U.S. National Badminton Championships

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The U.S. National Badminton Championships is a tournament organized by USA Badminton (originally the American Badminton Association) and held annually to crown the best badminton players in the United States.

The tournament started in Chicago in 1937. Currently, all participants must be U.S. citizens or have resided in the United States in the preceding 12 months.[1] There is also a separate U.S. Open Badminton Championships which is open to foreign competitors. The history of the two tournaments is rather complicated. Prior to 1954 all U.S. Badminton Championships had a "closed" format with only U.S. citizens and residents eligible to compete. From 1954 through 1969 the tournament was open to foreign competition. Between 1970 and 1976 the format fluctuated. Both a closed and an open tournament were held from 1970 through 1972; an open tournament was held in 1973; a closed tournament was held in 1974 and 1975; and both a closed and an open tournament were held again in 1976. From 1977 through 1982 all U.S. national championships were closed. Since 1983 both a closed and an open tournament have generally been held at separate times in the season (the previous closed/open tourneys had been held contiguously). The following table lists only the winners of the closed U.S. National Badminton Championships. For winners of the open tournament see List of U.S. Open Badminton champions.

Past winners[edit]

Year Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles
1937 Walter R Kramer Bertha Barkhuff Don Eversoll
Chester Goss
Bertha Barkhuff
Zoe Smith
Hamilton B. Law
Bertha Barkhuff
1938 Walter R Kramer Bertha Barkhuff Hamilton B. Law
Richard O. Yeager
Helen Gibson
Wanda Bergman
Hamilton B. Law
Bertha Barkhuff
1939 David G. Freeman Mary E. Whittemore Hamilton B. Law
Richard O. Yeager
Bertha Barkhuff
Zoe Smith
Richard O. Yeager
Zoe Smith
1940 David G. Freeman Evelyn Boldrick David G. Freeman
Chester Goss
Elizabeth Anselm
Helen Zabriski Ough
David G. Freeman
Sara Lee Williams
1941 David G. Freeman Thelma Kingsbury David G. Freeman
Chester Goss
Thelma Kingsbury
Janet Wright
David G. Freeman
Sara Lee Williams
1942 David G. Freeman Evelyn Boldrick David G. Freeman
Chester Goss
Evelyn Boldrick
Janet Wright
David G. Freeman
Sara Lee Williams
1943 –
1946
No competition
1947 David G. Freeman Ethel Marshall David G. Freeman
Webster Kimball
Thelma Kingsbury
Janet Wright
Wynn Rogers
Virginia Hill
1948 David G. Freeman Ethel Marshall David G. Freeman
Wynn Rogers
Thelma Scovil
Janet Wright
Clint Stephens
Patricia Stephens
1949 Marten Mendez Ethel Marshall Barney McCay
Wynn Rogers
Thelma Scovil
Janet Wright
Wynn Rogers
Loma Moulton Smith
1950 Marten Mendez Ethel Marshall Barney McCay
Wynn Rogers
Thelma Scovil
Janet Wright
Wynn Rogers
Loma Moulton Smith
1951 Joseph Cameron Alston Ethel Marshall Joe Alston
Wynn Rogers
Dorothy Hann
Loma Moulton Smith
Wynn Rogers
Loma Moulton Smith
1952 Marten Mendez Ethel Marshall Joe Alston
Wynn Rogers
Ethel Marshall
Beatrice Massman
Wynn Rogers
Helen Tibbetts
1953 David G. Freeman Ethel Marshall Joe Alston
Wynn Rogers
Judy Devlin
Sue Devlin
Joe Alston
Lois Alston
1954 –
1969
See List of U.S. Open Badminton champions
1970 R. Stanton Hales Tyna Barinaga Donald C. Paup
James Richard Poole
Tyna Barinaga
Caroline Hein
Jim Poole
Tyna Barinaga
1971 Stan Hales Diane Hales Don Paup
Jim Poole
Caroline Hein
Carlene Starkey
Don Paup
Helen Tibbetts
1972 Chris Kinard Pam Brady Donald C. Paup
Jim Poole
P. Bretzke
Pam Brady
Thomas Carmichael sen.
Pam Brady
1973 See List of U.S. Open Badminton champions
1974 Chris Kinard Cindy Baker Donald C. Paup
Jim Poole
Pam Brady
Diane Hales
Mike Walker
Judianne Kelly
1975 Mike Adams Judianne Kelly Donald C. Paup
Jim Poole
Diane Hales
Carlene Starkey
Mike Walker
