Veteran tournaments calendar announced

Memories of the 2018 World Veteran Championships in Las Vegas (Photo: Mike Rhodes) Restricted, not as complete as in previous years, the Veteran calendar is announced for 2021. Unfortunately owing to COVID-19 there are cancellations 2021 Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th FebruaryVetts Southern Masters, Crawley, EnglandCancelled Friday 12th – Sunday 14th FebruaryAarhus Veteran Open, Aarhus, DenmarkCancelled Saturday 13th FebruaryInternational Veteran TournamentHolice, Czech RepublicEmail: Saturday 20th MarchTisnov Czech RepublicInternational Veteran TournamantEmail: Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st MarchVetts North West MastersPreston, EnglandCancelled Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th April3rd International Tournament - Rotary ClubMomchilgrad, BulgariaEmail: Saturday 17th AprilInternational Veteran TournamentHavirov, Czech RepublicEmail: Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th AprilVetts Western MastersThornbury, EnglandCancelled Monday 26th April – Sunday 2nd April20th World Veteran ChampionshipsBordeaux, FranceCancelled Saturday 15th MayInternational Veteran TournamentHostinne, Czech RepublicEmail: Saturday 22nd

Ebby, yet another landmark, a special celebration

Ebby Schöler, respected by all (Photo: Rémy Gros) Player, official, businessman; there have been many landmarks in his illustrious career, on Tuesday 22nd December, there is yet another.Eberhard Schöler celebrates his 80th birthday. Born in Zlotow in north west Poland, always known as Ebby, he succeeded his wife, Diane, as President of the Swaythling Club International in 2013, a position he holds currently, having taken a one-year break in 2018/2019 when fulfilling the role of Deputy President. It is during his tenure of office, at meetings held at the Liebherr 2017 World Championships in Düsseldorf and ratified two years later in Budapest that the overall responsibility for the World Veteran Championships was transferred from the Swaythling Club International to the International Table Tennis

World Veteran Championships cancelled

Scheduled to be held in Bordeaux from Monday 26th April to Sunday 2nd May, the 20th World Veteran Championships has been cancelled. The organising committee issued the following statement on Monday 14th December “It is with a lot of sorrow that we announce the final cancellation of WVC2020 which was meant to take place in April 2021. We must sadly accept that the health crisis linked to COVID-19 might still be running on the rescheduled date of WVC2020 in 2021.Facing this circumstance, we gathered the main WVC2020's stakeholders and assessed all risk management. They unanimously highly recommend to cancel the event. Health of players, accompanying persons, referees, volunteers and all stakeholders being our top priority.Be aware that our team remains mobilized so

Pandemic, yet incredible numbers introduced to table tennis in Slovakia

Play outside, perfect answer (Photo: Alica Chladekova) The pandemic, the invisible enemy has very much brought sport to a standstill; not for Slovakia’s Alica Chladekova, it is quite the reverse, face a problem, find a solution. She continues tirelessly to promote table tennis, not necessarily at the highest level but more at grass roots; encouraging more and more young people to try the sport that everyone has played, and everyone can play. World Table Tennis Day, staged annually on 6th April, had to be curtailed but undaunted, Alica Chladekova did manage to organise three events. Top speed table tennis (Photo: Alica Chladekova) More impressively during the spring months she initiated a project "We are going to play ping - poooooong" that witnessed the involvement