1920 All England Open Badminton Championships
Tournament details
Dates2 March 1920 (1920-03-02)
7 March 1920 (1920-03-07)
Edition17th
VenueRoyal Horticultural Hall
LocationElverton Street, Westminster, London
Official websiteAll England Championships
1914 1921

The 1920 All England Championships was a badminton tournament held at the Royal Horticultural Hall, Westminster, England from 2 March to 7 March 1920.[1] It was the first All England Championships since 1914 following a six year break because of World War I.

George Thomas played under the alias George Allen and finally won his first men's singles title after many years of trying, his best previous singles result was as a losing finalist 16 years earlier in 1904. Another player Archibald Engelbach played under the alias Archibald Fee and won the doubles with Raoul du Roveray.[2][3][4]

K. S. Tann was listed as representing China in the first round of the men's singles and was beaten by the defending champion Guy Sautter 15-1, 15-3. It was the first instance of a Chinese player appearing at the Championships. Tann partnered by Mackinnon also made it to the semi finals of the men's doubles.[1][5]

Final results

Category Winners Runners-up Score
Men's singles England George Allen (Sir George Thomas) England William Swinden 15–9, 14-17, 15-5
Women's singles England Kitty McKane England Margaret Tragett 11–6, 11-5
Men's doubles England Archibald Fee (Archibald Engelbach) & Raoul du Roveray England J. H. Colin Prior & Herbert Uber 15–13, 15–8
Women's doubles England Violet Elton & Lavinia Radeglia England D. Harvey & Mrs Reynolds+ 17-15, 5–15, 15–10
Mixed doubles England George Allen (Sir George Thomas) & Hazel Hogarth England Guy Sautter & D. Harvey 15-12, 15-12

+ alias

Men's singles

Second round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                    
England George Allen 15 15
England Herbert Uber 11 4
England Allen 15 3 15
England Sautter 12 15 12
England Guy Sautter 15 15
England J. H. Colin Prior 3 5
England Allen 15 15
Scotland Millar 8 8
Scotland Jackson W. Millar 15 15
England A. Mackinnon 6 6
Scotland Millar w/o
Republic of Ireland Devlin scr
Republic of Ireland Frank Devlin 15 12 17
England A. K. Jones 8 15 14
England Allen 15 14 15
England Swinden 9 17 5
Scotland W. T. Henderson 15 15
England R. G. P. Hunter 12 12
Scotland Henderson 15 15
England Parsloe 0 6
England Douglas Parsloe 15 15
England C. W. Hordern 5 5
Scotland Henderson 1 15 3
England Swinden 15 12 15
England A. G. Macdonnell 15 15
England J. K. James 6 6
England Macdonnell 11 9
England Swinden 15 15
England William Swinden 15 15
England Bertrand Peek 0 10

Women's singles

First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                    
England Kitty McKane 11 11
England Violet Baddeley 2 5
England McKane 11 11
England Wheelwright 1 0
England A. Wheelwright
England McKane 11 11
England Radeglia 4 1
England Lavinia Radeglia
England Radeglia
England McKane 11 11
England Tragett 6 5
England Margaret Tragett
England Tragett 11 13
England Snaith 0 11
England Marguerite Snaith
England Tragett 11 11
Scotland Aitken 2 2
Scotland D. M. Aitken
Scotland Aitken 11 6 11
England Hogg 2 11 4
England Miss A. M. Hogg

Men's doubles

Semifinals Final
          
England Archibald Engelbach
England Raoul du Roveray
15 17
England Frank Chesterton
England Sir George Thomas
6 15
England Archibald Engelbach
England Raoul du Roveray
15 15
England Herbert Uber
England J. H. Colin Prior
13 8
England Herbert Uber
England J. H. Colin Prior
15 15
England A. Mackinnon
China K. S. Tann
2 10

Women's doubles

Semifinals Final
          
England Violet Elton
England Lavinia Radeglia
13 15 15
England Kitty McKane
England Hazel Hogarth
18 3 11
England Violet Elton
England Lavinia Radeglia
17 5 15
England Miss D. Harvey
England Mrs Reynolds+
15 15 10
England Miss D. Harvey
England Mrs Reynolds+
15 15
England Violet Baddeley
Republic of Ireland E. M. Stewart
3 12

+ alias

Mixed doubles

Semifinals Final
          
England Sir George Thomas
England Hazel Hogarth
w/o
England Frank Chesterton
England Margaret Tragett
scr
England Sir George Thomas
England Hazel Hogarth
15 15
England Guy Sautter
England Miss D. Harvey
12 12
England Guy Sautter
England Miss D. Harvey
15 15
England Raoul du Roveray
England Christina Douglass
1 3

References

  1. ^ a b "Badminton". The Times. 3 March 1920. Retrieved 3 April 2021 – via Gale Primary Sources.
  2. ^ "The Championships and its prospects". Pall Mall Gazette. 1 March 1920. Retrieved 3 April 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. ^ "Badminton Championships". Pall Mall Gazette. 3 March 1920. Retrieved 3 April 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ "Badminton The All England Championships". Pall Mall Gazette. 4 March 1920. Retrieved 3 April 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ "Badminton". The Times. 6 March 1920. Retrieved 3 April 2021 – via Gale Primary Sources.