Monday, 23 September 2013

Bali 9: Final day nerves

Today is the last day of qualifying and the nerves will be jangling. The women start in 5th place but have two difficult matches to end with against Japan who are in 9th with a chance of qualifying and France who are almost certain qualifiers. Yesterday as a welcome maximum (our 3rd) against South Africa but in the final match of the day lost heavily in the last 3 boards to go from a winning to losing position against China meaning we have work to do today.

In the open partnerships returned to normal. We had an excellent day with three wins (against China, Monaco and Poland to leave us 6th. We now have a good chance of qualifying but still have two tough matches to come out of three.

In the Seniors the Scots still have a good chance with an important first match against fellow contenders Australia.

The walk home from the centre to hotel has been given an extra excitement by the upgrading of the pavement. The new version comprises small pink stones coupled with large square shields which mask drains. Where these are not yet fitted there is a large deep hole with no guard around it. The captains duty last night extended to helping Nicola avoid these obstacles so that we had a full team today.


  1. Well done both teams (and Scottish Seniors too). Best of luck in the knockouts.

  2. Well done both, now for the KO, Good Luck!