Executioners Rugby Fives Club

Hello, and welcome to the Executioners Club

Our 2013/14 season is now officially under way, having started at the beginning of September '13, and our regular Wednesday night sessions at St Paul’s School, Barnes, are are in full swing. Do come and join us from 7 for a couple of hours..

Alternatively, if you'd like to know more about the club or the game, or want to get in touch with the committee, please click on the Contact Us, About Us or History links on the left. We're always keen to welcome new members to the club, so whether you're a lapsed player of the game or newly moved to London, we'd love to see you on court...



(Previous news can be found using the link at the bottom of the page)

September 18th - Club members turned out in force for the annual London Open this year - although not many can report any great success on court! Arguably the closest we got to any silverware was when Dick Warner (in his capacity as RFA President) handed out the trophies.
Richard Bridge and Duncan Neale were unlucky to be drawn against eventual semi-finalists John Minta and James Toop in the first round of the doubles, while Dick Warner and Rupert Mathieu also lost in the first round - to Dan Tristao and Tom Chase. Andy Pringle and Tom Maconie at least won through to the quarter-finals, only losing to eventual champions Tom Dean and Charlie Brooks. Tom M can also claim the best result of the weekend, beating top-10 ranked Luke Thomson in the singles.

June 23rd - There was an excellent turn-out at our Summer Doubles tournament, where the standard of play was matched only by the standard of catering. After some four hours' play, the much-coveted spoils went to the pair of What Car? journalists, Tom Webster and Andy Pringle. Play was followed by the eagerly anticipated trip to the Sun Inn, Barnes, where the club was able to enjoy the not-so eagerly anticipated 'speech' from Guy Matthews. As well as giving prizes to Andy and Tom, Guy also gave the Singles trophy to Riaz Dharamshi, despite the fact that no singles ladder took place last season! Still, it at least proved that Riaz has important knack of being in the right place at the right time: in the pub when the prizes are handed out...

December 14th
- Just when we thought the year could get no better, the club had a superb day at the President's Cup. No less than six club members played in what is traditionally seen as the season's most gruelling event - and four reached finals. In the T-Pot, Richard Dyke teamed up with Derby's Max Frost to beat Andy Pringle and Charles Lamb, but pride of place goes to Guy Matthews (right): playing with fellow Old Blue Luke Thomson, he won the President's Cup itself - a superb achievement. 

December 6th
- The club can look back on a very successful few months in the run-up to Xmas 2011. Occasional Executioner Will Ellison continued his superb run of form, finishing as Singles runner-up in the London Open, West of England Championships and the big one - the National Championships. Here, Tom Maconie also did very well, reaching the quarter-finals, where he lost narrowly to national number 3, Dan Tristao. Will also retained his Yorkshire Open Doubles Championship, while Andy Pringle performed well with Manchester's John Minta (left - in black) to reach the final of the West of England Doubles Championship.

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