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College & OF History: 1975-2000
Into the Third Millennium
Framlingham College...
By John Maulden


OFGS Spring Meeting - Royal Worlington
The OFGS Spring Meeting took place for the first time at Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club on Thursday 13 May in fine sunny weather. Following a disappointing turn out of sixteen players last year, at The Warren, it was decided to move to another venue.

We are very grateful to Peter Howard-Dobson, a member of Royal Worlington, for his facilitating the change and he is no doubt delighted with the outcome as he had the best net score of the day! The course, considered by some to be the finest nine hole golf course in the world, was in superb condition and the day proved to be a great success.  A report on the Grafton Morrish competition can be found at the end this report.

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100-up For SOF LinkedIn Group
The SOF's LinkedIn Group now has 100 members, all taking advantage of the ability to leverage their common Framlinghamian heritage as part of their business network.

If you're interested in finding out more, please take a look at "Career Networking" on the main OF Website menu.  The majority of registered User of the website are already pre-approved for membership of our private user-group, but if you find that you can't complete LinkedIn's registration process, just send an email to Admin 

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Sir Pat's Family To Give His Banner & Crest to College Chapel
Until recently, Sir Patrick Howard-Dobson's banner and crest (part of the regalia of a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath) have been installed, with those of some thirty others of the most senior Knights and Dames Grand Cross of the order, in the King Henry VII Lady-chapel of Westminster Abbey.  Following his death, these items have been returned to the family.

As the photograph shows, the design of the banner (and of Sir Pat's coat of arms as a whole), strongly reflects Framlingham College, which he held in huge affection. "It was this", says Peter Howard-Dobson, "which inspired my brother, sister, and me to offer the banner and crest to the School, and in particular to the Chapel." - an offer which the Headmaster, Paul Taylor, was only too pleased to accept.

The gift will formally be made by Sir Pat's family as part of a whole-school Service of Dedication to be held in the Chapel at 10.30am on Saturday 19th June, which Old Framlinghamians, past staff, friends and colleagues will be most welcome to attend.  The service will be followed by a reception to be held in Pauls Court.  In order to help with catering arrangements, those wishing to attend are asked to phone or email Karen Alcock on 01728 727276 or E-mail Karen.

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2010 Hong Kong SOF Supper
Hong Kong Supper 2010
Ian Howard (S57-62) reports : Herewith a picture of celebrants at the HK Rugby Sevens Supper held in the Windsor Room of the Hong Kong Club on 24 March, 2010.
After dinner, Chris Hall (G62-69) very generously plied us all with vintage Port until the conversation ended - well after midnight.
Left to right are: Stewart Birt (S56-61), Ed Marr (G85-92), John Birt (S59-63), Ian Howard (S57-62) (HM the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh), Bob Holland (R57-65), Chris Hall (G62-69) and John Ting (G2002-09).

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Fundraising Cricket Match

College Crest
On Saturday 26th June 2010 at the College, the Headmaster is hosting a cricket match between an England Cricketers’ XI and a Headmaster’s XI. Amongst others the England side will feature Devon Malcolm, Gladstone Small, Neil Foster, Peter Such, Mark Ilott, Paul Nixon and Paul Jarvis.

The VIP marquee will open at 1.00pm with the 30 overs a side match starting at 1.30pm.
The match is being played to support the East Anglian Air Ambulance on their 10th Anniversary, and the Air Ambulance helicopter will be making an appearance at the Tea Interval, subject to operational commitments.
For more details on booking a table in the VIP Marquee please here

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SOF Herts Cricket Day
College Crest
The Hertfordshire cricket match is taking place on 12th June, at 2pm.

Sandon is the venue where two teams will do battle. This year will see a number of new faces participating either on the field or sitting on the outfield. The majority of individuals were at Fram from between 1987 - 1995.

Afterwards a Hog Roast and marquee will be available to catch up with friends for the evening and to watch the UK take on the USA in the football World Cup.

Contact Tom Wornham (K88-92).


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Young OF Golfers Shine in British University Golf Championship
Patrick Spraggs (G 04-09) and John Wybar (K 92-06) put up a terrific performance in the British Universities Golf Championship at Dundonald, near Troon, over the 14th to 17th April.  Coming on top of the R&A Foundation Scholars' Tournament, which Patrick won and in which John came just a little further down the field, quickly followed by them both playing for the OFGS team in the Halford Hewitt competition, the two players have had plenty to challenge them over the last few weeks.

The field for the British University Golf Championship is restricted to the top 60 golfers at British Universities, following various qualifying tournaments played through the 2009/10 autumn/winter season.

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Halford Hewitt - If at first you don't succeed....
Golf Society No one could knock the OFGS Halford Hewitt team for trying, and hopes were running high that 2010 would bring success in the first round, as Gavin Cowell, Halford Hewitt team captain reports:
"We set out on Thursday 8th April with our strongest team in recent years and hoped to do well. We met Dulwich in the 1st Round at Royal St George’s Golf Club, Sandwich, losing 1-4. This was no disgrace as they were very steady in every pairing and went on to beat the holders, Tonbridge, in the second round, and Downside in the third round , before losing to the eventual winners, Clifton, in the fourth round.

The following day we played in the Princes Plate, losing ½ - 2 1/2 to Wellington, another strong team."

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Patrick Spraggs Wins R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament
Patrick Spraggs (G 04-09) has won the 2010 R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament, after a final round of 70 on St Andrews’ Castle Course left him five clear of the field. Patrick, now 19 and studying at Stirling University, will take his place on the European Team to face the USA at the Palmer Cup, a student international match which, this year, will be held at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.

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The Diary of a Metronome
Sandy Walker
Sandy Walker (R2000-2005), the OF Rifle Club’s most successful ever member, travelled to New Zealand as the youngest ever member of the Great Britain Rifle Team. At a mere 22 years of age he is now an international sportsman.
He is only the third OF to shoot at international level, following John Horton in 1972 and David Argent in 1994.
The wunderkind, known to his OFRC clubmates as the Gangling Metronome, gives us an exclusive view of what it is like to shoot at the highest possible level – click here to read his story.

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