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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




 Who wants to be an Official?

We are starting classes on September 22th 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. 3rd at Salem, MA High School

The cost is $175

 Click the button above to register for the class


2014-15 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 8th 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: 

Interpretation Meeting, Sunday, Oct 19th, 10AM, North Andover High School

Interpretation Meeting, Wednesday, Nov 12th, 7PM, Salem High School

Interpretation Meeting, Sunday, Dec 7th, 10AM, North Andover High School

Business Meeting, Sunday, Jan 11th, 10AM, Salem State University

Business Meeting, Sunday, Feb 8th, 10AM, Essex Aggie

Business Meeting, Sunday, Mar 8th, 10AM, Essex Aggie

Banquet, Mar 24th, 6PM, Danversport Yatch Club
2014 Refresher Exam (Click this link)
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)


List of Dropped Officials:       2013-14 Dropped Officials List


List of Associate Members (non-working officials at any level of play): 



3 Person Mechanics Presentation (Click this link)

Varsity Officials:  All Varsity Officials must wear a black IAABO jacket during warm-ups of any varsity basketball contest. 
                                  If you need a jacket please click this link to go to IAABO's supplier for officiating apparel.


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


Concussion Training Link:  Training Link
*************** IAABO BD 130 Scholarship **************************
Do you have a son or a daughter that is going to school, post high school?  If so, you should apply for our newly created Board scholarship.  We will be drawing two winners at our annual banquet. One boy and one girl will be randomly drawn from all the applications that are submitted and win $500 each. Qualifications are listed on the application.
Please click this link: IAABO Board 13O Scholarship to download the application. Once you complete the application please email it to Glenn Chesley:




2014 IAABO BD 130 Walkers

2014 BANQUET Recap
This year's banquet proved to be one of the best ever. 
We had a record breaking crowd of 166 people (members and guests included).
1. Mulkern Award: Hal Geary
2. Cook Award: Dave Callum
3. Tallen Award: Mark Shapiro
Here's some photos of the night as well as all the other award winners:
President Shapiro kicked off the night and
Fred Gardner pulled the names for the two winners of our $500 BD 130 Scholarship
1. Girl's Scholarship: Marina Maylor; Andrew Maylor's daughter
2. Boy's Scholarship: Zachary Fuller; Doreen Fuller's son
We mourn the loss
of Brad Snow

Bradley W. Snow, age 52, of Lynn, formerly of Malden, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 after a courageous eight-month battle with ALS. He was the son of the late Robert A. Snow and the late Rita M. Snow-Duddy. Born and raised in Malden, he was a graduate of Malden High School, Class of 1979. He had lived in Lynn for the past 25 years.

A deputy sheriff, Bradley worked for the Middlesex Sheriff’s Department for 25 years.

He was an official for NEFO football, MBUA Baseball, ASA Softball and IAABO Basketball for many years. He had also worked as a bartender at the AOH, Division 10, Hibernian Hall in Lynn.

He is survived by his son, Matthew W. Snow of Lynn; his loving partner, Michelle Johnson of Winslow, Maine; his former wife, Nancy (Micue) Bishop of Bradford; his brother, Robert A. Snow of New Durham, N.H.; his sister, Deborah J. Alera of Malden; his sister-in-law, Barbara Snow of Wilmington; his nieces, Nicole Wainwright-Loomis, Kristy O’Neil, Ashley Alera and Colleen Snow; his nephews, Christopher Snow and Daniel Snow; as well as many friends. He was also the brother of the late David A. Snow.

Service information: Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 4-8 p.m. in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn. His funeral service will be on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Grace United Methodist Church, 374 Broadway, Lynn. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Those who prefer are encouraged to make donations to ALS Association, 315 Norwood Park S., 1st floor, Norwood, MA 02062. Directions and guestbook at



We mourn the loss

of Al Lanni

Al Lanni,

Of Woburn, Saturday, October 26th. Beloved husband of Linda A. (McKinnon) Lanni. Loving son of Christina (Stroza) Lanni of North Andover and the late John Lanni. Devoted father of Sheri A. Lanni and her spouse Tammy A. Caprio of Woburn. Cherished "Dado" of Adrian Caprio-Lanni. Dear brother of the late Priscilla Found. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, October 31st at 9:00 am. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Calling hours on Wednesday from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in Mr. Lanni's memory to the Stoneham Football Scholarship Fund, In Memory of Mr. Albert Lanni, 149 Franklin Street, Stoneham, MA 02180. (Obituary, directions and guestbook
Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home
(781) 933-0400
We mourn the loss of
T.J. McEvoy
The following article ran in the Eagle Tribune.
NORTH ANDOVER — The death of longtime police Sgt. Thomas “T.J.” McEvoy yesterday jolted North Andover residents with disbelief.

McEvoy, 60, a veteran police officer with 30 years of service to the town, had just retired a few weeks ago. He died of natural causes.

“The station was very quiet today,” said police Chief Paul Gallagher, who called McEvoy “an invaluable member of the force.”

“He enjoyed being a mentor to younger officers,” Gallagher said.

After McEvoy retired, he volunteered his time as a special police officer, the chief said, and was directing traffic at the North Andover Merchants Association’s Fall Festival last weekend.

“We offer our condolences and prayers to the McEvoy family,” Gallagher said.

“It’s a very sad, tragic day for North Andover,” selectmen Chairwoman Rosemary Connelly Smedile said. “He will be missed by all who knew him.”

Like other members of his family, McEvoy was “truly dedicated to the town,” Smedile said, noting that  his father, Thomas McEvoy, served as a selectman. The elder Thomas McEvoy and his brother, William McEvoy, for whom McEvoy Park is named, were both involved in founding a youth sports boosters club, she said.

McEvoy’s brother, John McEvoy, also recently retired from the Police Department. Their mother, Irene McEvoy, is a longtime worker at the polls during elections.

Smedile and her colleague, Selectman Donald Stewart, both mentioned McEvoy’s frequent presence on road details. He did more than just stand there, both selectmen said. He made sure conditions around the work site were safe, they said.

“He worked details in all kinds of weather and worked them hard,” Smedile said.

“He was a policeman’s policeman,” Stewart said. “He was always fair.”

Stewart, first elected to the Board of Selectmen in 1991, said he had “nothing but good things to say about T.J.”

“He treated everybody with respect,” Stewart said. “He was just so professional.”

2013 Banquet
Congratulations to all
of our award winners


2014-2015 Elected Officials: 

President: Rich Napolitano 

Vice President: Peter Dion

Secretary/Treasurer: Dan Bryant

Rules Interpreter: Bill "Boots" Boutilier

Executive Board Chairman: Mark Shapiro


Area Representatives:

  Area 1: Paul Halloran
          Area 2: Steve Marc-Aurele
  Area 3: Glenn Chesley
     Area 4: Mark Kazanjian
  Area 5: Jimmy Young
    Area 6: Rich Sweeney

  At-Large:  Dave Margossian & Peter Jackson