Senior Nationals incorporating the Ede Clendinnen Shield (Team event) and Australian Closed Championships (Individual event).
2017 Australian National Championships
Host Association: Badminton Victoria
Venue: MSAC, Victoria
Individual Dates: 26th - 28th Feb 17
Team Event Dates: 1st - 4rd Mar 17
Phone: 03 9686 4777
2017 Li-Ning Clendinnen Shield – Team Resources
Cliff Cutt Memorial Trophy
At the end of each Clendinnen Carnival, the Cliff Cutt Memorial trophy is presented. This trophy is awarded to the player of a State/Territory team who exhibits the highest standards sportsmanship, personality, court demeanor, playing ability and appearance throughout the tournament.
Ede Clendinnen Shield - History
The Ede Clendinnen teams event is Australia’s senior event. It is usually hosted in late August / early September each year, has a maximum of eight State/Territory Teams. This interstate teams competition is followed by an individual tournament.
It has a significant history. Reginald Ede Clendinnen, with the support of Victorians Harold Wray and Alf Lennard, decided to start an official interstate series in 1935, the year the Australian Badminton Association was formed (previously there had been a series of interstate competitions from 1929 – 1934). Clendinnen donated the shield for the teams competition, with the three states of Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia contesting the event. The competition has continued till today with only a short break from 1940 – 1946.
When the original shield was completely filled with the winners names, the Hon. Roy Ward donated a second shield perpetuating the name “Clendinnen”. The original shield hangs in the headquarters of the Badminton Association of Western Australia.
Clendinnen was a significant person in Australian Badminton. He was born in New Zealand, Badminton Tasmania President in 1930 and 1931 and in 1933 he became a life member of the Tasmanian Badminton Association. Clendinnen was also the founding President of the Australian Badminton Association in 1935.
Download Ede Clendinnen History of Winners document.