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George Bushnell


George Bushnell retired to west Wales from the London area.  He had played table tennis all his life and was a respected player in London leagues.  George played within the Club and in the Swansea League, and caused many younger players major problems with his ‘interesting’ style of play.  He carried up to 10 bats and was able to ‘choose’ which combination of rubbers/bat suited his style when playing a particular opponent.  George sadly died on the 2nd November 2011 aged 86.


George Bushnell 85th Birthday Party

Tony Edwards


Tony Edwards was a Club and League player and also our Treasurer until his untimely death from cancer in 2000.  An annual competition was organised and a Trophy presented to the winner.  All Club members were entitled to play and all given a ‘handicapped score’ depending on their ability.   


Pictures from some of the memorial competitions:.

December 2007

December 2008

April 2010 (due December 2009)

December 2010

December 2012


Tim Heaps


Tim Heaps was a Club and League player and unofficial coach within the Club.  He played with us from 2003/04 until 2012. He died suddenly in December 2013.  He was a well known player in England and Wales and well know within Disability sports representing the UK in many competitions.


Photos of Tim Heaps receiving awards

Joe Morris


Joe Morris was a Club and League player and a Club Coach.  He was also our Club President until his untimely death on the 11th December 2011.  Joe ‘came back to Wales - when he retired to the Carmarthen area.  He was an extremely competent player and took coaching of junior and adult players very seriously; he was well liked and is missed greatly. The first annual ‘Junior West Wales Competition’ was held in his honour, in 2012.


Joe Morris Memorial Juniors Competition - April 2012

Joe Morris’ 80th Birthday Party


This page seeks to remember Members who have contributed to the Club but who are now deceased.  

Some will have links attached to photographs taken at events in honour of their memory

Designed by Stan Eastwood and published by the Carmarthen Table Tennis Club © 2013

Jeff Parsons


It is with great sadness that we report the death of a great colleague of ours - Jeff Parsons, who died on Sunday 10th April 2016.  Jeff was a long standing member of our Club and a League Team player for many years.  Jeff started his table tennis career at the age of 16 when he played for PST (Press Steel Fisher) before joining The Llanelli YMCA, the Llanelli Leisure Centre team and, latterly, Carmarthen Table Tennis Club.  He has played in the Swansea League for many, many years and is a well liked and respected person in those environments.


Jeff was a Llanelli man and was well know in the area in his role as a Solicitor who specialised in pneumoconiosis (and similar) cases.  He was also well know as a business man and will be sadly missed by all.


A very competent player he won the “Tony Edwards Memorial Trophy” in 2008, 2009 and 2010


Photos of Jeff


Photos from ‘Tony Edwards Memorial Trophy - December 2008’


Keith Sibley


It is also with great sadness that we report the death of a great colleague of ours - Keith Sibley, who died on Saturday 23rd April 2016.  Keith was born on the 7th January 1935.  He was a competent player who came to us later in life after the had moved to Llanstephan.  However he had played League Table Tennis in his past and showed all the signs of a great player. He would never give up and always wanted to expand both his knowledge of, and his skill in, the game.  After he became unwell he still attended the the Club occasionally and revelled in watching quality, attacking matches played by others.  He had suffered from dementia for some time and had recently been in hospital.  However he had come home prior to his death and died peacefully.


Photos of Keith:


Brian Lewis


It is with sadness that we report the death of a past table tennis colleague of ours - Brian Lewis, who died on 13th March 2016.  Brian was a long standing member of our Club and a League Team player for many years playing in the Swansea League team that came 2nd in Divisional 2 in 1997.  Brian had withdrawn from the sport for the last few years having been plagued by a long standing chest illness.  He died on the 28th February 2016.


Photographs of Brian with trophy winning team.