• China wins the Thomas Cup at First Attempt China wins the Thomas Cup at First Attempt

    08 January, 2018

    In his report on the 1982 Thomas Cup in London which for the first time was held outside Asia, Craig Reedie reveals how China claims a narrow but famous win at its very first appearance in the biennial competition.

  • Svend Pri wins All-England Title Svend Pri wins All-England Title

    20 December, 2017

    Rudy Hartono is dethroned after seven years.

  • Rudy Hartono - A Legend Rudy Hartono - A Legend

    20 December, 2017

    An interesting interview by Frits Ahlstrom with Indonesia's Rudy Hartono who was born in a Badminton-crazy nation and went on to dominate the game the world over.

  • The Award which took 25 Years The Award which took 25 Years

    11 December, 2017

    Puzant Kassabian of Bulgaria discovers that for his long and significant association with Badminton, in particular the World Championships since its inception in Malmo in 1977, he finally wins the honours he so well deserves... 25 years later!

  • Kristin Blossoms amid Budding Olympians Kristin Blossoms amid Budding Olympians

    08 December, 2017

    The First World Junior Championships for the Bimantara Cups concludes in spectacular fashion as Indonesia's Kristin Yunita and Sun Jun of China win the top prizes.

  • The History of the All England Championships The History of the All England Championships

    12 September, 2017

    Geoff Hinder takes us way back to the year 1899 when the first Championships were contested. In the early years mainly English and Irish players were involved in the event. First staged at the London Scottish Drill Hall, the first Championships later settled at the Wembley Arena until making its last move to the National Indoor Arena at Birmingham.

  • The Institution of World Championships The Institution of World Championships

    23 February, 2017

    In the International Badminton Federation Handbook for the year 1970, Editor H.A.E. Scheele looks back at the various obstacles that had to be overcome for the successful institution and actual staging of the first World Badminton Championships.

  • Badminton’s First World Championships Badminton’s First World Championships

    25 November, 2016

    Badminton's inaugural World Championships is staged at Malmo in Sweden from the 3rd to 8th of May 1977!

  • The First Uber Cup The First Uber Cup

    18 April, 2016

    In the following article we provide the outcome of the Inaugural Ladies International Badminton Championship in which the United States laid claim to the First Uber Cup over Denmark. This was originally published in the IBF Handbook for the year 1958-1959.

  • The Uber Cup contest is Started The Uber Cup contest is Started

    18 April, 2016

    The following is a report on the successful staging of the first Ladies International Championship for the Uber Cup. It formed the original piece by Herbert Scheele which appeared in the IBF Handbook for 1956-1957.