Intense competition on both Swedish coastlines

Jimmy Andersson winner of Men's Singles 40 Years (Photo: Lars Lanhed, Masonit Design) by Ian Marshall, Editor In Stockholm China’s Fan Zhendong and Japan’s Mima Ito were displaying their skills, winning the respective men’s Singles and women’s Singles titles at the Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour Swedish Open. On the same day, Sunday 4th November, on the opposite coast of the country in Gothenburg, there was equally intense competition; play was concluding in what has become the biggest veteran tournament in Northern Europe, the 40th edition of the Idrottsforengingen Ifo. Venue for the proceedings was the Exercishusets Sporthall, the destination for no less than 114 players; in addition to the host nation players travelled from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, Germany, Norway, Poland and Russia. Play