Swaythling Club International – Annual General Meeting

The 2023 Annual General Meeting of the Swaythling Club International will take place on Friday 26th May, commencing 4.00 pm, in the Durban International Convention Centre, the venue for the World Championships. 2023 Annual General Meeting - Agenda 2023 Annual General Meeting - Treasurer's Report 2023 Annual General Meeting - Proposals

English Members Meet at National Championships

Members of the English branch of the Swaythling Club International: (back row) Alan Ransome, Don Parker, Harvey Webb, Richard Scruton (front row) Jose Ransome, Jill Parker, Beverley Godfrey, Karen Tonge. (Photo: Diane Webb) The English branch of the Swaythling Club International (SCI) met on the morning of finals day at the National Championships. Once again, we are grateful to Table Tennis England for hosting the meeting. As usual the meeting was an opportunity for our members to hear about the latest SCI developments and to exchange news. It was noted the SCI AGM is to be held on 26th May 2023 during the World Championships in Durban. Members also took the opportunity to sign a birthday card for Diane Schöler who celebrated her

Entry for 2023 European Veteran Championships Remains Open

Entry for the 2023 European Veteran Championships will remain open until Sunday 30th April. Staged in Sandefjord, Norway, from Sunday 25th June to Saturday 1st July, the entry fee is Euros 200; this includes singles and doubles, both events having qualification in groups, followed by main draw and consolation. Oslofjord Convention Center is the venue, the playing hall, accommodation, meals and social events all be on site. No transport is needed during the event, everything is in short walking distance. The resort has restaurants, bars, a beach area, golf course and of course the Center just outside your windows. There will even be a range of activities, social mixed doubles, golf and a “stage" for those who can sing, play or have other skills! Most importantly,

Happy Birthday: Diane Schöler, Honorary President Swaythling Club International

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Congratulations to Diane Schöler, on Friday 14th April, she celebrates her 90th birthday, she is the oldest living world champion. The former Diane Rowe, partnering her 20 minutes younger twin sister Rosalind, who sadly passed away in 2015, they won the women’s doubles title at the 1951 World Championships in Vienna, before in 1954 regaining the title in London. In the Konzerthaus in Vienna, at the time, 17 years and 320 days old; their combined ages remain to this day the youngest ever to hold the W.J. Pope Trophy high; an achievement put into context when considering Japan’s Mima Ito and Hina Hayata who were both 18 years of age when they reached the final in 2019 in Budapest. Furthermore, in 1951 neither