D.E.Hebblethwaite & G.E.Prigmore
1990 R.Birmingham D.E.Hebblethwaite & G.E.Prigmore
1991 A.I.F.Mackenzie D.E.Hebblethwaite & G.E.Prigmore
1992 R.G.Freebairn D.E.Hebblethwaite & G.E.Prigmore
1993 J.R.Hughes R.Birmingham & J.F.Pretlove
1994 J.Robertson J.I.Cooper & G.E.Prigmore
1995 A.Hughes J.I.Cooper & G.E.Prigmore
1996 A.Hughes B.J.Atkinson & J.Robertson
1997 J.E.Denison C.C.M.Arnold & J.E.Denison
1998 J.E.Denison B.J.Atkinson & J.Robertson
1999 J.E.Denison J.E.Denison & K.B.Puckle
2000 J.E.Denison J.E.Denison & K.B.Puckle
2001 J.E.Denison B.J.Atkinson & R.L.Dolby
2002 J.H.M.East J.E.Denison & J.H.M.East
2003 J.H.M.East J.E.Denison & J.H.M.East
2004 J.H.M.East J.E.Denison & J.H.M.East
2005 D.J.Hebden D.J.Hebden & K.Puckle
2006 D.J.Hebden D.J.Hebden & K.Puckle
2007 G.W.Enstone D.J.Hebden & K.Puckle
2008 G.W.Enstone J.H.M.East & G.W.Enstone
2009 G.W.Enstone G.W.Enstone & T.R.E.Lewis
2010 G.W.Enstone G.W.Enstone & T.R.E.Lewis
2011 G.W.Enstone I.P.Fuller & J.S.Schroeter
2012 G.W.Enstone I.P.Fuller & J.S.Schroeter
2013 G.W.Enstone R.G.Sandie & R.J.Sutcliffe
2014 I.P.Fuller G.W.Enstone & I.P.Fuller
2015 I.P.Fuller I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
2016 I.P.Fuller I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
2016 S.J.Kirby S.J.Kirby & N.H.Roberts

NATIONAL MASTERS DOUBLES (OVER 65)

The National Masters Doubles was started by David Bawtree in 2003 for players aged 65 and over. He donated the permanent trophy in 2004 – The Admiral’s Cup.

Year

Winners (The Admiral’s Cup)

Runners-up

2003 T.Alexander & D.K.Bawtree not contested
2004 D.K.Bawtree & A.Murray J.I.Cooper & D.M.Hebblethwaite
2005 B.J.Atkinson & D.K.Bawtree C.C.M.Arnold & D.M.Hebblethwaite
2006 B.J.Atkinson & D.K.Bawtree J.I.Cooper & D.W.Rice
2007 B.J.Atkinson & D.K.Bawtree D.W.Rice & A.C.G.Wolstenholme
2008 B.J.Boag & D.W.Rice B.J.Atkinson & D.K.Bawtree
2009 B.J.Atkinson & D.K.Bawtree B.J.Boag & D.W.Rice
2010 B.J.Boag & D.W.Rice B.J.Atkinson & D.K.Bawtree
2011 B.J.Atkinson & D.K.Bawtree B.J.Boag & D.W.Rice
2012 J.H.M.East & E.M.Wilkinson B.J.Atkinson & D.K.Bawtree
2013 J.H.M.East & E.M.Wilkinson B.J.Boag & D.W.Rice
2014 J.H.M.East & E.M.Wilkinson D.J.Hebden & G.McIntyre
2015 D.J.Hebden & E.M.Wilkinson B.J.Atkinson & G.Gardner
2016 D.J.Hebden & E.M.Wilkinson B.J.Atkinson & J.L.Ogle

NATIONAL UNDER 25s

The National Under 25s Championships started as the Under 23s in 1985, played at the same time as the ‘World Championships’. They returned in 1989 as the Under 25s. Trophies were donated by David Barnes.

Year

Singles

Doubles

1985 (U23) I.W.Jack N.G.Layton & J.M.Tremellen
1986-8 no competition
1989 R.M.Layton G.I.D.J.Bierer & M.D.Boulton
1990 R.M.Layton P.D.d’Ancona & I.P.Ford
1991 R.M.Layton D.Fox & R.M.Layton
1992 R.M.Layton P.J.Newman & S.Filmer
1993 J.Courier P.D.d’Ancona & B.R.Taberner
1994 J.Courier P.D.d’Ancona & B.R.Taberner
1995 H.Akerman P.D.d’Ancona & B.R.Taberner
1996 H.Akerman S.C.Fraser & I.Purvis
1997 I.P.Purvis P.D.d’Ancona & B.R.Taberner
1998 I.P.Purvis S.C.Fraser & I.P.Purvis
1999 I.P.Purvis S.C.Fraser & I.P.Purvis
2000 B.L.Lovett B.L.Lovett & J.Sinton
2001 E.W.Brooke M.S.Bate & J.P.Toop
2002 E.W.Brooke J.Fabes & J.A.T.Richardson
2003 J.P.Toop M.S.Bate & J.P.Toop
2004 J.P.Toop J.A.O.Bristow & J.Fabes
2005 J.A.O.Bristow M.S.Bate & J.A.O.Bristow
2006 A.Beverly R.Nicols & P.W.Rider
2007 A.Beverly A.Beverly & C.G.Brooks
2008 A.Beverly W.A.Ellison & S.E.Korris
2009 D.C.Tristao W.A.Ellison & S.E.Korris
2010 D.C.Tristao D.J.Grant & D.C.Tristao 
2011 D.C.Tristao D.J.Grant & D.C.Tristao 
2012 D.C.Tristao E.I.Kay & D.C.Tristao
2013 D.C.Tristao E.I.Kay & D.C.Tristao
2014 D.C.Tristao E.I.Kay & D.C.Tristao
2015 E.I.Kay E.I.Kay & M.J.R.Shaw
2016 E.I.Kay E.I.Kay & M.J.R.Shaw
2017 E.I.Kay E.I.Kay & M.J.R.Shaw

NATIONAL LADIES UNDER 23s

The National Ladies Under 23s Championships were inaugurated in 2016 with an entry of 16 players from four universities and two schools.

Year

Singles (The Claire Knowles Cup)

Doubles (The Directors’ Cup)

2016 T.L.Mills F.R.Harrison & T.L.Mills

BRITISH UNIVERSITIES

The British Universities Championships, the brainchild of David Gardner, were first held at Bedford Modern School in 1960 as a singles, doubles and team event held over 4 days. Over the years different organisations such as the Universities Athletic Union, the British Universities Sports Federation, the British Universities Sports Association and British Universities and Colleges Sport have acted as umbrella authorities, but throughout the whole of its existence the competition has been primarily organised by David Gardner, now under the aegis of the RFA as a three-day event. The trophy for singles was donated by the RFA in 1967; the one for doubles by David Arnold  in 1976. Click here for records covering the years 1960-1995

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Year

Singles

Doubles

1996 I.P.Purvis (Liverpool) P.D.d’Ancona & B.R.Taberner (Cambridge)
1997 I.P.Purvis (Liverpool) B.R.Elfick & P.M.J.Lord (Oxford)
1998 I.P.Purvis (Liverpool) E.W.Brooke & T.Stock (Oxford)
1999 B.L.Lovett (London) S.Beal & C.E.M.Jones (Durham)
2000 J.P.Toop (Oxford) M.S.Bate & J.P.Toop (Oxford)
2001 E.W.Brooke (Oxford) J.Fabes & J.A.T.Richardson (Cambridge)
2002 J.P. Toop (Oxford) M.S. Bate & J.P.Toop (Oxford)
2003 B.L.Lovett (Southampton) C.G.Brooks & B.R.Elfick (Cambridge)
2004 J.A.O.Bristow (Oxford) C.G.Brooks & B.R.Elfick (Cambridge)
2005 J.A.O.Bristow (Oxford) A.Beverly & C.G.Brooks (Cambridge)
2006 A.Beverly (Cambridge) A.Beverly & C.G.Brooks  (Cambridge)
2007 D.C.Tristao (Oxford) J.C.Furniss & D.C.Tristao (Oxford)
2008 D.C.Tristao (Oxford) I.T.Ackland & A.D.Griffiths (Durham)
2009 D.C.Tristao (Oxford) I.T.Ackland & A.D.Griffiths (Durham)
2010 D.J.Grant (UCL) T.J.G.Chase & E.I.Kay Cambridge)
2011 C.L.Thomson (Loughborough) A.D.Griffiths & P.A.Hanton (Durham)
2012 D.J.Grant (UCL) J.B.Brubert & E.I.Kay (Cambridge)
2013 D.J.Grant (UCL) J.B.Brubert & E.I.Kay (Cambridge)
2014 D.J.Grant (UCL) B.M.J.Beltrami & M.J.R.Shaw (Cambridge)
2015 E.I.Kay (Cambridge) B.M.J.Beltrami & M.J.R.Shaw (Cambridge)
2016 E.I.Kay (Cambridge) B.M.J.Beltrami & M.J.R.Shaw (Cambridge)

WEST OF ENGLAND

The West of England Championships were first played in the season of 1962-63 as separate singles (November) and doubles (March) competitions. From the 1970-71 season onwards both singles and doubles were played on the same weekend, in the autumn. The principal venue has been Clifton College, Bristol, with matches played on the now defunct courts at Colston’s School and Bristol Grammar School. Some years since 2002 the competition has been played at Sherborne School in Dorset. Click here for records covering the years 1962-1995

