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News in 2008

President's Cup

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Brian Kirk, Clive Butler and Richard Christie took part. Playing with Jack Furniss, Richard Christie won the Love Mug, his first piece of silverware!

DMF Juniors at Bedford - Photo

Junior VI v. Bedford School

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Anthony Goodwin & Max Frost, Jimmy Goodwin & Aaron Wheatley, Rob Christie & Robert Whitehorn won the Singles 85-59, with Anthony, Jimmy, Aaron, Robert and Rob Christie each winning their matches; then the team won the Doubles 60-58 which took the score to 145-117. We look forward to arranging a return match next term at Derby Moor.

DMF Juniors at Oundle

Junior VI v. Oundle U15

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Jimmy Goodwin & Max Frost, Rob Christie & Aaron Wheatley took on the Oundle U15 IV and won 84-63. Max, Rob and Aaron won their Singles for a lead of 39-23. Then Jimmy helped Max to add another 5 points in the Doubles, while Rob and Aaron tied theirs on points. Meanwhile in the Seniors Ashley Hill & Anthony Goodwin beat the Oundle 1st pair 11-8, 11-5 and the 2nd pair 11-7, 11-2.

Emma Howie at St. Paul's - Photo

Ladies Championship

30th November 2008, St. Paul's

Emma Howie lost in the Final of the Singles to defending champion Claire Knowles, and in the Final of the Doubles (with Irene Bravo) to defending champions Claire Knowles & Melanie Whitehead.

DMF v. Cambridge University (a)

19th November 2008, Oundle

A chance to see how the new courts are playing!

East Midlands Eton Fives Doubles

1st November 2008, Repton School

Yorkshire Open Doubles

11th October 2008, Giggleswick

Brian Kirk & Clive Butler, Richard Christie & Anthony Goodwin competed.

East Midlands Eton Fives Doubles

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Stuart Kirby & Clive Butler, Richard Christie & Anthony Goodwin took part. Stuart & Clive reached the final of the Festival Plate, losing 1-2

RFA v. Manchester Y Club

Sunday, September 21, 2008, Manchester

A DMF IV representing the RFA beat Manchester 120-118; Stuart Kirby, Richard Christie, Brian Kirk and Clive Butler played for the RFA; Brian Nithsdale, Wayne Harrison, Kevin Henry and Dave Walker for Manchester Y Club.

One-Wall Festival

Sunday, August 31, 2008, St. Paul's, Barnes, London

Two car loads of players went to the competition and after a great day, Stuart Kirby won the Mixed Doubles with Kerry White.


Year 9 Singles Competition

Saturday, July 26, 2008, Derby Moor

Jimmy Goodwin won beating Max Frost 15-10 in the Final.

5th DMF Invitation Tournament

Tuesday, July 22, 2008, Derby Moor

18 players from DMF, the Manchester Y Club, the Halifax White Rose Club and the Alleyn Old Boys contested the title. Dave Hebden & Max Frost (DMF U14) beat Phil Bishop & Jimmy Goodwin (DMF U14) in one semi-final, while Ashley Hill & Bob Sandie beat Richard Christie & Ian Roberts in the other. Hill & Sandie won a tough final 11-3, 11-5. Brian Kirk & Anthony Goodwin won Plate A, Tim Widdop & Matt Gilbert Plate B. Grem McIntyre & Robert Grey won the Wooden Spoon by default!

Winchester Mixed Doubles

11th May 2008, Bradfield

Stuart Kirby & Emma Howie unable to defend their title as it was cancelled for the second year in succession.

Vintage Singles and Doubles

Sunday, April 20, 2008, Oundle

Robert Grey entered the Doubles with Dickie Warner. They won the Plate competition.

DMF Juniors at Bedford

v. Bedford School

Saturday, April 12, 2008, Bedford

Richard Christie & Anthony Goodwin, Jimmy Goodwin & Aaron Wheatley, Diogo Norte & Rob Christie beat a VI from bedford School 219-117. Up 55-30 after the Singles, they won the Doubles 164-87.

Emma Seton does the Double!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Winning, and defending, both the Singles and the Doubles (with Melanie Whitehead) in the Ladies Winchester Fives championship at Sedbergh. Next target: the Mixed Doubles with Stuart!

Veterans' Doubles

6th April 2008, Horsham

Stuart & Brian won the Doubles Plate for the 3rd time, beating David Hebden and Keith Puckle 15-2,15-8.

Ashley and Anthony

National Schools Championships

28th March 2008, St. Paul's, Barnes

After 4 days of competition at St Paul's Ashley Hill & Anthony Goodwin justified their Nr 1 seeding by beating the St Paul's 1st pair (on their home courts) 11-5, 2-11, 12-10 to win the National U16 (Colts) Doubles championship. They saved one match point at 8-10, then Ashley hit four consecutive winners. They have won a magnificent solid silver trophy (the largest in the sport!) and individual tankards. In the Singles Anthony got to the last 8, Ashley to the semi-finals, both losing narrowly to the top St. Paul's players. They returned home bruised and sore but very chuffed. See Gallery for more pictures.

U13 Championships

16 March 2008, St. Paul's, Barnes

Rob Christie and Robert Whitehorn competed for DMF. They each came 4th in their singles pool and 4th in their doubles pool. Good experience for next year when they are the right age.

v. White Rose (h)

16th March 2008, Derby Moor

1st Round of the Wood Cup (Club Knockout). Stuart Kirby & Ashley Hill, Clive Butler & Robert Grey lost 51-120 to a team of Sutcliffe, Marshall, Widdup and Sandie.

Winchester Doubles

9th March 2008, Sedbergh

Brian Kirk & Clive Butler reach the quarter-final where they lose to Mohammed and Ackerman.

v. Radley College (a)

8th March 2008, Radley College, Oxfordshire

A four consisting of Bob Dolby, Anthony Goodwin, Diogo Norte and Jimmy Goodwin represented the RFA against the Radley 1st IV. After the Singles, which included a hard-fought 15-16 defeat for Jimmy, we were one point down, and after the first set of Doubles the deficit had increased to three. Diogo and Jimmy managed to get 10 points off their opponents while Bob and Anthony won 11-0, 11-3. Overall result: a win 101-97

North West Open Doubles

27th January 2008, Manchester Y Club

Stuart Kirby & Ashley Hill, Brian Kirk & Clive Butler entered. Stuart & Ashley were knocked out in the second round by Hamish Buchanan & Ben Taberner. The tournament was won for the third year running by ex-DMF member Phil Bishop, playing with Ed Fuller.

v. Cambridge University (a)

19th January 2008, Oundle

Lost 125-151. Playing in the name of the RFA as usual, Stuart Kirby & Ashley Hill, Brian Kirk & Clive Butler took on a Cambridge IV consisting of Richard Lebon & Charles Compton, Alqahir Ladak & Anand Ashok. We lost the Singles 33-61 but won the Doubles 91-90, with Stuart & Ashley winning all 4 games.

West of England Schools

Sunday, January 6, 2008, Sherborne School

Ashley Hill & Anthony Goodwin beat the Alleyns' 1st pair to win the Colts Doubles. Ashley loses in the Final of the Singles to defending champion, Peter Hanton.

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