Then they started going to weekend tournaments. It turned out, while BIL was good, SIL was very good, consistently placing high and doing well. She's gotten even better over time and has frequently been told she could've been an Olympian if she'd started younger.
Last weekend, they went to another tournament. SIL got two golds in her events, beating out two members of the current national English team. That's not new. She does that occasionally. What *was* new was the phone call on the way home.
The English team has asked her to join them to represent England at an international championship in December.
How flippin' cool is that?!? I'm so damn proud of her. I love that she's been able to discover this at 40. I only wish I could be there in person to root her on!