Photo by Michael Loveder

Having qualified for the U11 Stiga European Masters with her 10th place finish at EuroMinis Sophie travelled to Belgium and did not disappoint with her performance.

As expected this was a tough event but Sophie continues to improve and although losing to Gaetane Bled (European U11 Champion) she maintained her level and at the end of the competition had to play Serean Jantea of Romania for position 5-6. The Romanian girls are always strong so this was a challenge. A challenge that Sophie rose to and took 5th place with a 3-0 win.

The good news is that Sophie continues to improve and that this age category is a year above hers – so she gets to compete in it again next year.