The Uber Cup (also called as World Team Championships for Women) is an international tournament of badminton, played amongst women's national badminton teams that are members of BWF. The championship was founded in 1957 when a British women’s badminton player, Betty Uber (after whom the championship has been named after) proposed the idea of hosting women’s event similar to that of men (Thomas Cup) in the year 1950. From 1984, the Uber Cup is held in every two years after the merging of its scheduled time and venues with the Thomas Cup. The Uber Cup trophy was first brought to light at the annual general meeting in the year 1956. The trophy was made by Mappin & Webb of Regent Street, London. It is 20 inches in height with a rotating globe at the top and a female badminton player standing on top of a shuttlecock.