Eberhard Schöler recognised in Düsseldorf

The presentation in Düsseldorf (left to right) Hans Wilhelm Gäb, Ebby Schöler, Michael Geiger and Heike Ahlert (Photo: Rémy Gros) by Ian Marshall, Editor Silver medallist in the Men’s Singles event at the World Championships in Munich in 1969, the nearest any German player has ever come to lifting high the St Bride Vase; Eberhard Schöler was recognised for his contribution to the sport of table tennis at the recently concluded Liebherr 2017 World Championships. On the evening of Saturday 3rd June, in his home city of Düsseldorf, he received the award of Honorary Captain of the German Team. Present for the occasion, the first time the award has been made, was Michael Geiger, President of the German Table Tennis Association, alongside Heike Ahlert,