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The 2018 Thomas & Uber Cup (officially known as the 2018 BWF Thomas & Uber Cup) was the 30th edition of the Thomas Cup and the 27th edition of the Uber Cup, the biennial international badminton championship contested by the men and women's national teams of the member associations of Badminton World Federation (BWF). The tournament was hosted by Bangkok, Thailand.[1]

2018 Thomas & Uber Cup
โทมัสและอูเบอร์คัพ 2018
2018 Thomas & Uber Cup logo.svg
Tournament details
Dates20–27 May
Edition30th (Thomas Cup)
27th (Uber Cup)
LevelInternational
Nations16 (Thomas Cup)
16 (Uber Cup)
VenueIMPACT Arena
LocationBangkok, Thailand
Official websitebwfthomasubercups.com
2016 2020

The matches were played at IMPACT Arena. It was the second time that Thailand hosted the Thomas Cup and the first time hosted the Uber Cup tournament and the first time this event was held in Southeast Asia since 2010 in Malaysia.

Denmark were the defending men's champions, and China were the defending women's champions.

Contents

Host selectionEdit

Bangkok and New Delhi submitted bids for this championships.[2] Bangkok was named as the host on March 2017 during BWF Council meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,[1] where BWF also decided the host for 2018 BWF World Championships, 2019 Sudirman Cup and 2019 BWF World Championships.

QualificationEdit

Thomas CupEdit

Means of qualification Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 18 March 2017   Kuala Lumpur 1   Thailand
2016 Thomas Cup 22 May 2016   Kunshan 1   Denmark
2018 Oceania Championships 6–11 February 2018   Hamilton 1   Australia
2018 Asia Team Championships 6–11 February 2018   Alor Setar 4   Indonesia
  China
  South Korea
  Malaysia
2018 All Africa Team Championships 12–15 February 2018   Algiers 1   Algeria
2018 European Team Championships 13–18 February 2018   Kazan 4–1   England2
  Germany
  France
  Russia1
2018 Pan Am Championships 15–18 February 2018   Tacarigua 1   Canada
Best world team rankings 18 February 2018   Kuala Lumpur 3+1   Chinese Taipei
  Japan
  India
  Hong Kong2
Total 16
Note

^1 Best quarterfinalists
^2 England withdrew, and replaced by Hong Kong as the next highest ranked team

Uber CupEdit

Means of qualification Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 18 March 2017   Kuala Lumpur 1   Thailand
2016 Uber Cup 22 May 2016   Kunshan 1   China
2018 Oceania Championships 6–11 February 2018   Hamilton 1   Australia
2018 Asia Team Championships 6–11 February 2018   Alor Setar 4   Japan
  South Korea
  Indonesia
  Chinese Taipei3
2018 All Africa Team Championships 12–15 February 2018   Algiers 1   Mauritius
2018 European Team Championships 13–18 February 2018   Kazan 4−1   Denmark
  Germany
  Russia
  Spain4
2018 Pan Am Championships 15–18 February 2018   Tacarigua 1   Canada
Best world team rankings 18 February 2018   Kuala Lumpur 3+1   India
  Malaysia
  Hong Kong
  France4
Total 16
Note

^3 Best quarterfinalists
^4 Spain withdrew and replaced by France as the next highest ranked team

DrawEdit

The draw for the tournament was conducted on 22 March 2018, at 18:00 ICT, at Arnoma Grand Hotel in Bangkok.[3] The 16 men and 16 women teams were drawn into four groups of four.

For the Thomas Cup draw, the teams were allocated to three pots based on the World Team Rankings of 22 February 2018. Pot 1 contained the top seed China (which were assigned to position A1), the second seed Denmark (which were assigned to position D1) and the next two best teams, Indonesia and Chinese Taipei. Pot 2 contained the next best four teams, and Pot 3 was for the ninth to sixteenth seeds.

A similar procedure was applied for Uber Cup draw, where top seed Japan (which were assigned to position A1), the second seed China (which were assigned to position D1), Korea and Thailand were in Pot 1.

