On the new ranking to be issued this week, we will have a new #1. It’s amazing to see a 52 years old reaching the number one spot in Canada. I guess experience prevails in Racketlon. Will the younger players come back stronger, let’s wait and see. Get to know your new king: By Damaris Brix
Sponsored by Black Knight Age 52 Started playing badminton, tennis & table tennis at 12, Squash at 27 Badminton
- Has won BC provincial badminton titles at the junior, open, and masters level. At the age of 42 won the provincial title in both the Open & Masters category in the same year, something he is very proud of.
- Last year’s finalist in the Cdn Masters Open badminton mixed doubles 50+ with Damaris
- In 2012 was ranked #1 in the province in 4 different masters categories
- Plays once or twice a week and has taken up singles to help train for racketlon
- Qualified for the World Masters’ Badminton event in Richmond 2011.
- Has won numerous local titles in tennis and was a triple crown winner at this year’s Langford Tennis Club’s tournament (Damaris also a triple crown winner). In the 90s played the Remington Father & Son tournament with his Dad and qualified for the nationals in Toronto.
- Easily took up squash due to his badminton background.
- One of the top squash players in Victoria, currently plays in the A league division, helping his team finish first last year
- Won the BC provincials masters 40 plus one year
- Realizes that table tennis is his weakest sport, so has taken measures to improve his skill. He has purchased a robot from China and practices with it regularly. He attributes this added training to his recent victory over Byron Kidd at the Oliver Vancouver Island Rackleton.
- 2012 World Champion 45+ Mixed Doubles with Damaris (Sofia, Bulgaria).
- Numerous titles in singles, doubles and mixed events, the most recent being Singles winner at Oliver Vancouver Island Open, Doubles champion with Danny Shannon at the Glencoe Open, and Doubles champion with son Billy Brix at the Pacific Rim Vancouver Open.
Damaris & Peter met on the badminton court when they were teenagers and have been playing racquet sports together ever since. Damaris holds multiple national titles in Badminton, so Peter is glad to finally surpass her at being #1. He plays doubles with son Billy Brix, and they remain undefeated in racketlon. He looks forward to many more years playing with Damaris and Billy just as he played with his own dad Frank Brix. When not playing racquet sports, Peter works as millwright managing the maintenance division at a large manufacturing facility. He is an avid dirt motorbiker and loves nothing more than to tackle challenging trails on Vancouver Island. He is also an accomplished wakeboarder and loves video-gaming. It has been a pleasure playing so many different sports and we are blessed with friends in each. Peter plays racquet sports a minimum of 4 times a week.