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News in 2006

President's Cup

Monday, December 11, 2006

Clive Butler playing with Ed Hawke reached the final, only to be beaten in three games by Hamish Buchanan and Matt Hanney.

Clive Butler - Photo

The Bob Holland Tournament

Sunday, November 12, 2006, Manchester Y-Club

Clive Butler won the main competition, partnering Phil Bishop; they beat Ashley Hill and Neil Roberts. Brian Kirk won the Plate Competition with Brian Nithsdale.

RFA/DMF v. Manchester Y Club (a)

3rd September 2006, Manchester Y-Club

The first match of the season versus the very strong Manchester Club with two glass-back courts. Brian Kirk, Robert Grey, Ashley Hill and Matt Orr found it difficult to cope with the very different courts and a strong Y Club IV, and they lost 78-168.

Invitation Tournament

Sunday, June 18, 2006, Derby Moor

Matt Orr & John Beswick win, beating Chris Burrows & Bob Sandie in the Final. 22 players took part, with Stuart Kirby and Charlie Robinson seeded to reach the Final, but after a tough semi-final Chris (aged 16) and Bob took on the former several times National Doubles champion John Beswick and Matt Orr (aged 17, from Derby Moor Fives), losing 11-7, 11-5. Ashley Hill and Robert Grey, both of Derby Moor Fives, won the keenly contested Plate competition

versus the RFA (h)

4th June 2006, Derby Moor

Won 109-84. Representing DMF: Brian Kirk & Clive Butler, Ashley Hill & Matt Orr. The RFA IV was Ian Roberts, John Hawke, Bob Sandie and Colin Heptonstall.

Winchester Mixed Doubles

Monday, May 8, 2006, Bradfield

Stuart Kirby and Emma Howie won the competition. For Stuart it is his first title - congratulations! For Emma, who won the competition last year with Bob Dolby, it completes the hat-trick of Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

Oundle Poachers

Date: 30th April 2006, Oundle School

Senior IV (Stuart Kirby & Brian Kirk, Clive Butler & Robert Grey) lost 70-107. Junior IV (Ashley Hill & Matt Orr, Anthony Goodwin & Yasser Pervez lost 112-117

Robert Grey - Photo

National Vintage Singles

Monday, April 24, 2006, Derby Moor

We hosted this Tournament for the first time. Bob Dolby and Robert Grey got to the semi-final of the Doubles, and Robert was runner-up in the Singles to defending champion David Hebden.

Ashley Hill and oposition: Peter Hanton

National Under-14s Championship

Wednesday, April 5, 2006, St. Paul's School, Barnes, London

Ashley Hill was the first entrant ever in the competition from this school. He beat several Number Ones from fives-playing schools on the way to the semi-final, where he lost to the defending champion from Alleyn's - Peter Hanton.

Veterans (Over 45s) Doubles

Monday, 3rd April, 2006, Horsham

Often a happy hunting ground for our senior players! Stuart Kirby and Brian Kirk won the Doubles Plate for the second year in a row, Stuart's third time of winning.

DMF v. Manchester Y Club

Date: 26th March 2006, Derby Moor

1st Round of the Tom Wood Club Knockout. Lost 41-79. Stuart Kirby & Brian Kirk, Clive Butler & Robert Grey were playing against John Beswick & Wayne Harrison, Kevin Henry & Roger Butterworth. The Y Club go through to the last eight.

Oundle Under 16s

Date: 14th March 2006, Derby Moor

Our first School home game! Won 120-84. Playing for DMCSC were Ashley Hill, Ross Durnie, Waqar Khaleel and Anthony Goodwin. Singles: Hill bt Nichol 11-8; Durnie lost to Edwardson 5-11; Khaleel beat Milburn 11-9; Goodwin beat Spencer 11-6. Doubles: Hill & Durnie beat Nichol & Edwardson 11-8,11-8, beat Milburn & Spencer 11-0,11-5; Khaleel and Goodwin beat Milburn & Spencer 11-3,11-3, lost to Nichol & Edwardson 10-12,6-11.

Ladies Winchester Competitions

Tuesday, March 14, 2006, Bradfield College

Having won the Winchester Mixed Doubles last season, Emma Seaton has now added both the Winchester Ladies Singles and Ladies Doubles trophies to her collection at the recent competition held at Bradfield College.

Cambridge University

Date: 21st January 2006, Bedford Modern School

Lost 125-147. Stuart Kirby & Brian Kirk, Clive Butler & Patrick O'Brien played, representing the Rugby Fives Association, of which we are all members

DMF Features in article in Meredes Car Owners Magazine

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Andy Pringle wrote an article for the Mercedes Car Owners Magazine with lots of great photos: Article.pdf

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