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Referees News 2018

Posted 19th February 2018
World Class Referess make the grade again.

Two of Englands long standing referees, Tony Dent and Peter Bibby passed to world kata judge B"s in Dubai at the K1 Premier League

The WKF examinations took place prior to the championships. A fantastic achievement, giving the EKF 5 officials with Kata qualifications in the world. Well done and congratulations! Kata or any qualification is not easy to attain at world level. So far this year, the referees department has had good results, and hopefully more to come at the end of the year at the Senior World Championships in Madrid.

Also attending the championships, and pictured along with myself is Billy Brennan, Nariman Jeddi and Gary Hoyle.

K1 Premier League

K1 Premier League

It was one of the most well attended championships in terms of referees, over 400, "I've never seen as many!" but we still featured in many of the matches and pool finals. I was nominated from area as one of the 8 officials for the final selections, but did not get selected as the computer system randomly picks the final 20 officals.

Dale Gamble, Chief Referee

Posted 12th February 2018
Great news for the EKF Referee's Department

Robert Lamb [pictured below on the left] After spending a week of examinations and being monitored at the championships in European in Sochi Russia, passed to European kumite Judge B.

Well done Robert ! your hard work and years of dedication have paid off.

It was a very busy European championship for the English Referees, with Gary Hoyle and Nariman Jeddi involved with many important matches, I myself being selected for 14 finals. It"s been a good start of the year for the English referees dept and myself. This year, we have already had the Paris open and now the European Juniors, and it"s going to get busier with Dubai, Salzsburg and the Moroccan championships coming up soon, all of which are part of the qualification process to attend the world championships at the end of the year. Rules are changing fast, and image is key.

Posted 30th January 2018
Paris K1 Premier League 2018

Referees in attendance at the Paris premier league:
Peter Bibby, Gary Hoyle, Billy Brennan, tony dent, nariman Jessi and EKF chief refereee Dale Gamble

Peter Bibby, Gary Hoyle, Billy Brennan, tony dent, nariman Jessi and EKF chief refereee Dale Gamble

Working the Friday, Saturday and Sunday at championships using the new rules for Kata and kumite, the referees from England, we're used in many important matches resulting in many bronze medal and gold medal finals at the end of the championships.

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