Mixed Open Division – ETC18
Countries entered: Chile, England, France, Ireland, Jersey, Middle East, Scotland, Sweden, Wales
Defending Champions: Scotland
It has been 2,122 Days since Scotland Mixed Open were not able to refer to themselves as European Champions; this dominance of the Division is made much more spectacular given the high quality opposition of NTA’s such as England (4th at the TWC15), Wales, Jersey (2 x European Champions) and an ever improving French team.
Once again, the Scotland XO Team are expected to carry the label of favourite for the title, however, a Wales team who showed a lot of promise in 2016, and the youthful England and France teams will surely push Scotland all the way.
Outside of the perennial threats for the title, the Mixed Open Division is packed with excitement as the EFT welcomes brand new members in Sweden who will be competition in their first ever FIT Tiered event. A youthful Jersey team will be looking to revisit old successes as the 2016 European Championship hosts attempt to get themselves in contention. Finally, the EFT are very happy to welcome our invitational teams from Chile and Middle East Touch.
The Welsh players in the XO Team have enjoyed some outstanding form in the 2018 Domestic season and look to be peaking at the right time to mount a serious challenge on the European Title, however the experience of Scotland and 3 consecutive titles do their name will be a tough challenge to overcome.
The Mixed Open Division taps off at 10:00 on Wednesday 18th July on Field One. The Gold Medal Game will be at 15:00 on Saturday 21st July on Field One.
Keep track of all of the results here: https://www.internationaltouch.org/events/euros/2018/mixed-open/