Sporting Digest: Badminton

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WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP European zone qualifying (Glasgow) Thomas Cup Group A: Wales 3 Ireland 2 (J Leung lost to M Watt 5-15 8-15, G Lewis bt B Topping 17-16 15-6, C Rees bt J Colfor 15-12 15-4, P Hybart and R Vaughan lost to B Topping and M Topping 12-15 3-15, Rees and D Tonks bt M O'Meara and M Peard 15-9 15-6); Belarus 5 Slovenia 0; Ireland 5 Slovenia 0 (Watt bt M Kosnik 15-7 15-4; B Topping bt A Pohar 15-8 15-12; Peard bt S Zrneck 15-9 15-10; M O'Meara and Peard bt Pohar and J Pelhan 15-3 15-4; B Topping and M Topping bt M Mattias and A Babnk 15-1 15-10). Group B: US 5 Israel 0; Norway 5 South Africa 0. Group C: Spain 5 Barbados 0. Group D: Austria 5 Cyprus 0. Group E: Poland 5 Guatemala 0. Group F: Switzerland 4 Peru 1; Switzerland 5 Italy 0; Peru 3 Czech Republic 2.

Uber Cup Group A: Belgium 3 Israel 2; Iceland 4 Spain 1. Group B: Slovenia 3 Peru 2; Switzerland 5 Portugal 0; Switzerland 5 Cyprus 0; Peru 3 Portugal 2. Group C: Wales 5 Belarus 0 (K Morgan bt V Chernyavskaya 12-9 11-5; R Phipps bt T Gerasimovich 11-5 4-11 11-5; G Davies bt S Shymskaya 21-11 11-7; Morgan and Phipps bt Gerasimovich and Chernyavskaya 15-12 12-15 15-11; H Tarleton and Davies bt O Ilyushchenkova and Shymskaya 15-12 15-6); France 4 South Africa 1. Group D: Norway 3 Finland 2; US 5 Italy 0; Austria 5 Cyprus 0; France 4 Belgium 1; Hungary 5 Italy 0; Finland 3 US 2.

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