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Tartu and Valmiera calling 2023: know your referees


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

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.


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.


Andris Aunkrogers

  • One of the top referees from Latvia.

  • FIBA referee from 2005.

  • Basketball Champions league referee from 2016.

  • Has worked at many major events, including the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China and the EuroLeague Women 2012 final at the Abdi Ipekci arena in Istanbul.

  • Recently has worked at the EuroBasket 2022.

Elvis Binders-Čoders

  • FIBA referee from 2021.

  • Referee at the 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.


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).


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.


Rafiks Misirovs

  • Referee at the Pafbet Estonia and Latvia league.

  • FIBA referee from 2021.

  • Has attended a FIBA clinic in Thessaloniki on February 2022.

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

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.

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