2005 World Team Championship
In the World Team Championship the many times winners The
Dutch played with a team that never played for Holland before. On paper their
ranking was lower than many previous teams, but it included well known players
such as Theo Gerrits , Roel Eefting and team captain Dennis Baas. The
fact that German captain Jens Schulze has a two year winning record vs Dennis
would spell no good for the Dutch, but to everyone's surprise the guys from
Holland managed to win all their games. This practically ensured victory for the
Netherlands if they would get a draw or better against the UK.
In the next round the British players hinted they would
revert to something known as the Belgian Attack, but in the end they didn't.
Here again Holland showed supremacy, with 2 wins and a draw the Gold Awards
In the final round it was down for Silver. The Brits would
only need to get a draw to secure it, but Germany did what they have done for
many years, both Jurgen Winkler and Jens Schulze secured their matches, taking
Silver back home to Deutschland.
The UK's first time ever medal in this tournament would be the Bronze.
Gold = The Netherlands
Silver = Germany
Bronze = United Kingdom