The Uber Cup
The Uber Cup, an international team competition for ladies on the lines of the Thomas Cup was first mooted early in 1950. Mrs H S Uber suggested and offered a trophy to the IBF but the competition was not considered at that time due to financial constraints.
Finally in 1953, the institution of the Uber Cup was agreed upon in principle. Mrs. Uber's kind offer was gratefully accepted and it was agreed that the inaugural contest should take place over 1956-57.
|Mrs. Uber made the official presentation of her trophy at the annual General Meeting of the Federation of 1956 and she herself made the draw for the inaugural contest. The Uber Cup is a beautiful piece of silver of unusual design. Surmounted over a swiveling globe stands a lady player on a shuttle. |
The trophy is 18 inches in height and was manufactured to Mrs. Uber own design by Messrs. Mappin & Webb, of London. Engraved around the base of the trophy are the words, 'The ladies International Badminton Championships Challenge Trophy presented to the International Badminton Federation by Mrs. H S Uber, 1956.'
The competition is now held every two years with a format of 3 singles and 2 doubles.Here is a list of past Uber Cup winners:
1957 United States
1960 United States
1963 United States
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