Thomas Cup
Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3

  China
  Denmark
  Indonesia
  Chinese Taipei

  Japan
  India
  Malaysia
  South Korea

Uber Cup
Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3

  Japan
  China
  South Korea
  Thailand

  Chinese Taipei
  India
  Indonesia
  Denmark

SquadsEdit

TiebreakersEdit

The rankings of teams in each group were determined as follows (regulations Chapter 5 Section 5.2.1. Article 12):[4]

  1. Points
  2. Results between tied teams
  3. Match difference
  4. Game difference
  5. Point difference

Teams that won 3 match first win the tie: 1 point for the winner, 0 match points for the loser.

Thomas CupEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification        
1   China 3 3 0 15 0 +15 30 3 +27 681 416 +265 3 Advance to Quarter-finals 5–0 5–0 5–0
2   France 3 2 1 9 6 +3 18 14 +4 566 532 +34 2 4–1 5–0
3   India 3 1 2 6 9 −3 17 19 −2 618 632 −14 1 5–0
4   Australia 3 0 3 0 15 −15 1 30 −29 365 650 −285 0
Source: BWF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
20 May 2018 (2018-05-20)
9:00
India   1–4   France
Result
20 May 2018 (2018-05-20)
19:00
China   5–0   Australia
Result

21 May 2018 (2018-05-21)
19:00
China   5–0   France
Result
21 May 2018 (2018-05-21)
19:00
India   5–0   Australia
Result

22 May 2018 (2018-05-22)
19:00
China   5–0   India
Result
22 May 2018 (2018-05-22)
19:00
France   5–0   Australia
Result

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification        
1   Indonesia 3 3 0 12 3 +9 25 10 +15 700 532 +168 3 Advance to Quarter-finals 3–2 4–1 5–0
2   South Korea 3 2 1 9 6 +3 22 15 +7 685 644 +41 2 3–2 4–1
3   Thailand 3 1 2 8 7 +1 20 15 +5 645 641 +4 1 5–0
4   Canada 3 0 3 1 14 −13 2 29 −27 414 627 −213 0
Source: BWF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
20 May 2018 (2018-05-20)
9:00
Indonesia   5–0   Canada
Result
20 May 2018 (2018-05-20)
19:00
South Korea   3–2   Thailand
Result

21 May 2018 (2018-05-21)
14:00
South Korea   4–1   Canada
Result

22 May 2018 (2018-05-22)
19:00
Indonesia   4–1   Thailand
Result

23 May 2018 (2018-05-23)
14:00
Indonesia   3–2   South Korea
Result
23 May 2018 (2018-05-23)
14:00
Thailand   5–0   Canada
Result

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification        
1   Japan 3 3 0 13 2 +11 27 10 +17 730 621 +109 3 Advance to Quarter-finals 5–0 4–1 4–1
2   Chinese Taipei 3 2 1 9 6 +3 20 13 +7 642 611 +31 2 4–1 5–0
3   Hong Kong 3 1 2 5 10 −5 13 22 −9 629 655 −26 1 3–2
4   Germany 3 0 3 3 12 −9 11 26 −15 623 737 −114 0
Source: BWF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
20 May 2018 (2018-05-20)
14:00
Japan   4–1   Hong Kong
Result
20 May 2018 (2018-05-20)
19:00
Chinese Taipei   5–0   Germany
Result

22 May 2018 (2018-05-22)
9:00
Japan   4–1   Germany
Result
22 May 2018 (2018-05-22)
14:00
Chinese Taipei   4–1   Hong Kong
Result

23 May 2018 (2018-05-23)
9:00
Chinese Taipei   0–5   Japan
Result
23 May 2018 (2018-05-23)
9:00
Hong Kong   3–2   Germany
Result

