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Badminton Umpires Association of England

Founded in 1952 ... the first international organisation to co-ordinate badminton umpires anywhere in the world.

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COCTales

COCTales

COCTales

COCTales

The latest issue of COCTales (Issue 12 - July 2016) is available on our new-look COCTales page. Check it out!
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From the Archives

From the Archives

From the Archives

From the Archives

An interesting snippet, from a BUAofE Committee meeting in 1953, that gives an indication of where our current standardised vocabulary for umpires began!
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Amendments to the Laws and RTTOs

Amendments to the Laws and RTTOs

Amendments to the Laws and RTTOs

Amendments to the Laws and RTTOs

A number of minor amendments to the Laws and RTTOs were approved at the recent BWF AGM held in Kunshan, China. Read more about these changes here!
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The Value of Teamwork

The Value of Teamwork

The Value of Teamwork

The Value of Teamwork

The importance of the role of Service Judge is often overlooked. An example of fine service judging at the All England 2016 Finals (where not a single service fault was called!) is discussed in this article.
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National Grade Passes

National Grade Passes

National Grade Passes

National Grade Passes

Dominic Codera and Jon Richards pass National Grade Assessment
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Please Rebuild My Court!

Please Rebuild My Court!

Please Rebuild My Court!

Please Rebuild My Court!

Amanda Balaam reports on an unusual "suspension of play" that she was involved in recently!
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2015 World Junior Champs

2015 World Junior Champs

2015 World Junior Champs

2015 World Junior Champs

Having recently returned from the World Junior Champs in Lima, here is a brief report on some of the more interesting aspects of this tournament.
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Pronouncing Player Names

Pronouncing Player Names

Pronouncing Player Names

Pronouncing Player Names

Announcing the names of players at the beginning of a match, and at the ends of each of the games, can be one of the most stressful parts of an umpire's role on the chair, especially for the inexperienced. How can we make this task less nerve-racking?
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Double Fault

Double Fault

Double Fault

Double Fault

Have any of you umpires experienced the situation where you call a receiver fault at the same time as your service judge calls a service fault? It is quite a rare occurence, with many umpires having never experienced it in their entire umpiring careers! So, would you know what to do if and when it happens to you?
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Congratulations to Jane Humphreys!

Congratulations to Jane Humphreys!

Congratulations to Jane Humphreys!

Congratulations to Jane Humphreys!

Jane Humphreys has been shortlisted for the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Sport Officials UK (SOUK) Annual Awards Dinner! Click the Read more link to learn about the huge influence she has had in badminton, both in the UK and worldwide.

New to the site...

Check out the new Events Calendar, under News in the menu, or click here. It is tied in to our new database system, so as events are added by the national and regional selectors during the year, they will automatically appear on the calendar. An easy way to quickly check the details of your next event! laugh

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Do you have any photos?

The photos of BUAofE umpires in action from the old site are all very small and not particularly useful for the sort of gallery that we would like to include on the new site (as you can see below!). Therefore, if you have any photos of an umpiring nature and including BUAofE umpires (present or former) that you would like to share (and that you have the right to share!) please send them to us for inclusion on the site. Ideally, the bigger the photo the better - we can always reduce the size of a photo, but we cannot increase the size of a photo without it becoming pixelated and blurry. Eventually, we would like to have galleries for individual tournaments (e.g. every All England), so if you have photos from previous tournaments, please send them through with a note to say what the tournament was, where it was (if that's not obvious!) and when it was. Please send your photos to honsec@buaofe.org.uk.

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If you have any suggestions for the layout and/or content of the new BUAofE site, please send an email to honsec@buaofe.org.uk with your suggestion(s). If applicable, please include links to sites that already have features that you’d like to see in operation on our own site (e.g. FAQ, Wiki, video and image galleries, social media feeds, etc.) While we may not include all ideas (at least initially), it will be useful to know what sort of content you, the visitors to our site, are looking for.

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