2020 Thomas & Uber Cup

The 2020 Thomas & Uber Cup (officially known as the TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2020) will be the 31st edition of the Thomas Cup and the 28th 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 will be hosted by Aarhus, Denmark.[1]

2020 Thomas & Uber Cup
2020 Thomas & Uber Cup logo.png
Tournament details
DatesPostponed
Edition31st (Thomas Cup)
28th (Uber Cup)
LevelInternational
Nations16 (Thomas Cup)
16 (Uber Cup)
VenueCeres Arena
LocationAarhus, Denmark
Official websitebwfthomasubercups.com
2018 2022

The matches will be played at Ceres Arena. It is the first time that Denmark hosted the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup tournament and the first time this event was held in Europe since 1982 in England. It was due to played from the 15–23 August, but on 29 April 2020 it was postponed to the 3–11 October instead due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2] On the 15 September it was again postponed[3][4] and it is unknown when it will be rescheduled to start.[5]

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

Host selectionEdit

Aarhus was named as the host in November 2018 during BWF Council meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,[6] where BWF also decided the host for 18 major events, including Thomas and Uber Cup, Sudirman Cup, BWF World Championships, BWF World Junior Championships, and BWF World Senior Championships in 2019 through 2025.

QualificationEdit

Thomas CupEdit

Means of qualification Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 29 November 2018 Kuala Lumpur 1   Denmark
2018 Thomas Cup 20–27 May 2018 Bangkok 1   China
2020 All Africa Team Championships 10–13 February 2020 Cairo 1   Algeria
2020 Asia Team Championships 11–16 February 2020 Manila 4   India
  IndonesiaC
  Japan
  Malaysia
2020 European Team Championships 11–16 February 2020 Liévin 3-1   France
  Netherlands
  RussiaB
2020 Oceania Championships 13–15 February 2020 Ballarat 1   AustraliaC
2020 Pan Am Championships 13–16 February 2020 Salvador 1   Canada
World Team Rankings 18 February 2020 Kuala Lumpur 3   Chinese TaipeiC
  South KoreaC
  ThailandC
World Team Rankings for Europe 1+1   England A
  Germany B
Total 16
Note
  • ^A Denmark qualified both as host and continental semifinalists, therefore that quota is added to the world team rankings for Europe.
  • ^B Russia withdrew, and replaced by Germany as the next highest ranked team from Europe.[7]
  • ^C Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea and Australia withdrew due to Covid 19.[8]

Uber CupEdit

Means of qualification Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Host Country 29 November 2018 Kuala Lumpur 1   Denmark
2018 Uber Cup 20–27 May 2018 Bangkok 1   Japan
2020 All Africa Team Championships 10–13 February 2020 Cairo 1   Egypt
2020 Asia Team Championships 11–16 February 2020 Manila 3   Malaysia
  South Korea4
  Thailand4
2020 European Team Championships 11–16 February 2020 Liévin 3   France
  Germany
  Scotland
2020 Oceania Championships 13–15 February 2020   Ballarat 1   Australia4
2020 Pan Am Championships 13–16 February 2020 Salvador 1   Canada
World Team Rankings 18 February 2020 Kuala Lumpur 3   Indonesia4
  Chinese Taipei4
  India
World Team Rankings for Asia 1   China 1
World Team Rankings for Europe 1   Russia2 3
  Spain 3
Total 16
Note
  • ^1 Japan qualified both as defending champions and continental semifinalists, therefore that quota is added to the best world team rankings for Asia.
  • ^2 Denmark qualified both as host and continental semifinalists, therefore that quota is added to the best world team rankings for Europe.
  • ^3 Russia withdrew, Turkey which is next in line declined invitation, thus replaced by Spain as the next highest ranked team from Europe.[7]
  • ^4 Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea and Australia withdrew due to Covid 19.[8]

DrawEdit

The draw for the tournament was conducted on 3 August 2020, at 15:00 MYT, at BWF Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. 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 3 March 2020.[9][10] Pot 1 contained the top seed Indonesia (which were assigned to position A1), the second seed Japan (which were assigned to position D1) and the next two best teams, China and Denmark. Pot 2 contained the next best four teams, and Pot 3 was for the ninth to sixteenth seeds.

A similar procedure will be 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

  Indonesia
  Japan
  China
  Denmark

  Chinese Taipei
  India
  Malaysia
  South Korea

Uber Cup
Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3

  Japan
  China
  South Korea
  Thailand

  Indonesia
  Chinese Taipei
  India
  Denmark

SquadsEdit

TiebreakersEdit

The rankings of teams in each group were determined as follows (regulations Chapter 5 Section 5.2.1. Article 12):[11]

  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   Indonesia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to Quarter-finals
2   Malaysia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on unknown. Source: BWF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   China 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to Quarter-finals
2   Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on unknown. Source: BWF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to Quarter-finals
2   India 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Algeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on unknown. Source: BWF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to Quarter-finals
2   South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Thailand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on unknown. Source: BWF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Uber CupEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to Quarter-finals
2   Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Egypt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on unknown. Source: BWF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to Quarter-finals
2   Indonesia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Malaysia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on unknown. Source: BWF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Thailand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to Quarter-finals
2   Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Scotland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on unknown. Source: BWF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   China 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to Quarter-finals
2   India 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on unknown. Source: BWF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Harmundal, Cecilie (15 May 2019). "Denmark will host the greatest badminton events". Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  2. ^ "New Dates for TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber Finals 2020". bwfthomasubercups.bwfbadminton.com.
  3. ^ "TUC 2020 Postponed; Denmark Open to Proceed". bwfbadminton.com.
  4. ^ Cooper, Ann (14 September 2020). "The 2020 Thomas and Uber Cup Finals Cancelled". Badminton Planet.
  5. ^ "Thomas and Uber Cup Finals 2020". Denmark2020 (in Danish).
  6. ^ Green, Lloyd (29 November 2018). "BWF MAJOR EVENT HOSTS 2019-2025 AWARDED". Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Russia's TUC Withdrawal Opens Door for Germany, Spain". bwfthomasubercups.bwfbadminton.com. 2 March 2020. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Australia, Chinese Taipei and Thailand withdraw from TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals 2020". badmintonoceania.org. 7 September 2020. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Indonesia, Japan Top-Seeded for TUC". bwfthomasubercups.bwfbadminton.com. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  10. ^ Seeding List
  11. ^ "regulations Chapter 5 Section 5.2.1" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 May 2018. Retrieved 8 May 2018.

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