Did You Know...... that the Swedish top contenders fought a 1-point battle for the trip to Germany?
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The article mentioned that last weekend's competition would be the main factor for the selection of the Swedish national 4-way team at the World Meet 2006 in Germany. The two teams contending for this slot, Team Spaï and Team 42, knew that the pressure would be on with full power.
Team Spaï before the start of the meet
Team Spaï and Team 42 were surely looking at each other's scores throughout the whole competition, and it turned out to be an incredible race. Team Spaï came out of the gates much stronger than its direct opponent and might have benefitted from attending the previous competition in Sweden on June 3rd, just two weeks ago.
Team 42 before the start of the meet
Round five had Team 42 on top of this round's scores again, and the lead for Team Spaï was down to three points. Now it was time for the challenger's line-up with Tobias Alsiö (Center Outside), Mikael Kaulanen (Point), Ulf Liljenbäck (Center Inside), Mats Svensson (Tail) and Daniel Åström (Camera) to prove strong nerves.
Team Spaï after the meet
Once again, Team Spaï showed strong nerves at the right time and was able to carry the 1-point lead through round ten, with both teams posting 12-pointers. The strong start into the competition won the first place for Team Spaï by one single point, and the Swedish association will now have to make the decision which team will travel to Germany.
Team 42 after the meet
Sweden has another competition scheduled for July 1, and the NSL News does not know whether the scores and positions of this July meet will also be considered for the decision. Fact is that Team Spaï won last weekend's official showdown by one point. The NSL News will follow up with more informaton after the official selection of the Swedish national team will be made.