Alan Hydes pictured with Maurice Goldstein win 1982. A former President of the English Table Tennis Association in the 1978 New Year’s Honours List, Maurice Goldstein received the O.B.E. (Order of the British Empire). Throughout his life, Maurice Goldstein worked tirelessly for the sport of table tennis, especially in his home city of Birmingham.
Günther Angenendt displays one of his prized possessions You may need to spruce up your linguistic skills, buy a dictionary or use the latest magical translation service afforded on the internet but even if you cannot understand a word of German you will be enthralled by the detailed work of Günther Angenendt. On the sport of table tennis he possesses a mine of memorabilia and a deep mine at that! He presents: bbbb"Reise durch die Tischtennisgeschichte unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des deutschen Tischtennis". Applauded by Hans Wilhelm Gäb, the Honorary President of the German Table Tennis Association (DTTB), the sequence of photographs, or in modern parlance "images" last 84 minutes. Grab a drink, sit back and enjoy!
George Damianov, a true gentleman (Photo: courtesy of Manitoba Table Tennis Association) A pivotal member of the Bulgarian national team for many years, George Damianov passed away on Wednesday 27th January, as a result of contracting Covid-19; his wife has a milder form of the virus and is recovering. Born in Haskovo on Monday 27th March 1950, he was 70 years old.The sporting career commenced in Momchilgrad, where his parents moved to live and work. He gained professional qualifications in Sofia, specializing in table tennis with great distinction. Following success at cadet and junior level, representing VIF Akademic and CSKA Sofia, he won six titles at the national championships, notably the three major individual events, each on two occasions. Undoubtedly, the most successful