Renowned Umpire Assessor Peter Ganes, who was awarded BWF’s Meritorious Service Award earlier this year, passed away on Tuesday 29 May aged 57. He was respected for his knowledge, his support of the technical official fraternity, and his good humour.
Ganes umpired in the finals of two Olympics – Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004. Ganes, who started umpiring in 1983, retired early from the umpire’s chair, in 2006, and turned towards the training and mentoring of umpires. Ganes and his compatriot Preben Noies performed a leading role in training all international Danish umpires for two decades. Ganes was Chair of the Danish Umpire Assessors since 2011.