Sporting Digest: Badminton

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THOMAS CUP Men's World Team Championship qualifying round (Glasgow): Group W: Denmark 5 Russia 0; Russia 5 Belarus 0; Denmark 5 Austria 0; Poland 4 Norway 1; Austria 4 Belarus 1. Group X: Netherlands 5 Canada 0. Group Y: England 5 Iceland 0 (D Hall bt A T Hallgrimson 15-3 15-4, P Knowles bt T Nielsen 15-4 18-16, S Butler bt G Adolfsson 15-0 15-4, S Archer and M Adams bt B Kristjansson and Hallgrimsson 15- 10 18-16, C Hunt and N Cottrill bt T Hangsson and Adolfsson 15-4 15-9); Scotland 4 Poland 1 (D Gilmour bt J Hankiewicz 9-15 17-14 15-11, B Flockhard lost to D Zieba 15-12 5-15 ret, J Mailer bt D Plawecki 15-3 15-5, R Hogg and K Middlemass bt Hankiewicz and Zieba 15-11

15-7, A Gatt and G Haldane bt R Mateusiak and Plawecki 17-14 15-12); England 5 Scotland 0 (Eng names first: D Hall bt D Gilmour 15-10

15-8, A Nielsen bt B Flockhart 15-7 15-6, S Butler bt J Mailer 15-1 15-3, S Archer and M Adams bt R Hogg and K Middlemas 12-15 18-15 15-4, C Hunt and J Robertson bt A Gatt and G Haldane 15-11 15-4). Group Z: Norway 3 New Zealand 2.

UBER CUP Women's World Team Championship qualifying round (Glasgow): Group W: Germany 5 Norway 0; Denmark 5 Poland 0; Denmark 5 Germany 0. Group X: England 4 Netherlands 1 (S Louis-Lane bt A van der Knaap 11-7 6-11 11-7, F Smith lost to M Hoogland 2-11 5-11, A Humby bt C Glebeek 7-11 12-10 11-7, G Gowers and J Wright bt N van Hooren and G Trouerbach 15-1 15-8, G Clark and J Bradbury beat van der Knaap and E Coene 15-5 15-8); New Zealand 5 Iceland 0. Group Y: Russia 5 Czech Replublic 0; Canada 5 Switzerland 0; Russia 5 Canada 0; Switzerland 3 Czech Republic 2. Group Z: Scotland 1 Sweden 4 (A Gibson lost to C Magnusson 4-11 8-11, E Allen lost to C Bengtsson 1-11 5-11, G Martin lost to A Crabo 11-4 5-11 5-11, E Allen and J Allen lost to C Magnusson and C Bengtsson 7-15 3- 15, J Haldane and A Travers bt M Bentsson and M Borg 15-8 18-15); France 4 Bulgaria 1.

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