May I inquire , What is the role of a tournament director? If the tournament director sees a fault which the umpire did not see, does she have to power to over rule the call? Call the attention of the umpire? During a high school girls double championship team A was serving to team B, score 20 / 19 . ( match point )Team A shot a strong lift causing the ball to go out of bounds or outside but before the shuttle hits the ground the coach of team B caught the ball. The umpire did not notice this so the shot was called an out. The tournament director on the other hand saw what the coach did and told the coach not to catch or touch the ball while still in the air. Team B eventually won the game. Was there any badminton rules broken? In the spirit of sportsmanship and fairness what should have been done by the tournament director. Is the tournament director also the chief umpire? Thank you very much.