Gibraltar's National team have finished the group stages of the European Squash Championships, with three successive defeats, against some very tough opposition, which included: the hosts, Austria, as well as Israel, and Finland.
The toughest of their challenges was against the Finnish team that had the 13th seed Olli Tuominen, who ranks amongst one of the best players in the world and not just Europe.
The most noticeable scores were achieved by Christian Navas, Stephen Shacaluga who both managed to take a few points from some of the more experienced players. The other Gibraltarian players, Anthony Brindle, Nicholas De Haro and Carl Gomez also proved to be worthy opponents.
This has truly been a great experience for many of the Gibraltarian players, who are a young squad. They will therefore benefit greatly from their experience. This along with the strong competition they face in the Andalucian league means that our youg Gibraltarians will surely improve in their next European Championships and other competitions.
We must congratulate them in raising the Gibraltarian flag at such a prestigious event and wish them a safe and pleasant return to sunny Gibraltar.
Click here: to view all the games in the group stages of the competition as well as the group and individual results.
Click here: to view other results from the European Championships.