European Team Championships Stage One
Information about England’s matches against Serbia and France at K2 Crawley
England face Serbia and France in two ETTU European Team Championships qualifying matches at the K2 Crawley.
The Serbia match is on Thursday January 26th and the France match is on Friday January 27th. Both matches start at 7pm.
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* Teams will be confirmed on the evening of the match – see below for match format.
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Each fixture is made up of five singles matches – so the first country to win three matches will take the overall victory.
In the individual matches, it is also best of five, so the first player to win three games will gain a point for their country. Each game is first to 11 points – but if it gets to 10-10 then the first player to go two points ahead wins the game.
If a country goes 3-0 or 3-1 ahead, then the remaining matches will not be played.
This is stage 1 of the European Team Championships. Finishing in the top two in the group of three nations will see England qualify directly for the final stage of the Championships, to be held in Sweden later this year.
England got their qualifyng campaign off to a winning start, beating Serbia 3-2 in the away fixture in December. The return match against France takes place on Sunday January 29th.
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