Thursday, November 13, 2014

Badminton History from BWF

http://www.bwfbadminton.org/page.aspx?id=14861

Available for download .With many rare photos
and loads of accurate information.
BWF's 75th anniversary .
Many interesting articles including former World Champion
Nora Perry's comments on the tough Super Series playing calender.

Monday, November 10, 2014

1953 All England Badminton Championships

Some cuttings from sports-chest.com
or Pro Sports edited for easier reading.
1953 was the year Eddy Choong won his first
All-England.







Friday, November 7, 2014

1958 USA Thomas Cup Badminton Team








                                            Including a rare scan of Jim Poole.








                                   Jim Poole (right) with the late Don Paup





The 1967 USA Thomas Cup Badminton team












                                                     Devlin sisters






Thursday, November 6, 2014

70s Badminton Players from Malaysia and Indonesia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_vqPzpCgCI

Features names like Gunalan,Dominic Soong,Sylvia Ng,
Rosalind Singha Ang,Tan Aik Mong,Rudy Hartono,Darmadi,
Liem Swie King and Moo Foot Lian.
Hundreds of photos like these can be viewed at the website
of Singapore's National Archives.

1958 Thomas Cup in Singapore video

http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/audiovisual_records/record-details/4665a909-1164-11e3-83d5-0050568939ad

Here is a clip found in the National Archives of Singapore.
Looks like a match between Indonesia and Denmark or Thailand
vs USA.
The winner and his playing style and stout appearance should be
Tan Joe Hock vs possibly Finn Kobbero.
There are more matches in this film but they have not been not uploaded.