Group 6 :
Poland vs Lithuania 4-1
MS : Przaemslaw Wacha beat Kestusis Navickas 21-18, 21-14
WS : Anna Narel lost from Akvile Stapusaityte 19-21, 18-21
MD : Michal Logosz/Wojciech Skudlarczyk beat Klaudijus Kasnkis/Kestusis Navickas 21-8, 21-13
WD : Agniezska Wojtkowska/Malgorzata Kurdelska beat Akville Stapusaityte/Ligita Zukauskaite 21-11, 21-11
XD : Robert Mateusiak/Kamilla Augustyn beat Ramunas Stapusaityte/Kristina Dovydaityte 21-7, 21-11
Unfortunately Nadiezda Kostyuczyk can’t join with Poland team this year. So Kamilla Augustyn will replace her at Mixed Doubles partnering with Robert Mateusiak. And this has side effect which Kamilla couldn’t play for Women’s Singles and lost point from this sector. Michal and Robert also separate themselves in Men’s Doubles. But I think that’s not a big deal because their younger player, Wojciech Sudlarczyk need more experiences.
Bulgaria beat Finlad 4-1
XD : Stilian Makarski/Diana Dimova beat Tuomas Nuorteva/Sanni Rautala 21-13, 21-18
MS : Blagovest Kisyov lost from Ville Lang 20-22, 18-21
WS : Petya Nedelcheva beat Anu Nieminen 21-11, 21-9
MD : Krasimir Yankov/Vladimir Metodiev beat Tuomas Nuorteva/Mikko Vikman 21-13, 21-7
WD : Petya Nedelcheva/Dimitria Poptoykova beat NooraVirta/Sanni Rautala 21-13, 21-13
As the backbone of Bulgaria, Petya Nedelcheva and Diana Dimova did their jobs very well. They played not only in their main sector, Women’s Singles. Olympic 2008 quarterfinalist, Ville Lang must work hard in 30 minutes tight match before gives 1 point to his country.
Group 5 :
Netherlands beat Austria 5-0
XD : Joritt De Ruiter/Ilse Vaessen beat Roman Zinwald/Elisabeth Baldauf 21-11, 21-17
MS : Eric Pang beat David Obernosterer 21-12, 21-16
WS : Judith Meulendijks beat Miriam Gruber 21-6, 21-8
MD : Jurgen Wouters/Koen Ridder beat Peter Zauner/Michael Lahnsteiner 21-17, 28-26
WD : Yao Jie/Pauline Van Dooremalen beat Belinda Heber/Elisabeth Baldauf 21-12, 21-9
With most of their experience players like Yao Jie, Judith Meulendijks, Eric Pang and Pauline Van Dooremalen no worries for Netherland to sweep away 5 points. Yao Jie, Judith and Pauline also play very good in doubles. Otherwise, Austrian player, Juergen Koch can’t join his team this year so Peter Zauner should be ‘the only’ main player for Asutria.
Belgium beat Israel 5-0
MS : Yuhan Tan beat Misha Zilberman 21-13, 21-11
WS : Lianne Tan beat Alina Pugach 21-14, 21-15
MD : Wouter Claes/Frederic Mawet beat Shai Geffen/Ilia Konyak 21-6, 21-12
WD : Steffi Annys/Severina Corvilain beat Alina Pugach/Mor Bitterman 21-15, 21-12
XD : Wauter Claes/Nathalie Descamps beat Misha Zilberman/Svetlana Zilberman 21-12, 21-19
With their ‘naturalization’ players, Yuhan and Lianne Belgium picked their 1st winning over ‘new comer’, Israel.
Group 3 :
Germany beat Slovakia 5-0
XD : Johannes Schoettler/Birgit Overzier beat Jarolim Vichen/Gabrielle Zabavnikova 26-24, 21-15
MS : Marc Zwibler beat Michal Matejka 21-10, 21-14
WS : Xu Huaiwen beat Zuzana Orlovska 21-7, 21-9
MD : Michal Fuchs/Tim Dettmann beat Michal Matejka/Jarolim Vichen 21-4, 21-8
WD : Julianne Schenk/Sandra Marinello beat Zuzana Orlovska/ Gabrielle Zabavnikova 21-13, 21-9.
An easy task for Germany to dust off Slovakia with their full team. As Xu Huaiwen, Juliane Schenk, and Birgit Overzier in the women’s team and Marc Zwibler, Johannes Schoettler, Michal Fuchs, and Ingo Kindervater at the men’s side no wonder that they’ll through to quarterfinal later. Not an interesting match because these 2 teams has different level of players. Unfortunately two Olympic players from Slovenia, Maja Tvrdy and Eva Sadekova can’t join with their team.
