Registration for 2023 World Veteran Championships now open

Less than nine months to go before proceedings are declared officially open at the 2023 World Veteran Championships, play commencing in Muscat, Oman on Sunday 15th January, registration is now open. Furthermore, there is no time to waste; for the best value, the closing date is just two months hence. There are two basic stages. nnnnn Registration on or before Saturday 2nd July 2022 Players: US$ 175 per person Accompanying Guests: US$ 65 per person hhhhhhh Registration from Sunday 3rd July to Thursday 15th December 2022 (midnight) Players: US$ 195 per person Accompanying Guests: USS$ 65 per person mmmm Non Accredited Personnel   Any person not accredited must pay an entrance ticket of US$ 15.00 per day. Procedure Registration is on-line: Each participant is required to enter a mobile number to be used exclusively for health

Swaythling Club Magazine

The SCI Magazine will cease publication. In August 2021 a request was made by the International Table Tennis Federation for a magazine to be published similar to the Swaythling publication, four times per year. Following discussions with all concerned it was agreed that the Swaythling publication would cease but would be represented with pages in the proposed ITTF magazine. The ITTF magazine will not be printed, it will be digital. Therefore, the Swaythling Club Executive Committee is exploring the possibilities of still printing the relevant pages and including in a own twice-yearly Newsletter. The Executive Committee will be meeting in Rimini during the European Veteran Championships in June to discuss the best way forward for members. Therefore, we will welcome any ideas, opinions, proposals that you

Meeting held at English National Championships

Members of the English branch of the Swaythling Club International met in Nottingham on Sunday 27th March at the English National Championships. Back Row: Alan Hydes, Stuart Sherlock, Harvey Webb, Alan Ransome OBE Front Row: Beverley Godfrey, Jose Ransome, Jill Parker MBE, Karen Tonge MBE

Elmira Antonyan relishing competition

by Anton Lehman b On Sunday 6th March, Elmira Antonyan won the women’s singles title at the 2022 Swiss National Championships; in so doing she became the oldest ever winner in the history of tournament which dates back to 1932. Elmira hails from Armenia, she started playing table tennis at the age of nine. She followed a rigorous training programme; achieved top spot in each national age group category, becoming an established member of the Soviet Union team when 18 years old. At the 1975 World Championships in Kolkata, she won women’s doubles bronze partnering Tatiana Ferdman, mixed doubles silver in harness with Sarkis Sarkhojan. Notably, on the women’s world rankings, she reach no.4 n Europe, no.9 in the world.          After the seemingly the end of