11th (and last round) of the European Team Championship: Belgium - Slovakia 2-2 --> Belgium in a test match

15/05: despite presenting the probably best team possible (Gerald Westhoff 6d; Lucas Neirynck 5d; Fran├žois Gonze 4d; Jan Ramon 4d), Belgian team did not manage to do better than a draw against our direct competitor, Slovakia.

And still, we had to win this match as to avoid to match a test-match against the winner of the C-league (Norway)to determine whether we'll still play in B-league next year of be demoted to the C-league.

True, the mission was difficult because the Slovakian best player being Pavol Lisy, a professional player (who defeated as expected Gerald), the Belgians had to win on all the 3 other boards.

And this nearly happened: Lucas and Jan won...
Unfortunately, Fran├žois lost..by a small margin (3,5 pts)...

Now, Belgium had to overcome Norway on 30/05...otherwise we play in C-league the next season !
Let's cross our fingers !...

Complete results of the round:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps/rounds/352

Final standings:
http://pandanet-igs.com/communities/euroteamchamps