TUC 2008 – Final Seedings

Hosts Indonesia have been seeded second for the Thomas Cup, the Men’s World Team Championship, while their women’s team are seeded fifth behind arch-rivals Malaysia for the Uber Cup, the […]

ImageHosts Indonesia have been seeded second for the Thomas Cup, the Men’s World Team Championship, while their women’s team are seeded fifth behind arch-rivals Malaysia for the Uber Cup, the Women’s World Team Championship in Jakarta from May 11 to 18, stated a press release from the BWF today.

The seeding list was based on the Feb 28, 2008 world rankings.

Defending champions China are the top seeds in both the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup.
A live broadcast of the draw will be conducted at the Trans TV studio on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 15:00 local time. Trans TV is the host broadcaster for the championships.

A total of 12 nations will compete in each of the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup Finals.

Hosts Indonesia and title holders China qualify automatically for the finals while the rest of the teams competed in continental qualifying tournaments.

The qualifiers for the Thomas Cup are Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Thailand (all Asia), Denmark, Germany, England (Europe), Canada (Pan America), Nigeria (Africa) and New Zealand (Oceania).

In the Uber Cup, joining China and Indonesia in the finals are South Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Hong Kong (Asia), Denmark, Netherlands, Germany (Europe), United States of America (Pan America), South Africa (Africa) and New Zealand (Oceania).

The draw was initially scheduled for March 8 but was postponed on the request of the Persatuan Bulutangkis Seluruh Indonesia (PBSI) due to a national holiday in Indonesia.

Seeding:

Thomas Cup: 1 China, 2 Indonesia, 3 Malaysia, 4 Denmark, 5 South Korea, 6 Japan, 7 Canada, 8 Germany, 9 Thailand, 10 England, 11 New Zealand, 12 Nigeria.

Uber Cup: 1 China, 2 Japan, 3 South Korea, 4 Malaysia, 5 Indonesia, 6 Germany, 7 Denmark, 8 Hong Kong, 9 Netherlands, 10 New Zealand, 11 USA, 12 South Africa

Raphaël Sachetat

About Raphaël Sachetat

Raphael is the Chief Editor of Badzine International. He is the founder of the website together with Jean François Chauveau. After many years writing for the BWF and many publications around the world about badminton, he now leads a team of young and dynamic writers for Badzine.