1957 Uber Cup

The 1957 Uber Cup was the inaugural Uber Cup; a women's international team badminton championship promoted by Betty Uber. Eleven nations took part competing first (as in Thomas Cup competition) within zones to qualify for interzone matches. The final round was held in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England on 18 March 1957.[1][2] The United States won the event, defeating Denmark.

1957 Uber Cup
LocationEngland England
1960 →

TeamsEdit

Three teams qualified for the interzone stage of the competition, the United States, India, and Denmark. Denmark received a bye in the first round to go directly into the final. Originally four teams were to be represented in the interzone matches, but New Zealand which qualified from Australasia withdrew.

Qualifying roundEdit

United States   7–0   Canada
Denmark   6–1   Ireland
India   4–3   Malaysia

First roundEdit

United States   7–0   India Eastbourne, England

FinalEdit

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Final summaryEdit

The United States and Denmark competed in the final. 7 matches were played: 3 singles and 4 doubles (2 doubles, then reversed). Winning all three of her matches, Judy Devlin led the way to a decisive 6–1 victory for the USA.

1957 Uber Cup Champions
 
United States
First title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ tangkis.tripod.com. Accessed 22 May 2006
  2. ^ Team Announcement Badminton Australia - pdf Archived 2006-08-22 at the Wayback Machine Uber Cup. Accessed 22 May 2006
  3. ^ "Times Archives". Oxfordshire Libraries.