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Hosts Canada, along with Malaysia, Ukraine, Poland, and Sweden, have been drawn into Group B for the LI-NING BWF World Junior Championships 2018 Mixed Team Championships. This highly anticipated event will take place from 5 to 10 November 2018 at the prestigious Markham Pan Am Centre.

An Exciting Battle for the Suhandinata Cup

A total of 41 teams will compete for the highly coveted team trophy, the Suhandinata Cup. The teams were placed into seven groups of five and one group of six during the draw at the Badminton World Federation’s office. The seeding for the teams was based on the World Junior rankings of 23 August 2018.

Following the round-robin stage, the top-ranked teams from each group will advance to the quarter-finals to compete for the trophy, while the remaining teams will fight for overall placings.

The Road to the Quarter-Finals

In the quarter-finals, the top teams from Group A will face off against the top teams from Group B, Group C will compete against Group D, Group E will battle Group F, and Group G will take on Group H.

Defending champions and top seeds China find themselves in Group A1 alongside Australia and Germany. Group A2 consists of Netherlands, New Zealand, and Hong Kong. As Group A is the only group with two sub-groups, there will be an additional play-off for the top-ranked position of Group A for qualification to the quarter-finals.

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Second seeds Indonesia will compete in Group H, along with England, Mexico, Macau, and Austria.

A Successful Draw

The draw was conducted under the watchful eye of Referee Nahathai Sornprachum of Thailand. Li-Ning Malaysia representatives, Teoh Yann Ling, Brand Development Manager, and Ivan Tham Kar Hong, E-Business Development Manager, assisted in the draw. The event was hosted by BWF Chief Operating Officer Stuart Borrie, who expressed his gratitude to Badminton Canada, Badminton Ontario, the City of Markham, and the Provincial Government of Ontario for their significant contribution in hosting this year’s Championships.

Celebrating Junior Badminton Excellence

The Suhandinata Cup is a testament to the team excellence in junior badminton and is a priority area for both the BWF and its Global Development Partner, HSBC, as well as the title sponsor, Li-Ning. Following the team championships, the individual World Junior Championships will take place from 12 to 18 November at the same venue.

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Caption: Li-Ning Malaysia’s Brand Development Manager, Teoh Yann Ling (left), and Li-Ning Malaysia’s E-Business Development Manager, Ivan Tham Kar Hong, participating in the draw.

FAQs

Q: When and where will the LI-NING BWF World Junior Championships 2018 Mixed Team Championships be held?
A: The event will take place from 5 to 10 November 2018 at the Markham Pan Am Centre.

Q: How many teams will be competing for the Suhandinata Cup?
A: A total of 41 teams will be vying for the team trophy.

Q: How will the teams be divided?
A: The teams have been divided into seven groups of five and one group of six.

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Q: Which teams are the defending champions?
A: China, the top seeds, are the defending champions.

Conclusion

The LI-NING BWF World Junior Championships 2018 Mixed Team Championships promises to be an exciting showcase of talent and team excellence. With teams from around the world set to compete for the Suhandinata Cup, badminton enthusiasts are in for a treat. Don’t miss this thrilling event at the Markham Pan Am Centre, and stay tuned for the individual World Junior Championships following the team championships. For more information, visit Carnegiecentre.