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  • Writer's pictureMāris Noviks

Rīga calling: know your referees

Experienced. Professional. Respected. Meet the referees of the European Women`s Basketball 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 in 2022 as observer.

Vaclav Sykora

  • Started refereeing in 2008.

  • A referee at the second Czech division for men.

  • Has worked at the Chance ŽBL – top division for women.

  • Has a three season experience in the EWBL.

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.

Mareks Voļskis

  • One of the most experienced referees from Latvia.

  • A referee from 2001.

  • Has worked at the Top Latvian league – including Pafbet Latvia-Estonia league – from 2008.

Oskars Lucis

  • One of the top referees from Latvia.

  • FIBA referee instructor from Latvia.

  • Referee coordinator of the Latvian Youth Basketball league (LJBL).

  • FIBA referee from 2003.

  • Euroleague referee 2007-2016.

  • Basketball Champions league referee from 2016.

  • Has worked at many major international events, including the AfroBasket Women 2019 at Dakar Arena in Senegal and Tokyo Olympic games test event at Saitama Superdome.

  • Head referee of the European Women`s Basketball league (EWBL).

Daniela Reihenbaha

  • Has worked at the Latvian Top division for women from 2020.

  • A referee at the Latvian Youth league finals from 2017.

  • Participant of the FIBA Women`s clinic at Postojna in 2020.

  • Upcoming FIBA referee.


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