Line Judging

Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Line Judging

BWF World Junior Championships 2017

Line Judging

YONEX French Open 2018

Line Judging

Li NING BWF World Junior MixedTeam Championships 2018

Line Judges

Role of the Line Judge

A line judge is responsible for indicating whether a shuttle has landed “in” or “out” when the shuttle lands near the lines he/she has been assigned to monitor.

Depending on the level of tournament, there may be as many as 10 line judges assigned to a court for a particular match.


BWF Line Judges

The BWF has a pool of more than 100 international line judges who serve at BWF major events such as the BWF World Championships, Sudirman Cup, Thomas & Uber Cups and major multi-sport events such as the Olympic Games.

BWF line judges must meet certain minimum criteria related to their prior experience of officiating at national or continental level and must be nominated by their respective continental confederation to be considered.


BWF Line Judge Nomination Process

The BWF assigns line judges for its major events, based on the nominations from the respective continental confederation to ensure appropriate regional representation at all events.

BWF line judges serve four year terms with an opportunity to renew for a second term.

Line Judges

  • France France

    Jack Beauperin

    Retires: 2019

  • Germany Germany

    Juergen Voss

    Retires: 2020

  • Denmark Denmark

    Preben Hansen

    Retires: 2020

  • Belgium Belgium

    Jan Lecoque

    Retires: 2020

  • Austria Austria

    Barbara Storch

    Retires: 2020

  • USA USA

    Clement Tam

    Retires: 2020

  • Vietnam Vietnam

    Pham Thanh Tri

    Retires: 2020

  • Vietnam Vietnam

    Pham Anh Hao

    Retires: 2020

  • Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei

    Liu Yu Hsuan

    Retires: 2020

  • Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

    Muhammed Nizamdeen Muhammed Nismath

    Retires: 2020

  • Netherlands Netherlands

    Patrick Visscher

    Retires: 2020

  • Scotland Scotland

    Gary McLernon

    Retires: 2020

  • USA USA

    Pedro Garcia

    Retires: 2020

  • Brazil Brazil

    Pablo Schoeffel

    Retires: 2020

  • Brazil Brazil

    Hilton Dos Santos

    Retires: 2020

  • Australia Australia

    Shevaun Moody

    Retires: 2020

  • Australia Australia

    Richard Wong

    Retires: 2020

  • Australia Australia

    Michael Chappell

    Retires: 2020

  • Australia Australia

    Joshua Sze-Yu Ho

    Retires: 2020

  • Scotland Scotland

    Louise Wilson

    Retires: 2020

  • Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

    Marimuthu Agalya

    Retires: 2020

  • Singapore Singapore

    Chew Heng Seng

    Retires: 2020

  • Malaysia Malaysia

    Loh Foo San

    Retires: 2020

  • Netherlands Netherlands

    Raymond van Eijk

    Retires: 2020

  • Germany Germany

    Bjorn Wupping

    Retires: 2020

  • France France

    Pierre Montreuil

    Retires: 2020

  • England England

    Suzanne Benton

    Retires: 2020

  • England England

    Kate Rowlatt

    Retires: 2020

  • Denmark Denmark

    Alice Riis

    Retires: 2020

  • Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei

    Oscar Wang Chiang Hsi

    Retires: 2020

  • Thailand Thailand

    Tanapol Noymak

    Retires: 2020

  • South Africa South Africa

    Megan Plaatjies

    Retires: 2020

  • Bangladesh Bangladesh

    Aminul Huque

    Retires: 2020

  • Bangladesh Bangladesh

    Mohammad Shamim Hasan

    Retires: 2020

  • Malaysia Malaysia

    Mahizan Mustafa

    Retires: 2020

  • Macau Macau

    Leong Choi Kun

    Retires: 2020

  • Japan Japan

    Emiko Ootani

    Retires: 2020

  • Japan Japan

