A total of 48 line judges will be required to service the requirements of the upcoming HSBC BWF World Tour Super 500 Canada Open.
Being a line judge at an international event of this calibre is an amazing experience. You will experience the top players in the world competing at an extremely high level. This year's Canada Open will be among one of the first events within the 2024 Olympic qualifying cycle.
LJ's are an important component in the overall technical officials role in a badminton match. Often a minimum of four LJ's patrol the two base lines and two long side lines during the opening rounds of an international tournament. As the tournament progresses, the required number of LJ's will be increased to six, eight and eventually a full team of 10 LJ's.
For this years Canada Open we are asking that all 48 individuals make themselves available for the entire duration of the tournament. Post tournament reports from previous Canada Open's identified line judging as one of our weakest areas. The comments stem from the fact that our LJ's were often inexpereinced and afraid to make the difficult call.
At the upcoming Alberta Closed Championships being held April 28-30 at Gao Badminton Tao in Calgary, Badminton Alberta will be offering two Line Judge Clinics in preparation for the Canada Open. An opportunity may also be available for our team of LJ's to work the finals of the Canadian Masters Championships being held Saturday, June 17 at the Calgary Winter Club.
Please plan to attend one of the following two clinics:
- Saturday, April 29 from 3-5pm
- Sunday, April 30 from 9-11am
Location: Gao Badminton Tao, 4839 - 47 Street SE, Calgary, T2B 3S5
Clinicans & Canada Open LJ Coordinators: Julianna & Stepen Yee
Please bring clean indoor shoes, dark shirt and pants (black if possible).
Interested individuals (16 years of age or older) are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon on Thursday, April 27