Tuesday, 9 August 2016

U26s - end of day 5 report

By NPC Alan Shillitoe

There is one day left in the round robin and we are now out of contention (short of something truly insane happening) for the quarter-finals. The team has actually been playing quite well over the last few days and their form has reflected the performance level we expected before the event began. They turned over perennial bete noir Poland and should have also finished off USA1 and Norway who are both locks for the top 6. After a long period drifting in 15th spot, the team has caught a number of teams in front and has the opportunity to go past some more to get a finish that more accurately reflects their worth.

After today, assuming that something beyond crazy doesn't happen, the team will drop into a 3-day BAM consolation event with all the other teams who failed to qualify from all the sections. There will be one last chance of some silverware!

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