Diane Schöler (1933 – 2023)

Diane Schöler at the 2019 Swaythling Club Annual General Meeting (Photo: Richard Kalocsai) It is with great sadness that the passing of Diane Schöler is announced; diagnosed with pancreatic cancer some 14 months ago, she died on Monday 19th June. Honorary President of the Swaythling Club International, recently on Friday 14th April, she had celebrated her 90th birthday, at the time the oldest living world champion. Claude Bergeret, the current President of the Swaythling Club International, likewise a World champion, held Diane Schöler in great esteem. “I am extremely saddened by the news; everyone looked up to Diane whether as a player or an administrator. Always, she set the perfect example and delighted in presenting the Richard Bergmann Fair Play Trophy alongside her husband,