A. K. Jones
Arthur Kenneth Jones.jpg
Personal information
Country England
Born07 September 1887 [1]
Southampton
Diedfirst quarter 1975[2]
Salisbury

Arthur Kenneth Jones known as A. K. Jones (1887 – 1975) was an English international badminton player. He was born in Southampton.

Career

Arthur Kenneth Jones won the 1925 All England Badminton Championships in the men's doubles event. Until 1977 the tournament was the unofficial world championships. Jones was a pioneer of the sport. In 1925–26 he belonged to an English touring team, who travelled to Canada and the United States for two months to develop the sport in those countries on behalf of the Canadian Badminton Association which had recently been formed in 1921.[3][4]

Records

Season Event Disziplin Place Name
1925 All England Men´s doubles 1 Herbert Uber / Arthur Kenneth Jones

Personal life

He was a bank clerk by profession and lived in Richmond, Surrey. He died in Salisbury.

References

  1. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Badminton : An Illustrated History - From ancient pastime to Olympic sport". Google Books.
  4. ^ "UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, Southampton, England 1926". Ancestry UK.