Paul Gimbel (1941-2022)

Paul Gimbel always positive. A member of the Swaythling Club International, Paul Gimbel passed away on Sunday 18th September; he was 81 years old. At the Stockholm 1957 World Championships, he reached last 32 of the men’s singles event; the year in which at the Netherlands national championships he won both junior and senior titles. Additional to table tennis he was one of the first rock and roll artists in the Netherlands; his recording “Clap your hands and twist” can be found on YouTube. A somewhat rebellious character in the 1960s, later he turned his attention to the financial world. Paul Gimbel, rock and roll star (Photo: Bert van der Helm)

At the Summit

Pedro Moura seized the opportunity for a group photograph nnnnn Members of the Swaythling Club International were very much in evidence at the inaugural ITTF Summit staged in the Jordanian capital city of Amman from Sunday 4th to Tuesday 6th December. Opened by Petra Sörling, ITTF President and a member of the Swaythling Club International, some 22 members attended the club's Annual General Meeting on the evening of Sunday 4th December. Success for Claude Bergeret (Photo: ITTF) nnnn Claude Bergeret points to a key word at the Summit (Photo: ITTF) b Claude Bergeret with possible new Swaythling Club members? Liu Shiwen and He Xiao (Photo: ITTF) b 2022 Annual General Meeting in Amman (Sunday 4th December) Members Claude Bergeret – President Reto Bazi – Deputy President Richard Scruton – Treasurer Harvey Webb – Secretary Oivind

Swiss Swaythling Club Meets

Left (front to back): Georg Silberschmidt, Martin Hafen, Elmira Antonyan, Thomas Sadecky, Anton Lehmann Right (front to back): Reto Bazzi, Thomas Busin, Tu Tien Si, Tu Dai Yong, Theresia Földy, Claude Diethelm Missing: Louis Fiedler vc by Anton Lehmann, Secretary, Swiss Swaythling Club For the first time since COVID-19, namely on 5th November 2022 in Lucerne, twelve members of the Swiss Section of the Swaythling Club (SCS) met for the traditional Annual General Meeting, which as usual took place in three parts. Aat the beginning we met in the popular museum "Swiss Museum of Transport", then followed the protocol part of the General Meeting. The successful event ended with the culinary and convivial part at the Lido restaurant on the shores of Lake Lucerne. Thomas Sadecky

Barnsley Pays Tribute to Alan Hydes

Recently, Barnsley Heritage mounted a plaque on the wall of the local YMCA in recognition of Alan Hydes, Swaythling Club mermber, starting his career in the town, later being a member of the England team that visited China immediately following the conclusion of the Nagoya 1971 World Championships. 34 Alan Hydes