Aarhus Awaits the World

At long last, Europe will play host to badminton’s most coveted team competitions – the TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals – for the first time ever, in Aarhus, Denmark. The team championships will be held 16-24 May 2020.

The Thomas Cup has not been contested in the continent since 1981-82 in England while the Uber Cup is set to return after 1956-57’s inaugural edition, also in England.

February’s five continental championships serve as qualifying events, with four semifinalists from Asia and Europe making the cut alongside the winners from Pan Am, Oceania and Africa.

Reigning champions and the hosts get direct entry while the remaining slots in the total list of 16 will be determined by team ranking.

With Tokyo 2020 lying in wait two months later, players will want to find their winning touch.

And the ongoing support of our main sponsor TOTAL gives us confidence this year’s edition would be another success story for the prestigious competition.

TRIVIA

Thank you, Sir George

The men’s team competition started in 1948-49 and honours Sir George Thomas, Founder-President of the International Badminton Federation (now BWF).

Uber Cool

The Women’s World Team Championships came into being in 1956-57; the trophy was designed and donated by Betty Uber, England’s great pre-War player.

Better Together

From 1984, both tournaments have been played simultaneously in the same host city every two years instead of three.

Long wait

Malaysia last tasted Thomas Cup glory in 1992 while Indonesia last won the Uber Cup in 1996. No European nation has lifted the Uber Cup.

History makers

In 2016, Denmark became the first non-Asian team to win the Thomas Cup.

For more info on the TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup 2020, please visit the official website.

Thomas & Uber Cup News

TUC 2020 Postponed; Denmark Open to Proceed

TUC 2020 Postponed; Denmark Open to Proceed

15 September 2020
Update on TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals 2020

Update on TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals 2020

12 September 2020
Herbert Scheele’s Thomas Cup Story

Herbert Scheele’s Thomas Cup Story

3 September 2020
BWF Ready for the Return to International Badminton

BWF Ready for the Return to International Badminton

28 August 2020
BWF Announces Adjusted Tournament Calendar for 2020

BWF Announces Adjusted Tournament Calendar for 2020

27 August 2020
TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2020 Draw

TOTAL BWF Thomas & Uber Cup Finals 2020 Draw

3 August 2020
On This Day: China Lift Thomas Cup at First Time of Asking

On This Day: China Lift Thomas Cup at First Time of Asking

21 May 2020
Flashback: TUC 2018 – China’s Young Guns Come Good

Flashback: TUC 2018 – China’s Young Guns Come Good

21 May 2020
Flashback: TUC 2018 – Japan’s Well-Earned Triumph

Flashback: TUC 2018 – Japan’s Well-Earned Triumph

18 May 2020
New Dates for TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber Finals 2020

New Dates for TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber Finals 2020

29 April 2020
Update on TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals 2020

Update on TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals 2020

7 April 2020
Conrad-Petersen to Bid Adieu After Thomas Cup

Conrad-Petersen to Bid Adieu After Thomas Cup

27 March 2020
TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals 2020 Postponed

TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals 2020 Postponed

20 March 2020
On This Day: USA Ace First Ever Uber Cup Final

On This Day: USA Ace First Ever Uber Cup Final

18 March 2020
French Stint Aids Honderich & Tsai

French Stint Aids Honderich & Tsai

5 March 2020
Indonesia, Japan Top-Seeded for TUC

Indonesia, Japan Top-Seeded for TUC

4 March 2020
Russia’s TUC Withdrawal Opens Door for Germany, Spain

Russia’s TUC Withdrawal Opens Door for Germany, Spain

2 March 2020
Qi Xuefei Inspired by ‘Role Model’ Pi Hongyan

Qi Xuefei Inspired by ‘Role Model’ Pi Hongyan

29 February 2020
On This Day: Underdogs Malaya Become Inaugural Thomas Cup Champs

On This Day: Underdogs Malaya Become Inaugural Thomas Cup Champs

26 February 2020
Flashback: Unfancied Mexicans Defy Expectations, Qualify for First Thomas Cup

Flashback: Unfancied Mexicans Defy Expectations, Qualify for First Thomas Cup

23 February 2020
TUC 2020 Lineup is Complete!

TUC 2020 Lineup is Complete!

20 February 2020
Flawless Denmark Issue Rivals Stark Warning

Flawless Denmark Issue Rivals Stark Warning

17 February 2020
On This Day: Betty Uber Wins 50th Straight International

On This Day: Betty Uber Wins 50th Straight International

14 February 2020
Update on Badminton Asia Team Championships 2020

Update on Badminton Asia Team Championships 2020

11 February 2020
The Legacy of Frank Peard, First Thomas Cupper

The Legacy of Frank Peard, First Thomas Cupper

7 October 2019
Flashback: Vittinghus Heroics Win Thomas Cup for Denmark

Flashback: Vittinghus Heroics Win Thomas Cup for Denmark

5 September 2019
Generational Shift Will Be Visible in Aarhus

Generational Shift Will Be Visible in Aarhus

6 August 2019
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