Year

Singles

Doubles (The Clifton Cup)

1996 I.P.Fuller I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
1997 I.P.Fuller I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
1998 I.P.Fuller I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
1999 N.H.Roberts J.G.Beswick & N.H.Roberts
2000 P.D.d’Ancona J.G.Beswick & N.H.Roberts
2001 P.D.d’Ancona H.Buchanan & D.J.Hebden
2002 N.H.Roberts P.D.d’Ancona & B.R.Taberner
2003 J.P.Toop D.J.Hebden & N.H.Roberts
2004 N.H.Roberts H.Buchanan & J.R.Nelmes
2005 H.Buchanan P.W.Bishop & J.F.Minta
2006 M.T.Cavanagh H.Buchanan & D.J.Hebden
2007 J.P.Toop J.G.Beswick & H.Buchanan
2008 J.P.Toop M.S.Bate & J.P.Toop
2009 J.P.Toop W.A.Ellison & H.K.Mohammed
2010 W.A.Ellison W.A.Ellison & H.K.Mohammed
2011 D.C.Tristao D.J.Grant & D.C.Tristao
2012 W.A.Ellison H.Buchanan & W.A.Ellison
2013 D.C.Tristao D.J.Grant & D.C.Tristao
2014 W.A.Ellison D.J.Grant & D.C.Tristao
2015 D.C.Tristao D.J.Grant & D.C.Tristao
2016 W.A.Ellison W.A.Ellison & E.I.Kay

SOUTH-WEST

The South West Championships originated from the Exeter Fives Week – a coaching course run by Wayne Enstone in July – and were first contested at Blundell’s School in Tiverton and Exeter University. Now the sole venue is Blundell’s. These championships, the first of the season, are unusual in that Singles and Doubles are played on the Saturday, with the finals of both events played on the Sunday morning, while other competitors take part in a American Doubles competition. The trophies were donated by Stuart Watson.

Year

Singles

Doubles

1984 G.W.Enstone T.M.Cobb & W.G.Enstone
1985 A.R.Wynn B.S.Ashton & A.R.Wynn
1986 G.W.Enstone D.J.Hebden & G.P.Sherratt
1987 G.W.Enstone D.S.Parlby & J.S.Schroeter
1988 G.W.Enstone G.C.Reed & N.H.Roberts
1989 G.W.Enstone G.C.Reed & N.H.Roberts
1990 G.W.Enstone J.G.Beswick & W.G.Enstone
1991 G.W.Enstone J.G.Beswick & W.G.Enstone
1992 G.W.Enstone J.G.Beswick & W.G.Enstone
1993 G.W.Enstone R.A.Carr & N.H.Roberts
1994 G.W.Enstone R.A.Carr & N.H.Roberts
1995 G.W.Enstone P.D.d’Ancona & G.W.Enstone
1996 G.W.Enstone P.D.d’Ancona & D.J.Hebden
1997 N.H.Roberts N.H.Roberts & A.G.Wilson
1998 N.H.Roberts N.H.Roberts & A.G.Wilson
1999 H.Buchanan H.Buchanan & R.A.Perry
2000 N.H.Roberts H.Buchanan & R.A.Perry
2001 P.D.d’Ancona H.Buchanan & D.J.Hebden
2002 H.Buchanan J.G.Beswick & P.D.d’Ancona
2003 P.D.d’Ancona H.Buchanan & R.A.Perry
2004 M.T.Cavanagh H.Buchanan & D.J.Hebden
2005 H.Buchanan H.Buchanan & D.J.Hebden
2006 M.T.Cavanagh P.W.Bishop & J.F.Minta
2007 J.P.Toop J.F.Minta & J.P.Toop
2008 H.Buchanan H.Buchanan & C.E.M.Jones
2009 H.Buchanan H.Buchanan & B.R.Taberner
2010 W.A.Ellison M.S.Bate & W.A.Ellison
2011 W.A.Ellison M.S.Bate & W.A.Ellison
2012 D.C.Tristao G.D.Price & D.C.Tristao
2013 W.A.Ellison W.A.Ellison & D.J.Grant
2014 W.A.Ellison W.A.Ellison & D.J.Grant
2015 W.A.Ellison C.G.Brooks & W.A.Ellison
2016 W.A.Ellison C.G.Brooks & W.A.Ellison

NORTH OF ENGLAND

The first North of England Doubles Championship was coupled with the Heath Old Boys Open Doubles and was played as such in the period 1936 to 1950. In 1953 a separate championship was introduced with new trophies for both singles (Ferens Trophy) and doubles (Fuller Cup). The North of England Championships have taken place on the courts of Durham School and Durham University but are now held on the University courts only. Click here for records covering the years 1936-1995

Year

Singles (Ferens Trophy)

Doubles (Fuller Cup)

1996 I.P.Fuller J.G.Beswick & I.P.Fuller
1997 I.P.Fuller I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
1998 I.P.Fuller I.P.Fuller & R.A.Perry
1999 I.P.Fuller J.G.Beswick & N.H.Roberts
2000 H.Buchanan J.G.Beswick & N.H.Roberts
2001 H.Buchanan J.G.Beswick & N.H.Roberts
2002 J.G.Beswick J.G.Beswick & N.H.Roberts
2003 H.Buchanan J.G.Beswick & N.H.Roberts
2004 H.Buchanan D.N.Austin & H.Buchanan
2005 H.Buchanan D.N.Austin & H.Buchanan
2006 H.Buchanan J.G.Beswick & N.H.Roberts
2007 J.F.Minta H.Buchanan & D.J.Hebden
2008 J.F.Minta P.W.Bishop & J.F.Minta
2009 E.J.Fuller P.W.Bishop & J.F.Minta
2010 D.C.Tristao M.S.Bate & W.A.Ellison
2011 D.C.Tristao H.Buchanan & D.C.Tristao
2012 W.A.Ellison T.Dean & W.A.Ellison
2013 W.A.Ellison T.Dean & W.A.Ellison
2014 W.A.Ellison T.Dean & W.A.Ellison
2015 D.C.Tristao D.T.Butler & D.C.Tristao
2016 W.A.Ellison W.A.Ellison & D.J.Grant
2017 D.C.Tristao W.A.Ellison & D.J.Grant

NORTH-WEST

The North West Championships were originally known as the Lancashire Open, and then they became for a while the Greater Manchester County Open. The idea of running a tournament at the Manchester YMCA was put to Fred Beswick, the first organiser, by David Gardner at the North of England Championships in 1968. The original trophies were donated by the YMCA Club, and the present doubles trophy was the gift of Fred Beswick and Danny McGregor in 1991, after the old cup had been given to Ian Fuller and David Hebden on winning it for the tenth time. Wayne Enstone won the singles an astonishing 27 times in succession. Wayne donated the current singles trophy. Click here for records covering the years 1968-1995

Year

Singles

Doubles

1996 G.W.Enstone I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
1997 N.H.Roberts J.G.Beswick & N.H.Roberts
1998 I.P.Fuller J.G.Beswick & N.H.Roberts
1999 N.H.Roberts J.G.Beswick & N.H.Roberts
2000 H.Buchanan P.D.d’Ancona & B.R.Taberner
2001 J.G.Beswick J.G.Beswick & N.H.Roberts
2002 J.G.Beswick J.G.Beswick & N.H.Roberts
2003 N.H.Roberts H.Buchanan & R.A.Perry
2004 J.G.Beswick J.G.Beswick & N.H.Roberts
2005 P.W.Bishop H.Buchanan & R.A.Perry
2006 P.W.Bishop P.W.Bishop & J.F.Minta
2007 E.J.Fuller P.W.Bishop & J.F.Minta
2008 E.J.Fuller P.W.Bishop & E.J.Fuller
2009 J.F.Minta P.W.Bishop & J.F.Minta
2010 J.F.Minta P.W.Bishop & J.F.Minta
2011 D.C.Tristao W.A.Ellison & H.K.Mohammed
2012 D.C.Tristao C.G.Brooks & T.Dean
2013 D.C.Tristao W.A.Ellison & J.F.Minta
2014 W.A.Ellison W.A.Ellison & J.F.Minta
2015 D.C.Tristao E.I.Kay & D.C.Tristao
2016 W.A.Ellison W.A.Ellison & D.J.Grant
2017 W.A.Ellison E.I.Kay & M.J.R.Shaw

SCOTTISH

The Scottish Championships were first played in 1950. Over the years the event has been hosted by Merchiston Castle School, Fettes College, and in recent years Loretto School. The singles contestants compete for the Cuthbertson Quaich, which was traditionally presented to the champion complete with full measure of finest Malt! Since 1991 the doubles has been run in the style of the President’s Cup with the organiser assigning pairs. Click here for records covering the years 1950-1995

Year

Singles (The Cuthbertson Quaich)

Doubles

1996 N.H.Roberts J.Davis & R.P.Nagy
1997 N.H.Roberts J.Guthrie & N.H.Roberts
1998 N.H.Roberts J.Guthrie & N.H.Roberts
1999 N.H.Roberts R.James Duff & R.P.Nagy
2000 N.H.Roberts W.Harrison & N.H.Roberts
2001 J.Beswick D.J.Hebden & P.Reynolds
2002 H.Buchanan H.Buchanan & J.Thomas
2003 N.H.Roberts H.Buchanan & F.W.P.de Winton
2004 H.Buchanan H.Buchanan & G.McIntyre
2005 H.Buchanan K.A.Henry & J.Thomas
2006 J.F.Minta K.A.Henry & A.J.Marshall
2007 H.Buchanan J.F.Minta & T.I.Roberts
2008 J.F.Minta G.McIntyre & J.F.Minta
2009 J.F.Minta J.F.Minta & N.Reddy
2010 J.Minta J.R.Hawke & J.F.Minta
2011 W.A.Ellison J.N.A.Gravatt & S.Hodgson
2012 W.A.Ellison W.A.Ellison & J.R.Hawke
2013 D.C.Tristao W.A.Ellison & M.Kemp
2014 D.C.Tristao A.George & E.W.G.Hatton
2015 D.C.Tristao A.D.F.Boyd & M.Kemp
2016 D.T.Butler A.McCreath & J.Sinton

LONDON

The London Championships were started by Rick Carr in September 1995 and have established themselves as a popular early event, attracting a wide range of players. David Gardner donated the singles trophy and Ian Fuller and David Hebden the doubles cup.

