A New British Record

Austin Lockwood  Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Congratulations to our friends from Scotland, who have just become the highest scoring British team ever in a European Team Championship final!  The European Team Championship is one of the most hotly contested team events in ICCF, second only in status to the Olympiads

The eleventh final is currently in its closing stages, and Scotland recently completed their games with a British record breaking score of 49.48%.

British teams have participated in the first and second Championship finals (Great Britain); the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth finals (England) and the eleventh final (Scotland and Wales), but with disappointing results until now, always finishing in the bottom half of the crosstable with England's 9th place in the ninth final being the best overall British performance to date.

The eleventh final is still ongoing and the record breaking Scottish score puts them in a good position to place higher than any previous British team.

Of course this record may not stand for very long, hopefully (from a Welsh perspective!) for no more than a few months... Wales are currently on 47.5 points with four games remaining, and so cannot do any worse than Scotland, and a podium finish now feels like a real possibility.

FinalTeamScore+/-Percent ScoreFinal PositionGoldSilverBronze
1stGreat Britain43-544.79%7thSoviet UnionGermanyAustria
5thEngland52-1643.33%10thGermanyLithuaniaCzech Republic
6thEngland60.5-2342.0112thGermanyLithuaniaCzech Republic
2ndGreat Britain42.5-11.539.35%8thSoviet UnionGermanyNetherlands

Of course we wish all three of our British teams the best of luck in qualifying for the twelfth final!

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