2008 Thomas & Uber Cup

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The 2008 Thomas & Uber Cup was the 25th tournament of the Thomas Cup and 22nd tournament of the Uber Cup, the men's and women's team competition in badminton, respectively. It was held in Jakarta, Indonesia, from May 11 to May 18, 2008.

2008 Thomas & Uber Cup
Piala Thomas & Uber 2008
Tournament details
Dates11–18 May
Edition25th (Thomas Cup)
22nd (Uber Cup)
VenueIstora Gelora Bung Karno
LocationJakarta, Indonesia
2006 2010

Host city selectionEdit

China, Indonesia, and the United States submitted a bid for the event.[1] International Badminton Federation selected Indonesia as the host for the event during a council meeting in December 2005.[2]


Qualifying countries
Confederation Qualifier(s)
Thomas Cup Uber Cup
Asia   Malaysia
  South Korea
  South Korea
  Hong Kong
Africa   Nigeria   South Africa
Europe   Denmark
Oceania   New Zealand   New Zealand
Americas   Canada   United States
Defending Champions   China   China
Host nation   Indonesia   Indonesia


All the seeding list based on February 28, 2008 world rankings as the draw was conducted on March 11, 2008.[3][4] The top four seeding teams is in first pot, follow by next four teams in the second pot and the bottom four teams was put in the third pot.


Thomas CupEdit


Group AEdit

Group BEdit

Group CEdit

Group DEdit

Knockout stageEdit

Wild-Card Finals Divisional Finals Championship Finals Super Final
    May 14        
May 13
   China  3
   New Zealand  0 May 16
     Thailand  0  
   Thailand  3      China  3
  May 14
May 13      Malaysia  2  
   Malaysia  3
   Japan  3 May 18
     Japan  0  
   Germany  2      China  3
  May 14
May 13      South Korea  1
   Denmark  2
   Canada  0 May 16
     South Korea  3  
   South Korea  3      South Korea  3
  May 14
May 13      Indonesia  0  
   Indonesia  3
   England  3
     England  0  
   Nigeria  0  
 2008 Thomas Cup Champion 
Seventh title

Uber CupEdit


Group WEdit

Group XEdit

Group YEdit

Group ZEdit

Knockout stageEdit

Wild-Card Finals Divisional Finals Championship Finals Super Final
    May 14        
May 13
   China  3
   New Zealand  0 May 15
     Netherlands  2  
   Netherlands  3      China  3
  May 14
May 13      South Korea  1  
   South Korea  3
   Malaysia  3 May 17
     Malaysia  1  
   Japan  0      China  3
  May 14
May 13      Indonesia  0
   Denmark  0
   Germany  3 May 15
     Germany  3  
   South Africa  0      Germany  1
  May 14
May 13      Indonesia  3  
   Indonesia  3
   Hong Kong  3
     Hong Kong  0  
   United States  0  

 2008 Uber Cup Champion 
Eleventh title


The controversy arose when an unfair scheduling forced some of the teams to play twice a day. Most of the teams were unhappy with the Badminton World Federation decision, including the Indonesia Uber Cup team who threatened to pull out from the tournament due to the scheduling affair, forcing organisers to amend the schedule.[5]

Another controversy cropped up in the tournament was the decision of Korea Thomas Cup team to throw both of their group matches to get a better opposition in the knockout stage. They lost 4–1 in both group matches against England and Malaysia and soon admitted they played to lose the game.[6][7] However, Korean manager denied any fault on them and blamed on the format.[8] This controversy forced the BWF to reexamine the rules and format for future tournaments.[9]


  1. ^ "Transcorps Pegang Hak Komersial Piala Thomas dan Uber 2008". antaranews.com. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  2. ^ "New scoring format for Thomas Cup". thestar.com.my. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  3. ^ "TUC 2008 – Final Seedings". Badzine.net. 11 March 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Easy for China, early test for Malaysia". BWF. 2008-03-12. Retrieved 2008-03-13.
  5. ^ "Be fair to everyone, team managers tell world body". The Star. 2008-05-11. Archived from the original on 2008-06-14. Retrieved 2008-05-13.
  6. ^ "Controversy as Koreans admit throwing badminton match". AFP. 2008-05-12. Archived from the original on 2008-05-17. Retrieved 2008-05-13.
  7. ^ "KOR". Reuters. 2008-05-12. Retrieved 2008-05-13.
  8. ^ "Badminton: Blame it on the format, says Korean manager". The Star. 2008-05-13. Archived from the original on 2008-05-13. Retrieved 2008-05-13.
  9. ^ "Rules to be reassessed after KOR". Reuters. 2008-05-12. Retrieved 2008-05-13.

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