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Resources for Technical Officials

Record of Experience

This booklet is used to record the matches you officiate as you progress through the Officiating pathway. You can download and print this off or request one from the Badminton Ontario office. Record books are no charge for active officials.

Officiating Handbook

The Official’s Handbook contains the laws of badminton as well as reminders on popular verbiage used while officiating. This publication is given to officials that complete their Regional Training and costs $10 for members and $15 for non-members to purchase. The handbook was updated in 2011 as per BWF rule changes.

Officials Technical Evaluation

This form is used to evaluate your development as your progress from one level to the next. You can gain a better understanding of what is expected from you by this evaluation.

BWF Statutes, Vocabulary for TOs

This document contains the vocabulary guidelines for Technical Officials as stated in the BWF Statutes.
BWF Statutes Section 4.1.5 Vocabulary for TOs.pdf

Score Sheets

Use the following score sheets to guide you as you learn to track score on court.

Officials Code of Conduct and Ethics

  • Each official shall follow and enforce the laws and procedures as outlined in the BON Officiating handbook, in accordance with the BWF Statute Book.
  • An official shall be dressed in proper attire according to the BON Dress Policy and present a meticulous appearance.
  • An official shall remember that while at work as an official it is important to act in such a way that attention is drawn not to the official but to the players.
  • An official shall shape his/her character and conduct so as to be a worthy example to players who play under his/her jurisdiction.
  • An official shall be fair and unbiased in all decisions, rendering them without regard to the score.
  • 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.
  • An official shall be prepared both physically and mentally to administer the game.
  • An official shall be constantly alert to the possibility of player injury, so that an injured player may be properly treated.
  • An official shall act towards fellow officials in a courteous and correct manner at al times and never in a critical manner in public.
  • An official shall act towards coaches in a correct and courteous manner at all times.
  • An official shall offer an explanation, if requested, after declaring a call to players. Furthermore, the official shall not give the appearance of obvious familiarity before, during or after a match.