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Know your referees: Final 4 edition

Updated: Oct 12


Six referees from four countries will work at the 2022 EWBL Final Four on March 19-20 at the Diplomat arena in Pieštany, Slovakia.

Donatas Dutkus and Tomaš Holubek will work at their second EWBL Final 4.





Maria Donovalova (Slovakia):

  • Attended the FIBA Camp for potential National Referees at Sarajevo, BIH in 2016

  • National referee from 2016

  • The best game recently – Slovak Women`s cup bronze medal game 2022

  • Next goal – to work at the men`s matches, like Extraliga muži

Peter Zenis (Slovakia):

  • FIBA referee from 2010

  • National referee from 2005

  • Has worked at numerous Extraliga muži finals, FIBA EuroChallenge, FIBA Cup and many other competitions

Donatas Dutkus(Lithuania):

  • NKL referee from 2016

  • Has worked at the 2017 EWBL final in Košice

  • Has worked at ESBA championships 2016-2019

  • Multi-years experience at the EWBL

Veronika Vavrova (Czech Republic):

  • Referee license since 2000

  • FIBA referee from 2017

  • Czech NBL Men since 2021

  • Has worked at the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup for Women

Kristīne Simanoviča (Latvia)

  • FIBA referee from 2019

  • Has worked at several Latvia Women`s basketball league finals

  • More than 10 games at FIBA tournaments in 2021-2022, including designations by the EuroLeague Women

Tomas Holubek (Czech Republic):

  • Referee with a 30 years experience

  • Has worked at the NBL for 12 years

  • Has worked at the WNBL (ŽBL) for 17 years

  • Has worked at the 2019 EWBL Final 4

FINAL FOUR 2022

Saturday, March 19, semifinals

16:00 Žabiny Brno – SBŠ Ostrava (Zenis, Dutkus, Donovalova)

18:30 Piešťanské Čajky – Kibirkštis Vilnius (Vavrova, Simanoviča, Holubek)

Sunday, March 20, medal games

13:30 Bronze medal game (tba)

16:00 Final (tba)

Final Four history

Rīga 2016: TTT Rīga, Basket 90 Gdynia, Astana Tigers, Tsmoki Minsk

Košice 2017: Good Angels Košice, TTT Rīga, Dynamo Moscow, Basket 90 Gdynia

Rīga 2018: Good Angels Košice, TTT Rīga, Dynamo Moscow, Udominate Basket

Rostov on Don 2019: TTT Rīga, Tsmoki Minsk, Rostov Don SFEDU, Žabiny Brno

Brno 2020: season five cancelled due to pandemic (Žabiny Brno-Tsmoki, Novosibirsk-Pieštany)

Maladziechna 2021: Horizont Minsk, Nika Syktyvkar, TTT Rīga, Prometey Kamianske

FORMAT

Playoffs: canceled

A1 – B4, A2 – B3, B2 – A3, B1 – A4

Final Four: March 19-20, 2022

Our geography

EWBL member countries so far: Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine, Turkey.


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