Event on the table tennis club: the Ping varzycois celebrated its 60th anniversary. And to not miss it, alumni have come from far-off (Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux) to seek out the outdated glories of the division, together with the illustrious trio Burlin, Gagnard, Mulot, from Cercy-la-Tour, untouchable round 1970 Also current have been Pascal Vitrant, President of the Departmental Table Tennis Committee and a number of other residents.
Everyone loved the pleasure of the reunion
United in the identical present of esteem for the club, everybody appreciated the pleasure of the reunion maintained by an exhibition of pictures and a slide present by Jean-Louis Bridiau. They inspired the brand new Varzycoise wave which has simply received the Grobarcick problem and reserved heat phrases for the founding president, Claude Signolet, visibly moved. He had promised to be temporary in a speech tinged with humor, however 60 years is a very long time…
It all began in 1960 with the set up of two outdated tables within the ballroom of the café Bressange (now Le Goglu), the creation of an workplace chaired by the devoted Paul Breton (till 2000), membership of the French Table Tennis Federation (FFTT) in 1961 and a primary match in opposition to Saint-Léger, humiliating however instructive. Led from faculty by Claude Signolet, director, and Georges Marchand, future mayor, relayed to varsity by Jean-Pierre Prégermain, the club started its rise with Jean-Pierre and Patrick Breton, Pierre Thomas, Claudy Rémond then Bernard Perronnet, Pascal Signolet…
In the regional plateau
And from 1970, the six pennant entered the regional plateau by no means to go away it. It was the start of a fantastic journey marked by reinforcements fallen from the sky: the indescribable Jacques Deveaux, creator of the David-Lange firm; Michel Baroni, ranked 15; Georges Weber, Didier Nainville, categorized 20 to 17 years outdated; Jean-Louis Fleury; the Belgian Patrick Perez.
Later, it was essential to resort to a pairing of pennant groups with Guipy then La Charité-sur-Loire to get out of the turbulent zones. Then neo-olds maintain the barracks, Romain Guenot leaves his mark and the younger individuals lastly arrive.
History has been marked by a twinning with Nassau in Germany (six journeys and as many receptions). The group of thirty-three consecutive tournaments earlier than a minimize and a relaunch as a result of Sylvain Favier. An unprecedented assembly, within the village corridor, with the sports activities editors of the ORTF and their boss on the time. A pleasant match behind the scenes at AJ Auxerre in opposition to a staff led by Bruno Martini. The Prégermain epic (4 gamers and three generations in the identical staff). The rise of women, Christelle Viodé, Nathalie Bouquet, Véronique Devaux, Alexandra Chazal…
The club performed within the ballroom from 1960 to 1972, earlier than transferring to the outdated cinema (leisure room) and inaugurating the multipurpose corridor in 1981. A click on to achieve seventy-six licensees.
The president praised the municipality for its help (new lighting of the room). The mayor, Gilles Noël, underlined the impression of the club which has made individuals speak about Varzy all through the Bourgogne Franche-Comté area.