Thomas & Uber Cup
The Thomas Cup or Men’s World Team Championships was first staged in 1948-49, and the Uber Cup or Women’s World Team Championships was added for the first time in 1956-7.
The Thomas Cup, taking place every three years, was the BWF’s first major international tournament. The idea for the competition and the donation of the trophy was by the first President of the World body, Sir George Thomas, legendary player (21 All England titles) and administrator of the Sport.
The Uber Cup Finals have been held alongside the Men’s competition since 1984, with both then taking place bi-annually.
The Uber Cup had previously taken place at three yearly intervals separately to the Men’s competition but always with a similar format. The trophy was presented by another famous player and the person whose original idea it was to start a team Championships for Women, the eponym
ous Betty Uber.Betty Uber also made the draw for the 1956-7 inaugural tournament which took place at Lytham St Annes in Lancashire, England.
For the 2010 edition, the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup Finals were hosted at the Putra Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 9 to 16 May.
Key dates and informations for 2010 Thomas/Uber Cup.
The Team Nomination list submitted by Member Associations:
- Thomas cup (updated Monday 26 April 2010)
- Uber Cup (updated Monday 26 April 2010) pending South Africa
Badminton Associaiton of Malaysia have appointed Ticketpro as the agent for the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals and the details are as follow :
The draw cerefmony was concluded on 8 March 2010 at Park Royal Hotel, Room Vanda 2, Level 2 Kuala Lumpur . Mr Chua Soo Hock the deputy referee for Thomas & Uber championship witness the draw and confirmed the draws are in order.
Host Asscociation /Hotel and Venue information
- Referee : Mojmir Hnilica(CZE)
- Deputy Referees: Chua Soo Hock (MAS) Dirk Kellerman (GER), T.M.Ponnambalum (MRI)
Continental Qualification :
- Europe - 16 - 21 February 2010, Warsaw, Poland
- Pan Am - 18 - 21 February 2010, Lima, Peru
- Oceania - 19 - 20 Februay 2010, Invercagill, New Zealand
- Africa - 21 - 23 February 2010, Kampala, Uganda
- Asia - 21 28 February 2010, Nakornratchasima,Thailand.
LINKS - Thomas Cup past results
- Uber Cup past results
- More History