1961 Thomas Cup

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The Thomas Cup competition is an international team tournament for supremacy in men's badminton (Its female counterpart is the Uber Cup).wikipedia
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Indonesia national badminton team

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Zone winners then played-off in Jakarta, Indonesia for the right to face defending champion Indonesia (exempt from all earlier ties), in a conclusive challenge round.

Istora Gelora Bung Karno

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The venue was the Istora Gelora Bung Karno, which was only opened on 11 days before the tournament.
Its maiden event was the 1961 Thomas Cup.

Thomas Cup

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The Thomas Cup competition is an international team tournament for supremacy in men's badminton (Its female counterpart is the Uber Cup).
Indonesia successfully defended its title in 1961 against a young team from Thailand which had surprised Denmark in the inter-zone final.

Thailand national badminton team

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Despite missing its best known singles player, Charoen Wattanasin, Thailand again prevailed in the Asian zone by beating, consecutively, India (6–3), three time former champion Malaya (7–2), and Pakistan (8–1).
Also, the team took a second-place finish in 1961 Thomas Cup by men's team and the women's team also took a second-place finish in 2018 Uber Cup.

Australia national badminton team

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For the second straight time Japan defaulted an Australasian zone tie, this time allowing Australia, led by Kenneth Turner, to advance to the inter-zone phase after its 8–1 victory over New Zealand.

Denmark national badminton team

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Star-studded Denmark coasted through three ties in the European zone, shutting out its usual victim England in the zone final.

1961 Thomas Cup - American Zone

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The same two-way American zone race ended as before with the United States beating Canada 7–2.
For the Thomas Cup 1961, 18 national teams were divided in 4 groups; namely, Asia, Australasia, Europe, and America.

United States national badminton team

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The same two-way American zone race ended as before with the United States beating Canada 7–2.

Channarong Ratanaseangsuang

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Erland Kops and Finn Kobbero defeated the Thai number two Somsook Boonyasukhanonda comfortably, but both were beaten by young Channarong Ratanaseangsuang. Ratanaseangsuang was unable to produce the consistency he had displayed against Kops and Kobbero and lost tamely to Indonesia's Tan Joe Hok and Ferry Sonneville.
Channarong played a leading role on the Thai Thomas Cup (men's international) teams of 1961 and 1964 that finished second and third in the world respectively.

Ferry Sonneville

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Ratanaseangsuang was unable to produce the consistency he had displayed against Kops and Kobbero and lost tamely to Indonesia's Tan Joe Hok and Ferry Sonneville.
He won numerous international singles titles from the mid-1950s through the early 1960s and his clutch performances helped Indonesia to win its first three Thomas Cup (men's world team) titles consecutively in 1958, 1961, and 1964, setting the pattern for his country's continued formidable presence in world badminton.

Tan Joe Hok

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Ratanaseangsuang was unable to produce the consistency he had displayed against Kops and Kobbero and lost tamely to Indonesia's Tan Joe Hok and Ferry Sonneville.
He has many other notable achievements in the badminton field, both as a player and a coach, most particularly, winning all but one of his singles matches for Indonesia's world champion Thomas Cup (men's international) teams of 1958, 1961, and 1964.

Raphi Kanchanaraphi

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The Thai doubles pairs played quite well, particularly the team of Narong Bhornchima and Raphi Kanchanaraphi who won both of their matches.
Known for his anticipation and racket control, Kanchanaraphi was one of a cadre of fine Thai doubles players who helped Thailand to strongly contend for the Thomas Cup (men's international team competition trophy) in both 1961 and 1964.

1964 Thomas Cup

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With Malaya and India competing in the Australasian zone, and Japan competing in the Pan American zone, Thailand, the 1961 Thomas Cup runner-up, won the Asian zone by shutting out Taiwan (9–0).

Uber Cup

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The Thomas Cup competition is an international team tournament for supremacy in men's badminton (Its female counterpart is the Uber Cup).

1949 Thomas Cup

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Beginning in 1948 and 1949 it was held every three years until 1982 and thereafter every two years.

1982 Thomas Cup

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Beginning in 1948 and 1949 it was held every three years until 1982 and thereafter every two years.

Charoen Wattanasin

Despite missing its best known singles player, Charoen Wattanasin, Thailand again prevailed in the Asian zone by beating, consecutively, India (6–3), three time former champion Malaya (7–2), and Pakistan (8–1).

Nandu M. Natekar

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Of note in these ties, the talented Nandu Natekar had a hand in all of the individual matches which India salvaged, while Malaya's Eddie Choong, well past his prime at a fairly young age, was routinely beaten in both of his singles.

Eddy Choong

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Of note in these ties, the talented Nandu Natekar had a hand in all of the individual matches which India salvaged, while Malaya's Eddie Choong, well past his prime at a fairly young age, was routinely beaten in both of his singles.

Joseph Cameron Alston

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Evergreen Joe Alston and Wynn Rogers still led the way in doubles for the USA which also had a small but competent cadre of international level singles players.

T. Wynn Rogers

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Evergreen Joe Alston and Wynn Rogers still led the way in doubles for the USA which also had a small but competent cadre of international level singles players.

All England Open Badminton Championships

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A team entirely composed of either past, present, or future All-England champions was decisively beaten by a team composed of players who would never win that individual honor.

Erland Kops

Erland Kops and Finn Kobbero defeated the Thai number two Somsook Boonyasukhanonda comfortably, but both were beaten by young Channarong Ratanaseangsuang. Ratanaseangsuang was unable to produce the consistency he had displayed against Kops and Kobbero and lost tamely to Indonesia's Tan Joe Hok and Ferry Sonneville.

Jørgen Hammergaard Hansen

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Most shockingly, the famous doubles team of Kobbero and Hammergaard Hansen was beaten by both Thai pairs who swept all four doubles matches.