training and accreditation in Great Britain, which includes
the EPA, SPA & WPA are now administered by the British
Pétanque Umpires Board (BPUB). The elected Umpires from each
associations form the BPUB executive.
To ensure that
umpires throughout Great Britain are consistent in the
method of recruitment, training, examination, development,
All umpires of
the 3 National Associations are automatic members of the
Board (BPUB) on reaching qualification (Grade 3).
The Board shall
be led by an Executive comprising:
Senior International umpire in Great Britain.
National Umpire of each member Association.
This Board shall:
recruitment, training and advancement criteria.
every umpire appointed to a National event is suitably
recruitment programs in each of the National
examinations and validate results across all
Associations to ensure consistency is maintained.
National Association with consistent, competent
incurred in the operation of the board will be met by
the umpires’ home association.
The Chair of
this board shall report directly to the 3 Associations
Umpires of each Association shall communicate
information and rulings from this board to their own
National Association umpires.
perspective umpires need to attend a course organised by
John Thatcher National of the BPUB.
Each course will
consist of one day’s training which consists of a
presentation on the rules, open discussions and practical
sessions. On the second day there will be a short review of
the previous day followed by a written and practical
potential umpires need to understand that as umpires they
are required to support the BPF and WPA in umpiring club,
regional, national and international events. Each qualified
umpire is expected to officiate at least one event in a
require the umpires to be on their feet all day with very
few breaks. This is not a commitment to be taken lightly,
hence the courses are demanding and require each delegate to
commit mentally and physically for the duration of the