Ede Clendinnen Shield and Australian Closed Championships
Senior Nationals, incorporating, The Ede Clendennin Shield and Australian Closed Championships is Australia's senior national teams event. Like the other national events it consists of a teams event with each State/Territory entering their strongest teams. This is followed by an individual event – the Australian Closed Championships. This carnival is hosted in August/early September each year, with a maximum of eight teams entering.
2012 Ede Clendinnen Carnival
Host Association: NSW Badminton Association
Venue: Sydney Olympic Park Sports Hall, Corner Grand Pde and Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127
Phone: 02 9763 0111
- Clendinnen - Saturday 25 August 2012 to Tuesday 28th August 2012
- Individuals - Wednesday 29 August 2012 to Saturday 1st September 2012
Phone: 02 9958 4733
Mobile: 0431 434 958
Tournament Referee: Carolyn Toh / Jerome Gomez
Guidelines: Download here
Bylaws: Download here
Team Entry Confirmations: 29 June 2012
Team Entry Fees Due: 29 June 2012
Team Name Lists Close: 27 July 2012
Individual Entries Close: 1 August 2012
Entry Form: Download here
Team Nomination Form: Download here
Ranking List: Download here
Newsletter 2012 #2: Download here
Newsletter 2012 #1: Download here
Click here for more details on the 2012 Ede Clendinnen Shield and Australian Closed championships.
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.