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Vocabulary

VOCABULARY

In Force: 01/01/2018
Updated: 02/02/2018

This Section lists the standard vocabulary that shall be used by the Umpire to control a match. The list is not exhaustive and other vocabulary may be used if necessary.

1.Before the Match

1.1."Let me check the clothing"

1.2."Your name on the shirt is too big"

1.3."Your name on the shirt is too small"

1.4."The name on the shirt is not the same as the name in the BWF database"

1.5."Your name is mandatory on the shirt"

1.6."Member name is mandatory on the shirt"

1.7."The Member name on the shirt is too big"

1.8."The Member name on the shirt is too small"

1.9."You have more adverts on the shirt than is allowed"

1.10."The advert is too big"

1.11."Do you have any other colour of clothing?"

1.12."You have to change your colour of clothing"

1.13."If you do not change your shirt you will be fined"

1.14."The lettering on the shirt must be in a contrasting colour to the colour of the shirt"

1.15."The lettering on the shirt must be in a single colour"

1.16."The lettering on the shirt must be in capital letters"

1.17."The lettering on the shirt must be in the Roman alphabet"

1.18."The lettering sequence is wrong"

1.19."Taping is not allowed"

1.20."Switch off your mobile phone"

1.21."Come here for the toss"

1.22."You won the toss"

1.23."What do you choose?"

1.24."Who will serve?"

1.25."Choose your end"

1.26."Who will receive?"

1.27."Place your bag properly in the basket"

1.28."Ready to play"

2.Start of the Match

2.1.Introduction and Announcements

W, X, Y, Z are names of players and A, B, C, D are names of Members.

To start the first game of the match, the Umpire shall call

2.1.1Singles Tournament

"Ladies and Gentlemen; on my right, X, A; and on my left, Y, B. X to serve; love all; play."

2.1.2.Singles Team Tournament

"Ladies and Gentlemen; on my right, A, represented by X; and on my left, B, represented by Y. A to serve; love all; play."

2.1.3.Doubles Tournament

"Ladies and Gentlemen; on my right, W, A and X, B; and on my left, Y, C and Z, D. X to serve to Y; love all; play."

If doubles partners represent the same Member, announce the Member name after announcing both players' names (e.g. W and X, A).

2.1.4.Doubles Team Tournament

"Ladies and Gentlemen; on my right, A, represented by W and X; and on my left, B, represented by Y and Z. A to serve; X to Y; love all; play."

2.2.To start the second game, the Umpire shall call

"Second game, love all; play."

(Unless there has been a fault for misconduct during the interval)

2.3.To start the final game, the Umpire shall call

"Final game, love all; play."

(Unless there has been a fault for misconduct during the interval)

3.During the Match

3.1."Service over"

3.2."Interval"

3.3."Court ... [number, if more than one court is used] 20 seconds"

3.4."Coach return to your chair"

3.5."..... [name of player] back on court"

3.6."... game point ..." e.g. '20 game point 6', or '29 game point 28'

3.7."... match point ..." e.g. '20 match point 8', or '29 match point 28'

3.8."... game point all" e.g. '29 game point all'

3.9."... match point all" e.g. '29 match point all'

3.10."No sweat throwing"

3.11."Quick towel only"

3.12."Quick drink only"

3.13."Get ready quicker"

3.14."Don't serve before the receiver is ready"

3.15."No delay"

3.16."Play"

3.17."Play on"

3.18."Play now"

3.19."Play must be continuous"

3.20."You missed the shuttle during service"

3.21."The receiver was not ready"

3.22."The server was not ready"

3.23."Your partner was not ready"

3.24."Your opponent was not ready"

3.25."You tried to return the service"

3.26."You tried to influence the Service Judge"

3.27."You tried to influence the Line Judge"

3.28."Is the shuttle OK?"

3.29."Test the shuttle"

3.30."Do not test the shuttle"

3.31."Change the shuttle"

3.32."Do not change the shuttle"

3.33."Right service court"

3.34."Left service court"

3.35."You attempted to return the service"

3.36."You must not influence the Line Judge"

3.37."You must not influence the Service Judge"

3.38."Come here"

3.39."You must ask me for permission to change the shuttle"

3.40."Play a let"

3.41."Change ends"

3.42."You did not change ends"

3.43."You served from the wrong service court"

3.44."You served out of turn"

3.45."You received out of turn"

3.46."Return the shuttle"

3.47."You hit the shuttle over the net"

3.48."On court"

3.49."I clearly saw the shuttle land in"

3.50."I clearly saw the shuttle land out"

3.51."The Line Judge made a correct call"

3.52."A shuttle came on the court"

3.53."You obstructed your opponent"

3.54."You deliberately distracted your opponent"

3.55."You blocked the receiver's view of the shuttle during service"

3.56."Your coach distracted your opponent"

3.57."Your coach disrupted play"

3.58."Do not seek coaching"

3.59."Do not coach during the rally"

3.60."You hit the shuttle twice"

3.61."Both you and your partner hit the shuttle"

3.62."You slung the shuttle"

3.63."You invaded your opponent's court"

3.64."Are you OK?"

