by Ian Marshall, Editor
Venue for the proceedings was the Exercishusets Sporthall, the destination for no less than 114 players; in addition to the host nation players travelled from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, Germany, Norway, Poland and Russia.
Play commenced on Friday 2nd November with Men’s Team being the order of the day; the age groups being 40 to 49 years and 60 years and over.
Overall a total of 68 team matches were played; the aim was to offer a minimum of three matches for each team, thus a group stage commenced matters followed by a main draw and consolation. It was a busy but most worthwhile schedule.
Similarly, in the individual events play was organized in two stages, a group phase followed by main draw and consolation.
Intense competition but on the Saturday evening the hall was transformed; some 60 guests enjoyed a three course dinner with live music, dancing.
Play concluded on Sunday with Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles events; proceedings being organized on nine tables.
A successful tournament and great credit to the local Ifo Club; they provided all the umpires and thus reached standards equivalent to the World Veteran Championships and the European Veteran Championships.
Throughout, as efficiently as always, proceedings were overseen by the host club’s Hans Westling, the Chair of the World Veteran Championships Organising Committee.
Idrottsforengingen Ifo: Roll of Honour (Sunday 4th November)