Last day of the tournament and one of the local judges is going to be late due to car trouble - so four games for me today. First two are the relegation pools with the losers from each game being relegated to Challenge 4. These are followed by the promotion games with the winners of each going into Challenge 2. First game is challenging with a nasty injury to deal with half way through the first half, the other three go fairly smoothly with the exception of a pitch invasion - by a mouse!! The invasion was captured by the local press - and dealt with by the umpires who showed it a yellow card and escorted it off the pitch!!
Luckily, we get results in normal time on all our games and we do not need to go to the dreaded shootout. The hosts are playing the final so there is a bit crowd and a good atmosphere. Especially when they join the Greek team and win promotion to Challenge II. The day finishes off with the closing ceremony and presentations.
Following the ceremony the umpires and officials get called into the TD's office to get their official tournament reports from the TD and / or Umpires Manager. In the evening all the officials and umpires go to local bar to celebrate another tournament completed successfully.