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Present for the occasion (left to right) Jaroslav Stanek, Pavel Spacek, Miroslav Bindac, Eliska Furstova-Krejcova, Milan Orlowski and Lumir Ruzha (Photo: courtesy of Jaroslav Stanek) by Jaroslav Stanek Staged recently in Prague, the traditional Annual Meeting of the Czech Republic section of the Swaythling Club International possesed a festive atmosphere; the members celebrated the 50th anniversary of the organisation’s foundation. Furthermore, the 90th birthdays of two illustrious members, Eliska Furstova-Krejcova and Lumir Ruzha were marked. They are both still active players and take part regulary in senior tournaments, not only in our country, but also abroad. Both competed in the recent 2017 European Veteran Championships in Helsingborg from which they returned with medals. Lumir won Men‘s Doubles Over 85 years gold, Eliska Women’s Doubles

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Cécile Ozer (left) the women's singles over 40 winner is congratulated by (right) Ronald Kramer, President of the European Table Tennis Union (Photo: courtesy of Organising Committee) by Ian Marshall, ITTF Editor Titles to their name in previous years, Germany’s Marianne Blasberg and the Czech Republic’s Miroslav Cecava, alongside Denmark’s Claus Pedersen added to their collection of titles on Saturday 1st July. On the concluding day of play at the 2017 European Veteran Championships in Helsingborg, Sweden, all enjoyed success. Marianne Blasberg won the women’s singles over 80 years category, whilst also partnering colleague Erika Brüggen to runners up spot in the over 80 women’s doubles. The success means that she is the owner of no less than nine women’s singles titles at the European