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06-02-2013, 10:25 PM #1
Any rules on who should make line call first on club level play?
I have searched the forum and don't find any.
Playing double match in my club, a player always shouts loudly on their shots ("IN"), which landing on my side, .... before my team said anything. His intention is to influence our decision.
At once I saw an youtube video that the professional team complained to the judge about this kind of behavior (other team made a line call to the line judge).
I wonder if there any rule(s) to stop this.
Thanks in advance.
06-02-2013, 11:05 PM #2
did he say it before or after the shuttle landed?
06-02-2013, 11:10 PM #3
On whether it was a hopeful shout (like I do sometimes hoping my shot is in or their shot is out). Otherwise obviously you're closer and would be a better judge of it being in or out.
Also depends on play level, if social, just let it be. If competitive, then I'd say something like "since I'm closer I can judge better".
Last edited by visor; 06-02-2013 at 11:13 PM.
06-03-2013, 02:01 AM #4
There are some immature guys that scream YES! when the shuttle lands out or impossible to call. Sucks to play against them because you know when you'll call it out they'll start an argument...
06-03-2013, 08:44 AM #5
put up a sign. do not make line calls unless you are the linesman. . lol
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06-03-2013, 09:00 AM #6
It happened after the shuttle landed.
06-03-2013, 09:32 AM #7
What's needed is a quiet word about changing his behaviour, perhaps from someone on the club commitee (if you have one).
Another option is to copy his behaviour when playing against him. This can be an effective way to make him realise how obnoxious it is.
If that doesn't work, you can either confront him more directly or escalate the issue formally with the club. Personally I'd start with the former, but that's 'cos I'm an ornery wossname.
Last edited by Gollum; 06-03-2013 at 09:35 AM.
06-03-2013, 01:33 PM #8
It all depends how you take it, since this is club level. In a professional sense, your opponent is not allowed to influence your call, it is your call. They might yell it hoping it's in or something.
06-03-2013, 04:15 PM #9
06-05-2013, 12:53 PM #10
Well if this was at competetion level, I would comment this behavior the first time it happens, if the behavior continues, I will rule it out if there is the slighest doubt about it being in (I will normally rule it in if there is any doubt).
If this was just a training match against normal training buddys, then just let it slip, or make a comment and let it go.
I know this can piss someone off, so just flame away
06-14-2013, 06:23 PM #11
when i play, mostly for fun, it's a very polite atmosphere and the opponents are very polite and honest, and sometimes none of the four players on court saw the drop, if it's a shot that i or my partner hit, then i tell them that it's their call. but sometimes even the opponents didn't see the drop and after i tell them it's their call, they would still want to replay the point.
06-17-2013, 01:15 AM #12
06-20-2013, 11:40 AM #13
you could get someone to be a line judge if that person is willing and hopefully it's not a friend from either side so that the calls can be as unbias as possible, but depends on how serious your "club" is because here we just trust our opponents to be fair and honest and almost all the time they are. then again the people i play with are all friendly and there is a mutual respect.
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06-24-2013, 06:20 AM #14
Whether your opponent is being 'hopeful' or not, they're being rude & unpleasant. Badminton can be frustrating enough without people like that spoiling it for everyone else.
Personally, I'd ask a committee member/organizer to have a discrete word. That would be the best way to avoid things getting personal. They may not realize how rude it is.
If this becomes a serial problem, then the committee will have to deal with it. You don't want members walking away from the club because of something like this.
Whilst I'd view the clubs that I play for as 'serious', I'd echo the comments above. If you're not sure (or it's close), call it 'in'.
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06-24-2013, 06:29 AM #15
if no one is sure whether it is in or out, just call let--since it is not a real tournament
06-24-2013, 10:07 AM #16
06-24-2013, 10:51 AM #17
and on a side note, i think someone had a quote on the forum, something about how competition brings out who you really are, especially in badminton for me