Tucson Badminton Club, Tucson Sports, and UA Badminton Sports Club will be hosting the USA Badminton Masters Tournament during Spring Break (March 19th – 23rd 2014). Nationally ranked players will be competing, and it is going to be an exciting week!
We will need many certified badminton umpires to help officiate this tournament, and Richard Alexander, President of Tucson Badminton Club, will be running a few training sessions for anyone who would like the opportunity to become an official badminton umpire (as certified umpires- you would also be able to officiate any national games).
The training sessions will consist of the following:
Session 1 (1 hour) – go over all the badminton rules. Booklets will be distributed.
Session 2 (1 hour) – scoring sheets, the way to officiate a game.
There are two tournaments coming up, Tucson Senior Games (2/1-2/2014) and Arizona State Senior Games (3/1-2/2014). These will be great opportunities to practice with officiating badminton games.
Tucson Badminton Club is working with Dave Carlton, the USA badminton umpire technical officier, to arrange a trip. He will be here in Tucson, usually just before the Arizona State Senior Games, to administer the written exam for the certification.
Because of the two tournaments, and the fact that UA school starts on 1/15/2014, these training sessions will most likely be on 1/17/2014 and 1/24/2014.
Another email will be sent out closer to the training dates once details have been finalized.