Czech members meet in Prague

Meeting in Prague: Top Row: Karel Chyba, Zdenek Remes, Slava Gerdzikov (guest), Jarmila Hummelova, Hana Valentova, Jaroslav Stanek, Milena Zizkova, Josef Dresler (guest), Josef Plachy, Jaroslav Kunz, Milan Orlowski, Pavel Spacek, Jindrich Pansky, Pavel Ovcarik, Karel Truhlar (guest). Bottom Row: Zuzana Kaplanová (guest), Zbynek Spacek, Rostislav Koudelka bb Following an enforced break of two and a half years owing to the pandemic, members of the Czech Republic Swaythling Clun met in Prague. Sadly, during this period two members had passed away, Eva Kroupova-Pokorna and Libuse Grafkova-Uhrova; both .Both of them have represented the former Czechoslovakia in World and European Championships. A special tribute was paid to Josef Dvoracek, men’s singles runner up at the 1980 European Championships in Bern. Present for the occasion was Zbynek

Fair Play Awards, Available Again

We are pleased to be able to announce that we have found a new supplier of the SCI Fair Play Awards These are available for SCI Branch use and can be ordered from the SCI Secretary, Harvey Webb Email: Price: CHF125 + postage.

Annual General Meeting – Provisional Agenda

It is proposed to hold the 2022 Annual General Meeting during the World Team Championships to be held in Chengdu, China, Friday 30th September to Sunday 9th October. Provisional Agenda President’s WelcomeIn MemoriamAppointment of ScrutineersApproval of Minutes of Previous AGM (11th December 2021)President’s ReportTreasurer’s ReportBalance SheetIncome & Expenditure accountAuditor’s ReportAdoption of Budget for 2022/23Appointment of Honorary Life Members (if any)Motions for Alterations to the Constitution (To be published later) Election for the one year (2022/2023)Member of the Executive CommitteeAny Other Business vvvvvvvvv xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx It is a call for propositions for alterations to the constitution and a call for nominations for one person to serve on the Executive Committee for the remaining period until the 2023 AGM. bbbbbbbbbbbb For both these please email the Secretary SCI, Harvey Webb, by

Standing alongside Ukraine, seeking support for refugees

Vladimir Gevorgizov And Khavkin Volodymyz are very much in our thoughts; members of the Swaythling Club but more significantly they are from Ukraine. Claude Bergeret, President of the Swaythling Club, has been in contact to express solidarity. They have asked us if any Swaythling Club members would be prepared to accommodate refugees. Most notably, they are aware that several mothers with young children who play table tennis, have escaped and are seeking homes. Most men are conscripted to remain in Ukraine. Can you help? Contact: Harvey Webb, Secretary Swaythling Club International Email:

March 2022 – ITTF Veteran International Calendar

19th - 20th March: 1st Stockholm Veteran Open Stockholm, Sweden email: website: a 19th - 20th March: 9th Adana Veteran Open Adana, Turkey email: website: www.adanamasatenisi@orgq 19th - 20th March: Vetts North Western Masters Preston, England email: c 8th - 10th April: 4th International Tournament Rotary Club Momchilgrad, Bulgaria Email: b 9th - 10th Apr: Vetts Western Masters Thornbury, England Email: b 22nd - 24th Apr: 20th North European Championships (Scandinavian and Baltic countries) Liepaja Website: Latvia b 26th - 29th May: 10th Bavarian Veteran Championships Germany Email: and/or Website: n 28th - 29th May: 8th International Tournament Albena Bulgaria Email: damakupa91@gmail.comWebsite: c 11th - 12th Jun: 66th International City Veteran Championships Germany Email: Website: n 27th Jun - 2nd Jul: 14th European Veteran Championships Rimini, Italy Website: c 20th - 24th Jul: 24th International Festival Albena Albena, Bulgaria

Executive Committee meets in Montreux

Reto Bazzi, Harvey Webb, Claude Bergeret, Öivind Eriksen, Lilamani De Soysa, Richard Scrutonm The first meeting of the new Swaythling Club Executive Committee Montreux - Sunday 27th February