Werner Schnyder passes away

Werner Schnyder as we remember him (Photo: Richard Kalosai) by Ian Marshall, Editor It is with great sadness that the death of Switzerland's Werner Schnyder is announced; he passed away on Sunday 27th September. Born on Tuesday 19th September 1939, he was 81 years old. Succeeding Hugo Urchetti in 1999 as Treasurer of the Swaythling Club International, a role he fulfilled in a quiet reserved manner with the utmost efficiency, his efforts were appreciated by Diane Schöler, the Honorary President of the Swaythling Club International and by her husband Ebby, the current President. "We were privileged to work with Werner for so many years – from 1999 until 2019 when he retired from his duties as SCI Treasurer. He took care of the finances

Yao Zhenxu recognised

Yao Zhenxu (right) with Romania's Ella Zeller Constantinescu at the Liebherr 2018 World Team Championships (Photo: courtesy of Yao Zhenxu) by Ian Marshall, Editor Dedicated to the sport of table tennis, China’s Yao Zhenxu was named a Personal Honorary Member of the International Table Tennis Federation at the Annual General Meeting, held in the virtual mode, on Monday 28th September. The accolade was in recognition of: The role fulfilled in promoting relations between China and the United States in the era of Ping Pong Diplomacy.Holding the position of Chinese Team Manager from 1985 to 1995.Chair of the ITTF Technical Committee Chair between 1995 and 2009Vice President of the Chinese Table Tennis Association from 1995 to 2014.Tournament Director at the 1995 World Championships in Tianjin.Tournament