The Judo Union of Asia (JUA) has recently unveiled its updated referee rankings, providing an insight into the performance and expertise of referees in the region. The rankings, which can be found on the ranking page of the JUA website, serve as a valuable resource for athletes, coaches, and judo enthusiasts.

The JUA referee ranking list encompasses a wide range of events organized by both the JUA and the International Judo Federation (IJF). These events include special tournaments, Asian Continental Cups for cadets, juniors, and seniors, Asian Continental Opens, Grand Prix, Grand Slam, Masters, Asian Continental Championships, and World Championships for various age categories.

To determine the rankings, referees are awarded evaluation points for each event they officiate. The rating score is calculated as the average value of all the evaluation points received by a referee throughout the year. It is important to note that the points awarded to referees are valid for one calendar year, with a reset taking place on January 1st of each year. This ensures that the rankings remain up-to-date and reflective of the referees’ recent performances.

The JUA referee rankings are primarily based on the rating scores, with higher scores indicating a better ranking. In the event of a tie in rating values, the referee who has participated in a greater number of events will be ranked higher.

TURBAT Enkhtsetseg (MGL) - World Championships Doha Day 5 (2023, QAT) - © - Hans van Essen

The release of the referee rankings highlights the JUA’s commitment to transparency and accountability in the officiating of judo competitions. These rankings not only recognize the dedication and expertise of individual referees but also contribute to the overall development and improvement of judo in the Asia region. They provide an incentive for referees to continually enhance their skills and strive for excellence in their officiating roles.

SAYIDOV Ramziddin (UZB) - Olympic Games Tokyo (2021, JPN) - © IJF Emanuele Di Feliciantonio

The JUA continues to work diligently to promote and advance the sport of judo in Asia. The referee rankings are just one of the many initiatives undertaken by the JUA to ensure fair and impartial officiating in judo competitions across the region.

The JUA remains committed to providing a platform that recognizes and celebrates the contributions of referees in the world of judo. Through the referee rankings, the JUA aims to foster a culture of excellence and integrity within the sport, contributing to its continued growth and success in the Asia region and beyond.