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Tallinn calling: know your referees


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



Aare Halliko

  • Top referee from Estonia.

  • National referee from 1992.

  • FIBA referee from 1999.

  • Euroleague referee since 2011.

  • Has worked at many major events, including EuroBasket Women 2009 in Latvia.

  • Estonian referees coordinator since 2007.


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).

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.

  • Has worked at the EuroBasket Women 2023 Qualifiers in November 2022.

Rain Peerandi

  • One of the top referees from Estonia.

  • Referee from 2002.

  • Estonian top league from 2006.

  • FIBA referee from 2014.

  • Euroleague referee from 2016.


Dovydas Kairis

  • Has worked at the NKL (Lithuania second division) Final 4 in 2022.

  • Named the most promising young basketball referee in 2021-2022 season.

  • Has worked at the European Women`s basketball league games in Pieštany and Rīga.

  • LKL referee from 2022.

Yurii Shcherbak

  • Ukraine top division from 2017.

  • FIBA referee from 2021.

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

Mihkel Männiste

  • Estonian top division from 2011.

  • FIBA referee from 2017.

  • Basketball Champions league referee from 2020.

  • Has worked at the Women`s EuroBasket 2021, FIBA U19 Women`s World Cup 2021, FIBA U17 Men`s World Cup 2022, FIBA World Cup qualifiers, EuroBasket 2022 Final phase.

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