Year

Singles

Doubles

1995 G.W.Enstone I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
1996 N.H.Roberts I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
1997 I.P.Fuller I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
1998 I.P.Fuller G.W.Enstone & N.H.Roberts
1999 N.H.Roberts J.G.Beswick & N.H.Roberts
2000 N.H.Roberts J.G.Beswick & N.H.Roberts
2001 H.Buchanan H.Buchanan & D.J.Hebden
2002 M.T.Cavanagh H.Buchanan & R.A.Perry
2003 P.D.d’Ancona H.Buchanan & R.A.Perry
2004 H.Buchanan H.Buchanan & R.A.Perry
2005 H.Buchanan H.Buchanan & J.R.Nelmes
2006 E.J.Fuller H.Buchanan & M.T.Cavanagh
2007 E.J.Fuller H.Buchanan & B.R.Taberner
2008 E.J.Fuller H.Buchanan & B.R.Taberner
2009 J.P.Toop E.J.Fuller & J.F.Minta
2010 W.A.Ellison W.A.Ellison & H.K.Mohammed
2011 J.P.Toop W.A.Ellison & H.K.Mohammed
2012 J.P.Toop C.G.Brooks & T.Dean
2013 D.C.Tristao W.A.Ellison & D.C.Tristao
2014 W.A.Ellison W.A.Ellison & D.C.Tristao
2015 D.C.Tristao W.A.Ellison & D.C.Tristao
2016 W.A.Ellison W.A.Ellison & D.C.Tristao

YORKSHIRE

The Yorkshire Open Doubles was first played in 1936, when it was coupled with the North of England Doubles championships and known until 1950 as the North of England and Heath Old Boys Open Doubles. The trophy was presented by the Right Honourable J.H.Whitley, M.P., an old boy of Heath School, Halifax and Speaker of the House of Commons. The new North of England Championships did not commence until 1953. The change of name from the Heath Old Boys Open Doubles to the Yorkshire Open Doubles came with a move from Halifax to Giggleswick School, Settle in 2002. In 2014 organiser John Hawke introduced a singles competition, played on the Sunday. Click here for records covering the years 1936-2003

Year

Doubles (The Whitley Cup)

Singles

2004 H.Buchanan & D.J.Hebden
2005 J.G.Beswick & N.H.Roberts
2006 H.Buchanan & D.J.Hebden
2007 Tournament not completed
2008 P.W.Bishop & J.F.Minta
2009 H.Buchanan & B.R.Taberner
2010 H.Buchanan & W.A.Ellison
2011 H.Buchanan & W.A.Ellison
2012 H.Buchanan & W.A.Ellison
2013 H.Buchanan & W.A.Ellison
2014 H.Buchanan & W.A.Ellison D.C.Tristao
2015 D.T.Butler & D.C.Tristao W.A.Ellison
2016 O.R.Arnold & T.R.D.Parker W.A.Ellison

SOUTH EAST

This tournament was initiated in 2014 by Ed Hatton to meet the demand for an event in mid-summer.

Year

Singles (The EJP Hatton Cup)

Doubles (The Christ’s Hospital Cup)

2014 E.I.Kay B.M.J.Beltrami & B.Chua
2015 W.A.Ellison E.W.G.Hatton & A.B.Pringle
2016 D.C.Tristao A.Ainsworth & W.A.Ellison

NATIONAL SCHOOLS

The National Schools Championships were inaugurated in 1930 and have been contested every year since, with the exception of the war years. The Jesters’ Cup is awarded for the U18 Singles, the Mappin Cup for the Doubles. In 1975 Under 16 competitions were started: for the singles the Harpur Cup is awarded and for the doubles the impressive Marchant Cup, previously contested for by the London Grammar Schools. Under 14 competitions were started in 1995, with the trophies donated by Peter King (singles) and David Barnes (doubles). The National Under 13 Schools championships (formerly Prep Schools) arose from an initiative in 1985 by the President of the RFA, Alastair Mackenzie. All events are now played at St. Paul’s School. Click here for records of the U18 events covering the years 1930-1995

Year

Singles (Jesters’ Cup)

Doubles (Mappin Cup)

1996 J.W.A.Strang (Merchiston Castle School) Sedbergh School (J.Lofthouse & I.McKerrow)
1997 C.S.Saltmarsh (Radley College) Radley College (C.S.Saltmarsh & T.A.C.Maconie)
1998 B.L.Lovett (Christ’s Hospital) St Paul’s School (E.G.R.Corner & M.Tsang)
1999 E.G.R.Corner (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (E.G.R.Corner & M.Kent)
2000 P.D.Mann (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (P.D.Mann & A.Tahim)
2001 A.T.L.Lee (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (A.T.L.Lee & I.D.Mogford)
2002 A.T.L.Lee (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (A.T.L.Lee & I.D.Mogford)
2003 D.J.Grant (Merchant Taylors’ School) Christ’s Hospital (T.Curtin & P.W.Rider)
2004 A.Beverly (St Paul’s School) Loretto School (J.R.Pendergrass & O.Santrakul)
2005 J.R.Pendergrass (Loretto School) Winchester College (W.A.Ellison & H.K.Mohammed)
2006 D.C.Tristao (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (C.S.W.Hay & A.J.Seigel)
2007 D.C.Tristao (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (A.D.Griffiths & A Ladak)
2008 I.T.Ackland (Alleyn’s School) Alleyn’s School (I.T.Ackland & J.B.Brubert)
2009 E.I.Kay (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (J.N.Harris & M.L.Hine)
2010 E.I.Kay (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (T.J.G.Chase & E.I.Kay)
2011 C.L.Thomson (Christ’s Hospital) Christ’s Hospital (A.J.Mathias & C.L.Thomson)
2012 D.T.Butler (Bradfield College) St Paul’s School (T.R.D.Parker & F.R.Thomas)
2013 M.J.R.Shaw (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (O.R.Arnold & B.M.J.Beltrami)
2014 B.M.J.Beltrami (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (O.R.Arnold & B.M.J.Beltrami)
2015 T.W.P.Watkinson (Winchester College) Derby Moor (J.P.M.Halligan & R.J.Whitehorn)
2016 A.D.F.Boyd (Edinburgh Academy) St. Paul’s School (H.S.Mahajan & A.G.Taylor)

NATIONAL SCHOOLS UNDER 16s

Year

Singles (Harpur Cup)

Doubles (Marchant Cup)

