REFEREES FROM “NEW” COUNTRIES AND SEVERAL FEMALE REFEREES!

The games in World Championships will be led by referees from different countries, including some “new” countries. Several female referees will participate. FIB is impressed and grateful to this development.

REFEREES IN GROUP A
Headreferees
Mats-Olof Gustafsson and Petri Kuusela, Finland, Dimitry Dobryanskiy, Russia and Christoffer Aidesjö, Sweden.

Assistant referees
Harri Pietiläinen, Finland, Shane Lines, USA, Andreas Jebsen Mikkelsen and Sander Raggan, Norway, Denis Pronin and Sergey Beskonchin, Russia, Christoffer Eriksson and Per Jakobsson, Sweden. 

Supervisors
Roman Popikov, Russia, Tero Tuhkanen, Finland, Håkan Sjösten, Sweden, Kevin Bowen, USA, Egil Larsen, Norway and Olle Modin, Sweden.

 

REFEREES GROUP B
Headreferees
Radek Kopal, Czech Republic, Andrey Piunov, Kazakhstan. Brendan Burnell, Canada, Dmitriy Anikin, Russia, Andre Grön Knudsen, Norway, Adam Jokinen (20-22 Januari) and Niclas Skog (23-25 January) Sweden,

Assistant referees
Sang Hong, China, Hanna Hansson and Hannah Pettersson, Sweden, Kristina Prokofyeva, Russia, Ryuji Tsujitsugu, Japan, Bas van Meijel, Holland, Nurlan Urazgaliyev and Daniyar Muldashev, Kazakhstan, Josef Sojka, Slovakia, Dmitri Andropov, Germany and Steve Shinn, USA.

Supervisors
Bo Bjordahl and Christer Östling, Sweden, Neal Logan, USA and Kjell Arild Disch, Norway.