Indonesia, Japan Start ‘Thomas-Uber’ Action

Indonesia – 13-time Thomas Cup winners – will begin their campaign for a 14th title when they take on Canada in the opening session of the TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2018 in Bangkok on Sunday 20 May.

Having last lifted the coveted Men’s World Team Championship in 2002, Indonesia are in Group B with Korea, Thailand and Canada. The opening session starts at 9 a.m. with matches on four courts – while Indonesia take on Canada on Court 4, India face France (Group A) on Court 1. Courts 2 and 3 will see the opening Uber Cup matches with Chinese Taipei tackling Hong Kong in Group B and Japan clashing with Australia in Group A.

Hosts Thailand begin their Uber Cup quest in the second session of the opening day (2 p.m.), against Germany in Group B. Thailand’s Thomas Cup players take to the court in the evening session (7 p.m.) versus Korea in Group B.

Both defending champions will be in action during the opening session of the second day. Thomas Cup title-holders Denmark (featured image) face Algeria in Group D on Court 3 at 9 a.m., while Uber Cup queens China battle France on Court 4 – with the Chinese contemplating the prospect of a 15th Women’s World Team Championship.

“We look forward to an intriguing Thomas & Uber Cup tournament. There are several strong challengers in both events and I will not be surprised to see some surprises along the way,” said BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer.

“I would like to extend best wishes to all 16 teams and, as a fan, I can hardly wait for the Thomas & Uber Cup Finals to begin.”

The Thomas Cup and the Uber Cup tournaments both feature 16 teams divided into four groups. Round-robin matches will be completed on Wednesday 23 May (day 4), following which a quarter-final draw will be conducted. The quarter-finals commence at 9 a.m. on Thursday 24 May and will be held over three sessions.

The semi-finals will be conducted over two sessions (12 noon and 6 p.m.) on two courts on Friday 25 May.

The Uber Cup final is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. on Saturday 26 May, with the Thomas Cup championship clash taking place at 1 p.m. on Sunday 27 May.

The TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2018 will be held at IMPACT Arena in Bangkok, Thailand and will be hosted by the Badminton Association of Thailand.

Schedule:

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China’s Young Heroes – Thomas Cup Review

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13 June 2018
Japan Stamp Supremacy – Uber Cup Review

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8 June 2018
Title No.10 for China – Thomas Cup Final: TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2018

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27 May 2018
Women of the Rising ‘Stun’! – Uber Cup Final: TOTAL BWF TUC Finals 2018

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26 May 2018
‘Tongue-Twisters’ Torment Titlists – Thomas Cup Semi-Finals: TOTAL BWF TUC Finals 2018

‘Tongue-Twisters’ Torment Titlists – Thomas Cup Semi-Finals: TOTAL BWF TUC Finals 2018

25 May 2018
‘Uber’ Achievers! – Uber Cup Semi-finals: TOTAL BWF TUC Finals 2018

‘Uber’ Achievers! – Uber Cup Semi-finals: TOTAL BWF TUC Finals 2018

25 May 2018
Denmark, Japan into Semis – Day 5 – Session 3: TOTAL BWF TUC Finals 2018

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24 May 2018
Emotional Win for Thailand – Day 5 – Session 2: TOTAL BWF TUC Finals 2018

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24 May 2018
China, Korea Overcome Jitters – Day 5 – Session 1: TOTAL BWF TUC Finals 2018

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24 May 2018
Jorgensen Delivers – Day 4 – Session 3: TOTAL BWF TUC Finals 2018

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23 May 2018
Canada Through to Quarters – Day 4 – Session 2: TOTAL BWF TUC Finals 2018

Canada Through to Quarters – Day 4 – Session 2: TOTAL BWF...

23 May 2018
China Hold Firm – Day 4 – Session 1: TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2018

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23 May 2018
Resilient Indonesia – Day 3 – Session 3: TOTAL BWF TUC Finals 2018

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22 May 2018
Schoolgirl to the Rescue – Day 3 – Session 2: TOTAL BWF TUC Finals 2018

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22 May 2018
German Scare for Japan – Day 3 – Session 1: TOTAL BWF TUC Finals 2018

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22 May 2018
China, Thailand Look Ahead – Day 2 – Session 3: TOTAL BWF TUC Finals 2018

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21 May 2018
Indonesia Pass Malaysian Test – Day 2 – Session 2: TOTAL BWF TUC Finals 2018

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21 May 2018
Debutants Relishing Experience – Day 2 – Session 1: TOTAL BWF TUC Finals 2018

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21 May 2018
Korea Prevails – Day 1 – Session 3: TOTAL BWF TUC Finals 2018

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20 May 2018
Japan Start Strong – Day 1 – Session 2: TOTAL BWF TUC Finals 2018

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20 May 2018
Corvee Stars in French Victory – Day 1 – Session 1: TOTAL BWF TUC Finals 2018

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20 May 2018
Banking on Home Support – TUC Finals 2018

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19 May 2018
Defending Champions Confident Despite Setbacks – TUC Finals 2018

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19 May 2018
Honour for Fernandez, Sornprachum and Klutzke

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19 May 2018
Strong Danish Line-up – Preview: Thomas Cup Squads

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11 May 2018
Li Xuerui Returns – Preview: Uber Cup Squads

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9 May 2018
Bangkok Beckons!

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2 May 2018
Japan in ‘Group of Death’

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22 March 2018
Hong Kong, France Qualify for TUC 2018

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20 March 2018
Fitness, Equipment in Focus at World Congress

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4 March 2018
Algeria to Debut in Thomas Cup

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26 February 2018
Canadian Supremacy – Finals: M&F Pan Am Team Championships 2018

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19 February 2018
Denmark’s Reign Continues – Finals: 2018 European Men’s & Women’s Team Championships

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19 February 2018
Peru Go Down Fighting – Day 3: M&F Pan Am Team Continental Championships 2018

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18 February 2018
Germany in Title Bout – Day 5: 2018 European Men’s & Women’s Team Championships

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18 February 2018
Jamaica, Peru in Semis – Day 2: M&F Pan Am Continental Team Championships 2018

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17 February 2018
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16 February 2018
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16 February 2018
Tight Wins for Nigeria, Mauritius – Semi-finals: All Africa Men’s & Women’s Team Championships 2018

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15 February 2018
Poland Ease Past Portugal – Day 2: 2018 European Men’s & Women’s Team Championships

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15 February 2018
Indonesia, Japan Triumph – Finals: E-Plus Badminton Asia Team Championships 2018

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12 February 2018
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10 February 2018
Chinese Taipei Outplay Thailand – Day 2: E-Plus Badminton Asia Team Championships 2018

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8 February 2018
Australia Prevail in Thriller – Victor Oceania Team Championships 2018

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7 February 2018
Close Win For Thailand – Day 1: E-Plus Badminton Asia Championships 2018

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7 February 2018
Continental Joust for TUC Qualification

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2 February 2018