by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
Recently, now 35 years after the landmark tournament, four members of the original event met in the Swedish city.
Kalle Lindfors, Ingemar Adelin and Hans Westling, all members of the Swaythling Club International, alongside Roland Andreasson met and enjoyed a most convivial occasion; they enjoyed lunch at the Gothenburg Opera House.
Documents from the 1982 World Veteran Championships and other such items plus photos of years now resigned to history, made the gathering a most pleasant and nostalgic occasion.
Now the tournament is firmly established on the international calendar. The forthcoming edition will be next year in Las Vegas when organisers anticipate not 400 players as in the first event but in excess of 4,000; such has the tournament grown.