1956 All England Championships
Tournament details
Dates14 March 1956 (1956-03-14)
17 March 1956 (1956-03-17)
Edition46th
VenueEmpress Hall, Earls Court
LocationLondon
← < 1955 1957 > →

The 1956 All England Championships was a badminton tournament held at the Empress Hall, Earls Court, London, England, from 14 to 17 March 1956.[1]

Final results

Category Winners Runners-up Score
Men's singles Malaysia Eddy Choong Denmark Finn Kobberø 11-15, 15–3, 15-11
Women's singles United States Margaret Varner United States Judy Devlin 11-8, 11-6
Men's doubles Denmark Finn Kobberø & Jørgen Hammergaard Hansen Denmark John Nygaard & Poul-Erik Nielsen 18-14, 15-5
Women's doubles United States Judy Devlin & Sue Devlin England Iris Rogers & June Timperley 17-18, 15–12, 15-12
Mixed doubles England Tony Jordan & June Timperley Denmark Jørgen Hammergaard Hansen & Aase Schiøtt Jacobsen 18-15, 6-15, 15-8

Both June White and Irish Cooley married and competed under their married names of June Timperley and Iris Rogers.

Results

Men's Singles

Section 1

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals
Denmark Finn Kobberø + 15 15
England M Robinson 6 0 Denmark Kobberø 15 15
England John Timperley 15 15 England Timperley 4 6
England Peter Waddell 3 7 Denmark Kobberø 15 15
England Hugh Findlay 15 15 Sweden Dahlberg 10 10
Malaysia Ong Poh Lim + 6 10 England Findlay 10 4
Sweden Berndt Dahlberg 15 15 Sweden Dahlberg 15 15
Denmark John Nygaard 2 4 Denmark Kobberø 15 15
Denmark Erland Olsen 15 15 Sweden Glans 3 5
Indonesia Ferry Sonneville + 4 4 Denmark Olsen 18 15 18
Denmark Ole Mertz 15 15 Denmark Mertz 14 17 14
England R Quiddington 9 1 Denmark Olsen 13 9
Sweden Bertil Glans + 15 15 17 Sweden Glans 18 15
England Jack McColl 10 17 14 Sweden Glans 14 15 15
Canada B Westcott 15 15 Canada Westcott 17 12 8
England C Darnell 5 4

Section 2

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals
Denmark Jørgen Hammergaard Hansen 15 3 15
Denmark Niels Buchholst 6 15 11 Denmark H-Hansen 15 15
Sweden Rune Brinkestedt 18 17 Sweden Brinkestedt 5 9
Canada Dave McTaggart 15 14 Denmark H-Hansen 11 18 15
England K C Carpenter 16 15 15 United States Alston 15 16 12
England J A Broadhurst 17 4 2 England Carpenter
United States Joe Alston 15 15 United States Alston w/o
England Tony Jordan 5 6 Denmark H-Hansen 3 12
England H R Holdsworth w/o Malaysia Choong 15 15
South Africa B T Brownlee England Holdsworth 2 12
Denmark Palle Granlund 15 15 Denmark Granlund 15 15
Sweden Leif Ekedahl + 11 10 Denmark Granlund 1 7
England G H King 15 17 15 Malaysia Choong 15 15
England John Best 18 16 12 England King 1 0
Malaysia Eddy Choong + 15 15 Malaysia Choong 15 15
England Michael Rawlings 3 1

Women's Singles

Section 1

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals
United States Margaret Varner + bye
United States Varner 11 11
England J Waring bye England Waring 3 0
United States Varner 11 11
Denmark Aase Schiøtt Jacobsen 11 10 11 Denmark Jacobsen 2 1
England W M Bear 7 12 5 Denmark Jacobsen 8 11 11
England June Timperley 11 11 England Timperley 11 6 4
Sweden Berit Olsson 5 7 United States Varner 11 11
United States Lois Alston 12 11 United States Alston 6 0
England Audrey Marshall 10 3 United States Alston 12 13
England Heather Ward + 11 11 England Ward 10 12
Denmark Inge Birgit Anker Hansen 2 0 United States Alston 11 11
Scotland Nancy Horner 11 11 Scotland Horner 2 4
England P H Parfitt 5 6 Scotland Horner 11 11
England Sylvia Ripley 6 11 1 England Ripley 8 6
England Barbara Carpenter 11 8

Section 2

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals
United States Judy Devlin + bye
United States Devlin 11 11
England Audrey Stone bye England Stone 1 0
United States Devlin 11 11
Denmark Birte Kristiansen 3 8 Denmark Kristiansen 5 2
England M Warren 11 11 Denmark Kristiansen 11 12
England P A Lawrence 11 11 England Lawrence 6 10
Sweden Ingrid Nilsson 6 8 United States Devlin 4 11 11
England Iris Rogers 11 11 England Rogers 11 7 5
United States Sue Devlin 7 1 England Rogers 11 11
Scotland J M M Smart 11 8 11 Scotland Smart 5 1
Sweden Ingrid Dahlberg 4 11 2 England Rogers 11 11 11
Canada Marjory Shedd 8 Canada Shedd 7 12 7
Denmark Kirsten Thorndahl 4 ret Canada Shedd 11 11
England B Bird 11 11 England Bird 3 2
England P Warner 4 6

References

  1. ^ "The Times & the Sunday Times".