Brian scoops another treble of veteran table tennis awards

Brian Hill.
Brian Hill.

Brian Hill is celebrating scooping a hat-trick of titles at the Veteran English Table Tennis Society’s Western Masters.

Competing at Thornbury, Gloucestershire, over the weekend, Brian won the over 70s and over 60s titles, as well as claiming the over 70s doubles title with regular partner Roy Norton.

This means that Brian has won all five of the Masters over 70s singles events he has entered this season.

However, he was given a run for his money in the semi-final by former World champion Herbert Neubauer.

“It was a very close match and it could have gone either way,” admitted Brian when reflecting on facing the resilient German.

“Fortunately, I just beat him to get into the final.”

In the final Brian got the better of old adversary Peter Radford.

Brian also added another over 60s title to his collection, beating the ‘young ‘uns’ - as he refers to them.

“I’m gobsmacked that at nearly 71 I can beat the players in their 60s at the moment,” he added.

“But I was very, very happy with how things went this week.

“I just try to keep fit and continue to practice.”