Day TWO: Top Four through to Quarters

It’s the second round of pool matches today, again with all sixteen teams in action. With the top-two ranked teams in each pool meeting (and the third and fourth-ranked) today’s matches are likely to have a big bearing on the finishing order in each pool.

Day Two Matches


14.00, CC1, D, [4] Malaysia 3-0 [5] Hong Kong
14.00, CC2, D, [11] India 3-0 China
14.00, C1, C, [3] USA 3-0 [6] France
14.00, C2, C, [12] South Africa 3-0 Switzerland
18.00, CC1, A, [1] Egypt 3-0 [8] Canada
18.00, CC2, A, [9] Australia 3-0 Germany
18.00, C1, B, [2] England 3-0 [7] New Zealand
18.00, C2, C, [10] Japan 3-0 Finland


Today’s playing order : 1 – 2 – 3  

Top four seeds qualify for the quarters

The afternoon matches produced 3-0 wins for USA, Malaysia, India and South Africa – meaning that USA and Malaysia qualify for the quarter-finals with two wins. Tomorrow’s France v India and Hong Kong v South Africa matches will decide who qualifies alongside them in Pool C and D (almost certainly as runners-up as it’s also top v bottom tomorrow).

USA were boosted by a good win for Amanda Sobhy over Camille Serme in the opening match, leaving Olivia Blatchford and Reeham Sedky to complete the win. Malaysia had their work cut out against Asian rivals Hong Kong, but Nicol David’s opening win over Annie Au, recovering from two games down, was the spark, and 3-1 wins for Sivasangari Subramanian and Low Wee Wern followed.

The evening matches produced identical scenarios in Pools A and B, with Egypt and England beating Canada and New Zealand to qualify on two wins, leaving tomorrow’s Canada v Australia and New Zealand v Japan matches to finalise the quarter-finalists.

Defending champions Egypt were untroubled as they dropped just one game against Canada while England did the same against New Zealand.


Pool A, Pool B, Pool C, Pool D
[1] Egypt W2, [2] England W2, [3] USA W2, [4] Malaysia W2
[8] Canada W1, [7] New Zealand W1, [6] France W1, [5] Hong Kong W1
[9] Australia W1, [10] Japan W1, [11] India W1, [12] South Africa W1
[13/16] Germany W0, [13/16] Finland W0, [13/16] China W0, [13/16] Switzerland W0
Day 3 Matches,,,
Egypt v Germany, England v Finland, USA v China, Malaysia v Switzerland
Canada v Australia, New Zealand v Japan, France v India, Hong Kong v South Africa