Jill wins European Masters
Jill Campion, who lives in Bix and plays squash at the Henley Squash Club based in Gillotts Leisure Centre, won her age group at the European Masters Squash Championship held in Hamburg last week. This is the second time that Jill has won her age group, having won the title in Malmo in 2015.
She beat long-standing rival Lynne Davies, from Wales 11-3, 11-7, 11-7 in the final of the over 65s category, both finalists having won all their initial round robin matches. Speaking after the final Jill said, “Lynne is always a tough opponent. She has an unorthodox game which is very effective as it disrupts the normal flow of the game and prevents opponents from attacking. I was lucky to come in to the tournament on good form, and I was able to build my confidence further in the round robin match, which I won very comfortably. The final was different. I dominated the first game but then Lynne got into her stride and I had to fight hard to regain control in both the second and third games. I am delighted to have won this major title again and to have been part of what is a fantastic celebration of squash for all ages.”
Over 600 people from countries around European competed in the European Masters Championships, which are held every two years, with age groups starting at over 35 right through to over 80.
Jill Campion has won major squash titles at over 50, over 55 and over 60 age groups. This is her first over 65s win.