This is Bill reporting from Pau. We are still here but only just- this morning we drew with Switzerland 15-15 and Iceland beat Finland 19-11 thus we qualified on a split tie. I have said in previous reports that we have been unlucky in some of our matches but I would be less than honest if I did not admit we were fortunate to scrape through.
Whatever, we now start with a "blank sheet of paper" and tomorrow the Championship starts in earnest. Up to now we have performed better against the stronger teams and I am hoping that our form will continue to improve and that we will meet our next objective- top eight for the team to qualify for The Olympiad (mind sports) and top sixth to make The World Championship.