Hugo Calderano and Hina Hayata win in Doha

Hugo Calderano, the men's singles winner in Doha (Photo: Rémy Gros) Brazil’s Hugo Calderano and Japan’s Hina Hayata won the respective men’s singles and women’s singles titles at the WTT Star Contender Doha 2021 tournament on Saturday 25th September. Success for Hina Hayata came after she had partnered Shunsuke Togami to mixed doubles gold. Notably, Japan departed with three titles, Minani Ando and Miyu Nagasaki emerged the women’s doubles winners. The men’s doubles was won by Korea Republic’s An Jaehyun and Cho Seungmin. Hina Hayata, women's singles winner (Photo: Rémy Gros) Men’s SinglesSF: Hugo Calderano (BRA) v Liam Pitchford (ENG) 11-5, 6-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-3, 11-9SF: Darko Jorgic (SLO) v Lee Sangsu (SLO) 13-11, 12-14, 11-7, 9-11, 11-7, 11-2F: Hugo Calderano (BRA) v Darko Jorgic (SLO)

2022 European Veteran Championships

Italy Rimini Monday 27th June to Saturday 2nd July 2022 Italy extends invitation to the European Veteran Championships. Staged from Monday 27th June to Saturday 2nd July 2022 in Rimini, the Italian Table Tennis Federation kindly invites six members of the Swaythling Club International to compete in the 2022 European Veteran Championships. Interested persons will have to register on the entry system and pay the respective participation fee. Members wishing to apply for one of these places are requested to contact Mrs Claude Bergeret, SCI secretary by email: Closing date for applications: Tuesday 30th November 2021 Claude BergeretSCI Secretary

Annual General Meeting

Call for Applications & Propositions for the Constitution The Swaythling Club Annual General Meeting was due to be held in Busan in 2020 but this was not possible; the Covid-19 pandemic caused the event to be cancelled. It was then anticipated that we could hold the AGM at the World Championships in Houston in November 2021 but again this has not been possible due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic resulting in difficulties for many people in travelling to the United States. The SCI Executive Committee has therefore decided to hold a virtual on-line AGM on Saturday 11th December 2021 at 14.00 CET. Details of how you can log on to attend will be announced shortly on this website and will also

Jean-Michel Saive elected President of Belgian Olympic Committee

Jean-Michel Saive at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games (Photo: World Table Tennis) A host of accolades to his credit in the playing arena, on the evening of Friday 10th September, Jean-Michel Saive was elected President of the Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee (BOIC). He follows Pierre-Olivier Beckers, head of the organisation for 17 years. At the election Saive received 77 of the votes cast at the extraordinary general meeting; his one rival being Heidi Rakels, judo bronze medal in the women's middleweight division at the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games. “From last September I was the only candidate, Heidi registered her nomination on 8th July, two days before the deadline, it was a big surprise for everyone, me included!” Jean-Michel Saive Now 51 years old, commencing

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Swaythling Club International, administered from Paris, will be held virtually on Saturday 11th December. Information regarding elections and proposal for changes to the constitution will be announced in the near future.