Haynes/Maldre made a surprise final against Allègre/Champod who beat the no 1 seeds in their first match of the day. Allègre/Champod played Ogram/Griffiths  and won +21 (21-7 21-11 13-21 6-1). They started very strong in table tennis and badminton, before losing squash just 21-13. This meant they only needed six points in tennis. They backed up their win by beating Eisler/Mamié +13 with a solid performance. They won table tennis and badminton 21-12 21-12, and got 14 points in squash. They only needed 11 points in tennis, and Flore said this meant they could be a bit more relaxed, as it was going point for point. The overall score was +13 (21-12 21-12 14-21 11-9). At the bottom half of the draw, French duo Bois/Mouchet beat no 2 seeds Ladner/Ladner +26 (23-21 21-10 21-8) before losing in the semi final to Maldre/Haynes. Maldre/Haynes won the first two sports 21-7 21-10, with some amazing dives by Mouchet in badminton (and squash). Squash went to Bois/Mouchet 21-10, before the match finished at 8-8 in tennis. The overall score was +14 (21-7 21-10 10-21 8-8). Allègre/Champod won the Mixed B in La Santa in December, and are now in the final of the mixed A which is a great achievement. This is Haynes first mixed doubles final, whilst Maldre is the current seniors mixed +45 Doubles champion. The match started with Allègre/Champod taking table tennis 21-12, before a tough badminton battle which saw Haynes/Maldre playing very smartly together and covering the court well. Allègre/Champod were slight favourites in badminton and made some rushed errors, but they took badminton 21-18. Champod took a quick 11-4 lead in squash against Maldre, Allegre played smart squash, hitting some quick boasts and dropshots before Haynes did incredibly well to come back, but hit some unforced errors at crucial moments which saw Allègre/Champod take squash 21-18. Allègre/Champod only needed 8 points in tennis, taking it 8-3 and winning their first mixed A title.
Swiss duo Mamié/Eisler took the bronze medal against Bois/Mouchet. They did well to win before going to tennis +26 (21-8 21-17 21-12).
B doubles – Two French wins
In the men’s B doubles, Duval/Duveger overcame no 1 seeds Gudoux/Vaubert +13 (21-6 21-4 17-21 4-9) in the semi-finals to set up a meeting with German duo Vogelsang/Oettl. Vogelsang/Oettl had a very tough semi-final against Mouchet/Pradelle, only winning by two points! The score was +2 (21-19 15-21 21-12 14-17). Duval/Duveger took the win for France as they beat the German pair in the final in another tight match. The score was +7 (11-21 21-6 15-21 21-13).
Mixed doubles no 1 seeds Souin/Scherrer won their semi-final against Vincent/Michot +13 (18-21 21-12 21-10 5-9). Jaussein/Duval defeated the no 2 seeds Postel/Bergande in their semi-final, causing a slight upset. They won +12 (5-21 21-8 21-10 14-10). Jaussein/Duval went against the seeding again defeating the Swiss no 1 seeds +19 in the final. The score was (22-20 21-7 16-21 11-3).
Men’s C – Top seeds take the titles, surprise winner in the mixed C
Grab/Scherrer were victorious in the men’s C doubles which saw a full 16 draw! They beat no 3 seeds Puthoste/Vico in the final +33 (22-24 21-17 21-3 18-5). Guilloteau/Girard took the mixed C title defeating no 1 seeds Veillet/Ecuyer. They won +9 (21-8 15-21 22-20 13-13).
Seniors +40 – another victory for the French
Cocriamont/Vico beat no 1 seeds King/Van de Burgt in their opening match +22 (21-11 22-20 21-12 1-0). They played no 2 seeds Grab/Ladner in the final, winning +24 (21-19 21-10 21-10) before tennis. Lardet/Worobel finished 3rd, beating King/Van de Burgt +11 (11-21 21-5 13-21 21-8) in a close match.
Sanne Veldkamp / FIR Media Officer