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  • 2015 Sept 2

    ABOA Fall Clinic Webinar

    After a review, the ABOA will be not be holding an in-person clinic this year, as we have in the past.

    The ABOA will holding a
    one day online webinar in late September 2015 or early October 2015. Details will follow, after the ABOA planning meeting on September 12th, 2015.

    We will be posting details on our ABOA website, as well as communicating via the Arbiter and local boards.

    The ABOA Executive
  • 2015 Sept 2

    Mark Goes To Summer Nationals

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    Mark Schultz, a member of the Mountain View Basketball Officials Association in Olds, was a replacement officials for the U17 Summer Nationals. ABOA Evaluation Chair Jake Steinbrenner asked Mark to write about his experiences. You can read Mark’s article here.

ABOA Officials at National and International Events

Click on any photo for a larger view and click here for more info.

FIBA Americas Women’s Championships

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Middle Row, third from right: Karen Lasuik (EBOA)
Back Row, first from left:
Matt Kallio (EBOA)


Pan Am Games Officials

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Middle row left: Matt Kallio (EBOA)
Third from left:
Michael Weiland (CBOA)


2015 U15 Women National Championships

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Back Row:
second from left: Peter Kardos (GPBOA)
third from left: Teigan Lawton (EBOA)
fourth from left: Ryqn Doan (CABOA)
Front Row
second from left: Sasha Eaton (CBOA)

2015 U17 Women National Championships

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Back Row:
second from left:
Joanna Wiegers (CABOA)
third from left:
Erica Layton (CBOA)
fourth from left:
Adrienne Raczki (CBOA)
sixth from left:
Stephanie Noodle (SABOA)
seventh from left:
Jake Steinbrenner, evaluator (EBOA)
Front Row:
fourth from left:
Mark Schultz (MVBOA) replacing Chris Pelletier (CBOA)
fifth from left:
Kerron Lewis (EBOA)

2015 ABOA Annual General Meeting


President: John Irvine (EBOA) by acclamation

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Vice President: Wayne Zack (GPBOA) elected.
Treasurer: Paul Rocca (SABOA) by acclamation

CABO Scholarships

Each year CABO awards $500 for scholarships to camps. ABOA splits the scholarships into two $250 awards. This year’s winners are:

Yvette Kha and Joanna Wiegers

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Click here to download a PDF copy of the mines of the AGM

FIBA Assignments

Click here for a list of ABOA members’ FIBA assignments

2015 1a boys officials
2015 1A Boys Officials
L to R:
Matt Staples
Ken Hovey
Mike Boven
Dave Bernier
Dave Schellenberg
Laurie Dirsa
D.J. Couch
Luke Jansen
Linda Duinker
Wayne Zack

2015 2a girls
2015 2A Girls Officials
Clayton Twigg
Daryl Skaug
Denise Vanson
Ken Runquist
Arden Spachynski
Sasa Licina
Grant Stewart
Kelvin Beaudry
Rolan Latore
Larry Lemieux
Joanna Wiegers

ABOA Policy Manual Revised 2014
Click here to read or download.

Contact Your Local Board
Click here for a list of all our Local Basketball Officiating Boards. You will find an email link to the board in your area.

CABO Newsletters

Click here to read the following issues of the CABO Newsletter

Feb 2015
Jan 2015
Dec 2015
Nov 2014

ABOA Members Insurance Policy

Click here to download a copy of the policy

CABO Ritchie/Nicurity and ABOA Scholarships
Applications for the CABO Ritchie/Nicurity are to be received by Jim Walsh of CABO by August 31. Click here for more info on the scholarship and to download a copy of the Application form. Jim Walsh's address can be found in the form.

ABOA also awards two $250 scholarships. More info can be found on the
same page. This application should be sent to ABOA Supervisor Bill Carr by Sept 15.

Provincial and National Assignments

Congratulations to all officials who have received provincial and national assignments for 2015.
Click here for more info.

Michael Weiland at the 2015 Liga Dos Americas

CBOA Official Carl Artis working a play-in game at SAIT. Photo courtesy of SAIT Photojournalism student.

Summer National and Fall International Appointments

ABOA Evaluation Chair Jake Steinbrenner has announced the ABOA Summer National and Fall International Appointments.

Click here for more info.

Newly Added: 2014-15 Refresher Exam and Answer Key as well as 2014-15 FIBA Points of Emphasis
Click here

2014 ABOA Fall Clinic

The Annual Fall Clinic was another big success this year. You can access the Clinic Presentation and other Educational Material using the links below.

Clinic Presentations

Educational Downloads

Clinic Photos courtesy of Bill Carr

We received the following note from Clinician Nadine Crowley recently:

"Hi Jake,
I have been reflecting on my weekend in Calgary and wanted to thank you for including me in such a wonderful event. Being present for Fred's last clinic was truly memorable. I thoroughly enjoyed the sessions, meeting all those friendly Albertans and most of all having the opportunity to catch up with you, Ponz & the rest of my friends.
I learned a lot about myself and my commitment to officiating this weekend.
Thanks for helping me to continue to "evolve."
Take care and keep in touch.