1975 S.M.Prigmore (Bedford Modern School) St Paul’s School (M.L.Owen & A.G.Redstone)
1976 K.C.Smith (Bradfield College) St Dunstan’s College (N.Q.Orchardson & N.P.Straker)
1977 M.Lawrence (St Dunstan’s College) St Dunstan’s College (P.A.Handy & M.Lawrence)
1978 S.P.T.Kemp (St Paul’s School) Alleyn’s School (C.G.Jennings & C.A.Stendall)
1979 A.Brown (Bradfield College) Radley College (N.A.Browne & I.A.N.Williams)
1980 J.G.Stamp (St Paul’s School) Alleyn’s School (P.Davey & S.Geere)
1981 I.W.Jack (St Dunstan’s College) St Dunstan’s College (I.W.Jack & D.G.Moar)
1982 J.F.Bradbury (Denstone College) Denstone College (M.R.Bollard & J.F.Bradbury)
1983 R.M.Layton (Bradfield College) Merchant Taylors’ School (S.R.C.Mee & A.J.G.Morris)
1984 G.I.D.J.Bierer (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (G.I.J.D.Bierer & N.C.Johnson)
1985 M.A.Slade (St Dunstan’s College) Merchant Taylors’ School (J.L.Hampel & D.W.R.Wiles)
1986 J.L.Hampel (Merchant Taylors’ School) St Paul’s School (R.Burns & S.Filmer))
1987 D.Hay (Blundell’s School) St Paul’s School (D.H.L.Edwards & P.W.T.Neate)
1988 I.P.Ford (St Dunstan’s College) St Dunstan’s College (P.D.d’Ancona & I.P.Ford)
1989 M.G.N.Windows (Clifton College) Clifton College (J.A.Crane & M.G.N.Windows))
1990 J.R.Nelmes (Clifton College) Clifton College (J.R.Nelmes & G.H.J.Rees)
1991 G.H.J.Rees (Clifton College) St Dunstan’s College (M.P.d’Ancona & C.Lawson)
1992 T.Stock (St Dunstan’s College) St Dunstan’s College (S.Jenkins & S.Jerome)
1993 T.Stock (St Dunstan’s College) St Dunstan’s College (A.Abayomi & T.Stock)
1994 N.J.Saltmarsh (Radley College) Bradfield College (P.M.J.Lord & J.Sinton)
1995 R.J.Holland (Bradfield College) St Paul’s School (T.A.J.Collier & T.E.B.Etherton)
1996 E.G.R.Corner (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (T.J.Bromfield & E.G.R.Corner)
1997 E.G.R.Corner (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (T.J.Bromfield & E.G.R.Corner)
1998 P.D.Mann (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (N.M.Clappe & P.D.Mann)
1999 A.T.L.Lee (St Paul’s School) St Dunstan’s College (R.Bennett & N.Omaboe)
2000 A.T.L.Lee (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (A.T.L.Lee & I.D.Mogford)
2001 T.Dean (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (T.Dean & A.Percy)
2002 A.J.Marshall (Bradfield College) St Paul’s School (T.Barlow & A.Beverly)
2003 J.R.Pendergrass (Loretto School) Sherborne School (D.Kirk & D.M.Park)
2004 C.P.Jones (Tonbridge School) St Paul’s School (E.J.Emmett & M.A.Gibbor)
2005 D.C.Tristao (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (J.C.F.Corbin & D.C.Tristao)
2006 L.O.Rowland (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (J.A.Faber & L.O.Rowland)
2007 M.L.Hine (St Paul’s School) Alleyn’s School (A.George & P.A.Hanton)
2008 P.A.Hanton (Alleyn’s School) Derby Moor (A.S.Goodwin & A.R.Hill)
2009 C.L.Thomson (Christ’s Hospital) Christ’s Hospital (S.Stracey & C.L.Thomson)
2010 D.T.Butler (Bradfield College) St Paul’s School (T.R.D.Parker & S.L.Russell)
2011 S.J.R.Wyatt-Haines (Blundell’s School) Winchester College (J.P.Ganendra & E.T.A.Wylde)
2012 S.J.R.Wyatt-Haines (Blundell’s School) St Paul’s School (B.M.J.Beltrami & O.R.Arnold)
2013 R.J.Whitehorn (Derby Moor) Derby Moor (M.Blunden & R.J.Whitehorn)
2014 H.S.Mahajan (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (L.M.Heidrich & H.S.Mahajan)
2015 W.N.A.Song (Winchester College) Malvern College (A.L.Nelson & A.R.Tudor)
2016 T.W.Kidner (Winchester College) Winchester College (T.W.Kidner & A.Poyntz)

NATIONAL SCHOOLS UNDER 14s

Year

Singles

Doubles

1995 E.G.R.Corner (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (A.V.Coffey & E.G.R.Corner)
1996 P.D.Mann (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (N.M.Clappe & P.D.Mann)
1997 R.Archdall (St Paul’s School) St Dunstan’s College (R.Bennett & N.Omaboe)
1999 A.T.L.Lee (St Paul’s School) Merchant Taylors’ School (S.James & A.Kaul)
1999 T.Dean (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (T.Dean & J.C.Furniss)
2000 D.Mason-Malik (Stoke Newington School) St Paul’s School (T.Barlow & A.Beverly)
2001 H.Costa (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (T.Clark & J.Fowler)
2002 J.McKenzie (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (J McKenzie & C McLain)
2003 T.Pringle (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (M.Gershfield & N.Gold)
2004 N.E.Simpson (Christ’s Hospital) Christ’s Hospital (G.A.Hobden & N.E.Simpson)
2005 L.Squire-Smith (Winchester College) Alleyn’s School (A.George & P.A.Hanton)
2006 P.A.Hanton (Alleyn’s School) Alleyn’s School (D.Bowden & P.A.Hanton)
2007 M.Connolly (St Dunstan’s College) Winchester College (J.Kennedy & H.Owen)
2008 S.L.Russell (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School I (S.L.Russell & O.R.J.Quarry)
2009 Z.D.Brubert (Alleyn’s School) Alleyn’s School (Z.D.Brubert & S.R.Redmayne)
2010 S.J.R.Wyatt-Haines (Blundell’s School) Blundell’s School (J.Grandfield & S.J.R.Wyatt-Haines)
2011 M.Blunden (Derby Moor) Tonbridge School I (E.Webb & H.Langham)
2012 A.Ahmed (Christ’s Hospital) Whitgift School (B.Ford & C.Mabbutt)
2013 K.Nwuba (St. Olave’s School) St Paul’s School (M.Evans & D.Shaw)
2014 S.G.Byers (Winchester College) Winchester College (S.G.Byers & T.W.Kidner)
2015 T.McGuire (Sedbergh School) Winchester College (B.Kullavanijaya & A.J.Poyntz)
2016 D.E.Percival (Winchester College) Winchester College (S.D.Fraser & D.E.Percival)

NATIONAL SCHOOLS UNDER 13s

Year

Singles (St Paul’s Cup)

Doubles (Mackenzie Cup)

1985 Mitchell (Bedford Modern School) Bedford Modern School (Mitchell & Singh)
1986 Sawrey (Pilgrims’School) Clifton College (J.A.Crane & Gibbs)
1987 E.Cummings (Lambrook School) Lambrook School (GE.Cummings & J.Knight)
1988 G.H.J.Rees (Clifton College) Clifton College ( W.Bateman & D.Smith-Cox)
1989 G.A.Hammon (Loretto School) Lambrook School (T.Dean & N.P.C.Hyde)
1990 E.Russell (Lambrook School) Clifton College (V.Chen & M.Dubois)
1991 T.Dean (Lambrook School) Lambrook School (B.Gurung & J.Sinton)
1992 B.Gurung (Lambrook School) Lambrook School (J.Druitt & B.Gurung)
1993 R.Wadsworth (Lambrook School) Lambrook School (O.Omenai & R.Wadsworth)
1994 K.Hurstmann (Lambrook School) Lambrook School (M.Bruce & W.Mann)
1995 K.Hurstmann (Lambrook School) Lambrook School (R.Dean & K.Hurstmann)
1996 R.Lane (Pilgrims’ School) Pilgrims’ School (T.Afshar & R.Lane)
1997 S.James (Merchant Taylors’ School) Merchant Taylors’ School (S.James & A.Kaul)
1998 N.Chapman (Sutton Valence School) Pilgrims’ School (C.Kennedy & M.Edmonstone)
1999 M.Kovacevich (Christ’s Hospital) Clifton College Prep. (S.Evans & A.Langston)
2000 A.Love (Pilgrims’ School) Pilgrims’ School (G.Frost & A.Love)
2001 C.Lane (Clifton College Prep.) Pilgrims’ School (M.Levett & W.Summerfield)
2002 R.Desai (St Olave’s School) St Olave’s School (R.Desai & B.Kailey)
2003 N.E.Simpson (Christ’s Hospital) Christ’s Hospital (G.A.Hobden & N.E.Simpson)
2004 J.Goodman (St Olave’s School) St Olave’s School (J.Goodman & J.Moore)
2005 P.A.Hanton (Alleyn’s School) Alleyn’s School (P.A.Hanton & B.Stephens Hemingway)
2006 M.Connolly (St Dunstan’s College) Loretto School (C.M.Allan & J.R.P.Perriam)
2007 Leuchars (Pilgrims’ School) Alleyn’s School (W.Geberbauer & S.R.Redmayne)
2008 S.R.Redmayne (Alleyn’s School) Alleyn’s School (Z.D.Brubert & S.R.Redmayne)
2009 S.J.R.Wyatt-Haines (Blundell’s School) Blundell’s School (J.Webber & S.J.R.Wyatt-Haines)
2010 S.W.S.Whait (Loretto School) Derby Moor (M.Blunden & R.J.Whitehorn)
2011 C.D.J.Kinnear (Pilgrims’ School) Pilgrims’ School (G.C.H.Bull & C.D.J.Kinnear)
2012 J.O.S.Hanton (Alleyn’s School)) Alleyn’s School (J.O.S.Hanton & B.Kirwan)
2013 K.Swanson (St Olave’s School) St Olave’s School (J.Tate & K.Walton)
2014 B.Knowles (Blundell’s School) Blundell’s School (W.Hall-Tompkin & B.Knowles)
2015 G.Gibbs (Blundell’s School) Pilgrims’ School (F.J.H.Krone & J.H.Martin)
2016 I.A.Jochim (St Olave’s School) St Olave’s School (Y.Bleunven & I.A.Jochim)
2017 G.Wiseman (Alleyn’s School) Alleyn’s School (J.Kirwan & G.Wiseman)

