Volunteer Line Judges Needed for 2009 Yonex/OCBC US Grand Prix Championships

June 10, 2009, 5:22 p.m. (ET)

The 2009 U.S. Open is only 4 weeks away and once again we are asking for volunteer Line Judges to officiate at this World Class Event held at OCBC in California.  Athletes from China, Denmark, Indonesia, England, Korea, Wales, Chinese Taipei, Jamaica, India, Canada, Malaysia & U.S.A. will play for $80,000 in prize money.

Championship schedule:
(Possible qualifying round - Monday, July 6: 12-9pm)

Tuesday          July 7..........9am-9pm                  1st round
Wednesday     July 8..........2pm-9pm                  2nd round
Thursday        July 9...........4pm-9pm                 Quarter Finals
Friday             July 10.........6pm-10pm                Semi-Finals
Saturday        July 11..........6pm-10pm                Finals
Note:  Large numbers of Line Judges are needed for both Tuesday's and Wednesday's matches. New line judges must attend either Tuesday or Wednesday matches for training.

1)   Please let us know what days  you are available.
2)   Indicate what time you will start and finish.
3)   Confirm the spelling of your name for your Line Judge Certificate.
4)   What is your T-shirt size (S, M, L, XL, XXL)

Your Quick Responce by June 15th (or before) would be greatly appreciated!

Meals, snacks, drinks, T-shirts and entrance passes will be provided.  You are responsible for your own transportation and/or lodging.  We will be glad to help with ride sharing.

Line Judges: We now use a "0 to 5"  Rating system to rank your ability, performance and confidence on the court.  If you have reached the rating level of 3, 4 or 5, U.S.A. Badminton will recognize you as a "Court Official: Line Judge-National Level" on your USAB card.  Line Judge-International level can also be obtained. 

Contact Tom Wilmshurst, 626.287.2546 for your current rating level.   

Contact the U.S.A. Badminton office to renew or to get your 1st USAB card and support badminton in the United States.  There will be a place on the questionnaire to request Line Judge status. 

If you have any questions, call Tom Wilmhurst at 626.287.2546.