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Discussion in 'German Open / All England / Swiss Open 2010' started by blindaim, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. blindaim

    blindaim Regular Member

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    why is it called All England while so many non english is playing :p haha.

    why other not called All German . All Swiss? :confused::confused:
     
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    I don't know - I suspect it was similar as Tennis - The All england club run wimbledon. It may have been to copy Wimbledon:eek:

    It is an Open tournament though, meaning anyone can enter - thus not restricting non- English entrants
     
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    here u go, written just for u;)
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    Badminton All England 2010: history
    Read all about the history of the 100th All England Badminton Open Championships, held in Birmingham on March 9-14, 2010.

    By Geoff Hinder
    Published: 10:00AM GMT 06 Mar 2010

    On 10 March 1898 Mr Percy Buckley, secretary of the Guildford Badminton Club, organised the first ever Open Badminton Tournament. This tournament was held at the Drill Hall in the centre of Guildford and was a one-day event with only doubles being played.

    The first tournament was such a success that the Badminton Association decided to hold their own event the following year, and after a lot of consideration it was decided to hold the first Championships on 4 April 1899 at the London Scottish Drill Hall in Westminster.

    The width of the net was only 16 feet and the posts had canes protruding above them to aid judgement whether the shuttle had past over the net. The lines of the courts were chalked out on the morning of the tournament before play commenced.

    63 players entered with no seedings (introduced in 1932) while the winners received two guineas (£2.10)

    In the early days of the All England Badminton Championships the barrel shuttle was used, but were not of equal size, weight and uniform strength. As was the case, at the first Championships two of the officials had spent all day weighing, trimming and strengthening the shuttles.

    In the second year more events were added and nearly 300 spectator tickets sold over the two days.

    They witnessed Ethel Thomson, of Devon, become the first All England Ladies Singles champion. Along with Muriel Lucas, the pair would dominate women’s badminton in for the next six years. Thomson eventually became a Wimbledon singles champion in 1912.

    The first men’s singles champion was Sidney Smith, of Stroud, again a good standard tennis player and a Wimbledon tennis champion.



    Smash and grab: Ethel Thomson was runner-up in ladies doubles in the first All England 1899 and was first ladies singles champion in 1900
     

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    so why?..
    (funny picture)
     
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    back then, calling all the best players in england basically got the best in d world;)
     
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    hm who knows some great British player?
     
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    That picture is interesting. A jump smsh from a lady then - The first to do so?

    With a different background, clothes & colour the photo could be from todays game!
     
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    Yep... and look at that pronation... great technique even back then.
     
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    It must have been quite something to watch back then.....
     
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    That's the likeliest reason..

    ..but you need to come up & ask one of the tournament officials, just to get a 100% confirmation for us.;):cool:
     
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    I didn't know they have iso 600 camera or better back then.
     
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    You saying the photo is faked?

    BTW anyone tell what racket she is using?:D
     
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    i just didnt know back then they have camera that could take action photo like that. I know mine couldn't
     
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    still cannot explain why is it called
    ALL England Championship instead of England Championship.

    maye last time only the English can play.

    never mind just a casual remark.

    In the photo , the guy was wearing long pants , the ladies was wearing long dress....haha, that time no YY clothing.
     
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    Many thanks cooler... good story and amazing photo!!:)

    in reality any photos from that era are rare and worth a lot in all meanings;)

    can you send the links to original or add more (privately or in same thread never mind:)?
     
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    :eek::eek: Really amazing how she manage to execute a jumping smash with that long dress...wonder if the dress "flips up a-la-Marilyn Monroe" on the way down:D
     
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    Dunlop Fort under 5 :D
     
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    i think she is using the Lining brand. lol

    notice her left arm is pulling her dress up
    so she can have a nice jumping backcourt smash.
     
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