Sunday, December 13, 2009 Merchant Taylors' Northwood
Robert Grey won the event, partnered by John Minta. In the Final they beat our own Max Frost (16!) and his partner, the England One-Wall Handball captain, Ady Lee, 15-7, 15-8.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Emma Howie was the runner-up where she lost to the defending champion, Claire Knowles - her ninth title in a row!
Saturday, December 5, 2009, Bedford
Our 1st IV of Max Frost & Jimmy Goodwin, Mike Baxter & Danny Goodall won 81-75. Max and Jimmy won their Singles and Doubles comfortably; Mike and Danny gained enough points on very unfamiliar courts to keep us ahead. The 2nd IV of Rob Christie & Robert Whitehorn, Matt Blunden & Craig Baxter won 99-72, with victories in 3 out of 4 Singles. In the Doubles Matt & Craig (Year 8) did particularly well to take 21 points off two opponents in the Upper Sixth (Year 13)!
Sunday, November 29, 2009, Oundle
Lost 135-145 overall, but a win for the Senior IV of Anthony Goodwin & Max Frost, Jimmy Goodwin & Michael Baxter by 92-52. The Junior IV of Rob Chritie & Robert Whitehorn, Ashley Timney & Matthew Newstead lost their match 43-93. It was Ashley & Matthew's first competitive match, playing much bigger, older, stronger opponents. Anthony, Max, Jimmy and Rob all won their Singles. Anthony & Max, Jimmy & Mike, Rob & Robert won their Doubles.
22nd November 2009, Manchester
Brian Kirk & Richard Christie, Anthony Goodwin & Max Frost went. Ther Y Club could only raise 3 players: John Minta, Kevin Henry and Damian Connolly, so all games of Singles and Doubles were friendlies.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009, Oundle
Stuart Kirby & Richard Christie, Anthony Goodwin & Max Frost, Brian Kirk & Rob Grey beat a Cambridge side consisting of Ladak, Malone, Compton, Hennock, Tunnard and Patel by 169-100. Stuart (1) & Max (4) won their Singles; Stuart & Richard won all 3 Doubles.
Sunday, November 1, 2009, Repton School, Derbyshire
Stuart Kirby & Clive Butler, Richard Christie & Anthony Goodwin, Brian Kirk & Max Frost competed. Stuart & Clive reached the Final of the Festival (Plate) Tournament for the second year in a row, where they lost to two young ladies from the Eton-Fives playing community.
Sunday, October 25, 2009, Bristol
Brian Kirk & Richard Christie, Anthony Goodwin & Max Frost competed. Both won their preliminary round match. Brian & Richard went out in the next round to Furniss & Tristao, while Anthony & Max reached the quarter-final by beating locals Rew & Dunscombe. In the quarter-final they lost heavily to the eventiual winners, Ellison & Mohammed.
13th August 20099, Alleyn's School
Brian Kirk & Richard Christie lost in the second round to Dan Grant & Ady Lee; Anthony Goodwin teamed up with Jay Gravatt of KCS Wimbledon: they lost in Round 2 to the evntual winners, John Minta & Ed Fuller.
Brian Kirk & Richard Christie competed, going out in the 1st round to Hughes & Rew.
Sunday, June 28, 2009, Derby Moor
Max Frost & Phil Bishop won the 'premier tournament in the Midlands', beating John Minta & Matt Orr 15-12, 15-0 in the final. The latter pair had had a hard semi-final against Richard Christie & Tim Widdop, and Matt Orr was handicapped in the final by a bruise. Nevertheless, Phil's second win in this competition (he won the first event in 2004 with John East) and a first for young Max (U15) was well deserved. Brian Kirk & Bob Sandie won the Plate aginst Anthony Goodwin & Ian Roberts.
Thursday, May 7, 2009, Merchant Taylor's School
Anthony Goodwin partnered Gareth Price (OMTs) and won beating Brian Kirk (DMF) and John Walter (OMTs).
26th April 2009, Oundle
Robert Grey competed in the Singles and, with Grem McIntyre, in the Doubles
Sunday, April 26, 2009, Winchester
Emma Howie and Stuart Kirby were unsuccessful in defending their title, coming second to Dan Grant & Anita Ganguly.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Stuart Kirby & Anthony Goodwin, Richard Christie & Brian Kirk represented DMF against the Old Paulines, losing 61-129. The OPs went on to be runners-up to the Manchester Y Club.
Sunday, April 5, 2009, Christ's Hospital, Horsham
Richard Christie reaches Final of the Plate in both Singles and Doubles. Stuart Kirby gains third place in the Singles; Brian Kirk & Stuart come third in the Doubles.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009, St. Paul's School
Anthony Goodwin (U18) and Max Frost (U16) took part. Anthony came second to one of the favorites in his group and then lost in the Plate to the eventual winner from Sedbergh. Max got to the final of Plate B where he lost in 3 games to his opponent from Whitgift.
Sunday, March 22, 2009, Derby Moor
Wood Cup 2009. Stuart Kirby, Brian Kirk, Richard Christie and Anthony Goodwin won the Singles 44-13 and the Doubles 117-58. Match total 161-71. Playing for the Executioners were Shafin Somji, Guy Matthews, Riaz Dharamshi, Charles Lamb.
15th March 2009, Malvern
Clive Butler & Brian Kirk competed. They lost a very close 3-game tussle in the 1st round, went then into the Plate.
Sunday, March 15, 2009, St. Paul's School
Rob Christie and Robert Whitehorn competed for the second time. Rob got to the last 8, where he lost to the eventual winner from Blundells. Rob and Robert Whitehorn then got through to the semi-final of the Doubles, where they lost 11-12!
Sunday, March 8, 2009, Radley College
Max Frost, Jimmy Goodwin, Aaron Wheatley and Rob Christie played on Radley's Winchester Fives courts. 28-33 down after the Singles (partly because Jimmy was still feeling car-sick), they rallied to win the Doubles easily, Max & Rob winning 44-19 and Jimmy & Aaron by the same margin. The final score was 116-71.
28th February 2009, Durham
Brian Kirk and Richard Christie competed, going out to Manning and Widdop in the 1st Round.
Saturday, February 21, 2009, Derby Moor
Won 164-54. Stuart Kirby & Clive Butler, Richard Christie & Brian Kirk gained a lead of 44-5 in the Singles and eased to victory in the subsequent Doubles. Playing for Leeds were Rob Wiesner, Alex Wall, Rupert Parker and Alex Miller.
Saturday, January 31, 2009, Oundle School
Postponed from the previous Saturday. Masquerading as the RFA, Stuart Kirby & Ashley Hill, Brian Kirk & James Buckhalper, Robert Grey & Anthony Goodwin lost 167-195. Highlights were Anthony's 14-16 defeat by Alqahir Ladak, and Stuart & Ashley's battle with Chris Jones & Jacob Brubert 12-15, 15-12. Cambridge won the Singles 61-36 and the Doubles 134-131.
4th January 2009, Manchester Y-Club
Brian Kirk & Richard Christie competed.
10th January 2009, Alleyn's, Dulwich
Brian Kirk & Richard Christie took part in the London Qualifying rounds of the National Doubles.
3rd January 2009, Sherborne School
Ashley Hill & Anthony Goodwin (U18), Jimmy Goodwin & Max Frost (U16) competed in Singles and Doubles. Ashley & Anthony were seeded 3 for the Doubles and duly lost in the semi-final to the runners-up. In the Singles they both lost to the runner-up as well. Max and Jimmy got useful experience in the Colts competition and did well against opposition from Alleyn's, St. Paul's, Eastbourne and Christ's Hospital.