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 can be renewed to serve multiple four year terms until the retirement age of 65.

Line Judges

  • Netherlands Netherlands

    Patrick Visscher

    Retires: 2024

  • Myanmar Myanmar

    Khin Thaw Thaw Kyi

    Retires: 2024

  • South Africa South Africa

    Megan Plaatjies

    Retires: 2024

  • Botswana Botswana

    Modigela Gagothata Mbi

    Retires: 2024

  • Zambia Zambia

    Nyirenda Harrison John

    Retires: 2024

  • Bangladesh Bangladesh

    Ayaz Al-Amin

    Retires: 2024

  • Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

    Chandana Nilantha Hewa Batagodage

    Retires: 2024

  • Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei

    Chang Ching-Hui

    Retires: 2024

  • Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei

    Chiu Chun-Jung

    Retires: 2024

  • Vietnam Vietnam

    Cung Thuy Lan

    Retires: 2024

  • Japan Japan

    Hideaki Suzuki

    Retires: 2024

  • Austria Austria

    Barbara Storch

    Retires: 2024

  • Denmark Denmark

    Allan Jensen

    Retires: 2024

  • Denmark Denmark

    Alice Riis

    Retires: 2024

  • Japan Japan

    Yonekura Eri

    Retires: 2024

  • India India

    Rakeshkumar Hasmukhlal Rasaniya

    Retires: 2024

  • Iran Iran

    Mohammadreza Kabiri

    Retires: 2024

  • Spain Spain

    David Cifuentes Martin

    Retires: 2024

  • Thailand Thailand

    Kongphon Kongnawakul

    Retires: 2024

  • India India

    Kommu Rajendar

    Retires: 2024

  • Togo Togo

    Gbati Pekoula

    Retires: 2024

  • Macau China Macau China

    Leong Choi Kun

    Retires: 2024

  • Germany Germany

    Barbara Bub

    Retires: 2024

  • Switzerland Switzerland

    Nathalie Simone Esseiva

    Retires: 2024

  • Chile Chile

    Reinaldo Andres Villar Arriagada

    Retires: 2024

  • Germany Germany

    Dietmar Barten

    Retires: 2024

  • Scotland Scotland

    Gary McLernon

    Retires: 2024

  • England England

    Himanshu Anil Shah

    Retires: 2024

  • England England

    Ian Johnstone

    Retires: 2024

  • France France

    Julie, Maguy, Christine Loyer

    Retires: 2024

  • Finland Finland

    Jyrki Kalevi Krzywacki

    Retires: 2024

  • Estonia Estonia

    Martin Maipuu

    Retires: 2024

  • France France

    Frédérique Marie Monique Vossier

    Retires: 2024

  • Algeria Algeria

    Kherraz Lamia

    Retires: 2024

  • Brazil Brazil

    Pablo Schoeffel

    Retires: 2024

  • New Zealand New Zealand

    Joe Yin Fee Simon

    Retires: 2024

  • Australia Australia

    Pauline Susan Eldred

    Retires: 2024

  • Australia Australia

    Shevaun Moody

    Retires: 2024

  • New Zealand New Zealand

    Cui Yi Renee

    Retires: 2024

  • Canada Canada

    Chung Kun-il Ken

    Retires: 2024

  • USA USA

    Jacqueline Wendy Myers

    Retires: 2024

  • Ireland Ireland

    Sarah Jane Kilfeather

    Retires: 2024

  • Benin Benin

    Cossi Salomon Nonvignon

    Retires: 2026

  • Benin Benin

    Fifame Honorine Vitohou

    Retires: 2026

  • Mauritius Mauritius

    Ludovic Didier Claude

    Retires: 2026

  • Egypt Egypt

    Manarelislam Ali Awaadallah Ali Ahmed

    Retires: 2026

  • Nepal Nepal

    Anup Ratna Shakya

    Retires: 2026

  • Iran Iran

    Arshia Valizadehnajafi

    Retires: 2026

  • Hong Kong China Hong Kong China

    Hui Chee Shing

    Retires: 2026

  • India India

    Raju Thingbaijam

    Retires: 2026

  • Netherlands Netherlands

    Gerarda Johanna Maria Van Der Geer

    Retires: 2026

  • Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

    Kasun Maduranga Labunu Hewage

    Retires: 2026

  • Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

    Mohamed Salem S Basudan

    Retires: 2026

  • Thailand Thailand

    Usa Songnui

    Retires: 2026

  • Korea Korea

    Woo Hyeong-Ho

    Retires: 2026

  • Bahrain Bahrain

    Zainab Mohamed Ahmed Abdulla Saleem

    Retires: 2026

  • China China

    Zhu ChunHong

    Retires: 2026

  • Macau China Macau China

    Ieong Sio Lei

    Retires: 2026

  • Scotland Scotland

    Peter Chi Sang Chiu

    Retires: 2026

  • France France

    Rachel Jeanine Jacqueline Bru Adriansen

    Retires: 2026

  • Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

    Kevin Anthony Yung

    Retires: 2026

  • England England

    Michael Gerard Spear

    Retires: 2026

  • Denmark Denmark

    Jan Møller Larsen

    Retires: 2026

  • Czechia Czechia

    Kamil Kyzlik

    Retires: 2026

  • Netherlands Netherlands

    Lilian Hubertine José Maria Schlicher e/v Kobben

    Retires: 2026

  • Germany Germany

    Martin Bernhard Rogge

    Retires: 2026

  • Switzerland Switzerland

    Urs Josef Meier

    Retires: 2026

  • Ireland Ireland

    Michael Farrelly

    Retires: 2026

  • Germany Germany

    Pia Moelder

    Retires: 2026

  • Colombia Colombia

    Luisa Fernanda Salamanca Benitez

    Retires: 2026

  • French Polynesia (Tahiti) French Polynesia (Tahiti)

    Alfred Taurea Christopher Mara

    Retires: 2026

  • Northern Marianas Northern Marianas

    Christy Villaflor

    Retires: 2026

  • Australia Australia

    Karen Marie Arnold

    Retires: 2026

  • Australia Australia

    Ravi Nandan Shiva Shankar

    Retires: 2026

  • Australia Australia

    Lok Yun Loi

    Retires: 2026

  • Argentina Argentina

    Florencia Edith Biracouritz

    Retires: 2026

  • Peru Peru

    Irma Andrea Ruiz Coral

    Retires: 2026

  • Belgium Belgium

    Aurore Lequatre

    Retires: 2026