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Rīga calling in December: know your referees

Updated: Dec 9, 2022


Photo: Aija Valtmane


Experienced. Professional. Respected. Meet the referees of the European Women`s Basketball league.

Mārcis Senkēvičs

  • One of the most experienced referees in Latvia.

  • Latvian Top league from 2005, including Pafbet Latvian-Estonian league.

Anna Belousova

  • FIBA referee from 2019.

  • First female referee from Latvia in European Women`s Basketball league Final Four.

  • First female referee from Latvia at the Pafbet Estonia and Latvia league.


Kristīne Simanoviča

  • 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 a EuroLeague Women quarter final game observation in 2022.


Michal Tesar

  • Referee from 2015.

  • Has second category in Czech referee system.

  • Has worked at the Chance ŽBL.

Juris Brūveris

  • One of the most experienced referees in Latvia.

  • Has worked at the Latvian Top league, including Pafbet Latvian-Estonian league, for more than 10 years.

  • Has worked at the EWBL 2021 final.


Tomasz Holubek

  • Experienced referee from Czech Republic.

  • EWBL referee since beginning, including two Final Fours.

  • Has worked 12 years at the KNBL and 18 years at the WNBL.


Alvis Puzāks

  • Referee in the Latvian Top division from 2017.

  • Potential FIBA referee in one of the next licencing periods.


Hanna Duginova

  • Has worked at the Ukraine Cup for men, Women`s Super League, Major league for men and women, the First league for men and women.

  • Has started to work in Latvia from March 2022.

  • Has worked at the Latvian second division for men and Top division for women.

  • Upcoming – FIBA competitions.


Jānis Poriņš

  • Has worked at the Latvian second division for men and Top division for women from 2014.

  • EWBL referee from 2017.

  • Has worked in the Latvian Top division in 2018.

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