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification        
1   Denmark 3 3 0 13 2 +11 26 7 +19 667 416 +251 3 Advance to Quarter-finals 3–2 5–0 5–0
2   Malaysia 3 2 1 12 3 +9 27 6 +21 659 478 +181 2 5–0 5–0
3   Russia 3 1 2 5 10 −5 10 20 −10 446 505 −59 1 5–0
4   Algeria 3 0 3 0 15 −15 0 30 −30 257 630 −373 0
Source: BWF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
21 May 2018 (2018-05-21)
9:00
Malaysia   5–0   Russia
Result
21 May 2018 (2018-05-21)
9:00
Denmark   5–0   Algeria
Result

22 May 2018 (2018-05-22)
9:00
Denmark   5–0   Russia
Result
22 May 2018 (2018-05-22)
14:00
Malaysia   5–0   Algeria
Result

23 May 2018 (2018-05-23)
19:00
Denmark   3–2   Malaysia
Result
23 May 2018 (2018-05-23)
19:00
Russia   5–0   Algeria
Result

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
  China3
 
 
 
  Chinese Taipei0
 
  China3
 
 
 
  Indonesia1
 
  Indonesia3
 
 
 
  Malaysia1
 
  China3
 
 
 
  Japan1
 
  France1
 
 
 
  Japan3
 
  Japan3
 
 
 
  Denmark2
 
  South Korea0
 
 
  Denmark3
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

24 August 2010 (2010 -08-24)
14:00
China   3–0   Chinese Taipei
Result
24 May 2018 (2018-05-24)
19:00
Indonesia   3–1   Malaysia
Result
24 May 2018 (2018-05-24)
19:00
France   1–3   Japan
Result
24 May 2018 (2018-05-24)
19:00
South Korea   0–3   Denmark
Result

Semi-finalsEdit

25 May 2018 (2018-05-25)
18:00
China   3–1   Indonesia
Result
25 May 2018 (2018-05-25)
18:00
Japan   3–2   Denmark
Result

FinalEdit

27 May 2018 (2018-05-27)
13:00
China   3–1   Japan
Result


 2018 Thomas Cup Champion 
 
China
Tenth title

Uber CupEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification        
1   Japan 3 3 0 15 0 +15 30 1 +29 643 363 +280 3 Advance to Quarter-finals 5–0 5–0 5–0
2   Canada 3 2 1 8 7 +1 16 16 0 566 556 +10 2 4–1 4–1
3   India 3 1 2 5 10 −5 12 20 −8 521 585 −64 1 4–1
4   Australia 3 0 3 2 13 −11 5 26 −21 410 636 −226 0
Source: BWF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
20 May 2018 (2018-05-20)
9:00
Japan   5–0   Australia
Result
20 May 2018 (2018-05-20)
14:00
India   1–4   Canada
Result

21 May 2018 (2018-05-21)
9:00
Japan   5–0   Canada
Result
21 May 2018 (2018-05-21)
14:00
India   4–1   Australia
Result

23 May 2018 (2018-05-23)
14:00
Japan   5–0   India
Result
23 May 2018 (2018-05-23)
14:00
Canada   4–1   Australia
Result

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification        
1   Thailand 3 3 0 13 2 +11 27 6 +21 650 481 +169 3 Advance to Quarter-finals 3–2 5–0 5–0
2   Chinese Taipei 3 2 1 11 4 +7 24 12 +12 695 604 +91 2 4–1 5–0
3   Hong Kong 3 1 2 5 10 −5 12 23 −11 580 667 −87 1 4–1
4   Germany 3 0 3 1 14 −13 6 28 −22 512 685 −173 0
Source: BWF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
20 May 2018 (2018-05-20)
9:00
Chinese Taipei   4–1   Hong Kong
Result
20 May 2018 (2018-05-20)
14:00
Thailand   5–0   Germany
Result

21 May 2018 (2018-05-21)
19:00
Thailand   5–0   Hong Kong
Result

22 May 2018 (2018-05-22)
19:00
Chinese Taipei   5–0   Germany
Result

23 May 2018 (2018-05-23)
19:00
Thailand   3–2   Chinese Taipei
Result
23 May 2018 (2018-05-23)
19:00
Hong Kong   4–1   Germany
Result

