Day THREE : Playoff positions decided

The third day of Pool matches saw the playoff positions decided – top two in each pool progress to the quarter-finals, the bottom two enter the 9-16 playoffs.

Top seeds Egypt, England, USA and Malaysia had already qualified with two wins out of two, and they all played the bottom-ranked teams in their Pools, all wrapping things up with a third 3-0 win to finish top of the pools.

The  eight second and third ranked teams met to battle it out for the second qualifying spot in each pool, all starting on one win each. In the morning session the Canada v Australia and New Zealand v Japan Pool A and B matches both went to deciders, but it was 7th and 8th seeds New Zealand and Canada who prevailed to secure their spots in the last eight.

The evening session saw very quick matches, with Hong Kong and France quickly clinching their quarter-final spots with 3-0 wins over South Africa and India.

Day Three Matches


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


Lineups for tomorrow’s playoff matches :

14.00 CC2  [1] Egypt v [7] New Zealand, 14.00 C2  Australia v Finland
14.00 CC1  [3] USA v [5] Hong Kong, 14.00 C1  India v Switzerland
18.00 CC1  [4] Malaysia v [6] France, 18.00 C1  South Africa v China
18.00 CC2  [2] England v [8] Canada, 18.00 C2  Japan v Germany