Friday Photos: Can you identify these players?

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Diane Webb

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A further good response last week which has identified nearly all of the images. There have been more than 100 contacts in the last three weeks and my thanks go to everyone who has helped with identification and/or shown interest in the series of photographs.

Click here to scroll to last week’s pictures

This week there are 10 pictures where the players are not known and apart from one the date is a mystery. All help with players’ names, occasion, venue and date would be much appreciated. There is a possibility that not all are English.

Photo 1, taken on February 26, 1966


Photo 2 (copyright IMF News, Eastbourne)

Photo 3 (copyright IMF News, Eastbourne)

Photo 4 (copyright James Cockayne, Derby)

Photo 5 (copyright Sylvia Dokow, Cambridge)

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Photo 8

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Photo 10

Contact Diane Webb on DianeK1414@hotmail.co.uk if you have any information.

Last week’s pictures brought some excellent responses and brought back some good memories to a number of people. So many of those shown have contributed an enormous amount to the development and progression of table tennis in England and internationally.

Photo 2 – Front Row: Geoff Owen, George White, Colin Clemett, Geoff James, Geoff Taylor.

Second Row: Alan Porter, Brian Leeson, Tom Blunn, Albert Shipley, John Freeman, Doug Young, Ian Crickmer.

Third Row: Les Smith, Stan Buchan, Stan Francis, ?, Tony Wickens, Doreen Stannard, Jim Hobday, Doug Young.

Back Row: John Wright, Kathleen Waters, Mike Watts, ?, Len Pilditch.

The 1974 photograph of the ETTA Conference for Referees in Sheffield shows some of the luminaries and most honoured members of the Association with one President, eight Honorary Life Members and 10 Vice-Presidents amongst them. Roles undertaken range from Chairman and National Councillor to Treasurer and Committee Chairman in addition to the considerable umpiring and refereeing duties.

Below are some brief pen pictures of some of the most prominent.

  • Tom Blunn – ETTA Honorary Life Member (1963), Malcom Scott Award x 4. ETTA Chairman and Treasurer, National Executive Committee member, numerous committees.  County Umpire.
  • Colin Clemett – ETTA Honorary Life Member (1966), Malcolm Scott Award x 2, Leslie Forrest Memorial Trophy, Keith Ponting President’s Memorial Award, ITTF Honorary Life Member. ETTA Vice-Chairman (Competitions), National Executive Committee member, National Councillor; numerous ETTA committees including Secretary of NURC for over 50 years.  ITTF Rules Committee Chairman. National Referee, National Umpire.
  • Ian Crickmer – ETTA Vice-President (1979), Ivor Montagu Award, Leslie Forrest Memorial Trophy. ETTA Management Committee member, National Councillor, Archivist. Tournament Referee, National Umpire.
  • John Freeman – ETTA Vice-President (1999), ETTA Merit Award, ETTA Special Award. Numerous ETTA Committees. National Referee, International Umpire. Gained Tournament Referee Badge Number 1 in 1972.
  • Geoff James – ETTA Honorary Life Member (1963). ETTA Deputy Chairman, NURC Chairman and Secretary, several committees. Secretary of the first ETTA Umpires Sub-Committee which established the County Umpire Scheme, subsequently Chairman for 36 years. International Umpire, National Referee; Referee of English Open X8.
  • Geoff Owen – ETTA Vice-President (1978). International Umpire, National Referee.
  • Len Pilditch – ETTA Vice-President (1993), Leslie Forrest Memorial Trophy, ETTA Committee member. International Umpire, National Referee.
  • Tony Ross – ETTA Ivor Montagu Award (1979, 1983). National Councillor. County Umpire and Tournament Referee.
  • Albert Shipley – ETTA Vice-President (1989), ETTA General Secretary, ITTF Secretary General. ETTA Committee member.  International Umpire, National Referee.
  • Les Smith – ETTA Honorary Life Member (2003), ETTA Vice-President (1985), Leslie Forrest Memorial Trophy, Malcolm Scott Award, Ivor Montagu Award, Merit Award. National Councillor, numerous ETTA Committees. International Umpire, National Referee.
  • Doreen Stannard – ETTA President, ETTA Honorary Life Member (1988), ETTA Vice-President (1985), Ivor Montagu Award, Malcolm Scott Award. National Councillor, numerous ETTA Committees. International Umpire.
  • Geoff Taylor – ETTA Vice-President (2004), Leslie Forrest Memorial Trophy. National Councillor, ETTA Committee member. International Umpire, National Referee.
  • Mike Watts – ETTA Vice-President (1993), Ivor Montagu Award, Malcolm Scott Award. ETTA Deputy General Secretary and National Events Manager, Vice-Chairman (Marketing and Administration), numerous Committees. International Umpire, National Referee.
  • George White – ETTA Honorary Life Member (1961), Malcolm Scott Award x 2. National Executive Committee member, numerous ETTA committees including Chairman of the first ETTA Umpires Sub-Committee which established the County Umpire Scheme.  ETTA Magazine Editor for 21 years. Drafted, with John Wright, the first constitution for the Commonwealth Championships. Prepared a ‘Code of Practice for Umpires’ which in 1954 was endorsed by the ITTF and recommended to all national associations. International Umpire. County Umpire No 1; Referee of English Open X7;  Director of Play 1954 World Championships; Referee of 1966 European Championships.
  • Tony Wickens – ETTA Honorary Life Member (1976), Leslie Forrest Memorial Trophy. National Councillor, several ETTA Committees. County Umpire, Tournament Referee.
  • Doug Young – ETTA Honorary Life Member (2004), ETTA Vice-President (1994). National Councillor, numerous ETTA Committees. International Umpire, International Referee. Referee of Commonwealth Championships 1991, Nairobi.

