Later this week the ELW Final Four will take place in Istanbul. Four teams have qualified for this tournament: ZVVZ USK Prague, Sopron Basket, Perfumerias Avedida and Fenerbahce. Fiba also announced the officiating crew for the tournament. Lees “ELW F4 Nominations” verder
There is also a new timeline for candidates to register for the 2021-23 cycle.
The registration period begins October 15, 2020, and runs until March 31, 2021, and it is during this time when candidates must be registered, tested and ultimately verified. The list of approved FIBA Game Officials will be announced by mid-June 2021 and the Licensed Period 2021-23 will commence on September 1, 2021.
The commitment to female referees is being made as part of the Women in Basketball strategic objective. FIBA has allocated dedicated License allocations for female referees to each eligible National Federation. Lees “Chances for ambitious lady referees!” verder
For the sixth time in a row the International Eastercup in Moabit Berlin will host a refereeclinic and just like in previous years Bob Bhania wil highlight the staff. The tournament and the clinic take place from April 9th to April 13nd. Officiatingscool.nl will take care of organising the event in cooperation with the Lions from Moabit. Lees “Subscriptions are open!” verder
We noticed a nice development in France, where BP14, one of the clubs in Paris,took up the nice challenge of organising a refereecamp. We decided to get in touch with one of the main guys in the club Lucas Diquelou. Lees “Refereecamp in Paris a big succes.” verder
As promised before we’d talk a little about tournaments. There is hardly a better way imaginable to meet other referee-maniacs such as yourself. For coaches it’s great to work tournaments because there’s an immediate option for the coachee to work with the feedback given. And hey: tournament refereeshirts add to the fun too right? Lees “Tournament talk (2): Limfjords Cup” verder
Breaking news on Facebook today! Antio Sinterniklaas, one of Hollands most decorated refs of the last years, announced his immediate retirement in a post on his private wall. Sinterniklaas was elected best referee of the country no less than nine times, since 2014 back to back to back. Lees “End of another era: Antio calls it a career” verder
As per basketeurope.com a molotov cocktail was shot towards the house of referee Panagiotis Anastopoulos luckily without exploding. Lees “Referee house under attack in Greece” verder
euroleague.net – Euroleague Basketball has chosen eight of its best referees from the 2018-19 season to oversee the games of the 2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. The list of nominees is a mix of youth and experience. Two referees are set to officiate in their first Final Four, while four others have worked more than a dozen previous championship games between them. Lees “Eight referees announced for 2019 Final Four” verder
Most people still consider Luigi Lamonica the best referee in Europe. It’s a pity he had to step down in Italian ligue, but it opens great possibilities for other countries! The Lithuanian federation has asked the Italian to be crewchief in their final of the King Mindaugas Cup. Lees “Lamonica to Lithuanian cupfinal!” verder