Hungary mourns Zoltan Bubonyi and Peter Temes

Peter Temes (1944 - 2017) sadly missed (Photo: courtesy of Hungarian TTA) by Ian Marshall, Editor It is with great sadness that the recent deaths are announced of Zoltán Bubonyi and Peter Temes; both stalwarts of Hungarian table tennis and valued members of the Swaythling Club International. Born in 1935, Zoltan Bubonyi enjoyed a notable international career; for Peter Temes, born in 1944, it was in the coaching sphere where he excelled. Zoltan Bubonyi very much followed in the footsteps of Ferenc Soos and Jozsef Koczian, representing Hungary on 18 occasions between 1957 and 1960; he played in an era when the debate on the subject of sponge rubber was very much at its height. Notably, he was a member of the Hungarian team when

Edinburgh success remembered in Auckland

On the Auckland waterfront (left to right) Alan Tomlinson, Yvonne Fogarty, Kadia Kellor-Rice and Geoff Rau (Photo: courtesy of Yvonne Fogarty) by Ian Marshall, Editor The Scottish Open in Edinburgh, the young lady to catch the eye was Yvonne Fogarty; notably the teenager from Otago in New Zealand captured two titles. She partnered Cathy Johnson to success in the women’s doubles event, in addition to securing the junior girls’ singles title. Now 50 years after those successes on Sunday 19th March 1967, when the duo accounted for Scotland’s Lesley Barrie and Olive Hawkins (21-13, 12-21, 21-17, 17-21, 12-17) in the women’s doubles final and a straight games win was posted against England’s Linda Bashford (21-16, 21-16) in the Junior Girls’ Singles title decider, there

Visit to Bordeaux, Championships secure

Members of the Swaythling Club International with local organisers (left to right) Philippe Dumonteil, Eberhard Schöler, Diane Schöler, Claude Bergeret, Robert Geneste, Hans Westling (Photo: courtesy of Eberhard Schöler) by Ian Marshall, Editor Situated on the west coast of France, the port city of Bordeaux will be the home for the 2020 World Veteran Championships; a June date is anticipated but has yet to be finalised. Recently from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April, Eberhard Schöler, the President of the Swaythling Club International, accompanied by his wife, Diane, the Honorary President and Hans Westling, Chair of the World Veteran Championships Organising Committee visited Bordeaux for a first inspection visit. They met with local organisers Claude Bergeret, Benoit Glorieux, Philippe Dumonteil and Robert Geneste. On