WEST OF ENGLAND SCHOOLS

The West of England Schools Championships were first played in Bristol in 1959. The organiser was Adrian Codrington, an old Bristolian who had started the West of England Rugby Fives Club in 1956. The trophies (the Kemp Cup for singles and the Punchard Cup for doubles) were donated by eponymous Bristolians. For the first eight years the winners came from West of England schools, but thereafter players from further afield began to make their mark. In 1967 a Colts (Under 16) event was initiated, with competitors playing for the Gardner Cup (singles) and the RFA Bowl (doubles). The event has been variously held at Bristol Grammar School, Colston’s School, Clifton College and Marlborough College but is now held at Sherborne School in Dorset. Click here for records covering the years 1959-1995

Year

Singles (Kemp Cup)

Doubles (Punchard Cup)

1996 P.M.J.Lord (Bradfield College) Bradfield College (R.J.Holland & P.M.J.Lord)
1997 R.J.Holland (Bradfield College) St Paul’s School (T.A.J.Collier & T.E.B.Etherton)
1998 B.L.Lovett (Christ’s Hospital) Oundle School (W.I.Jefferson & T.C.Boardman)
1999 E.G.R.Corner (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (E.G.R.Corner & M.Kent)
2000 J.A.O.Bristow (Winchester College) St Paul’s School (S.McDermott & A Tahim)
2001 N.Omaboe (St Dunstan’s College) St Paul’s School (A.T.L.Lee & I.D.Mogford)
2002 A.T.L.Lee (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (A.T.L.Lee & I.D.Mogford)
2003 S.E.Korris (Tiffin School) Christ’s Hospital I (T.Curtin & P.W.Rider)
2004 A.Beverly (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (T.Barlow & A.Beverly)
2005 J.R.Pendergrass (Loretto School) Winchester College (W.A.Ellison & H.K.Mohammed)
2006 D.C.Tristao (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (C.S.W.Hay & A.J.Seigel)
2007 J.C.F.Corbin (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (A.Ashok & A.D.Griffiths)
2008 I.T.Ackland (Alleyn’s School) St Paul’s School (J.A.Faber & T.J.Hoolahan)
2009 P.A.Hanton (Alleyn’s School) Alleyn’s School (P.A.Hanton & A.George)
2010 E.I.Kay (St Paul’s School) Derby Moor (M.B.Frost & A.S.Goodwin)
2011 C.L.Thomson (Christ’s Hospital) Christ’s Hospital (A.J.Mathias & C.L.Thomson)
2012 D.T.Butler (Bradfield College) St Paul’s School ( T.R.D.Parker & F.R.Thomas)
2013 M.J.R.Shaw (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (T.B.Edmonds & M.J.R.Shaw)
2014 B.M.J.Beltrami (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (O.R.Arnold & B.M.J.Beltrami)
2015 T.W.P.Watkinson (Winchester College) Derby Moor (J.P.M.Halligan & R.J.Whitehorn)
2016 W.N.A.Song (Winchester College) Winchester College (P. Kullavanijaya & W.N.A.Song)
2017 T.W.Kidner (Winchester College) Winchester College (P. Kullavanijaya & W.N.A.Song)

WEST OF ENGLAND SCHOOLS UNDER 16s

Click here for records covering the years 1967 -1992

Year

Singles (Gardner Cup)

Doubles (RFA Bowl)

1993 T.Stock (St Dunstan’s College) St Dunstan’s College (A.Abayomi & T.Stock)
1994 J.Sinton (Bradfield College) Bradfield College (R.J.Holland & J.Sinton)
1995 R.J.Holland (Bradfield College) St Paul’s School (T.A.J.Collier & T.E.B.Etherton)
1996 W.I.Jefferson (Oundle School) Oundle School (T.Boardman & W.I.Jefferson)
1997 E.G.R.Corner (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (T.J.Bromfield & E.G.R.Corner)
1998 P.D.Mann (St Paul’s School) Merchant Taylors’ School (N.Faith & R.Wise)
1999 N.Omaboe (St Dunstan’s College) St Paul’s School (A.T.L.Lee & I.D.Mogford)
2000 A.T.L.Lee (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (S.P.Faber & A.T.L.Lee)
2001 T.Dean (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (T.Dean & G.Singer)
2002 A.J.Marshall (Bradfield College) Bradfield College (A.J.Marshall & E.O.Ronan)
2003 H.K.Mohammed (Winchester College) Winchester College (H.K.Mohammed & O.J.Pumphrey)
2004 A.J.Seigel (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (C.S.W.Hay & A.J.Seigel)
2005 D.C.Tristao (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (J.C.F.Corbin & D.C.Tristao)
2006 J.S.Gibbor (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (J.S.Gibbor & T.J.Hoolahan)
2007 P.A.Hanton (Alleyn’s School) St Paul’s School (D.Ahrabian & J.N.Harris)
2008 P.A.Hanton (Alleyn’s School) Derby Moor (A.S.Goodwin & A.R.Hill)
2009 C.L.Thomson (Christ’s Hospital) Winchester College (H.Kennedy & J.Owen)
2010 M.B.Frost (Derby Moor) St Paul’s School (S.L.Russell & F.R.Thomas)
2011 M.J.R.Shaw (St Paul’s School) Winchester College (J.P.Ganendra & E.T.A.Wylde)
2012 Y.O.Kahn-Pascual (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (O.R.Arnold & Y.O.Kahn-Pascual)
2013 T.W.P.Watkinson (Winchester College) Derby Moor (M.Blunden & R.J.Whitehorn)
2014 H.S.Mahajan (St Paul’s School) St Paul’s School (L.M.Heidrich & H.S.Mahajan)
2015 W.N.A.Song (Winchester College) Winchester College (P. Kullavanijaya & W.N.A.Song)
2016 T.W.Kidner (Winchester College) Winchester College (S.G.Byers & T.W.Kidner)
2017 A.J.Poyntz (Winchester College) Winchester College (S.Matvienko & A.J.Poyntz)

Colquhoun Trophy (South West Schools)

Set up to honour the memory of Charles Colquhoun, long time master i/c Fives at Clifton College

Year U18 Singles U16 Singles
2010 S.Rolls (Marlborough College) C.Bury (Kelly College)
2011 J.Killick (Malvern College) A.Frosell (Marlborough College)
2012 S.J.R.Wyatt-Haines (Blundell’s School) H.Scott (Blundell’s School)
2013 T.McPherson (Blundell’s School) T.Francis (Blundell’s School)
2014 L.Fulford-Smith (Marlborough College) A.L.Nelson (Malvern College)
2015/3 not played not played
2015/11 A.R.Tudor (Malvern College) A.Chai (Blundell’s School)
2016 A.Chai (Blundell’s School) B.Mercer (Sherborne School)

South East Schools Regional U18

Year Singles (Hamilton Cup) Doubles (Wheeler Cup)
2012 A.Gemade (Christ’s Hospital) Christ’s Hospital (A.Gemade & R.Keddie)
2013 C.Kent (Eastbourne College) Eastbourne College (D.Barnes & C.Kent)
2014 J. Leale-Green (Eastbourne College) Eastbourne College (J. Leale-Green & P.Teterin)
2015 D.Hutt (Tonbridge School) Tonbridge School (D.Hutt & A.Segun)
2016 C.Mabbutt (Whitgift School) Whitgift School (J.Grut & C.Mabbutt)
2017 C.Low (Whitgift School) Whitgift School (H.Anbukumar & C.Low)

South East Schools Regional U16

Year Singles (Torkington Cup) Doubles (Arnott Cup)
2012 T.Walters (Whitgift School) Eastbourne College (E.Richards & P.Teterin)
2013 T.Owen (St.Dunstan’s College) Whitgift School (O.Horner & J.Raison)
2014 C.Mabbutt (Whitgift School) Whitgift School (J.Grut & C.Mabbutt)
2015 C.Low (Whitgift School) Whitgift School (C.Low & S.Prakash)
2016 H.Anbukumar (Whitgift School) Tonbridge School (W.Hanley & C.Lam)
2017 N.Jerome (Whitgift School) Whitgift School (N.Jerome & S.Kendrick)

Midlands Schools Regional U18

Played each year on the courts of Bedford School and Bedford Modern School

Year Singles (Cooper Cup) Doubles (Quarry Cup)
2013 R.J.Whitehorn (Derby Moor) R.A.N.Christie & R.J.Whitehorn (Derby Moor)
2014 R.J.Whitehorn (Derby Moor) R.A.N.Christie & R.J.Whitehorn (Derby Moor)
2015 R.J.Whitehorn (Derby Moor) J.Singh & R.J.Whitehorn (Derby Moor)
2016 J.Manger (Oundle School) T.Barlow & J.Manger (Oundle School)
2017 J.D.Sumner (Bedford Modern School) O.E.Colbert & J.D.Sumner  (Bedford Modern School)

Midlands Schools Regional U15

Unusual in that it is the only competition on the RFA schedule for Under 15s. Trophies were presented by Jerry Cooper, Gareth Quarry and an anonoymous Old Oundelian.

Year Singles (Old Oundelian Cup) Doubles (Quarry Cup)
2013 G.Romain (Rugby School) F.Evans & G.Romain (Rugby School)
2014 J.Attwood (Bedford Modern School) V.Shirokiy & M.Suddaby (Rugby School)
2015 J.D. Sumner (Bedford Modern School) O.E. Colbert & J.D. Sumner (Bedford Modern School)
2016 N.Martle (Rugby School) J.Drabble & A.Mehta (Rugby School)
2017 R.McKay (Rugby School) J.Beal & R.McKay (Rugby School)

Edinburgh Schools U18 Singles and Doubles

The Doubles competition was inaugurated in 1981 with a Cup donated by Merchiston Castle School. The Singles competition was inaugurated in 2017, with competitors playing for a trophy donated by an Edinburgh Academy parent, Mr Boyd. There is also an U16 Doubles competition (see below).