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification        
1   South Korea 3 3 0 13 2 +11 26 5 +21 635 374 +261 3 Advance to Quarter-finals 3–2 5–0 5–0
2   Denmark 3 2 1 11 4 +7 23 11 +12 650 486 +164 2 4–1 5–0
3   Russia 3 1 2 6 9 −3 16 19 −3 593 613 −20 1 5–0
4   Mauritius 3 0 3 0 15 −15 0 30 −30 225 630 −405 0
Source: BWF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
20 May 2018 (2018-05-20)
14:00
South Korea   5–0   Mauritius
Result
20 May 2018 (2018-05-20)
19:00
Denmark   4–1   Russia
Result

21 May 2018 (2018-05-21)
14:00
Denmark   5–0   Mauritius
Result
21 May 2018 (2018-05-21)
19:00
South Korea   5–0   Russia
Result

22 May 2018 (2018-05-22)
14:00
South Korea   3–2   Denmark
Result
22 May 2018 (2018-05-22)
14:00
Russia   5–0   Mauritius
Result

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification        
1   China 3 3 0 12 3 +9 26 7 +19 661 507 +154 3 Advance to Quarter-finals 3–2 4–1 5–0
2   Indonesia 3 2 1 10 5 +5 22 13 +9 675 619 +56 2 3–2 5–0
3   Malaysia 3 1 2 8 7 +1 18 20 −2 700 679 +21 1 5–0
4   France 3 0 3 0 15 −15 4 30 −26 469 700 −231 0
Source: BWF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
21 May 2018 (2018-05-21)
9:00
China   5–0   France
Result
21 May 2018 (2018-05-21)
14:00
Indonesia   3–2   Malaysia
Result

22 May 2018 (2018-05-22)
9:00
China   4–1   Malaysia
Result
22 May 2018 (2018-05-22)
9:00
Indonesia   5–0   France
Result

23 May 2018 (2018-05-23)
9:00
China   3–2   Indonesia
Result
23 May 2018 (2018-05-23)
9:00
Malaysia   5–0   France
Result

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
  Japan3
 
 
 
  Chinese Taipei1
 
  Japan3
 
 
 
  South Korea1
 
  South Korea3
 
 
 
  Canada1
 
  Japan3
 
 
 
  Thailand0
 
  Indonesia2
 
 
 
  Thailand3
 
  Thailand3
 
 
 
  China2
 
  Denmark1
 
 
  China3
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

24 May 2018 (2018-05-24)
14:00
Japan   3–1   Chinese Taipei
Result
24 May 2018 (2018-05-24)
9:00
South Korea   3–1   Canada
Result
24 May 2018 (2018-05-24)
14:00
Indonesia   2–3   Thailand
Result
24 May 2018 (2018-05-24)
9:00
Denmark   1–3   China
Result

Semi-finalsEdit

25 May 2018 (2018-05-25)
12:00
Japan   3–1   South Korea
Result
25 May 2018 (2018-05-25)
12:00
Thailand   3–2   China
Result

FinalEdit

26 May 2018 (2018-05-26)
13:00
Japan   3–0   Thailand
Result


 2018 Uber Cup Champion 
 
Japan
Sixth title

International BroadcastersEdit

Country/Region Broadcaster Ref
  Thailand (host) True Corporation [5]
International (unsold markets only) YouTube [6]
  China CCTV
  Denmark TV2 Sport [7]
  Hong Kong I-Cable
  India Star Sports [8]
  Indonesia TVRI [9]
iNews [10]
K-Vision [11]
SportsFix [12]
  Malaysia RTM [13]
Astro [14]
  Singapore StarHub [15]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  8. ^ "Cricket Tournaments, Series & Tours only on Hotstar". Hotstar. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
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  11. ^ "KVision on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
  12. ^ "SportsFix Indonesia - Tonton LIVE Streaming GRATIS BWF Badminton". indonesia.sportsfix.tv. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
  13. ^ "Sukan TV RTM". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
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External linksEdit