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VALE STEVE EGGLETON

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A Message from the "Kogarah" Clan .

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of one of our "Kogarah family" members, Steve Eggleton. Steve passed away on the morning of Mon 16 Sep 2019 after battling a melanoma-type cancer for the past few months.

Steve was a long-time member of the Table Tennis community. We are not sure yet how or when he started his long-time association with Table Tennis but some amongst us remember first meeting him in the 1970s/80s when Steve was representing the Premier's Department in the NSW Public Service competition.

For many years, Steve played Table Tennis with both the St George and Sutherland Shire Table Tennis Association (STGSSTTA) and the Kogarah RSL Table Tennis Club (Kogarah RSLTTC). He served many years as President of the Kogarah RSLTTC and was rewarded for his services with a Life Membership.
Steve was one of the key drivers of, and a keen participant in, the creation of the "entertainment" at our infamous annual "Kogarah Presentation Nights".
So many wonderful memories right there!! Other wonderful memories were created in our many "Kogarah Dining-Out Nights" and our many birthday celebrations. The photo provided with this message was taken during a typical Thursday Night Table Tennis at Colvin Hall (at the back of Kogarah RSL Club) where play was stopped for half an hour to celebrate the 103rd birthday of one of our players, Dot De Low. A great night; a great photo.

For those of you who have played against Steve, you will remember his unorthodox style and his extremely effective "windscreen wiper" forehand block. A greater asset than his block was his impressive Table Tennis mind; he was an awesome tactician on the table.

In recent years, issues with his knees prevented Steve from competing but this didn't stop him from supporting his friends on the table, turning up to various competitions to sit in the corner to support and share his strategies. Each year, he was also keen to receive the website link to the National Veterans Championships Draws and Results page so that he could follow the progress of his "Kogarah" mates.

In his earlier years away from the table, we understand that Steve was also a very proficient cricketer and golfer; ball-sports obviously being his "thing". Speaking of ball-sports, Parramatta Eels was one of Steve's great loves. He attended many of their games and was always on top of the latest gossip regarding his beloved Rugby League club. We are all hoping that he was aware of the Eels 58-0 crush of the Broncos in the finals match at the Bankwest Stadium on Sunday afternoon; he would have been thrilled.

At that other table, the dining table, many of Steve's friends would be aware of his distaste for red meat and most vegetables and his love of chicken. He so loved chicken that we all fondly referred to him as a "Chickaterian". In honour of our beloved "Chickaterian", a small group of his Kogarah mates gathered for a chicken schnitzel meal on the evening of his passing.

Steve loved his "Kogarah" mates and his Parramatta Eels team, but his greatest love was for his wife and best friend, Lia Rassi (nee Casales), whom he met through the Kogarah RSL TTC. Lia nicknamed Steve, "Teddy Bear"; a nickname that we all embraced. Steve and Lia were married in 1995 and lived most of their married life in the St George district. Following his retirement from the public service three years ago, Steve and Lia purchased a home on the Central Coast and had been enjoying this new phase of their life until illness struck Steve just a few months ago.

Our hearts are breaking at the loss of our Kogarah mate, our "Chickaterian", our "Teddy Bear", but we send our thoughts, hugs and best wishes to Lia and family at this very sad time.

  • Published in NEWS

Jonathan Tan Qualifies for Australian Team

 

Table Tennis Australia and Sport Inclusion Australia are pleased to announce the team to represent Australia at the 2019 INAS Global Games in Brisbane.  Sam Von Einem (SA), Rory Carroll (VIC), Jonathan Tan (NSW) and Ashley Parrott (QLD) will take on the Worlds best players in Brisbane.  
 
Von Einem ranked 4 in the World has just returned from Japan where he won the Japan Para Open, while Carroll has also just returned from overseas having finished third in the Bangkok Para Open.  Tan is making his debut for Australia while Parrott returns to the Green and Gold having represented Australia at the 2011 INAS Global Games in Italy.
 
The Table Tennis competition is sanctioned by the International Table Tennis Federation Para as a Factor 20 event.
 
We look forward to some outstanding table tennis at the highest level
 
Good luck to all players.
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NSW Veterans State Teams for 2019 Australian Veterans Teams Championships

 
 

NSW Table Tennis Association have nominated the following players to represent this Association in the 2019 Australian Veteran's Teams Championships.

 

                          30 and over MEN'S TEAM

                      30 and over WOMEN'S TEAM

Chris Kwok.........................................................................

Pascal Mias........................................................................

John Ngo............................................................................

