Champions of Europe

Tuesday, October 3, 2023: Champions of Europe

Champions of Europe!

Wales are now officially the undisputed Champions of Europe, having a now unassailable score of 50.5 in the 
11th European Team Championship (https://www.iccf.com/event?id=93573)

Gold medals will be awarded to each team member at ICCF Congress, which, in a beautiful twist of fate, will next be held on home soil in Llandudno!

Congratulations in particular to Tony Balshaw and Helen Sherwood for completing their final norms for the SIM and IM titles respectively in the event and to John Claridge for finishing first on Board Three and Ian Jones for finishing joint first on Board Four.

The event was completed without a single defeat.  An incredible result for the lowest seeds in the event against some of the European CC giants, for a title which has never before been won by a British team.

The Gold medal gives an automatic qualification for the final of the 12th Championship, and bragging rights for many years to come.

Cymru am byth!
Austin Lockwood


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