3.65."Can you play on?"

3.66."Do you need the doctor?"

3.67."Are you retiring?"

3.68."Service delayed, play must be continuous"

3.69."Play is suspended"

3.70."Are you ready?"

3.71."..... [name of player] warning for misconduct"

3.72."..... [name of player] fault for misconduct"

3.73."..... [name of player] disqualified for misconduct"

3.74."Fault"

3.75."Let"

3.76."Out"

3.77."Line Judge – signal, please"

3.78."Service Judge – signal, please"

3.79."Correction IN"

3.80."Correction OUT"

3.81."Wipe the court, please"

3.82."Show where to wipe the court"

3.83."Use your foot to wipe the court"

3.84."..... [name of player] challenges, Called IN"

3.85."..... [name of player] challenges, Called OUT"

3.86."Line Judge unsighted"

3.87."Challenge successful"

3.88."Challenge unsuccessful"

3.89."One challenge remaining"

3.90."No challenges remaining"

3.91."You did not challenge immediately"

3.92."The IRS result was 'No decision'"

3.93."The scoreboard is not working"

3.94."Your new shirt must be of the same colour and similar design to your original shirt"

3.95."Do not raise your fist towards your opponent(s)"

3.96."You must use best effort"

3.97."You must shake hands before celebrating"

4.Explanations for Service Fault Calls

4.1."Service fault called, too high"

4.2."Service fault called, shaft"

4.3."Service fault called, foot"

4.4."Service fault called, continuous motion"

4.5."Service fault called, base of shuttle"

4.6."Service fault called, undue delay"

4.7."Service fault called, receiver fault called, play a let"

4.8."Fault receiver, foot"

4.9."Fault server, foot"

4.10."Fault receiver, undue delay"

4.11."Fault server, undue delay"

5.Explanations for Warnings and Faults

5.1."Racket abuse"

5.2."You threw the racket dangerously"

5.3."Verbal abuse"

5.4."You used unacceptable language"

5.5."You shouted at your opponent"

5.6."You tried to influence the Service Judge"

5.7."You tried to influence the Line Judge"

5.8."Shuttle abuse"

5.9."You interfered with the speed of the shuttle"

5.10."Physical abuse"

5.11."You kicked the A-board"

5.12."You hit the net"

5.13."You hit the chair"

5.14."Delay"

5.15."You delayed the service"

5.16."You refused to follow my instructions"

5.17."You refused to play on"

5.18."You left the court without permission"

5.19."Unsportsmanlike conduct"

5.20."You made an obscene gesture"

5.21."You celebrated in an unsportsmanlike manner"

6.End of Game/Match

6.1."Game"

6.2."First game won by ..... [name(s) of player(s), or Member (in a Team Tournament)]; ... [score]"

6.3."Second game won by ..... [name(s) of player(s), or Member (in a Team Tournament)]; ... [score]"

6.4."One game all"

6.5."Match won by ..... [name(s) of player(s), or Member (in a Team Tournament)]; ... [score]"

6.6."..... [name of player] retired"

6.7."..... [name of player] disqualified"

6.8."Match ended by the Referee – A promoted to the main draw. B proceeds to next round/main draw"

7.Notes for Incidents on the Scoresheet (Examples)

7.1.I – Injury

7.2.W – Warning for misconduct

7.3.F – Fault for misconduct

7.4.R – Referee called on court

7.5.S – Suspension

7.6.Disqualified – Disqualified by the Referee

7.7.Retired

7.8.Match suspended for X minutes for ... [reason]

7.9.Interfered with the shuttle

7.10.Twisted his ankle

7.11.Game delayed for X minutes

7.12...... [name of player] warned for influencing the Line Judge

7.13...... [name of player] warned for delaying the game

7.14...... [name of player] faulted for using abusive language. Referee was called on court and instructed me to observe and fault again if necessary.

7.15...... [name of player] was faulted for pushing the Line Judge. Referee was called on court and decided to disqualify the player.

7.16...... [name of player] had a nose bleed. Referee and Tournament Doctor were called on court. Game delayed for X minutes.

7.17...... [name of player] was injured. Referee and Tournament Doctor were called on court. Tournament Doctor advised the player to retire.

8.Scoring

0-Love11-Eleven22-Twenty two
1-One12-Twelve23-Twenty three
2-Two13-Thirteen24-Twenty four
3-Three14-Fourteen25-Twenty five
4-Four15-Fifteen26-Twenty six
5-Five16-Sixteen27-Twenty seven
6-Six17-Seventeen28-Twenty eight
7-Seven18-Eighteen29-Twenty nine
8-Eight19-Nineteen30-Thirty
9-Nine20-Twenty
10-Ten21-Twenty one
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