Sri Lankan eyes focused on Oman

Sri Lankan veterans with seated left to right: Ira Ruwanpathirana (Secretary General),  Mr. M. M. Lafeer (President), Lilamani de Soysa (SCI) c Elected just one month ago a member of the Swaythling Club International Executive Committee, Lilamani de Soysa has not let the grass grow under her feet. On Saturday 8th January, present in her native Sri Lanka, she organised a meeting with the Colombo Veteran Association. A most positive response was the outcome, a great interest being displayed in attending the 2023 World Veteran Championships in Oman. Currently, under the leadership of Mr. Lafeer who has occupied a presidential role for no less than 20 years, some 150 veterans enjoy playing table tennis. Moreover, there was a positive response to joining the Swaythling Club; Sri

International Calendar 2022

Dates of international open tournaments and similar are now available Calendars ITTF Calendar: https://www.ittf.com/2022-event-calendar/ ITTF Veteran Calendar: https://www.ittf.com/2022-veterans-international-calendar/ ITTF Veteran Calendar Contacts 2022 5-6 Feb: Vetts Southern Masters, Crawley, EnglandEmail: tournaments@vetts.org.uk 11-13 Feb: 27th Aarhus Veteran Open, Aarhus, DenmarkEmail: linde@sport.dk 19-20 Mar: 1st Stockholm Veteran Open Stockholm, SwedenEmail: goran.aldvik@gmail.comWebsite: www.sparvagenbtk.se 19-20 Mar: Vetts North-Western Masters, Preston, EnglandEmail: tournaments@vetts.org.uk 8-10 Apr: 4th Int.Tournament Rotary Club, Momchilgrad, BulgariaEmail: dkara@mail.bg 9-10 Apr: Vetts Western Masters Thornbury, EnglandEmail: tournaments@vetts.org.uk 22-24 Apr: 20th North European Championships (Scandinavian and Baltic countries) Liepaja, LatviaWebsite: www.lgtf.lv 26-29 May: 10th Bavarian Veteran Championships, Ruhpolding, GermanyEmail: joschett@gmail.de or michael.hellwig@online.de 28-29 May: 8th Int. Tournament Albena, BulgariaEmail: damakupa91@gmail.comWebsite: www.tabletennisalbena.com 27 Jun-2 Jul: 14th European Veteran Championships, Rimini, ItalyWebsite: www.evc2022.it 20-24 Jul: International Festival AlbenaEmail: damakupa91@gmail.comWebsite: www.tabletennisalbena.com Jul 22-24: 3rd International WTTV-Cup, Senden-Ottmarsbocholt, Near Münster, GermanyEmail: muennemann@gmx.de 6-7 Aug: 22nd

A mutual bond, to all: Happy New Year

Happy New Year! A time to look forward, a time for friendship and understanding; a time to promote the long standing ideals of the Swaythling Club International. Also, it is a time to reflect. In particular, we thank Ebby Schöler, our retiring President, for the efforts he made for many years alongside his wife Diane. The contribution they made the sport of table tennis in whatever capacity elevates them to a special category. Now, in 2022 we live in a very different world to that of 1967 when the Swaythling Club was formed; social media has brought a new element to modes of communication. Trying to cope with an ever changing world may prove testing but let’s try to respond to the modern day and