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Peter O’Hara – Interview of the Man Who Won The 2013 Over 40s British Nationals

Peter at Newlands before coaching

Peter at Newlands before coaching

I met Peter O’Hara at his home club Newlands, in Glasgow’s South side, to congratulate him on his 2013 British National Over 40 Title and ask him how he did it.

As always Peter just saw it as another match and was surprised at the number of people who have since congratulated him on his title.

Even at the championships in Manchester last month when the organisers told him all about the finals day (the announcements, the introduction to the crowd, the music as he walked out), Peter was reticent to get in the spotlight. Even the MC said “Peter, you just don’t get it do you? It’s The Finals Day of ‘The British Nationals’!”

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So the final came and as the sounds of The Black Eyed Peas ‘Let’s Get This Started’ welcomed Peter to the glass show court, he was more nervous about tripping up on his way to the court than he was playing on it! Well he didn’t trip up on his way to the court – in fact the only minor trip up all week was in the semi-final where he’d lost one individual game (the only one during the whole tournament).

So I asked Peter if he felt jubilant after winning the title and he said “I thought, that’s nice. Yup, that’s really nice. Right, let’s get ready for the West League match on Wednesday.”

Classic! Not sure I’d be the same, but then maybe we could all learn something from that! Peter did, however, admit to being delighted to have a video of some of the tournament highlights on his phone, which he’s looked at just a few times since!

  1. Blair
    March 13, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Well done Pete a brilliant result ! Blair

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