Year

Winners (Merchiston Castle Cup for Double and the Boyd Cup for Singles)

1981 Fettes College (N.Jones & I.Kennedy)
1982 Loretto School (A.G.D.Aitchison & M.H.McCreath)
1983 Loretto School (T.J.Cocks & M.H.McCreath)
1984 Merchiston Castle (C.M.L.Cowan & B.D.Rose)
1985 Fettes College (M.J.Bell & S.R.A.Ross)
1986 Loretto School (J.C.E.Lee & D.G.Mackay)
1987 Loretto School (J.C.E.Lee & D.G.Mackay)
1988 Loretto School (M.H.Borthwick & S.S.Hodgson)
1989 Loretto School (M.H.Borthwick & N.P.A.McLaren)
1990 Loretto School(S.C.Fraser & I.P.Purvis)
1991 Loretto School (S.C.Fraser & I.P.Purvis)
1992 Merchiston CastleSchool (A.R.Glen & A.J.Turner)
1993 Merchiston Castle School (S.J.Hannah & S.Hardie)
1994 not competed for
1995 Merchiston Castle School (R.E.Corstorphine & S.J.Hannah)
1996 Merchiston Castle School (J.N.Mackley & J.W.A.Strang)
1997 Merchiston Castle School (J.W.A.Strang & R.A.Swan)
1998 Merchiston Castle School (R.D.Allan & B.J.Yellowlees)
1999 Merchiston Castle School (R.D.Allan & B.J.Yellowlees)
2000 Merchiston Castle School (B.T.McKerchar & A.W.Sharpe)
2001 Merchiston Castle School (A.W.Sharpe & J.W.Welch)
2002 Merchiston Castle School (J.S.Colver & J.W.Welch)
2003 Loretto School (D.J.Forbes & J.R.Pendergrass)
2004 Loretto School (J.R.Pendergrass & O.Santrakul)
2005 Loretto School (R.A.Patterson & J.R.Pendergrass)
2006 Merchiston Castle School (P.A.J.Clarke & C.W.S.Legget)
2007 Merchiston Castle School (J.M.Johnstone & R.R.Weir)
2008 Merchiston Castle School (A.J.Kennedy & R.R.Weir)
2009 Merchiston Castle School (A.J.Kennedy & D.McCherry)
2010 Merchiston Castle School (P.A.Baker & P.J.S.Legget)
2011 Merchiston Castle School (P.A.Baker & P.J.S.Legget)
2012 Merchiston Castle School (E.T.Bonfield & A.V.Paterson)
2013 Edinburgh Academy (J.R.Balfour & H.MacPherson)
2014 Merchiston Castle School (D.Crawford & T.Sole)
2015 Edinburgh Academy (A.D.F.Boyd & B.T.Jourdan)
2016 Edinburgh Academy (A.D.F.Boyd & B.T.Jourdan)
2017 Fettes College (A.O.McCreath & B.G.Sperling)          Singles: A.O.McCreath

Edinburgh Schools U16 Doubles

Year

Winners (The Edinburgh Academy Cup)

1981 Loretto School (A.G.D.Aitchison & M.H.McCreath)
1982 Merchiston Castle School (C.M.L.Cowan & B.D.Rose)
1983 Edinburgh Academy (I.C.Conner & D.W.Mitchell)
1984 Merchiston Castle School (P.Walton & R.Dennison)
1985 Loretto School (S.S.Hodgson & J.C.E.Lee)
1986 Loretto School (S.S.Hodgson & J.Menella)
1987 Merchiston Castle School (D.C.Paterson & S.I.Ross)
1988 Edinburgh Academy (D.J.C.Thomson & J.P.Watson)
1989 Loretto School (S.C.Fraser & I.P.Purvis)
1990 Loretto School (M.W.Burt & A.E.Herd)
1991 Merchiston Castle School (S.J.Hannah & S.Hardie)
1992 Loretto School (R.A.G.Grant & S.J.Murray)
1993 not competed for
1994 Loretto School (A.G.Fleming-Brown & W.A.Nicholson)
1995 Merchiston Castle School (J.W.A.Strang & R.A.Swan)
1996 Merchiston Castle School (R.D.Allan & B.J.Yellowlees)
1997 Merchiston Castle School (R.D.Allan & B.J.Yellowlees)
1998 Merchiston Castle School (A.R.Donaldson & B.T.McKerchar)
1999 Loretto School (E.Maitland & A.C.Murray)
2000 Merchiston Castle School (J.S.Colver & J.W.Welch)
2001 Merchiston Castle School (S.A.Biggart & T.D.Yellowlees)
2002 Loretto School (O.Santrakul & T.Truelove)
2003 Merchiston Castle School (R.J.Holroyd & G.M.Mackie)
2004 Fettes College (A.C.S.Fyffe & S.K.MacLennan)
2005 Edinburgh Academy (M.Reid & M.J.Thurston)
2006 Merchiston Castle School (J.M.Johnstone & R.R.Weir)
2007 Merchiston Castle School (A.J.Kennedy & D.McCherry)
2008 Merchiston Castle School (P.A.Baker & P.J.S.Legget)
2009 Merchiston Castle School (P.A.Baker & S.P.Hidalgo-Clyne)
2010 Merchiston Castle School (E.T.Bonfield & A.V.Paterson)
2011 Edinburgh Academy (J.R.Balfour & R.A.Smith)
2012 Loretto School (C.D.Brechin & S.W.S.Whait)
2013 Loretto School (J.Waterston & S.W.S.Whait)
2014 Edinburgh Academy (A.D.F.Boyd & B.T.Jourdan)
2015 Fettes College (A.O.McCreath & B.G.Sperling)
2016 Merchiston Castle School (D.Tidy & S.Yuille)
2017 Merchiston Castle School (M.Currie & D.Tidy)

Girls’ National Championships (13-18)

Started by Alex Smith in 2010, this competition was endowed with a variety of trophies by members of the RFA keen to promote Girls’ Fives.

Girls’ National U18

Year Singles (Paula Smith Trophy) Doubles (Simon Eckert Memorial Trophy)
2010 T.L.Mills (Eastbourne College) Eastbourne College (T.L.Mills & E.Why)
2011 T.L.Mills (Eastbourne College) Marlborough College (L.Jardine Paterson & L.Treadwell)
2012 T.L.Mills (Eastbourne College) Rugby School (H.Hawkesley & F.Ruffell)
2013 T.L.Mills (Eastbourne College) Eastbourne College (T.L.Mills & E.Why)
2014 S.Zhang (Malvern College) Malvern College (C.Bedford & S.Zhang)
2015 L.M.Mathias (Christ’s Hospital) Rugby School (K.A.Broad & A.H.W.Richards)
2016 A.F.M.Law (Malvern College) Malvern College (A.F.M.Law & M.Wong)

Girls’ National U16

Year Singles (Melanie Whitehead Cup) Doubles (Denise Hall-Wilton Trophy)
2010 C.Dodds (Eastbourne College) Christ’s Hospital (F.Blair & C.Strong)
2011 F.Ruffell (Rugby School) Rugby School (H.Hawkesley & F.Ruffell)
2012 S.Zhang (Malvern College) Malvern College (A.Llewellyn & S.Zhang)
2013 L.M.Mathias (Christ’s Hospital) Rugby School (K.A.Broad & A.H.W.Richards)
2014 K.Martin (Rugby School) Rugby School (K.Martin & N.Mehta)
2015 A.F.M.Law (Malvern College) Malvern College (C.Bedford & A.F.M.Law)
2016 H.R.F.Fagan (Rugby School) Rugby School II (H.R.F.Fagan & F.R.Harrison)

Girls’ National U14

Year Singles (Gardner Cup) Doubles (Beaman Cup)
2010 E.Royer (Sutton Valence School) Sutton Valence School (D.Hollingsworth & E.Royer)
2011 L.M.Mathias (Christ’s Hospital) Christ’s Hospital (L.M.Mathias & O.Walsh)
2012 E.Combe (Blundell’s School) Blundell’s School (E.Combe & A.Cross)
2013 M.Todd (Christ’s Hospital) Christ’s Hospital (B.Crinnion & M.Todd)
2014 C.Bugel (Marlborough College) Marlborough College (C.Bugel & S.Smith)
2015 A.Green (Christ’s Hospital) Christ’s Hospital (A.Green & J.Joseph)
2016 K.L.Sumner (Bedford Modern School) Bedford Modern School (M.I.Kent & K.L.Sumner)

Girls’ National U13

Year Singles (Cambridge Cup) Doubles (Oxford Cup)
2010 L.M.Mathias (Christ’s Hospital) Christ’s Hospital (L.M.Mathias & O.Walsh)
2011 A.Cross (Blundell’s School) Blundell’s School (E.Combe & A.Smith)
2012 M.Todd (Christ’s Hospital) Christ’s Hospital (T.Denny & P.Thornhill)
2013 S.Saunt-Hills (Christ’s Hospital) Christ’s Hospital (I.Barnard-Masterson & S.Saunt-Hills)
2014 A.Green (Christ’s Hospital) Christ’s Hospital (A.Green & H.Walsh)
2015 A.O.Alli (Christ’s Hospital) Bedford Modern School (M.I.Kent & K.L.Sumner)
2016 A.O.Alli (Christ’s Hospital) Christ’s Hospital (A.O.Alli & L.N.Thwaites)

NATIONAL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

The National Club Championship (or Club Knockout Competition as it was initially known) was introduced in 1974 at the instigation of its organiser, Ian Fuller. A splendid trophy was donated by Tom and Joan Wood. Held in its early years at a variety of venues, since 1983 the final round have been played over one weekend at the Bank of England Sports Club and St. Paul’s School. Teams are composed of four players, with substitutions allowed between rounds.

