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Tallinn, Valmiera and Ness Ziona 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.


Mart Uuehendrik

  • Referee at the Estonia men`s league from 2002, finals from 2004.

  • FIBA referee from 2006.

  • Has worked at many youth tournaments, including the 2016 European U20 championship in Slovenia.

  • Has worked at the 2018 EuroCup Women finals in Turkey.

  • Wide experience at the EuroLeague Women, including a 2022 quarterfinals game in Salamanca.

  • Has worked at the 2019 and 2022 FIBA EuroCup quarterfinals.


Hendrik Laas

  • A referee from 2010.

  • Top division in Estonia from 2017.

  • Has worked at the decisive semifinal game between Kalev/Cramo and Pärnu Sadam, and also in the Estonian finals.

  • Upcoming FIBA referee.

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.

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.

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.

Anna Belousova

  • FIBA referee from 2019.

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

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


Andzej Urbanovic

  • Top 10 referee from Lithuania.

  • LKL referee from 2014.

  • FIBA referee from 2019.


Michał Sosin

  • FIBA referee from 2019.

  • Top league in Poland from 2014.


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.

Rainis Vārv

  • Upcoming FIBA referee.

  • Referee at Pafbet Estonia and Latvia league from 2017.

  • Referee at Estonia`s top flight since 2017.

  • FIBA clinic in Tallinn on January 2023.


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.


Kfir Moalem

  • First division in Israel from 2008.

  • International referee from 2014.

  • Has worked at many Israel play-off and finals games.

Harel Kidron

  • Israeli certified referee from 2015.

  • Top division in Israel from 2021.

  • Mentor of new referees in Israel.

  • Member of the training staff in referees training camp from 2021.

Ivo Kitsing

  • Have been officiating from 2007.

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

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

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

  • Upcoming FIBA referee.


Petr Blahout

  • Became a referee in 2006.

  • Kooperativa NBL referee from 2012.

  • FIBA referee from 2019.

  • Top 6 referee in Czech first division from 2018.

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