1899 All England Badminton Championships

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1899 All England Open Badminton Championships
Tournament details
Dates4 April 1899 (1899-04-04)
4 April 1899 (1899-04-04)
VenueBuckingham Gate
Official websiteAll England Championships

The 1899 All England Championships was a badminton tournament held in the Drill Hall at the London Scottish Rifles Headquarters in Buckingham Gate, London, England on 4 April 1899.[1] There were no singles events staged.


Following the first known open badminton tournament at the Guildford Drill Hall during 1898 the Badminton Association decided to stage the first All England Championships on 4 April 1899. The one day tournament was at the Drill Hall at the London Scottish Rifles Headquarters in Buckingham Gate and consisted of four courts with the two end courts having balconies over hanging them. The courts were basic very with nets only 16 feet wide, posts with extended canes and chalked lines.

Men's Doubles[edit]

Fourteen pairs entered and the Ealing B.C. pair of Stewart Marsden Massey and D. W. Oakes won the event.[2]

Women's Doubles[edit]

Thirteen pairs entered and in an all Devon final Mary Graeme and Meriel Lucas from the Teighmouth Club beat Miss I. Theobald and Ethel Thomson from the Budleigh Salterton Club.[2]

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Twenty five mixed pairs entered and Miss Daisy St. John and D. W. Oakes from the Ealing Club won the event.[2]

Final results[edit]

Category Winners Runners-up Score
Men's doubles England D. W. Oakes & Stewart Marsden Massey England Col. Ian M. Campbell & L. Hanson
Women's doubles England Meriel Lucas & Mary Graeme England Ethel B Thomson & I. Theobald 18-17, 15-5
Mixed doubles England D. W. Oakes & Daisy St. John England W. L. Lincoln & Collins


  1. ^ http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/archive/
  2. ^ a b c "Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships: How did it all start?". All England Badminton.