Year

Winners (Wood Cup)

Runners-up

1974 Clove Club Alleyn Old Boys
1975 Old Merchant Taylors’ RFA Club
1976 RFA Club Old Cliftonians
1977 RFA Club Heath Old Boys
1978 Manchester YMCA RFA Club
1979 Manchester YMCA Old Merchant Taylors’
1980 RFA Club Manchester YMCA
1981 RFA Club Old Paulines
1982 RFA Club Cambridge University
1983 Manchester YMCA Old Tonbridgians
1984 Manchester YMCA Jesters
1985 Manchester YMCA Old Tonbridgians
1986 Manchester YMCA Paul’s Club
1987 Manchester YMCA RFA Club
1988 RFA Club Manchester YMCA
1989 Alleyn Old Boys RFA Club (North)
1990 RFA Club West of England Club
1991 White Rose Club Manchester YMCA
1992 Manchester YMCA Executioners
1993 RFA Club Manchester YMCA
1994 White Rose Club Executioners
1995 Old Bradfieldians Manchester YMCA
1996 Manchester YMCA RFA Club
1997 Manchester YMCA Alleyn Old Boys
1998 Alleyn Old Boys Manchester YMCA
1999 Alleyn Old Boys RFA
2000 Manchester YMCA Alleyn Old Boys
2001 Alleyn Old Boys Manchester YMCA
2002 Alleyn Old Boys Caledonian Club
2003 Alleyn Old Boys Manchester YMCA
2004 Oxford Past Alleyn Old Boys
2005 Alleyn Old Boys Manchester YMCA
2006 Manchester YMCA Alleyn Old Boys
2007 Manchester YMCA Alleyn Old Boys
2008 Manchester YMCA Alleyn Old Boys
2009 Manchester YMCA Old Paulines
2010 Manchester YMCA Old Paulines
2011 Old Paulines Manchester YMCA
2012 Old Paulines Manchester YMCA
2013 Old Paulines Executioners
2014 Old Paulines Wessex Club
2015 Wessex Club Old Paulines
2016 Wessex Club Old Paulines

OLD BOYS’ CHAMPIONSHIP (OWERS TROPHY)

The Old Boys Championship (commonly known as the Owers Trophy) was started in 2004 to encourage Old Boys Clubs to enlist members, especially those who have just left school. The trophy was donated by the RFA and named in honour of Tony Owers, an Old Whitgiftian and one of the Association’s principal benefactors. Until 2015 teams were composed of four players, with substitutions allowed between rounds. In 2015, in an attempt to boost the number of teams entering, the composition of teams was altered to become three per team.

Year

Winners (Owers Trophy)

Runners-up

2004/4 Alleyn Old Boys Old Dunstonians
2004/10 Old Dunstonians Alleyn Old Boys
2005 Old Dunstonians Old Eastbournians
2006 Alleyn Old Boys Old Paulines
2007 Alleyn Old Boys Old Paulines 1
2008 Old Paulines Alleyn Old Boys
2009 Old Pilgrims Old Paulines
2010 Old Paulines Alleyn Old Boys
2011 Old Paulines Old Derby Moor
2012 Old Paulines Old Eastbournians
2013 Old Paulines Alleyn Old Boys
2014 Old Paulines Alleyn Old Boys
2015 Old Paulines 2012 Paulines
2016 (Cambridge) Old Paulines Old Bradfieldians

OXFORD V CAMBRIDGE

The University Match (most frequently referred to as the Varsity Match) was first played in 1925 and has been contested every year since, with the exception of the war years. It has been played at a variety of venues, but in recent years the event has been held at St. Paul’s School. Sides consist of eight players, four of whom contest singles in the morning; in the afternoon a further series of doubles matches takes place. On occasions there has been a Second IV match between the Oxford Beavers and the Cambridge Sparrows. In 2015 an inaugural Women’s Varsity Match was held. Click here for records covering the years 1925-1996

Year

Winner (Jock Burnet Trophy, donated in 2008 by the Jesters, replaced in 2009 after the disappearance of the original)

1997 Oxford
1998 Oxford
1999 Oxford
2000 Oxford
2001 Oxford
2002 Cambridge
2003 Oxford
2004 Oxford
2005 Cambridge
2006 Cambridge
2007 Oxford
2008 Oxford
2009 Oxford
2010 Oxford
2011 Cambridge
2012 Cambridge
2013 Cambridge
2014 Cambridge
2015 Cambridge         Women’s Match: Oxford (2-a-side)
2016 Cambridge         Women’s Match: Cambridge (4-a-side)
2017 Cambridge         Women’s Match: Cambridge (4-a-side)

RFA CLUB PRESIDENT’S CUP

The President’s Cup is a doubles tournament run on a Sunday shortly before Christmas. Members of the RFA are invited to enter as individuals and there is then a draw for partners. The trophy was presented at the inaugural event in 1958 by Geoffrey Rimmer, the first President of the Club. Three further trophies for plate competitions were added by Tom and Joan Wood in 1978 and 1983: the Mate’s Plate, the Love Cup and the T-Pot. The tournament is played at Merchant Taylors’ School in Northwood. Click here for records covering the years 1958- 1995

Year

Winners

1996 B.J.Hanton & G.Patterson
1997 C.E.M.Jones & J.S.Schroeter
1998 H.Buchanan & N.A.Marshall
1999 W.J.Avenell & J.G.Beswick
2000 H.Buchanan & R.Shergold
2001 D.J.Hebden & I.A. de Weymarn
2002 P.G.Atkinson & I.A. de Weymarn
2003 J.Bartle & O.H.Stone-Lee
2004 P.Chopra & E.W.G.Hatton
2005 B.J.Hanton & G.D.Price
2006 H.Buchanan & M.T.Hanney
2007 J.Abecassis & P.G.Atkinson
2008 H.Buchanan & J.N.A.Gravatt
2009 R.S.Grey & J.F.Minta
2010 C.E.Butler & J.F.Minta
2011 G.W.R.Matthews & C.L.Thomson
2012 W.A.Ellison & J.G.Stubbs
2013 O.R.J.Quarry & J.Tilston
2014 M.T.Cavanagh & B.J.Hanton
2015 D.J.Grant & M.Y.Kiteley
2016 M.W.Spillane & D.C.Tristao

WINCHESTER FIVES OPEN DOUBLES

The Winchester Fives Open Doubles (also known as the Barnes Bridge, after the trophy donated by Tom Wood and named in honour of David Barnes’ contribution to the game) came from an initiative by Michael Haslam, the first chairman of the Winchester Fives Group. It was first played at Bradfield College in 1982. The competition is played in rotation at four schools: Bradfield College, Winchester College, Sedbergh School and Malvern College.

Year

Winners (The Barnes Bridge)

1982 R.N.Barr & S.Constantine
1983 D.S.Parlby & J.S.Schroeter
1984 R.N.Barr & S.Constantine
1985 S.Constantine & D.J.Hebden
1986 S.Constantine & D.J.Hebden
1987 S.Constantine & D.J.Hebden
1988 D.Barnes & R.N.Barr
1989 R.M.Layton & J.M.Tremellen
1990 R.M.Layton & J.M.Tremellen
1991 S.Constantine & D.J.Hebden
1992 N.H.Roberts & A.G.Wilson
1993 R.M.Layton & J.M.Tremellen
1994 R.M.Layton & J.M.Tremellen
1995 R.M.Layton & J.M.Tremellen
1996 I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
1997 I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
1998 I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
1999 I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
2000 I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
2001 I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
2002 I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
2003 I.P.Fuller & D.J.Hebden
2004 D.A.Fox & D.J.Hebden
2005 D.A.Fox & D.J.Hebden
2006 H.F.Akerman & M.Mohammed
2007 H.F.Akerman & M.Mohammed
2008 H.Buchanan & J.F.Minta
2009 W.A.Ellison & H.K.Mohammed
2010 W.A.Ellison & H.K.Mohammed
2011 W.A.Ellison & H.K.Mohammed
2012 W.A.Ellison & H.K.Mohammed
2013 W.A.Ellison & H.K.Mohammed
2014 W.A.Ellison & H.K.Mohammed
2015 D.J.Grant & D.C.Tristao
2016 W.A.Ellison & E.I.Kay
2017 B.M.J.Beltrami & D.T.Butler

LADIES WINCHESTER FIVES

The Ladies’ Winchester Fives Championship was initiated by Michael Haslam as a single event in 1988 at Sedbergh School. He presented the Crayke Cup, named after the Yorkshire village in which he lived, to the winner, Paula Smith, who remained unbeaten in the singles until 2004. In 1990 Denise Hall-Wilton started a doubles competition, for which she donated the Bradfield Bowl, a trophy with a four-sided wooden base, one side for each of the four venues at which the championships are held: Bradfield, Winchester, Sedbergh and Malvern.

