Pictured: Karen Arnold, line judging at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Australian line judge, Karen Arnold, has arrived in…
Technical Officials (TOs) are a critical part of badminton and they demonstrate our commitment to ensuring fair match play in accordance with the Laws of Badminton and the various competition regulations at major events. The co-ordination and management of Oceania TOs is the responsibility of the Badminton Oceania Technical Officials Committee (BOTOC).
Badminton Oceania has two levels of Referees, Umpires and Line Judges: Certificated (the top level) and Accredited. Meanwhile, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has two levels of Referees and Umpires and one level of Line Judges and for the benefit of the Pacific Island nations, Badminton Oceania created two levels of Pacific Umpire qualifications.
Find out more about the different TOs roles below: