History of LKF TA

Lithuanian Basketball Federation of Referees Association (LKF TA) was officially registered in 1995 September 21. 1945-1995 m. It was called the Lithuanian Basketball Referees.
 

Lithuania is a well-known pre-war four FIBA international referees:

  • Nikodemas Čerekas (category given in 1936 m.);
  • Stanislovas Šačkus (1938 m.);
  • Mykalojus Zaroskis (1939 m.);
  • Atrūras Andrulis (1939 m.).

Later FIBA category was given to these Lithuanian Basketball Referees:

  • Stanislovas Stonkaus (born in 1932 m. / Given the category in 1962);
  • Juozas Jankauskas (1931 m. / 1970);
  • Patrikas Buivydas (1942 m. / 1977);
  • Juozui. Storpirščiui (1947 m. / 1984);
  • Aleksui Zakiui (1957 m. / 1986);
  • Romualdui Brazauskui (1960 m. / 1987);
  • Kestučiui Pilipauskui (1958 m. / 1991);
  • Virginijui Dovidavičiui (1964 m. / 1992);
  • Vytautui Kukarskui (1959 m. / 1993);
  • Tomas Jasevičius (1977m. / 2002);
  • Martynas Gudas (1972 m. / 2004);
  • Mindaugas Večerskis (1971 m. /2005);
  • Jurgis Laurinavičius (1975 m. / 2007);
  • Gintaras Vitkauskas (1974 m. / 2010);
  • Rimantas Bielinis (1978 m. / 2011);
  • Vilius Mačiulaitis (1978 m. / 2012);
  • Artūras Šukys (1983 m. / 2013).

Currently, international license has seven representatives of Lithuania (Tomas Jasevičius, Martynas Gudas, Mindaugas Večerskis, Jurgis Laurinavičius, Gintaras Vitkauskas, Vilius Mačiulaitis and Artūras Šukys). Officials is authorized to officiate in international competitions to 50 years. Currently, seven Lithuanian basketball Commissioners are given by international basketball commissioner license:

  • Vytautas Kukarskas (2000);
  • Algimantas Pavilonis (2004);
  • Saulius Samulevičius (2004);
  • Tomas Rimkus (2005);
  • Kęstutis Skerys (2005);
  • Kęsturis Pilipauskas (2009);
  • Romualdas Brazauskas (2012).
     

Juozas Jankauskas was the first international class basketball commissioner (1986-2003 m.).

LKF TA brings together 201 members from across Lithuania country.
The major benefit of judging the merits of six Lithuanian referees are granted the international basketball honor his name:

  • Raimundas Barauskas;
  • Aleksas Makulavičius;
  • Vytautas Geštautas;
  • Vytautas Ručinskas;
  • Juozas Storpirštis.

LKF LA twice a year, organizes annual training seminars for referess. Seminars typically take place in September and January months.

LKL- Lithuania Basketball League
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