Also in attendance at the conference were Bob Edon, Stan Ford, Gordon Lightfoot and Tony Ross – four names to fit two faces.

Photo 1 – Borje Karlsson (Sweden), Tony Chatwin, Doug Young, Stuart Sherlock, Richard Scruton, Colin Clemett at the English Open, 1992.

  • Tony Chatwin – ETTA Honorary Life Member (1995), ETTA Vice-President (1985), Ivor Montagu Award, Malcolm Scott Award. ETTA Deputy Chairman, Vice-Chairman (Competitions), National Councillor, numerous committees. International Umpire, International Referee.
  • Richard Scruton – ETTA Honorary Life Member (2005), ETTA Vice-President, Ivor Montagu Award.  ETTA Deputy Chairman, ETTA Vice-Chairman (Competitions, Marketing, International Relations), numerous committees. ETTU Umpires and Referees Committee. International Referee, International Umpire.  Referee of 2004 Olympics table tennis competition.
  • Stuart Sherlock – ETTA Vice-President (1999), Ivor Montagu Award. Several ETTA Committees. International Referee, International Umpire. Referee 1997 World Championships, Manchester, Deputy Referee of 2012 Olympics table tennis competition.
  • Malcolm Allsop – ETTA Vice-President (1991), Malcolm Scott Award, Vice-Chairman (Administration), National Councillor, numerous committees. County Umpire.
  • Rea Balmford – ETTA Vice-President (1990), Co-Founder of English Schools Table Tennis Association. International Umpire.
  • David Edwards – National Councillor, ETTA Committee member. International (Blue Badge) Umpire, Tournament Referee. Umpired the Women’s Singles Final at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 and the Men’s Doubles Final at the World Championships in 1997, Manchester.
  • Margot Fraser – National Councillor, ETTA Committee member. International (Blue Badge) Umpire.
  • Doris Moors – ETTA Vice-President (2005), Maurice Goldstein Award. ETTA Committee member. National Referee, International Umpire.
  • George Tyler – ETTA Vice-President (2009). National Councillor, ETTA Committee member. International Umpire.

Photo 3 – Identified as the International Banks Tournament at Ealing.

Front Row: ?, Ken Quirk, Trevor Spraggs, Terry Vance, Doris Moors.

Back Row: Mike Barrett, Brian Rowlen, Harry Spraggs, Jack Melnick, Jack Randall, Dave Perry, Margot Fraser, Janice Seabrook, Val Roffe.

Photo 4 – Believed to have been taken at Stoke Mandeville, 1991.

Front Row: Rea Balmford, David Edwards, Clive Warnley?, George Tyler, Harry Spraggs, Stuart Dane, Doug Young, Roy Williams (Wales).

Back Row: Brian Watkins, ?, Alan Harwood, ?, ?, Brian Foggin, Laurie Wardman, ?, Geoff Taylor.

Photo 5 – Schools International, Birmingham, 1989.

Front Row: John Lawton, Heather Masters, Laurie Wardman, Emil Emecz, Tony Chatwin (Referee), Liz Wilson, George Tyler, Bill Lavis, Jack Randall.

Back Row: Margot Fraser, Lewis Ward, Brian Foggin, Fred Groom, Brian Watkins, Alan Harwood, Harry Spraggs, Malcolm Allsop.

Below are some further pen pictures of some of these officials from photographs 3,4 and 5.

  • Malcolm Allsop – ETTA Vice-President (1991), Malcolm Scott Award, Vice-Chairman (Administration), National Councillor, numerous committees. County Umpire.
  • Rea Balmford – ETTA Vice-President (1990), Co-Founder of English Schools Table Tennis Association. International Umpire.
  • David Edwards – National Councillor, ETTA Committee member. International (Blue Badge) Umpire, Tournament Referee. Umpired the Women’s Singles Final at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 and the Men’s Doubles Final at the World Championships in 1997, Manchester.
  • Margot Fraser – National Councillor, ETTA Committee member. International (Blue Badge) Umpire.
  • Doris Moors – ETTA Vice-President (2005), Maurice Goldstein Award. ETTA Committee member. National Referee, International Umpire.
  • George Tyler – ETTA Vice-President (2009). National Councillor, ETTA Committee member. International Umpire.

Diane Webb
19th September 2014

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