1982 Thomas Cup

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The 1982 Thomas Cup was the 12th tournament of Thomas Cup, the most important men's badminton team competition in the world. The final round was held in London, England.

China won its first title after beating Indonesia in the final round.

Teams[edit]

26 teams from 4 regions took part in the competition. As defending champion, Indonesia skipped the Qualifications and the first round, and played directly in the second round at the Inter-Zone Ties.

Qualification ties[edit]

Australasian zone[edit]

Semi-finals Final
  Malaysia 9  
  Australia 0  
 
      Malaysia 7
    New Zealand 2
 bye
  New Zealand  

Asian zone[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
       
  China  9
  Pakistan  0  
  China  9
      India  0  
  India  9
  Sri Lanka  0  
  China  7
   
    Thailand  2
  Korea  6
  Chinese Taipei  3  
  Korea  2
      Thailand  7  
  Thailand  8
  Singapore  1  
 

European zone[edit]

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
           
  Scotland  
 bye    
  Scotland  9
    Netherlands  0  
  Austria  0
  Netherlands  9  
  Scotland  0
    Denmark  9  
 bye  
 bye    
 bye  
    Denmark    
 bye  
  Denmark    
  Denmark  8
    Sweden  1
  FR Germany  
 bye    
  FR Germany  6
    Soviet Union  3  
 bye  
  Soviet Union    
  FR Germany  0
    Sweden  9  
 bye  
 bye    
 bye  
    Sweden    
 bye  
  Sweden    

Panamerican zone[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
       
  Nigeria  0
  United States  9  
  United States  6
      Mexico  3  
 bye  
  Mexico    
  United States  1
   
    Japan  8
  Japan  9
  Peru  0  
  Japan  8
      Canada  1  
 bye  
  Canada    
 

Inter-zone ties[edit]

The Inter-Zone Ties were played between May 10 and May 21, 1982, in England.

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
       
  Indonesia  
 bye    
  Indonesia  8
      England  1  
  England  5
  Malaysia  4  
  Indonesia  4
   
    China  5
  Denmark  5
  Japan  4  
  Denmark  1
      China  8  
 bye  
  China    
 

First round[edit]

Second round[edit]

Final round[edit]

1982 Thomas Cup Champions

China

First title

References[edit]

  • "Ergebnisse im Thomas-Cup-Wettbewerb 1981/1982" (in German). Badminton-Sport. July 1982. p. 9. 

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