Held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium from April 11 to April 16, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and host Singapore were among the participating nations of this 6-day tournament.As days of the competition nears its end, the chances of our SEA players also nears to end as only team from Thailand reaches the finals of the mixed doubles event.Thailand's Dechapol Puavaranukroh partnered with Sapsiree Taerattanachai battled the tandem of Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong of China on the last day of competition. It was a good first set for the Thai duo winning the set but the following two games were won by the determined Chinese team. China won the title beating Thailand, 19-21, 21-16 and 21-11. Thailand team settled as runner up which is the highest placement by a Southeast Asian badminton players in this tournament.
In the same event, Kian Meng Tan and Pei Jing Lai of Malaysia also reached the semifinals but was defeated by Thailand's Puavaranukroh and Taerattanachai, 18-21, 21-11 and 21-14.
Meanwhile, other Southeast Asian players who reached the semifinal round were Indonesians - Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in the men's singles event, Berry Angriawan partnered with Hardianto Hardianto and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon with Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo in the men's doubles.