World Championships – Ghent, Belgium.

The competition has now reached the quarter final stage, with Europe failing to have a team in the semi-finals of the mixed doubles, the four teams will be from South- East Asia and North America.

Currently , the quarter finals of the men and women’s doubles are taking place with teams from Europe, North America and South-East Asia.

The last quarter final of the day will be the men and women’s singles championship, the great news here is that Gemma Foster will be playing Thailand for a place in the semi-finals.

Gemma and Tony pictured during
the quarter-final.

At the end of the qualifying competition Gemma finished 8th in the world, which placed her in the first round of the knock-out stage of the competition to face Sylvia Mrazkova of the Czech Republic, which Gemma won with a positive performance 13/9. Gemma’s next opponent is Phantipha Wongchuvej representing Thailand, who Gemma previously played in round one of the qualifying series. At the end of this competition Gemma will be ranked in the top 8 of world women’s single players, a great achievement.

The Welsh Squad on the whole has learnt a lot from the experience of attending World Championship and will take away many happy and positive memories.


A full report will appear on our return to Wales.