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Welcome to the IAABO Board 130 web site.

Board 130 was granted its charter from the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials on Nov. 15, 1951. Board 130 consists of more than 400 members who officiate basketball games from the grammar school to college level. We have active Membership and Development committees who work to ensure that our newer members be given every opportunity to improve their skills and advance their officiating careers.

We hope you find this web site informative and helpful. For more information about Board 130, contact us at




Board 130 Summer Clinic

Wed June 26, 2019
Wed July 10, 2019
Marblehead High School

We are happy to announce that our summer referee clinic will be taking place on Wednesday, June 26th and July 10th at Marblehead High School located at 2 Humphrey Street  Marblehead, MA 01945.


Games will run on 4 courts simultaneously with game times of 6:15 and 7:00 (times are approximate). There will be classroom instruction for both 2 person and 3 person techniques as well as Q&A sessions with veteran high school and college referee mentors.


This year, both nights will have both 2 Person and 3 Person Mechanics, so please let us know which you are signing up for. The camp will feature varsity level programs from around the area. This will be an excellent opportunity for referees that are comfortable with the 2 person game to get 3 person experience and mentoring. And, for those still learning or improving the 2 person game, it is a chance to work out, learn from our mentors, and be seen.


We will have many veteran officials there to help mentor as well as area game assignors who will be looking for potential prospects to add to their staffs. This is an excellent opportunity for newer officials to gain experience and get exposure.

Email David Margossian to reserve a spot at the clinic.


2019 Board 130 Annual Banquet


2019 Banquet Album



  2019 IAABO Board130 Banquet
2019 Banquet Album







2019 Larry McIntire IAABO Board 130 Classic album


2018-19 Dues:  Active Member: $105,   Associate Member: $55 (non-working official, at any level of play)

All Active Officials (working at any level) must meet the following criteria to be eligible to officiate:
1. Attend 1 Interpretation Meeting (we hold 3 per year, one in each month of Oct, Nov, Dec)
2. Pay their dues on or before the Dec 10th meeting (please note: email reminders are automated from the website until you have paid)
3. Attend a Refresher Exam meeting (dates listed below) or complete and submit the Refresher Exam (Click link for an electronic copy)
to Dan Bryant via email: or at the Fall Meetings
4. Attend 3 business meetings per year (the Interpretation meeting and the Refresher Exam meeting each count as a Business meeting)

Meeting Dates:
Business Meeting, Sunday, Mar 10th, 10AM, St. John's Prep
Banquet, Mar 26th, 6PM, Danversport Yacht Club

List of Dropped Officials:       2018-19 Dropped Officials List
List of Associate Members (non-working officials at any level of play):  List of Associate Members for 2018-19

Contact Above the Shoulders (clarification):

For the 2012-13 season the NFHS Rules Committee issued a Point of Emphasis (POE) on contact above the shoulders.  The POE defined illegal contact from a moving elbow where such contact was above the shoulders as being either an intentional foul or a flagrant one.  This guidance regarding these play situations was provided in connection with the continuing emphasis on reducing concussions and decreasing excessive contact situations.  It also helped to bring the results of such plays in high school games more in line with what is defined at the NCAA and pro levels. For more information and examples (click this link)

2018 Mass State IAABO Interpretation Meetings

3 Person Mechanics Presentation (Click this link)


Ejection Forms from MIAA Website: Player Ejection Form       Coach Ejection Form


Concussion Training Link:  Training Link

 Who wants to be an Official?

We are starting classes on September 30, 2019 for the upcoming season.






If you live in Essex County and are at least 18 years old, you are eligible.

The classes are on Mon & Wed evenings, 6:30 - 8:30PM, at North Andover High School.

The exam will on Monday, Nov. 4th at Salem, MA High School

The cost is $175

 Click the button above to register for the class

If you don't live in Essex County, click the following link to find a Board in your area.



2018-2019 Elected Officials:

President: Fred Forsgard

Vice President: David Margossian

Secretary/Treasurer: Dan Bryant

Rules Interpreter: Bill "Boots" Boutilier

Executive Board Chairman: Pete Dion


Area Representatives:

  Area 1: Paul Halloran
          Area 2: Steve Marc-Aurele
    Area 3: Rick McKenna

Area 4: Bill Phillips
  Area 5: Mark Friedman

Area 6: Tim Byrne
  At-Large:  Andrew Chaban & Tom Burkinshaw