Judianne Kelly
1976 Chris Kinard Pam Brady Don Paup
Bruce Pontow
Pam Brady
Rosine Lemon
Mike Walker
Judianne Kelly
1977 Chris Kinard Pam Brady Jim Poole
Mike Walker
Diana Osterhues
Janet Wilts
Bruce Pontow
Pam Brady
1978 Mike Walker Cheryl Carton John Britton
Charles Coakley
Diana Osterhues
Janet Wilts
Bruce Pontow
Pam Brady
1979 Chris Kinard Pam Brady Jim Poole
Mike Walker
Pam Brady
Judianne Kelly
Mike Walker
Judianne Kelly
1980 Gary Higgins Cheryl Carton Matt Fogarty
Mike Walker
Pam Brady
Judianne Kelly
Mike Walker
Judianne Kelly
1981 Chris Kinard Utami Kinard John Britton
Gary Higgins
Pam Brady
Judianne Kelly
Danny Brady
Pam Brady
1982 Gary Higgins Cheryl Carton Don Paup
Bruce Pontow
Pam Brady
Judianne Kelly
Danny Brady
Pam Brady
1983 Rodney Barton Cheryl Carton John Britton
Gary Higgins
Pam Brady
Judianne Kelly
Mike Walker
Judianne Kelly
1984 Rodney Barton Cheryl Carton Matt Fogarty
Bruce Pontow
Pam Brady
Monica Ortez
John Britton
Cheryl Carton
1985 Chris Jogis Judianne Kelly John Britton
Gary Higgins
Pam Brady
Judianne Kelly
Mike Walker
Judianne Kelly
1986 Chris Jogis Nina Lolk Matt Fogarty
Bruce Pontow
Linda French
Nina Lolk
Mike Walker
Judianne Kelly
1987 Tariq Wadood Joy Kitzmiller Chris Jogis
Benny Lee
Linda French
Nina Lolk
Chris Jogis
Linda French
1988 Chris Jogis Joy Kitzmiller Chris Jogis
Benny Lee
Linda French
Linda Safarik-Tong
Chris Jogis
Linda French
1989 Tariq Wadood Linda Safarik-Tong Chris Jogis
Benny Lee
Linda French
Linda Safarik-Tong
Tariq Wadood
Linda French
1990 Chris Jogis Linda Safarik-Tong Chris Jogis
Benny Lee
Ann French
Joy Kitzmiller
Tom Reidy
Traci Britton
1991 Chris Jogis Liz Aronsohn John Britton
Tom Reidy
Ann French
Joy Kitzmiller
Tariq Wadood
Traci Britton
1992 Chris Jogis Joy Kitzmiller Benny Lee
Tom Reidy
Ann French
Joy Kitzmiller
Andy Chong
Linda French
1993 Andy Chong Andrea Andersson Benny Lee
Tom Reidy
Andrea Andersson
Traci Britton
Andy Chong
Linda French
1994 Kevin Han Joy Kitzmiller Benny Lee
Tom Reidy
Andrea Andersson
Liz Aronsohn
Andy Chong
Linda French
1995 Kevin Han Andrea Andersson Benny Lee
Tom Reidy
Andrea Andersson
Liz Aronsohn
Andy Chong
Linda French
1996 Steve Butler Zhao Ye Ping Kevin Han
Tom Reidy
Ann French
Kathy Zimmerman
Andy Chong
Zhao Ye Ping
1997 Kevin Han Cindy Shi Kevin Han
Tom Reidy
Cindy Shi
Zhao Ye Ping
Trisna Gunadi
Eileen Tang
1998 Kevin Han Yeping Tang Andy Chong
Benny Lee
Cindy Shi
Yeping Tang
Andy Chong
Yeping Tang
1999 Kevin Han Yeping Tang Kevin Han
Alex Liang
Cindy Shi
Yeping Tang
Andy Chong
Yeping Tang
2000 Alex Liang Yeping Tang Matt Fogarty
Chibing Wu
Janis Tan
Elie Wu
Chibing Wu
Melinda Keszthelyi
2001 Kevin Han Meiluawati Howard Bach
Kevin Han
Cindy Shi
Meiluawati
Trisna Gunadi
Janis Tan
2002 Kevin Han Meiluawati Howard Bach
Kevin Han
Janis Tan
Elie Wu
Andy Chong
Szilvia Szombati
2003 Howard Bach Meiluawati Tony Gunawan
Khan Malaythong
Meiluawati
Etty Tantri
Raju Rai
Etty Tantri
2004 Raju Rai Lili Zhou Howard Bach
Kevin Han
Yun Peng
Lili Zhou
Raju Rai
Eva Lee
2005 Raju Rai Eva Lee Howard Bach
Khan Malaythong
Eva Lee
Mesinee Mangkalakiri
Khan Malaythong
Mesinee Mangkalakiri
2006 Raju Rai Eva Lee Howard Bach
Khan Malaythong
Johannah Lee
Yun Peng
Howard Bach
Eva Lee
2007 Howard Bach Joo Hyun Lee Howard Bach
Khan Malaythong
Yun Peng
Lee Joo Hyun
Howard Bach
Eva Lee
2008 Raju Rai Lee Joo Hyun Howard Bach
Khan Malaythong
Mona Santoso
Lee Joo Hyun
Kowi Chandra
Mona Santoso
2009 Howard Bach Lee Joo Hyun Howard Bach
Khan Malaythong
Mona Santoso
Lee Joo Hyun
Howard Bach
Eva Lee
2010 Hock Lai Lee Eva Lee Howard Bach
Raju Rai
Peng Yun
Lee Joo Hyun
Howard Bach
Eva Lee
2011 Ilian Perez Cee Ketpura Howard Bach
Tony Gunawan
Peng Yun
Lee Joo Hyun
Halim Haryanto Ho
Eva Lee
2012 Sattawat Pongnairat Bo Rong Kowi Chandra
Halim Haryanto Ho
Peng Yun
Lee Joo Hyun
Peng Yun
Holvy De Pauw

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