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USAB ANNOUNCES NEW TECHNICAL OFFICIALS ADVISORY GROUP (TOAG) REPRESENTATIVES

Feb. 17, 2021, 8:05 p.m. (ET)

USA Badminton is pleased to announce the Technical Officials Advisory Group (TOAG) Representatives; Phillip Ayoung-Chee, Jacqueline Myers, Beth Sopka, Yi Wang, Ian Counter and Elaine Kong.
 
Region 2 and Region 4 remain open and will be vacant until filled. If you are interested in volunteering for either of these positions, please contact ContactUs@usabadminton.org.
 
The TOAG Membership Term of Service is for two (2) years. We thank all TOAG Representatives for their service to USA Badminton!
 
Current TOAG Representatives are as follows:

 

Region 1: Beth Sopka, bsopka@gmail.com. January 31, 2021, to January 31, 2023.

 

Region 2: OPEN - Vacant until filled. If interested in volunteering, please contact ContactUs@usabadminton.org.

 

Region 3 Phillip Ayoung-Chee, pchee@yahoo.com, January 31, 2021, to January 31, 2023.
 
Region 4: OPEN - Vacant until filled. If interested in volunteering, please contact ContactUs@usabadminton.org.

 

Region 5: Jacqueline Myers, jwmyers@hs.uci.edu, January 31, 2021, to January 31, 2023.

 

Region 6: Yi Wang, yiw2000@gmail.com, January 31, 2021, to January 31, 2023.
 
Head Assessor: Elaine Kong, ekong3@sbcglobal.net, January 31, 2021, to January 31, 2023.
 
Head Assessor: Ian Counter, icounter@gmail.com, January 31, 2021, to January 31, 2023.
 
Athlete Rep: Benny Luo, bennyusab@gmail.com.
 
Staff Liaison: Linda French, lfrenchlaw@gmail.com.
 
 
The Technical Officials Advisory Group (TOAG) is made up of individuals (parents and non-parents) who volunteer to represent their respective regions in assisting USA Badminton (USAB) National Office in matters related to tournament officiating. 
 
Our volunteers are our most valued and essential contributors as they ensure the continued growth of the sport of badminton in the U.S. Technical Officials (TO's) are a group of experts who play a crucial role in the development of badminton. 
 
USAB is committed to developing, maintaining, and improving its TO's so that its members are served by top qualified officials for its events in the U.S. 
 
The coordination and management of the TO's for USAB is the responsibility of the Technical Officials Advisory Group.
 
Northeast (Region 1)- Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, West Virginia, and Virginia.
 
Midwest (Region 2)- Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas.
 
Southern (Region 3)- North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Tennessee.
 
Northwest (Region 4)- Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado.
 
Southwest (Region 5)- Southern California, all counties south of the San Louis Obispo-Kern-San Bernardino county line, Southern Nevada (Clark County), Arizona, New Mexico, and Hawaii.
 
Pacific (Region 6)- Northern California, all counties north of the San Louis Obispo-Kern-San Bernardino county line, Northern Nevada (all of Nevada except Clark County), and Utah.