The Badminton Umpires Association of England
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The Badminton Umpires
Association of England

Welcome to the Badminton Umpires Association of England!

We have recently switched to our new website. The layout and content of this site will continue to change over the next few months as we add extra functionality and as we tweak the look and feel of the site. If you have any ideas, suggestions or (constructive!) criticisms, please feel free to contact us!

Do you have any photos?

The photos of BUAofE umpires in action from the old site are all very small and not particularly useful for the sort of gallery that we would like to include on the new site (as you can see below!). Therefore, if you have any photos of an umpiring nature and including BUAofE umpires (present or former) that you would like to share (and that you have the right to share!) please send them to us for inclusion on the site. Ideally, the bigger the photo the better - we can always reduce the size of a photo, but we cannot increase the size of a photo without it becoming pixelated and blurry. Eventually, we would like to have galleries for individual tournaments (e.g. every All England), so if you have photos from previous tournaments, please send them through with a note to say what the tournament was, where it was (if that's not obvious!) and when it was. Please send your photos to

Current News

There is an important document on the BWF Notifications page (under Laws) relating to what should and should not be posted on Social Media sites. In particular, the current trend of posting photos of TO assignments for semis and finals is considered a serious problem and is being strongly discouraged by the BWF. Although the letter is addressed to all BWF TOs, it is applicable to any English umpire who officiates at the All England or any other BWF-sanctioned event. Therefore, please be sure to read it!

2015 World Para-Badminton Champs

Well done to all those TOs involved in the inaugural BWF World Para-Badminton Champs, held at Stoke Mandeville Stadium in September 2015! The event was, according to Badminton England, "a resounding success", and they are "incredibly proud of the overall presentation and delivery of the event". The umpires are an integral part of that success... you have done your Association proud! laugh


If you have any suggestions for the layout and/or content of the new BUAofE site, please send an email to with your suggestion(s). If applicable, please include links to sites that already have features that you'd like to see in operation on our own site (e.g. FAQ, Wiki, video and image galleries, social media feeds, etc.) While we may not include all ideas (at least initially), it will be useful to know what sort of content you, the visitors to our site, are looking for.

Click here to view the current suggestion list