    Makoto Keino

    Retires: 2020

  • Japan Japan

    Hideaki Suzuki

    Retires: 2020

  • India India

    Vinay K Joshi

    Retires: 2020

  • India India

    Rakeshkumar Hasmukhlal Rasaniya

    Retires: 2020

  • Indonesia Indonesia

    Muhammad Hatta

    Retires: 2020

  • Switzerland Switzerland

    Jorgen Erik Pedersen

    Retires: 2022

  • Czech Republic Czech Republic

    Kamil Kyzlik

    Retires: 2022

  • Greece Greece

    Konstantinos Raftopoulos

    Retires: 2022

  • Scotland Scotland

    Marisa Baird

    Retires: 2022

  • Germany Germany

    Pia Moelder

    Retires: 2022

  • Germany Germany

    Johannes Norbert Tekath

    Retires: 2022

  • Denmark Denmark

    Jan Møller Larsen

    Retires: 2022

  • France France

    Gregory Pouget

    Retires: 2022

  • Netherlands Netherlands

    Gerarda Johanna Maria Van Der Geer

    Retires: 2022

  • Denmark Denmark

    Erik Mikael Nørager Bay

    Retires: 2022

  • Scotland Scotland

    Clare Connor

    Retires: 2022

  • Bulgaria Bulgaria

    Boriana Stoynova

    Retires: 2022

  • France France

    Rachel Jeanine Jacqueline Bru Adriansen

    Retires: 2022

  • Switzerland Switzerland

    Yvonne Pedersen

    Retires: 2022

  • USA USA

    Pham Thai Quoc

    Retires: 2022

  • Colombia Colombia

    Luisa Fernanda Salamanca Benitez

    Retires: 2022

  • Peru Peru

    Ivette Giuliana Huaman Cunyarache

    Retires: 2022

  • Peru Peru

    Irma Andrea Ruiz Coral

    Retires: 2022

  • Argentina Argentina

    Florencia Edith Biracouritz

    Retires: 2022

  • Canada Canada

    Benny Xu

    Retires: 2022

  • New Zealand New Zealand

    Vic Sunghwan Kim

    Retires: 2022

  • Australia Australia

    Ravi Nandan Shiva Shankar

    Retires: 2022

  • Australia Australia

    Karen Marie Arnold

    Retires: 2022

  • New Zealand New Zealand

    Holly Suenghee Cho

    Retires: 2022

  • New Zealand New Zealand

    Greg Busch

    Retires: 2022

  • Netherlands Netherlands

    Lilian Hubertine José Maria Schlicher e/v Kobben

    Retires: 2022

  • England England

    Bernardino Lorenzo

    Retires: 2022

  • Singapore Singapore

    Leong Wai Kwan

    Retires: 2022

  • Korea Korea

    Lee Sung Hoon

    Retires: 2022

  • Singapore Singapore

    Liang LiXin

    Retires: 2022

  • Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei

    Jan Hui Fen

    Retires: 2022

  • Hong Kong Hong Kong

    Hui Chee Shing

    Retires: 2022

  • Malaysia Malaysia

    Foo Leng Huat

    Retires: 2022

  • Jordan Jordan

    Basel Misbah Jamil Alnobani

    Retires: 2022

  • Maldives Maldives

    Ahmed Shiham

    Retires: 2022

  • Mauritius Mauritius

    Ludovic Didier Claude

    Retires: 2022

  • Benin Benin

    Fifame Honorine Vitohou

    Retires: 2022

  • Botswana Botswana

    Emmanuel Saakane

    Retires: 2022

  • Japan Japan

    Makoto Ueno

    Retires: 2022

  • Iran Iran

    Mahdi Mirimoghaddam

    Retires: 2022

  • Belgium Belgium

    Aurore Lequatre

    Retires: 2022

  • England England

    Andy Baxter

    Retires: 2022

  • Korea Korea

    Woo Hyeong Ho

    Retires: 2022

  • Hong Kong Hong Kong

    Wong Ka Kwan

    Retires: 2022

  • Thailand Thailand

    Usa Songnui

    Retires: 2022

  • Macau Macau

    Ung Tai Vai

    Retires: 2022

  • Nepal Nepal

    Uday Kumar Aryal

    Retires: 2022

  • China China

    Tian Xia

    Retires: 2022

  • Indonesia Indonesia

    Raventus Raventus

    Retires: 2022

  • India India

    Raju Thingbaijam

    Retires: 2022

  • Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

    Samantha Kumari Nawarathna Nawarathna Mudiyanselage

    Retires: 2022

  • Benin Benin

    Cossi Salomon Nonvignon

    Retires: 2022