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Andrew Halls retirement
February 26, 2021
It was announced today that Andrew Halls will be retiring as Head Master of king’s College School during the summer term of 2022. During his nearly 14 years at the helm many exciting changes have taken place at the school, including the admission of girls into the Sixth Form, the completion of an ambitious building programme and the introduction of an International Baccalaureate stream. The school’s high standing does credit to the whole King’s community and we wish Mr. Halls every happiness in the next chapter of his life.
Oliver Glasgow (OK 1990) New First Senior Treasury Counsel
January 1, 2021
The Attorney General, Rt Hon Suella Braverman QC MP, has appointed Oliver Glasgow QC (OK 1990), as First Senior Treasury Counsel to the Crown at the Central Criminal Court with effect from 1 January 2021.
Mr Glasgow was appointed Junior Treasury Counsel in 2009, and Senior Treasury Counsel in 2015. He was made Queen’s Counsel in 2016. The title “Treasury Counsel” derives from the days when all Crown Counsel at the Central Criminal Court were instructed by the Treasury Solicitor. That procedure was changed in 1908, and since then the Director of Public Prosecutions has instructed the permanent counsel there.
Oliver competed in the 2007 Duathlon World Championships and in January 2020 he attracted national renown after he helped police take down a violent man who jumped from the public gallery into an Old Bailey courtroom after his friends were convicted of a gangland murder (Telegraph 27/01/2020).
As Old King’s Club Vice-President Tony Hein points out, it is a remarkable fact that Ollie and his father are the only father and son pairing to be workings as QCs contemporaneously.
New Football Season
August 3, 2020
The Old King’s Vets team (for those aged 35 and over) is really ramping up this year so anyone interested in some occasional fun, social football will certainly find a welcome reception! That friendly versus the 2nd XI will see leavers ranging from 1998 through to 2019 battling it out!
Every Monday on Clapham Common – Pre-season training and fitness – 7pm-9pm/dark
Saturday 22nd August – Club Day/Friendly – open to new players and trialists, followed by drinks and food at the Pig & Whistle Pub (hopefully)
Monday 24th August – 2nd XI vs OKC Vets (35+) – 7:30pm KO
Saturday 29th August – 1st XI vs Old Etonians
All games take place at our home ground in Southfields and kick off at 11am unless otherwise stated.
For players interested in joining or getting involved, please see the following contact details:
Football – OKC v King’s 2020
January 4, 2020
Old King’s Football Club 1st Xl won the match against King’s 1st Xl 4-1.
October 27, 2019
“During the past financial year support from King’s College School Lodge No.4257 enabled us to directly assist over 2000 people, and positively impact the lives of hundreds more.” Gregory Alleyne, Wimbledon Guild 2019
In February 2020, the Metropolitan Grand Lodge, which runs London Freemasonry, donated a further £4000 to the Wimbledon Guild.
The Grafton Morrish Competition
July 18, 2019
The Grafton Morrish competition (KCS winners 2001; 2004) held on 5/6/7 October 2018 involved a re-draw following Loretto’s absence. KCS Wimbledon were selected, by lot, to re-balance the draw, playing against Canford at Brancaster, instead of Seaford College.
KCS top foursome of Alex Gems and Matt Reynolds endured a tough Friday, a 2&1 loss against Canford, played in a light breeze. Then a splendid 3,4,4 finish by Peter Crowther and Mike Choong enabled a win by two holes. Fate dealt the third pair of Rory Codd and Paul Mortlock a cruel finish. Two up with two holes to play, having eagled both the 7th(490 yards) and the 14th(430 yards) holes, the latter with a Codd three-wood, the Canford duo cruelly holed a 55-foot putt from the very front of the 17th, with KCS well-placed 30 feet from the hole. A KCS-car-crash followed down the 18th– despite a fine drive. The deciding 19thhole was not well-contested. This lost KCS the match and placed us into the Plate competition. Four leading Saturday qualifiers would contest the Committee Bowl (KCS winners 1984; 2006) at 6,900-yards long Hunstanton on Sunday. Whitgift lead the way on Saturday, with just 70 scratch points (i.e. 23 points each).
Qualifying on Saturday morning, enduring continuous Brancaster northerly force-7 rain squalls (e.g. the 129-yard 4thhole played a firm 5-iron) that had many schools withdrawing, the Matt Reynolds (2010)/Alex Gems (2008) ex-Oxford Univ. vanguard pair thereafter came out swinging. In Sunday’s Whitgift semi-final, and the Committee Bowl final, they had two victories on the 16thhole. The sunny morning saw a solid 4&2 victory off the Blue ‘tiger’ tees (two birdies, 4 bogies, 10 pars).
Peter Crowther (1972)/Mike Choong (2004) turned back the clock in their Whitgift semi-final, against a foursome pair including a two-time English Mid-Amateur Champion. Crowther played his 114thKCS match in Norfolk, and Choong was competing in his 4th final in 5 years’ appearances. A Hunstanton back-nine of 4,5,4,4,2,4,3,4,4 in light winds brought a 2-up semi-final victory, winning the 14th, 15th, 17thand 18th, and 2-1 match win overall.
Rear-gunners Rory Codd (1997)/Paul Mortlock (1996) had lost their semi-final anchor match 4&3 to two Old Whitgiftian Royal St. George’s members. They fell behind, early, and failed to hole any putts at crucial times.
In the final, after lunch against 2017 Committee Bowl holders Loughborough, the Reynolds/Gems top pair reeled off 3 birdies and 7 pars in the first 10 holes, for a 4-up lead against a 1 and +1 handicap combination. They held on, after that, for a fine 4&2 win.
Codd and Mortlock, again at the rear, turned on the gas for the final, thrashing the Loughborough captain & his partner by 7&5, grinding out 10 pars in their 13 holes. This victory made up for their rather sad Friday! Crowther and Choong finished in some style 444434264, but lost to Loughborough by one hole in the dead rubber. This capped a very pleasing week, with everyone playing well, all contributing points in a KCS team including two debutants.