25 April 2017
Double success for King’s Hall in the IAPS National Squash Finals
Brothers, Thomas and James Rew, emerged victorious from the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) National Squash Competition that took place over three days of the Easter holidays, together taking first place in the doubles.
In the Open Singles (U13), James won his group without dropping a game – a record he maintained through the last 16, quarter- and semi-finals.
In a hard fought final he came up against a tough opponent King’s College, Cambridge who he beat 3-0, to win the Hill Cup, making his the first King’s Hall name on the trophy in the 49 years that the tournament has been held.
His younger brother, Thomas, took part in the U11 competition, finishing a creditable third overall, after losing his semi-final to the tournament winner from Summerfields, Oxford.
Following straight on was the final of the U13 Doubles Competition for the Chafyn Grove Cup, where the Rew brothers, representing King’s Hall, had won through with victories over Exeter School, St Peter’s and King’s College, Cambridge.
The top seeds from Wycliffe College, represented by a pairing that included the Number 1 ranked U13 England international were heavily fancied by the pundits before the game.
However, despite being ‘targeted’ by their opponents, 9-year-old Thomas held the team together, and King’s Hall triumphed by 3 games to 0.
Well done to them both!