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GB Water Polo, Slowianka Cup, Poland.

  • Tom Whiting of Newton Abbot has just got back from playing for GB at the Slowianka Cup in Gorzow, Poland.
  • This is a preparation tournament for the European Championship Qualifying competition in Istanbul in May.
  • The team travelled out on Wednesday last week arriving in the early hours on Thursday.
  • Their first match was against the Ukraine which they lost 9:12.
  • Tom didn’t play this match due to kidney injury received a few days before going.
  • On Friday GB played Belarus taking a 6:0 lead only to be pegged back to 6:5 before scoring 5 unanswered goals in the last quarter to win 12:6. Tom Whiting scored a goal in this match.
  • Saturday saw GB play two games beating Poland 10:6 with Tom getting 3 goals but loosing to Moldova in the evening 3:7.
  • Sunday saw an easy 14-0 win over the Czech Republic 14-0.
  • This meant that GB finished 3rd out of the 6 competing teams. This equals GB’s best ever result in this competition.

The result of the tournament:

1st Ukraine 15 pts

2nd Moldova 12 pts

3rd GB 9 pts

4th Belarus 6 points

5th Poland 3 pts

6th Czech Republic 0pts 

  • This was also the first ‘International game’ refereed by Phil Whiting the game finnished Ukraine 19 Czech Republic 0 

 

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