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michèle 2 Nov 9th, 2007 10:31 am

Help with referee or umpire
 
Referee is used for football, baseball. Umpire for tennis
What other sports do you use the word "referee" and "umpire"
For hockey is it an umpire or a referee?:doh:
Thanks for your help

Eric Nov 9th, 2007 11:15 am

Re: Help with referee or umpire
 
Baseball: umpire
Basketball: referee
Boxing: referee
American Football: referee
Soccer: referee
Hockey: referee

michèle 2 Nov 9th, 2007 11:46 am

Re: Help with referee or umpire
 
Thanks a lot Eric.

clivehawkins Nov 9th, 2007 01:33 pm

Re: Help with referee or umpire
 
cricket - umpire.
(that obscure english game that everyone gets confused with croquet!) :-)

michèle 2 Nov 10th, 2007 08:38 am

Re: Help with referee or umpire
 
Thanks a lot Clive:)

susan53 Nov 10th, 2007 08:43 am

Re: Help with referee or umpire
 
Depends what sort of hockey you're talking about. If it's the grass variety, definitely umpire. I suspect Eric meant ice hockey ...

michèle 2 Nov 10th, 2007 09:10 am

Re: Help with referee or umpire
 
thanks Sue
What about rugby, fencing, judo, Karate, chess
Is it referee or umpire?:confused:

susan53 Nov 10th, 2007 12:55 pm

Re: Help with referee or umpire
 
All referee.
Umpire for - rowing, bowls, netball, softball, and Australian rules football, sailing. Referee for most other sports.
Re cricket - there are actually two umpires and a referee. if the umpires aren't sure of a decision they can ask the off-field referee to view a video replay and decide. Tennis tournaments also have a referee who can overrule an umpire's decision if necessary.

hen35 Apr 25th, 2009 08:12 am

Re: Help with referee or umpire
 
a hockey official is called a referee there is usually 2 on the ice in a rec league but 4 in the nhl and college leagues :)

Beatrix Apr 28th, 2009 12:12 pm

Re: Help with referee or umpire
 
:doh:can we just say "judge"?
no?


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