BNS is in the process of revising its officiating program for Regional and Provincial level officials. The revised program will assist officials to gain skills in the areas of Umpiring and Service Judging.

Regional Umpire Program
Provincial Umpire Program

Part One - Technical

The Technical component consists of approximately three hours of in-classroom detailed discussions on the Laws of Badminton including their interpretation, and the Recommendations to Officials. Emphasis is on the use of correct terminology and the duties and hand signals for umpiring, service judging and line judging. Other topics include how to prepare for a match and mark a score sheet.

Part Two - Practical

The practical component comprises a three-hour on-court session where candidates perform as umpires, service judges and line judges. Shuttle testing, net measuring, announcing a tournament match, marking a score sheet, and providing appropriate technical wording and hand signals are included. A 45-minute written examination requiring a 75% passing grade completes the technical and practical components. Upon final assessment, a recommendation will be made to each candidate to:

  • repeat the clinic;
  • repeat the written examination; or
  • proceed to the experience and final certification requirements.

Part Three - Experience

Candidates are required to umpire and/or service judge eight to ten matches at a minimum of three BNS sanctioned tournaments. The matches officiated must be recorded on your listed in a record book and confirmed by tournament referees or chairpersons.

Part Four - Certification

Evaluation and final certification of the candidate is carried out by an appropriate examiner at a mutual time and place when the candidate must show proficiency in preparing for a match, umpiring a full game and service judging a full game. A certificate is issued to a successful candidate.

Part One - Technical

The Technical component consists of a two-hour instructional clinic on interpretation of the more difficult laws, use of case studies, review of official’s duties, and introduction to international tournament regulations.

Part Two - Practical

The Practical component comprises a three-hour on-court practical clinic that provides the umpire with hands-on experience to improve umpiring and service judging techniques. Upon completion of the Technical and Practical
components, a written examination, requiring an 80% passing grade, will be administered. A recommendation will be made to each candidate to:

  • repeat the clinic;
  • repeat the written examination; or
  • proceed to the experience and final certification requirements.

Part Three - Experience

It is recommended that candidates umpire and service judge ten matches each, from the quarter finals onward, in district and provincial competitions involving “A” players.

Part Four - Certification

A provisional Provincial Umpire must umpire a full game and service judge a full game for a Provincial Examiner at a mutually convenient time and location. The umpire must show a high degree of proficiency in preparing for a match, umpiring, scoring and service judging. A certificate is issued to a successful candidate.

National Certification

Fully certified provincial officials are encouraged to obtain national certification. Provincial officials as well as national officials are given the opportunity to apply for national and international assignments by the National Officials Committee (N.O.C.). The N.O.C. is the national governing body responsible for training and accreditation of national officials.

The essential components are:

  • two years experience as a provincial official;
  • written exam (approx. three hours); and
  • on court practical skill evaluation.
Officials Log Book

We have available by request, an Officials Log Book for you to keep records of all your matches officiated. A record of all matches officiated is a requirement for advancement in officiating.

Level 1 and 2 officiating clinics may be offered throughout the province during the year. Check the BNS website or contact the office for the clinic nearest you. If you would like to request a clinic in your area, contact the BNS office.

  •  Katarina Allen
  •  John Gillam
  •  Ken Hudson
  •  Adele Pellerin
  •  Donnie Jacquard
  •  Dale Keefe
  •  Seasy Huang
  •  Noel Redmond
  • David Mills
  • Kim Beals
  • Brad Puskas
  • Brad Abernathy
  • Aine Humble
  • Brodie Badcock- Parks
  • Sheri Parks
  • Mark Briscombe
  • Steve Tasker (retired BWF)
OFFICIALS CODE OF ETHICS
  1. Each official shall follow and enforce the laws and procedures as outlined in the BNS Officiating Handbook, in accordance with the IBF Statute Book.
  2. An official shall be dressed in proper attire according to BNS, Badminton Canada or IBF Dress Policy and present a meticulous appearance.
  3. An official shall remember that while their work as an official is important, they must act in such a way that attention is drawn not to him or her, but to the players playing the game.
  4. An official shall shape his/her character and conduct so as to be a worthy example to players who play under his/her jurisdiction.
  5. An official shall be fair and unbiased in all decisions, rendering them without regard to the score.
  6. The actions of an official should be firm, but not overbearing; courteous, but not ingratiating; positive, but never rude; dignified, but never arrogant; friendly, but not companionable and calm, but always alert.
  7. An official shall be prepared both physically and mentally to administer the game.
  8. An official shall be constantly alert to the possibility of player injury, so that injured player may be properly treated.
  9. An official:
  • to fellow officials – shall act in a courteous and correct manner at all times and never in a critical manner in public.
  • to coaches – shall act in a correct and courteous manner at all times.
  • to players – shall offer an explanation after declaring a call
  • shall not give the appearance of obvious familiarity immediately before, during or after any match.
 INACTIVE
  • Kevin Hayward
  • Heather Cross
  • Denny O’Brien
  • James Cress
  • John Cummings
  • Kristy Power
  • Adrienne Doucette
  • Danny Draper
  • Trevor Power
  • Craig Davidson
  • Jesse Dufour
  • Gina Priest
  • Ray Himmelman
  • Chris Fahie
  • Matt Rector
  • Pam Muir
  • Geoff Farrell
  • Joey Scott
  • Henny Rykers
  • Liette Foy
  • Mike Scott
  • Tanya Gerrior
  • Mark Shakeshaft
  • John Gillanders
  •  Richie Shipp
  • Cory Gillis
  • Donna Sim
  • Krista Hall
  • Wendi Smith
  • Dave Thompson
  • Chris Hobbs
  • Rob Trask
  • Kim Hua
  • Julie Withrow
  • Crystal Bailey
  • Derek Lombard
  • Larry Coldwell
  • Roger Beaupre
  • Paul MacLean
  • Lynn Coldwell
  • Jason Brothers
  • Jim Marchione
  • Debbie Champaigne
  • Josh McGarvey
  • Mark Chaisson
  • Ayesha Misquith
  • Huma Chaudhry
  • Ashley Murray
  • Michelle Hayward