Line Judging

Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Line Judging

BWF World Junior Championships 2017

Line Judges

Yonex French Open Superseries 2015

Line Judges

Role of the Line Judge

A line judge is responsible for indicating where a shuttle landed “in” or “out” if the shuttle land near the lines he/she is assigned to monitor.

Depending on the level of the 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 a national or continental confederation 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

  • 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

  • Scotland Scotland

    Louise Wilson

    Retires: 2020

  • USA USA

    Clement Tam

    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

  • 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

  • Thailand Thailand

    Tanapol Noymak

    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

  • 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

  • Benin Benin

    Cossi Salomon Nonvignon

    Retires: 2022

  • Botswana Botswana

    Emmanuel Saakane

    Retires: 2022

  • Benin Benin

    Fifame Honorine Vitohou

    Retires: 2022

  • Mauritius Mauritius

    Ludovic Didier Claude

    Retires: 2022