Reception in Rimini, unstinting service rewarded

Members of the Swaythling Club Executive Committee and colleagues in Rimini (Photo:SCI) bbb At the 2022 European Veteran Championships in Rimini, on the evening of Thursday 30th June, Claude Bergeret, President of the Swaythling Club International, presented awards to members of the former SCI World Veteran Championship Committee members. Hans Westling has been present at every World Veteran Championships either as player or official (Photo: Leon Libin)

Swaythling Club Members Present in Rimini

Gloria Wagener, Öivind Eriksen and Beverley Godfrey in Rimni (Photo: Leon Libin) Several members of the Swaythling Club International are present at the Stag 2022 European Veteran Table Tennis Championships. The opening ceremony opened proceedings on Saturday 25th June; play concludes on Saturday 2nd July. Reto Bazzi and Zdenko Kriz at the Opening Ceremony (Photo: Leon Libin) Vivek Kohli, Manager Director of Stag, present in Rimini (Photo: Leon Libin) Stag 2022 European Veteran Table Tennis Championships...Draws and Results

Celebrated guests watch as Cédric Nuytinck wins number five

Norbert Van de Walle, Marie-France Germiat, Jean-Michel Saive, Dominique Lohest, Pierre Juliens and Frans Lanckman (Photo: Pierre Juliens) A most celebrated group of former Belgian players, Norbert Van de Walle, Marie-France Germiat, Jean-Michel Saive, Dominique Lohest, Pierre Juliens and Frans Lanckman all attended theNational Championships staged in Knokke-Heist on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June. Cédric Nuytinck won the men's singles title for the fifth consecutive time.   Men's Singles QF: Cédric Nuytinck v Adrien Rassenfosse 4,6,15,4 QF: Robin Devos v Louis Laffineur 9,7,8,7 QF: Martin Allegro v Tom Closset 7,12,6,9 QF: Florent Lambiet v Laurens Devos 8,5,-9,-7,8,3 SF: Cédric Nuytinck v Robin Devos 7,9,-8,7,-6,-12,5 SF: Florent Lambiet v Martin Allegro -14,9,8,9,1 F: Cédric Nuytinck v Florent Lambiet 3,8,-9,6,4   Women's Singles QF: Nathalie Marchetti v Sara Devos 8,4,-6,9,-6,5 QF: Daria Mityukova v Natacha Koszulap

Remembering the first World Veteran Championships

The three remaining organisers of the very first World Veteran Championships staged in May 1982 met recently in June in Gothenburg to celebrate the 40 years jubilee. Left to right - Hans Westling, Roland Andreasson and Ingemar Adelin enjoyed a most pleasant lunch.

Karen Tonge awarded OBE in Queen’s Platinum Birthday Honours List

Karen Tonge, Chair of British Para Table Tennis and a member of the Swaythling Club International, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to Paralympic table tennis. by Francesca Bullock, British Para Table Tennis Team Media Officer A most special award, it is 70 years since Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne, it is her Platinum Jubilee. Hailing from Runcorn, near Liverpool, she received an MBE in the New Year’s Honours 2009 for promoting table tennis at grassroots level, volunteering in sport and promoting healthy lifestyles. She joined the British Table Tennis Association for People with Disabilities (BTTAD) when it became a Limited Company and was elected Chair in March 2015. The organisation was rebranded British Para Table

Welcome visitors

Alan Hydes delighted to receive a special guest, Mary Wright Welcome visitor to the home of Alan Hydes in Littlehampton on the south coast of England were Brian and Mary Wright. Like Alan Hydes, both England internationals. During an illustrious career, Mary Wright won three bronze medals at World Championships, three gold, two silver and five bronze at European Championships. Additionally, Mary Wright was a Table Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee at Table Tennis England's Centenary Dinner. Brian Wright and Alan Hydes

World Veteran Championships, Guest Players

The Organising Committee of the 2023 World Veteran Championships, to be staged in Muscat, Oman from Sunday 15th to Saturday 21st January, kindly invites six members of the Swaythling Club International to compete in the week-long tournament Kindly note the Oman Organising Committee will be responsible for accommodation, meals and local transport costs. Applicants are reminded that they are responsible for entering the tournament via the on-line registration system and paying the appropriate fees. Additionally, they are responsible for all associated travel costs. Applications for the places should be sent to the Harvey Webb, Secretary Swaythling Club International, to arrive no later than Tuesday 28th June, after which date the Executive Committee will meet and select the successful applicants. Contact by email: Age Categories (for

Seeking past editions of Swaythling Club News

The Swaythling Club Executive Committee is seeking to keep an archive comprising all the "SCI News" publications since creation in 1967. Issues from number 1 to number 27 are missing as are numbers 28, 29, 30, 35, 43, 46, 54 and 66. If any member is in possession of these items would you kindly scan and forward to: Claude Bergeret, SCI President. Email:

World Veteran Championships 2023: Age Categories Confirmed

The World Veteran Championships, although to be staged in January 2023 will adopt the age categories for 2022. Ever since first staged in 1982 in Gothenburg, the tournament has been staged on a biennial basis. Unfortunately, owing to the pandemic, the event planned for 2000 in Bordeaux was cancelled but as the next edition is scheduled for 2024, the two year cycle will be maintained. Therefore, all individuals who are older than 40 years of age or who will be 40 years of age during the year 2022 are eligible to participate. bbbbb Age Categories: •             40-44 years (born between 1982 and 1978) •             45-49 years (born between 1977 and 1973) •             50-54 years (born between 1972 and 1968) •             55-59 years (born between 1967 and 1963) •             60-64 years

Minutes of Swaythling Club Annual General Meeting

A virtual On-Line Meeting held at 14.00 CET on Saturday 11th December 2021Note:- This meeting was attended by 34 members. 1 ) Chairman’s WelcomeBefore the chairman’s welcome, Claude Bergeret , SCI Secretary, started the meeting. She welcomed everybody being very happy to see all the participants, 30 at the moment of the start of the meeting. She informed the meeting of the necessary technical information and advice to run a smooth meeting, and especially asked for permission to record the meeting for the unique purpose of helping production of minutes. She thanked Alen Ivancin for the preparation of the meeting and Pierre Kass their technical knowledge and their help and involvement in this meeting. She presented apologies from Ebby Schöler who could not attend a