REFEREE.PL Camp 2013
COSTAS RIGAS (GRE)
He started as a basketball player with 1st Greek division club. Later he became a coach and a referee in the same time.
In 1974 Mr. Rigas decided to follow his referee career only.
1977 – Mr. Rigas became an International referee.
1992 – He finished his ref career at Barcelona Olympics.
2012– Olympic Game's Commisioner
Costas Rigas officiated big finals and he is very happy and proud to choose the refereeing road which is not easy but as he said: “You are dealing only with yourself. Not with the presidents of the clubs, not with players, fans, media could fire you as it happens with coach job.”
Among the 23 big finals officiated we have to mention the Los Angeles Olympic Games Men’s Final in 1984 and Barcelona Olympics Women’s Final in 1992.
He also officiated World Championships Final in 1996. European Championships Finals in 1985 and 1991. Club's Champions finals “Korac Cup” four times and Intercontinental Final, America's Final twice and the first McDonald final in Milwaukee and other Zones Championships Finals.
He decided to finish 2 years earlier than the limit says, becoming the first General Director of the Professional League in Greece while at the same time he was FIBA commissioner and National Instructor.
With the unanimous decision of the clubs Costas Rigas became Director of the Euroleague referees on 2000 when the new organization was established.
ROMAS BRAZAUSKAS (LIT)
Referee since 1973
International referee since 1987
4 Olympic Games ('92 Barcelona; Atlanta '96 Women's Final USA - BRA with W.Zych; 2000 Sydney incl. Men's Final USA-France, Beijing '08 Men's Final USA - ESP)
1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 - World Championships;
1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2009 Men's Final ESP - SRB - European Championships for Men
12 times Euroleague Final Four (1995-2010)
7 Final Games (1997 Rome, 2000 Thessaloniki, 2002 Bologna, 2004 Tel Aviv, 2005 Moscow, 2009 Berlin, 2010 Paris)
2004, 2008, 2010 Our instructor on East Meets West Camp in Bydgoszcz and Krakow.
SASA PUKL (SLO)
Sasa Pukl born 25.10,1970, referee since 1987
- Passed Fiba clinic in 1995 in Rogaska Slatina (Slovenia)
- 2 Final four Euroleague (2007 Athens and 2009 Berlin)
- Final four Women Euroleague 1999 Brno
- World Championship 2006 Japan and 2010 Turkey
- European Championship 2005 Serbia/Montenegro and 2007 Spain
- World Championship young men 2001 Japan, 2005 Argentina and 2009 New Zealand
- FIBA Americas 2011 Argentina
- Olympic Game's Referee 2012 London
In 2009, 2011 and 2012 instructor at our camp.
PETER STRIKWERDA (NED)
Referee since 1979, refereed national divisions since 1990.
National referee educator on rules knowledge, mechanics, and mental aspects of officiating. Referee tutor for Western Region. Chairman Referee Committee Western Region since 2001.
Federation qualified educator for coach education. Assistant-coach/trainer The Netherlands national team U18 Men 2007/2008.
Manager Masterplan Officiating and project ‘Sportsmanship & Respect’ for The Netherlands Basketball Federation. Co-developer national qualification structure sport officials at The Netherlands Olympic Committee.
Master Sports Marketing and Communication, teacher Sportmarketing.
JOHNNY JACOBS (NED)
Johnny Jacobs is FIBA instructor from Belgium with over 15 years of experience as a referee in the top Belgian division and international. Johnny is very passionate about officiating and he is focused on practical knowledge of refereeing. Mr Jacobs is known for his “Axioma’s” in which he combines his job as Human Resources Manager and officiating. Johnny is helping many federations in their tutorial programs, besides Belgian one, he goes also to Ireland, Netherlands and Scotland.
LAHDO SHARRO (SWE)
Lahdo is a Swedish FIBA referee, one of the best in his country. Also from a year 2000 he is a Euroleague referee. Which all in total gives him almost 20 years on the court now and many important international matches officiated. Some of you may know Lahdo as an organizer of big referee clinic that is taking place every year in Sodertalje. Lahdo and Kuba are friends from many years already, they made a lot of games together and Kuba is also yearly an instructor at the Scania Cup.
So Lahdo closes the field of instructors for the 10th edition of the REFEREE.pl. Camp starts in 3 days. We cannot wait to see you all !!!
Swedish league since 1995
FIBA since 1997
Euroleague 2000-2002 and from 2007
Nebl F4 1999
Final Korac cup 2005
Final four FIBA Euro Cup 2005
Eurobasket Women 2003 and 2007
PIOTR PASTUSIAK (POL)
Referee since 1994
Top polish league 2004
FIBA referee 2010
Final 8 Euroleague Women, Jekaterynburg 2013
Eurobasket Women France 2013
WOJCIECH LISZKA (POL)
Referee since 1996
Top polish league 2009
FIBA and VTB referee 2012
Participated in many international camps and clinics including eight REFEREE.PL camps!
JAKUB ZAMOJSKI (POL)
Referee since 1989.
International referee since 1999.
From 2000 in Euroleague.
Refereeing EUROLEAGUE and EURO CUP games.
2003 - European Championship in Greece
2007 - World Champioship U20 in Moscow
2008 – Euroleague Final Four in Berlin
2009 - World Championship U19 in New Zeland
2009 – European Championship in Poland
2010 – World Championship in Turkey
2012 – World Championship U17 Man in Lithuania
Kuba attended many camps and summer league in USA.
Since 2004, every year Kuba works as an instructor at EWM Camp. He was also twice invited to Japan as a lecturer.