Your friend,

This year we are focusing on the FIBA Rule Changes, Interpretations & their Intent.
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Michael Weiland

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John Weiland

For more information on our clinicians, please
click here.

Photos From This Summer's Games

U15 Men Officials
ABOA officials on the left are Donald MacDonald, Andrew Poetker and Kerron Lewis
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U17 Officials
ABOA officials Neil Pollard, Steve Kabachia, Chris Pelletier, Erica Layton, Arienne Raczki, James Nilsson, and Dave Bennett
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3A Girls Provincial Officials

EBOA official Joanna Wiegers sends along the following photo of the 3A Girls Provincial Officials
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Left to right: Grant Hoe (evaluator), Rick Stoltz, Peter Kreutz, Trevor Durrie, Joanna Wiegers, Kelsey Kisilevich, Zach Doan, Sasha Eaton, Melissa Foltinek and Frankie Billingsley ( evaluator)

Joanna also sent the following photo of the officials at the Jr Wheelchair Nationals
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Trevor Kerr (evaluator, ON), Evan Picton(AB), Ludger Blanchard (QC), Frazer Bykowski (NB), Nathalie Asselin(QC), Joanna Wiegers (AB), Kevin Bowie(BC), Jeff VanEenoo (ON), and Jonathan Smith (ON).

U16 Officials
"Sasha Eaton, after reffing the Alberta Summer Games Boy's Final in Airdrie drove up to Edmonton to watch the Canada Basketball Summer Nationals (U15 G & B, U17 G & B) and the U16 Western Canadian Championships (G & B), took this picture for refalberta.ca

In total, 18 referees and 3 A/Es from BC, AB, SK, MB & ON participated in this 26 game championship over 6 days and coordinated by ABOA. Congratulations to all who made this championship a success!

L to R:
Terry Kindrat (A/E), Jake Steinbrenner (A/E), Veronica Den Oudsten, Ron Guinto (MB), Will Horner, Ryan Doan, David Lem, Bruce Baergen, John Byrne, Doran Davidson, Patrick Cabel, Cooper Toppings (SK), Perry Stothart (A/E)
Missing: Greg Bokenfohr (BC),
Gary Scott, Kristen Kwiatek, Kent Heine, Jackie Auch, John Irvine, Anna Del Col (ON), Andy Zvanitajs (ON)"U16 2014a

U17 Women Officials
ABOA officials back row 4th from left: Stephanie Nordlee, Adrienne Raczki, Lisa Geisinger, Kathy Ross, Kelasey Kisilevich. Front row left: Matt Rowan
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2014 ASAA Provincial Assignments
Congratulations to all the ABOA members who have been assigned to the 2014 ASAA Provincial Championships.
Click here to see a list of these officials.

2013 ABOA Fall Clinic

Click here for more info on the clinicians, downloadable presentations and photos.

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ABOA Life Member Ron Bercov Passes
ABOA is mourning the death of one of its Life Members,
Ron Bercov, of Edmonton on April 4. The following email was sent to members of EBOA:

"It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you of the passing of Ron Bercov , a long serving member of the EBOA. Many of you know Ron in many roles with the EBOA, most recently as a CIS/ACAC Evaluator. He had officiated at the CIAU[CIS] and ACAC level for many years prior to his on court retirement.

He served the University of Alberta for 41 years, five as Associate Vice-President (Academic) and three on the Board of Governors. He was president of the Canadian Association of University Teachers and vice-president of the Canadian Mathematics Society and editor of its bulletin. He was also chair of the Alberta Universities Pension Board. Ron Bercov is a 2004 recipient of the University of Alberta Alumni Association's Honour Award.

A university, college, high school, and wheelchair basketball official, he has refereed three national championship tournaments and four wheelchair basketball nationals. In 2002, he received the Canadian Association of Basketball Officials [CABO] Wink Willox Award for improving officiating in Alberta. Ron was also a Honorary Life Member of both the EBOA & ABOA.

Our deepest sympathies are with his wife, Marcia, and his many friends and relatives."

Leo Mangano
EBOA President

ACAC Final 8 Men's Officials

Doug Carter, Dick Vanderstam, Gil Coloumbe, Ryley Kerrison, Carl Artis Jr, Troy Eagar, Marla Van Gelder, John Irvine, Don Herman, Matt Kallio, Josh Carruthers, Charlie Bouchard
Back Row Evaluators: Terry Kindrat, Grant Stewart
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ABOA FIBA Card Officials
ABOA is proud of the accomplishments of all our members, from regular season games & tournaments in rural communities throughout Alberta, to ASAA & ACAC Provincial Championships, to the excellent performances of all our officials who leave our province to referee National Championships. We keep updated records under the 'Assignments' tab on these selections from year to year. ABOA also believes that achieving a FIBA Card, for selection to International Tournaments, is a unique and noteworthy accomplishment. We are proud of these officials who received their FIBA Cards in 2012 & 2013: Matt Kallio, Stephanie Nordlee (2012) and Ryley Kerrison (2013).
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They join previously selected FIBA Cards Karen Lasuik, Perry Stothart, Michael Weiland on the world stage