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Ostrow and Valmiera calling: know your referees


Experienced. Professional. Respected. Meet the referees of the European North Basketball league.



Bartlomiej Kucharski

  • Top division in Poland from 2016.

  • FIBA referee from 2021.

  • Has worked at the semifinals of the Polish league for Men and the finals for Women.

  • Has worked at the 2022 FIBA U18 European Championship for Men in Georgia, division B.

  • Has attended a FIBA clinic in Thessaloniki for the young referees together with Rafiks Misirovs and Elvis Binders-Čoders.

Michał Chrakowiecki

  • FIBA referee from 2019.

  • Top division in Poland from 2012.

  • Has worked at the Polish Championship finals for Men and Women.

  • Has worked at the semifinal of the 2022 FIBA U20 European Championship for Men.

Mateusz Skorek

  • FIBA referee from 2021.

  • A referee at Polska Liga Koszykówki – a top league in Poland.

  • Has worked at the 2022 FIBA U20 European Championship for Women in Sopron, Hungary, Division A.

  • Has worked at the 2022 ENBL Final Four in Wloclawek.

Michal Scholze

  • Upcoming FIBA referee.

  • NBL Mattoni league referee at Czech Republic`s top flight.

  • Regular ENBL referee.

  • Went to FIBA clinics in Belgium and Estonia.

  • Has worked at the 2022 ENBL Final Four, including the final.


Maciej Debowski

  • A referee at the Top Division in Poland from 2016.

  • Has worked at the PLK semifinals and the Basket Liga Kobiet finals.

  • Has worked at the 2022 Polish Cup for men.

Elvis Binders-Čoders

  • FIBA referee from 2021.

  • Referee at Pafbet Estonia and Latvia league.

  • Has attended a FIBA clinic in Thessaloniki.

  • Has worked at the 2022 FIBA U20 European Championship for Men, division B, and the 2022 FIBA U18 European Championship for Women in Crete.

Einārs Tukišs

  • Top 10 referee in Latvia.

  • FIBA referee from 2019.

  • Referee at the Pafbet Estonia and Latvia league.

  • Has worked at the 2022 FIBA U16 European Championship for Men and the 2022 FIBA U20 European Championship for Women.

Ivo Kitsing

  • Have been officiating from 2007.

  • First game at the Baltic Basketball league on November 14, 2014.

  • Debuted at the Estonian final on May 24, 2018.

  • Has attended a FIBA camp for potential National referees in 2017.

  • Upcoming FIBA referee.

Tomasz Langowski

  • Top division in Poland from 2017.

  • FIBA referee from 2021.

  • Has worked at the play-off games in Poland for Men and Women.


Mārcis Senkēvičs

  • One of the most experienced referees in Latvia.

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

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.


Alvis Puzāks

  • Referee in the Latvian Top division from 2017.

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

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.

Andris Petrovs

  • One of the most experienced referees in Latvia.

  • Latvian top league from 2005, including the Pafbet Latvia-Estonia league.

  • EWBL and ENBL referee.

  • Has worked at many play-off and final games in Latvia, across all competitions.

Darius Šomka

  • LKL referee from Lithuania.

  • FIBA 3x3 referee from 2022.

Montis Rozenfelds

  • Latvian top league for several years.

  • Has worked at the Baltic Sea Basketball Cup.


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