Contest Recorder is the second level of officiating offered by British Judo.

If you are already hold a Timekeeper/Scorer qualification, or you are new to judo and want to help out at competitions then this is the officiating role for you.

The training programme for the Timekeeper/Scorers is done over 3 competitions. It builds on the elements learnt as a Timekeeper/Scorer and focuses on how to run an officiating table at a competition.

On successful completion of the training programme candidates will be able to run pools and knockout sections of a competition and run a officiating table. 

What do you need before you can sign up?

  • Be at least 13 years of age
  • Be a current member of the British Judo Association. If the candidate is not a current member British Judo will issue an associate membership (valid for table officiating only). This will last for three years and can be renewed free of charge at the end of that time if the person is still active
  • Hold a Timekeeper/Scorer qualification and have been active at a minimum of 3 events since qualification
  • Good communication and ‘people skills’

Training details

Candidates sit an examination paper, usually following a course. As part of their training course candidates learn:

  • Awareness of legends and scores.
  • Awareness of usual contest times, osaekomi times and rest times.
  • How to run a table in general.
  • How to run pools or compound knockout.
  • Understand the procedure when a player fails to appear or withdraws (including calling for a player).
  • Awareness of basic safeguarding.

How much does it cost to become a Contest Recorder?

The training programme to become a Contest Recorder is free.

Where can I train to become a Contest Recorder?

You can find listings of competitions where you can do ‘on the job’ training to become a Contest Recorder on our Events Calendar .