Frederick "Ted" Elliot
Ted Elliot was the man who single-handedly established New Brunswick’s interscholastic badminton championships.In addition, he served his sport in an executive capacity at the provincial, regional and national levels for 25 years or more.But, it is Ted Elliot the athlete we now honour.His golden years of tournament play were from 1932 to 1961.His absence from competition due to war service kept his championship total down to a truly remarkable 15 Maritime titles – 2 in single, 11 in doubles, and 2 in mixed doubles. In 1956 he was made an honorary life vice-president of the Canadian Badminton Association for his administrative service; tonight, however, we focus on his outstanding achievements as a competitor. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 4th, 1983.
Won 15 Maritime championships (two singles, 11 doubles, two mixed) from 1948-1963
Worked 25 years as an administrator for the Maritime Badminton Association
Served as vice-president of the Canadian Badminton Association in 1953-54 before becoming president from 1955-1956
Served seven years as president of the NB Badminton Association