GB at EBUC 2019 Update

8 GB squads are halfway through EBUC 2019, competing against the best Europe has to offer.

(Photo credit: Steph Balsys)

Whats coming up on the Livestream?

09/May 12:00 GB Men Vs tbc - Quarter-final,

 

If they win their quarter final

09/May 15:30 GB Men Vs tbc - Semi-final

 

As we get to bracket play it gets harder and harder to predict how the schedules will play out. Consequently the best way to know who will be on the livestream is to regularly check the EBUC live page


The GB story so far this week

Results have varied across the squads, with GB Men and GB Grand Masters going undefeated so far, both have earned spots in the quarter finals, with Grand Masters playing Italy and GB Men awaiting the winner of Denmark vs Portugal.

 

GB Women started off hot with back to back wins before losing out in some tough fought matches to lie 5th in the group, looking like they will be going into the 5-7 round robin group once everyone else has played their final group game. In Hannah Yorwerth they can also boast one the stat leaders in the division, with 8 goals and 5 assists in 5 games.

 

GB Mixed have so far been the team to watch if you like a tight match, with 4 of their 6 games going to sudden death. GB have emerged victorious from 2 of those sudden deatch matches and have 1 game left in their pool against the so far undefeated Russian team. Victory there would go a long way to earning a quarter final spot.

 

The mixed masters have also had a flying start to the tournament, winning 4 of 5 games so far and have two of the top 3 stat leaders in the division in the shape of Oli Browne and Peter Wigfield. They'll look to continue that form in games against Spain and Germany to round out pool play.

 

In other masters action GB Master Men have won 3 and lost 3 to place 3rd in their upper power pool. This has earned them a quarter final against spain. GB Masters Women starred on the live stream on Wednesday in a windy encounter against Germany and managed to secure 3rd place in their group coming top of a 3 way tie. This puts them into a game vs Currier Island with the winner going into the semi finals.

 

GB Great Grand Masters are 5 games into their campaign, which started with a strong win against Currier Islands before a series of hard fought games which have unfortunately not gone their way. They have a final group game against Finland.