Following his assessment at the recent TotalEnergies BWF World Championships 2022, New Zealand umpire, Kelvin Tsui, has successfully passed to become a BWF Umpire.
His umpiring journey started in 2013, and over the last nine years he has officiated at many tournaments in Oceania and beyond, including:
- Continental Championships (able-bodied and Para badminton)
- Samoa 2019 Pacific Games
- World Championships
- New Zealand and Australian Badminton Open(s)
- Some of Oceania’s BWF Grade Three tournaments
- Macau Open 2018
- Korea Masters 2019, and more.
Much to his delight, the new accreditation (previously an Oceania Certificated Umpire) opens a world of opportunities, with the potential to umpire at future Olympic and Paralympic Games, World Championships and HSBC BWF World Tour Finals.
“I’m really happy and honoured to be appointed as a BWF umpire. It’s been a long road and I’m really grateful for all the support that has got me here. I’m looking forward to contribute more to the badminton community,” Kelvin said.
Kelvin acknowledged the family of technical officials around the world for their assistance and knowledge-sharing.
Badminton Oceania is excited to watch Kelvin represent our continent and umpire at more tournaments around the world as he progresses on his journey as a BWF Umpire.
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Article adapted from the Badminton Oceania website.