2014 BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals
The Thomas Cup or Men’s World Team Championships was first staged in 1948-49, and the Uber Cup or Women’s World Team Championships was added for the first time in 1956-7.
The Thomas Cup, taking place every three years, was the BWF’s first major international tournament. The idea for the competition and the donation of the trophy was by the first President of the World body, Sir George Thomas, legendary player (21 All England titles) and administrator of the Sport.
The Uber Cup Finals have been held alongside the Men’s competition since 1984, with both then taking place bi-ennially. The Uber Cup had previously taken place at three yearly intervals separately to the Men’s competition but always with a similar format.
The trophy was presented by another famous player and the person whose original idea it was to start a team Championships for Women, the eponymous Betty Uber. Betty Uber also made the draw for the 1956-7 inaugural tournament which took place at Lytham St Annes in Lancashire, England.
The 2014 edition, the prestigious biennial team championships Thomas Cup and Uber Cup Finals will be hosted in New Delhi capital city of India from 18-25 May 2014.
Knock out draw ceremony
The knock draw ceremony was conducted on 21 May 2014 immediately after the last match
The Thomas & Uber Cup finals draw ceremony was held in New Delhi.
- Date : Sunday 30 March 2014
- Time : 4.00pm
- Venue: Le Meridien Hotel , New Delhi
Qualifiers and Seeding List
The Thomas & Uber cups draw ceremony concluded on 30 March 2014 at 5.00pm . BWF referee Isabelle Jobard from France witness and sign off the final results.
The result of the Group draws as follows:
Teams qualified and positions
World Ranking date for qualifying and Team seeding:
Team Managers Meeting
- Date: Saturday 17 May 2014
- Time: 3.00 pm
- Venue: Le Meridien Hotel New Delhi
Technical Officials meeting
- Date:Saturday 17 May 2014
- Time:4.00 pm
- Venue:Le Meridien Hotel New Delhi
Practice Schedule : Updated 14 May 2014
Online Entry Team Nomination.
Uber Cup Entries
- AUS , CAN, CHN , DEN, ENG , GER , INA, IND updated 17 May , HKG, JPN, KOR , MAS, RUS, SIN, THA and TPE
Thomas Cup Entries
- CHN , DEN updated 17 May, ENG, FRA, GER, INA, IND, HKG, JPN, KOR, MAS, NGR, RUS, SIN ,THA and TPE
Media Accreditation and Accommodation