GB Pathway player Billy Shilton put up a great performance on his recent trip to Brazil when he beat fellow class 7 player and home favourite Paulo Salmin 3-2 in an exhibition match in Piracicaba that was shown live on national Brazilian television.
“Brazil was fantastic,” he said, “everyone was really friendly and it’s a really nice country. Playing in front of a big crowd was very nerve racking but a great experience and something I will never forget. I was really nervous in the fifth as the Brazilian fans were going crazy when I was 10-8 up. I was so happy to win as I felt I made a big improvement from losing to him 3-0 in Slovenia last year. This will give me confidence for the season ahead and I cannot wait to play!”