Several Executioners demonstrated their transferrable handball skills by taking part in the UK Wallball Open championships at the Westway Sports Centre this weekend.
All had a great time, and while Penn Chai and Tom Webster returned home with nothing more than a huge smile, it was left to the club’s more senior statesmen to uphold the honour of Fives.
Dick Warner played in the 40+ category and reached the quartet-finals of the singles, as well as the semi-finals of the doubles.
The club’s top performer was seasoned 1-waller Andy Pringle. Already a veteran of international tournaments, he had his own marathon on Sunday, competing in two doubles categories and playing more games that day than any other competitor.
After reaching the semi-finals of the Mens’ B – where he and partner Ben Gill only lost to the eventual champions – he went on to win the 40+ category (helped in no small part by being drawn to partner the winner of the 40+ singles, Irishman George Miller).
This means Andy now has the distinction of holding, at the same time, the National Rugby Fives Veterans Doubles title and the UK Open 40+ Wallball titles.