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Tartu and Valmiera calling: know your referees


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


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).


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 2021 EWBL final.


Rainis Vārv

  • Upcoming FIBA referee.

  • Referee at Pafbet Estonia and Latvia league from 2017.

  • Referee at Estonia`s top flight since 2017.

  • FIBA clinic upcoming in January 2023 at Tallinn.

Tomasz Szczurewski

  • Top division in Poland from 2016.

  • Has worked at many play-off games in the Polish Top division.

  • Has worked at the 2022 Energa Basket liga bronze medal game, the 2022 Basket Liga Kobiet final and the 2022 Polish Cup for men.

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