Sweden beat Estonia 3-2
XD : Joel Johansson/Emma Wengberg beat Ants Mangel/Karoliine Hoim 21-15, 21-18
MS : Henry Hurskainen lost from Raul Must 10-21, 21-16, 15-21
WS : Sophia Hannson lost from Kati Tolmoff 8-21, 12-21
MD : Joel Johansson/Johan Kasperi beat Ants Mangel/Raul Kasner 19-21, 21-18, 21-11
WD : Emma Wengberg/Elin Bergblom beat Kati Tolmoff/Karoliine Hoim 20-22, 21-16, 21-17
Two Olympic qualifaction players from Estonia, Raul Must and Kati Tolmoff shows their level to pick 2 points from Sweden. But lack of experience doubles players when Sweden has Emma Wengberg dan Joel Johansson should be the major cause of their lost.
Group 8 :
Scotland beat Wales 4-1
XD : Watson Briggs/Imogen Bankier beat Martyn Lewis/Caroline Harvey 21-9, 25-23
MS : Kieran Merrilees lost from Irwansyah 19-21, 19-21
WS : Susan Hughes beat Caroline Harvey 21-10, 21-5
MD : Andrew Bowman/Watson Briggs beat Martyn Lewis/Mathew Hughes 21-19, 21-19
WD : Imogen Bankier/Jillie Cooper beat Harriet Johnson/Kerry Ann Sheppard 21-11, 21-10
Naturalization player from Indonesia, Irwansyah, stole 1 point from Scotland to his country. But most experience players such as Imogen Bankier, Susan Hughes, and Andrew Bowman helps Scotland to win their 1st match.
England beat Czech Republic 5-0
XD : Anthony Clark/Donna Kellogg beat Pavel Flarian/Martina Benesova 21-9, 21-8
MS : Rajiv Ouseph beat Petr Koukal 21-17, 21-10
WS : Elizabeth Cann beat Kristina Ludikova 21-17, 21-19
MD : Robert Blair/Christoper Adcock beat Jan Vondra/Pavel Florian 21-13, 21-8
WD : Jenny Wallwork/Gabrielle White beat Kristina Lduikova/Martinea Bensova 21-18, 18-21, 21-14
No wonder that England will take this match since they have great doubles players but so bad that Petr and Kristina whose have enough experience couldn’t play at their best performance and shows their true skills.
Group 4 :
Belarus beat Norway 5-0
XD : Aliaksei Konakh/Vlada Cherniavskaya beat Jonas Christensen/Mari Helena Boe 21-16, 21-16
MS : Yauheni Yakauchuk beat Maurius Fartum 21-14, 21-17
WS : Alesia Zaitsava beat Sara Kverno 21-14, 21-17
MD : Yauheni Yakauchuk/Aliaksei Konakh beat Jonas Christensen/Matz Menkin21-8, 21-12
WD : Alesia Zaitsava/Vlada Cherniavskaya beat Sara Kverno/Mari Helena Boe 21-11, 21-11
Although without Olympic 2008 quarterfinalist. Olga Konon whose beaten Singapore main player, Xing Aiying in first round, and come to Liverpool with ‘small team’ consist of 5 players, Belarus shows their level last night. Less than 2 hours they swept away 5 points from Norway.
Russia beat Latvia 5-0
XD : Alexander Nikoleanko/Valeria Sorokino beat Kristine Safere/Eduards Loze 21-3, 21-7
MS : Ivan Sozonov beat Raimonds Cipe 21-10, 21-9
WS : Ella Diehl beat Kristine Safere 21-3, 21-8
MD : Alexander Nikolaneko/Vitaly Durkin beat Karlis Vidaas/Guntis Lavrinovics 21-13, 21-6
WD : Nina Vislova/Valeria Sorokina beat Madara Pukite/Zane Metra 21-3, 21-8
What a match! Russia proves their plan seriously when said they want Olympic medals from Badminton for 2016. Now they’re develop so fast and last night they did very well.
Group 7 :
Ukraine beat Italy 5-0
XD : Dmytro Zavadskyy/Mariya Diptan beat Giovanni Traina/Federica Panini 21-11, 21-10
MS : Valeriy Atrashchenkov beat Rosario Maddaloni 21-11, 21-18
WS : Larisa Griga beat Agnese Allegrini 21-11, 21-12
MD : Vladislav Druzchenko/Vitaly Konov beat Pierluigi Musiari/Giovanni Greco 21-19, 21-14
WD : Anna Kobceva/Elena Prus beat Elena Chepurnova/Federica Panini 21-12, 21-16
The 32 round Olympic player, Larisa Griga succeed to bring her team as the leader of group 7.
Iceland beat Hungary 3-2
MS : Magnus Ingi Helgason lost from Henrik Toth 22-20, 19-21, 17-21
WS : Tinna Helgadottir beat Orsolya Varga 21-13, 21-14
MD : Magnus Ingi Helgasson/Helgi Johannesson beat David Sarosi/Andras Nemeth 21-12, 21-14
WD : Karitas Osk/Snjolaug Johannsdottir lost from Sarolta Varga/Orsolyna Varga 10-21, 21-13, 16-21
XD : Helgi Johannesson/Tinna Helgadottir beat Henrik Toth/Krisztina Adam 21-15, 21-13
Magnus, Tinna and Helgi at their top performance last night. Although going with small team, Iceland players has been prepared very well to play not only in one sector.