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The Uber Cup, sometimes called the World Team Championships for Women, is a major international badminton competition contested by women's national badminton teams. First held in 1956-1957 and contested at three year intervals, it has been contested every two years since 1984 when its scheduled times and venues were merged with those of Thomas Cup, the world men's team championship. The Uber Cup is named after a former British women's badminton player, Betty Uber, who in 1950 had the idea of hosting a women's event similar to that of the men .[1] She also made the draw for the 1956-1957 inaugural tournament, which took place at Lytham St. Annes in Lancashire, England.[2]

The cup follows a similar format to that of the men's competition of the Thomas Cup. In the twenty-two tournament held, China is the most successful, having lifted the trophy eleven times. Japan and Indonesia is second, having won it four times, followed by United States with three cups

The 2008 Uber Cup was contested in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Trophy

The Uber Cup trophy was officially presented at the annual general meeting in 1956, the year the first Uber Cup tournament was first held.[2] It was made by Mappin & Webb, prominent silversmiths on Regent Street in London. The trophy is 20 inches high with a rotating globe on top of a plinth and a female player standing on top of shuttlecock.[1]

Results

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Uber Cup summaries

1957 - 1981

Year Host Final
Winner Score Runner-up
1957
Details
Lancashire, England
United States
6–1
Denmark
1960
Details
Philadelphia, United States
United States
5–2
Denmark
1963
Details
Wilmington, United States
United States
4–3
England
1966
Details
Wellington, New Zealand
Japan
5–2
United States
1969
Details
Tokyo, Japan
Japan
6–1
Indonesia
1972
Details
Tokyo, Japan
Japan
6–1
Indonesia
1975
Details
Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia
5–2
Japan
1978 Auckland, New Zealand
Japan
5–2
Indonesia
1981 Tokyo, Japan
Indonesia
6–3
Japan

1984 - 1988

Year Host Final Third Place
Winner Score Runner-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1984
Details
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
China
5–0
England

Indonesia
5–0
Denmark
1986
Details
Jakarta, Indonesia
China
3–2
Indonesia

Korea
3–2
Japan
1988
Details
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
China
5–0
Korea

Indonesia
5–0
Japan

1990 onwards

Year Host Final Semi-finalists
Winner Score Runner-up
1990
Details
Nagoya & Tokyo, Japan
China
3–2
Korea

Indonesia

Japan
1992
Details
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
China
3–2
Korea

Sweden

Indonesia
1994
Details
Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia
3–2
China

Sweden

Korea
1996
Details
Hong Kong
Indonesia
4–1
China

Korea

Denmark
1998
Details
Hong Kong, China SAR
China
3–2
Indonesia

Denmark

Korea
2000
Details
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
China
3–0
Indonesia

Korea

Denmark
2002
Details
Guangzhou, China
China
3–1
Korea

Netherlands

Indonesia
2004
Details
Jakarta, Indonesia
China
3–1
Korea

Japan

Denmark
2006
Details
Sendai & Tokyo, Japan
China
3–0
Netherlands

Germany

Chinese Taipei
2008
Details
Jakarta, Indonesia
China
3–1
Indonesia

Korea

Germany

Successful national teams

So far, only 4 countries have won the Uber Cup with China the most successful team with 11 titles, followed by Japan and Indonesia (4 titles) and United States (3 titles). The Uber Cup has only crossed the shores of two continents so far: Asia and North America.

Eight teams have made it into the finals. Korea has played in the finals five times, but failed to win losing each to China. Other finalists have included Denmark, England and the Netherlands. Sweden, Germany and Chinese Taipei are the other three teams which have made it into the final four.

Teams Titles Runners-up
 China 11 (1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1998, 2000, 2002*, 2004, 2006, 2008) 2 (1994, 1996)
 Indonesia 4 (1975*,1981, 1994*, 1996) 7 (1969, 1972, 1978, 1986*, 1998,2000, 2008*)
 Japan 4 (1966, 1969*, 1972*, 1978) 2 (1975, 1981*)
 United States 3 (1957, 1960*, 1963*) 1 (1966)
 Korea 5 (1988, 1990, 1992, 2002, 2004)
 Denmark 2 (1957, 1960)
 England 1 (1963)
 Netherlands 1 (2006)
* = hosts

Team appearances

The map shows countries that have sent teams to the Uber Cup

As of 2008, twenty-one teams have made at least one appearance in Uber Cup. Asia is the continent with most teams at ten, followed by Europe with six. Americas and Oceania have each had two teams that qualified while South Africa is the only team that has qualified from Africa.

19 times
15 times
13 times
9 times
8 times
6 times
5 times
4 times
3 times
  •  Australia
  •  South Africa
2 times
  •  India
  •  Russia
  •  Thailand
  •  Chinese Taipei
1 time
  •  Singapore

References

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