Marlborough College, Wiltshire
Sunday, 9th December 2018
Youth very much triumphed over experience in the final of the President’s Cup when Ed Kay & Martha Nugent teamed up to defeat Tom Kiggell & Dick Warner. The same was true in the Love Mug and the Mate’s Plate where the trophies were won by Charles Compton & Gwydion Wiseman and by Louise Mathias & Theo Parker respectively. Only in the T-Pot could one speak of ‘old hands’ vying for the silverware.
The event (and much appreciated catering) was master-minded once more by Gareth Price and the competition hosted for the first time by Marlborough College, the courts at the previous venue, St. Paul’s School, being subject to a 5 pm curfew: devotees of the President’s Cup will well know that more hours are needed to complete what Dick termed “a marvellous day of gruelling Fives”. Marlborough and Tom Kiggell deserve our special thanks for providing an environment in which organiser, competitors and spectators felt very much at home: a warm and generous space with sufficient courts for the purposes of this event.
The President’s Cup: Ed Kay & Martha Nugent bt Tom Kiggell & Dick Warner 15-9, 15-8
The Love Mug: Charles Compton & Gwydion Wiseman bt Ashwin Ahuja & Robin Perry 15-8, 15-16, 15-10
The T-Pot: Hamish Buchanan & Gareth Price bt Jim Hughes & Guy Matthews 15-11, 15-6
The Mate’s Plate: Louise Mathias & Theo Parker bt Tim Bury & Ben Hale 15-11, 15-12
Also played: Jeremy Manger & Tom Webster; Ed Hawke & Stuart Scott; Ollie Arnold & Bernard Atkinson; Kevin Brice & Laurence Cook; Tim Hebblethwaite & Ben Yass; Ibby Lee & Sam Russell; Jonathan Peterson & Howard Wiseman; Nick Geere & Bruce Hanton.