Playing  Captain -   John Ngo

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Playing / NPC - Captain…………………..…………….

                        40 and over MEN'S TEAM

                    40 and over WOMEN'S TEAM

 Mohammad Azimi...........................................................

 Andrew Couper................................................................

 Gavin Morden...................................................................

 Xuyen Tran........................................................................

Playing  Captain - Gavin Morden

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Playing  Captain –

                        50 and over MEN'S TEAM

                    50 and over WOMEN'S  TEAM

Michael Bowrey.................................................................

Peter Krigovsky.................................................................

Walter Ly.............................................................................

Tin Ngo...............................................................................

Playing  Captain – Michael Bowrey

Beverley Clackson...........................................................

Ada Ly................................................................................

Eriko Morden....................................................................

Marie Pinkewich...............................................................

Playing  Captain – Marie Pinkewich

                        60 and over MEN'S TEAM

                    60 and over WOMEN'S TEAM

Shinji Hiraoka....................................................................

Anthony Kwok....................................................................

Chee Yow...........................................................................

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Playing  Captain – Chee Yow

Joylene Morgan ……………………………….

Jenny Nolan …………………………………………

Leonie Whiteford …………………………………….

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Playing  Captain- Leonie Whiteford

                        65 and over MEN'S TEAM

                    70 and over WOMEN'S TEAM

Ellman Lee.........................................................................

Cyrus Pestonji...................................................................

Paul Pinkewich..................................................................

James Wong......................................................................

Playing  Captain – James Wong

Jennifer Aduckiewicz …………………..……………….

Rose Veerhuis …………………………………….

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 Playing  Captain  - Jennifer Aduckiewicz ……………

                        70 and over MEN'S TEAM

75 and over WOMEN'S TEAM        

Ted Davis...........................................................................

Graeme Wells....................................................................

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Playing  Captain – Ted Davis

Kate Webber ….…………….……………………..……

Hazel Margetson...............................................................

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Playing Captain – Kate Webber …………………..

                        75 and over MEN'S TEAM

                     80 and over WOMEN’S TEAM

Inh Van Le..........................................................................

Calvin Law.........................................................................

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Playing    Captain- Inh Van Le

Gillian Hutchinson ………………………………..

Shirley Smith …………………………………

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Playing  Captain - Gillian Hutchinson

                        80 and over MEN’S TEAM

 

Kevin Cope ……...………………………………..

Ken Sands.………………………………………

Playing  Captain - Kevin Cope

 


                    50 and over MEN'S TEAM "B"

                50 and over WOMEN'S TEAM "B"

Bruce Judge.......................................................................

Mustafa Keskin..................................................................

Shin Nakazawa.................................................................

Peter Wood........................................................................

Playing Captain – Bruce Judge.....................................

Karen Fan..........................................................................

Allison Flood.....................................................................

Ann Joy..............................................................................

Thi My Phung Nguyen....................................................

Playing Captain – Allison Flood ………………….

                    50 and over MEN'S TEAM "C"

60 and over WOMEN'S TEAM "B"

Peter Barnes......................................................................

David Clackson.................................................................

Matthew Crane..................................................................

Greg Mar.............................................................................

Playing  Captain – David Clackson

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60 and over MEN'S TEAM "B"

70 and over WOMEN'S TEAM "B"

Steve Bruton......................................................................

Bruce Gow..........................................................................

Phillip Lean........................................................................

Cary Mullard......................................................................

Playing Captain -  Steve Bruton.....................................

Carol Cowie ………………………...……..…………..

Rosemary Towers ……..……………………………….

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Playing  Captain – Carol Cowie ……………….

                    65 and over MEN'S TEAM "B"

75 and over WOMEN'S TEAM "B"

Mick Dobson......................................................................

Jing Peng...........................................................................

Michael Turner..................................................................

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Playing Captain Michael Turner....................................

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Playing  / NPC  Captain..................................................

                    65 and over MEN'S TEAM "C"

65 and over MEN'S TEAM "C"       

Tony Aduckiewicz………………………………………..

George Chung...................................................................

Ian Finlay............................................................................ ..............................................................................................

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Playing  Captain  Ian Finlay............................................

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                    75 and over MEN'S TEAM "B"

                75 and over WOMEN'S TEAM "B"

Wing Kwai Chan...............................................................

John Lees...........................................................................

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Playing Captain – John Lees.........................................

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                    80 and over TEAM MEN’S  "B"

80 and over TEAM WOMEN’S  "B"

 

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Team Managers: David Clackson & Ted Davis

 

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