Year

Singles (Crayke Cup)

Doubles (Bradfield Bowl)

1988 P.B.Smith no competition
1989 P.B.Smith no competition
1990 P.B.Smith D.P.Hall-Wilton & P.B.Smith
1991 P.B.Smith D.P.Hall-Wilton & P.B.Smith
1992 P.B.Smith D.P.Hall-Wilton & P.B.Smith
1993 P.B.Smith D.P.Hall-Wilton & P.B.Smith
1994 P.B.Smith R.Nagle-Wood & C.Wood
1995 P.B.Smith D.P.Hall-Wilton & P.B.Smith
1996 P.B.Smith D.P.Hall-Wilton & P.B.Smith
1997 P.B.Smith D.P.Hall-Wilton & P.B.Smith
1998 P.B.Smith D.P.Hall-Wilton & P.B.Smith
1999 P.B.Smith D.P.Hall-Wilton & P.B.Smith
2000 no competition
2001 P.B.Smith D.P.Hall-Wilton & P.B.Smith
2002 P.B.Smith D.P.Hall-Wilton & P.B.Smith
2003 P.B.Smith D.P.Hall-Wilton & P.B.Smith
2004 D.E.A.Redmond D.P.Hall-Wilton & P.B.Smith
2005 D.E.A.Redmond D.E.A.Redmond & L.Redmond
2006 E.E.Seton E.E.Seton & M.S.Whitehead
2007-09 no competition
2010 K.L.White D.E.A.Redmond & K.White
2011 K.Briedenhann A.D.Ganguly & A.D.Steel
2012 no competition
2013 K.Hird F.Barnes & K.Hird
2014 K.Briedenhann K.Briedenhann & A.D.Steel
2015 T.L.Mills K.Briedenhann & T.L.Mills
2016 K.Briedenhann K.Briedenhann & T.L.Mills
2017 K.Briedenhann K.Briedenhann & T.L.Mills

WINCHESTER FIVES NORTHERN DOUBLES

The Winchester Fives Northern Doubles was started by Laurence Catlow in 1993. The event is held at Sedbergh School in Cumbria. It has not been played since 2010.

Year

Winners

1993 N.H.Roberts & A.G.Wilson
1994 P.Last & R.M.Layton
1995 P.Last & R.M.Layton
1996 D.A.Fox & S.J.Roberts
1997 no competition
1998 D.A.Fox & S.J.Roberts
1999 B.L.Lovett & A.G.Wilson
2000 R.James Duff & I.P.Purvis
2001 S.C.Fraser & R.James Duff
2002 no competition
2003 no competition
2004 no competition
2005 no competition
2006 no competition
2007 R.A.Pearson & R.G.Sandie
2008 A.Elletson & M.Pimlott
2009 D.A.Fox & R.Guthrie
2010 J.F.Minta & R.G.Sandie

WINCHESTER FIVES MIXED DOUBLES

The Winchester Fives Mixed Doubles was started in 1997 by Paula Smith, who donated a cup. The event is played at Bradfield College in May.

Year

Winners (lady’s name first)

1997 M.T.Love & K.H.C.Love
1998 R.Nagle-Wood & R.Wood
1999 P.B.Smith & S.Smith
2000 S.Franklin & C.Thomas
2001 P.B.Smith & S.Smith
2002 no competition
2003 M.S.Whitehead & J.A.O.Bristow
2004 D.P.Hall-Wilton & R.L.Dolby
2005 E.E.Seton & R.L.Dolby
2006 E.E.Seton & S.J.Kirby
2007 No competition
2008 No competition
2009 A.D.Ganguly & D.J.Grant
2010 C.L.Knowles & D.J.Grant
2011 No competition
2012 No competition
2013 A.D.Steel & A.B.Pringle
2014 A.D.Steel & A.B.Pringle
2015 A.D.Steel & A.B.Pringle
2016 K.Briedenhann & B.M.J.Beltrami

SCHOOLS WINCHESTER FIVES

The Schools Winchester Fives Doubles Tournament was started by David Barnes in 2002 and is held in November at Winchester College

Year

Winners

2002  Radley College (S.Grant-Dalton & F.Sjostrom)
2003  Winchester College (H.Ishii & O.J.Pumphrey)
2004  Winchester College (H.K.Mohammed & O.J.Pumphrey)
2005  St. Paul’s School (C.S.W.Hay & A.J.Seigel)
2006  St. Paul’s School (J.C.F.Corbin & D.C.Tristao)
2007  St. Paul’s School (J.A.Faber & E.R.Malone)
2008  Alleyn’s School (A.George & P.A.Hanton)
2009  St. Paul’s School (A.Edmonds & E.I.Kay)
2010  Winchester College (N.Baines & J.Kennedy)
2011  St. Paul’s School (T.R.D.Parker & F.R.Thomas)
2012  Winchester College (J.P.Ganendra & E.T.A.Wylde)
2013  St. Paul’s School (O.R.Arnold & B.M.J.Beltrami)
2014  Derby Moor (J.P.M.Halligan & R.J.Whitehorn)
2015  Winchester College (P.Kullavanijaya & W.N.A.Song)
2016 Winchester College (P.Kullavanijaya & W.N.A.Song)

DERBY MOOR INVITATION DOUBLES

The Derby Moor Invitation Doubles was started by Bob Dolby to enable young players at the newly established Derby Moor Fives Club to play with, and learn from, senior players. It has attracted a number of champions who have inspired their young partners to play the game in a competitive yet friendly manner. The tournament is played on the last Sunday in June at Derby Moor on courts brought back into use in 2003 and enclosed in 2015.

Year

Winners

2004 Phil Bishop & John East
2005 Hamish Buchanan & Stuart Kirby
2006 John Beswick & Matt Orr
2007 Anthony Goodwin & John Minta
2008 Ashley Hill & Bob Sandie
2009 Phil Bishop & Max Frost
2010 Wayne Enstone & Jay Gravatt
2011 Mike Baxter & Tim Widdop
2012 Mike Baxter & Jay Gravatt
2013 Anthony Goodwin & Bob Sandie
2014 Ashley Hill & Tim Widdop
2015 Chris Davey & Anthony Goodwin
2016 Hamish Buchanan & Lewis Keates

THE LADY’S CUP

The Lady’s Cup was started by Bob Dolby on the new courts in Cambridge to encourage young female players. Each pair should contain one female beginner, a schoolgirl or a recent school-leaver. The Cup itself was originally the Malt Cup, donated by the widow of Philip ‘Pussy’ Malt, Amateur Singles champion (1933-35), who died in 1936 of tuberculosis.

Year

Winners (lady’s name first)

2014 Milly Richards & Dick Warner
2015 Louise Mathias & Ross Stuart
2016 Katie Sumner & Joseph Sumner

THE PUCKLE CUP DOUBLES

The Puckle Cup was donated by Mrs Melanie Puckle in 1971 in memory of her late husband, L.G.W.Puckle, a fine player who was captain of the Clove Club from 1928 until his death in 1966. The tournament was played on the new courts at Hackney Downs School (now demolished) but was discontinued because of the pressure of other events in the fives calendar. It was last played in 1985.

Year

Winners (Puckle Cup)

1970 D.E.Gardner & S.H.Reid
1971 D.Barnes & K.B.Puckle
1972 K.B.Puckle & J.D.Turner
1973 J.H.M.East & G.W.Enstone
1974 J.H.M.East & G.W.Enstone
1975 J.H.M.East & G.W.Enstone
1976 J.H.M.East & G.W.Enstone and D.J.Hebden & K.B.Puckle shared
1977 N.J.Elson & I.G.Puckle
1978 D.E.Gardner & C.M.G.Heron
1979 D.E.Gardner & C.M.G.Heron
1980 D.J.Hebden & K.B.Puckle
1981 I.P.Fuller & J.S.Schroeter
1982-3 I.P.Fuller & J.S.Schroeter
1984 D.J.Hebden & D.S.Parlby
1985 D.J.Hebden & D.S.Parlby

WHITGIFT DOUBLES

The Whitgift Doubles was started by Chris Jones in August 2003. The tournament was designed to encourage younger players (16-25) to become more involved in the senior fives ‘circuit’. by pairing them with the country’s best players. The event has been discontinued partly because of the pressure of other events in the fives calendar but partly because of the success of the RFA in involving more younger players in the game generally.

Year

Winners

2003 J.Fabes & S.E.Korris
2004 H.Buchanan & Z.Butlin
2005 H.Buchanan & N.Karia

THE INGRAM TROPHY AND PLATE

Named in memory of Peter Ingram, the long-term master in charge of Fives at Merchant Taylors’ School in Northwood.

Year Singles Doubles
2008 D.J.Grant A.S.Goodwin & G.D.Price
2009 D.J.Grant D.J.Grant & J.Gravatt
2010 T.Dean B.Baral & M.B.Frost