Four NORCECA Referees to officiate in Poland
KATOWICE, Poland, August
29, 2014 – Four referees from NORCECA
Confederation form part of a highly selected 25 of the best
volleyball referees in the world who are ready to conduct the
historic FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship Poland 2014
due to start with the opening match between Poland and Serbia at
the National Stadium in Warsaw on Saturday.
The 25 referees were finely selected from the whole continents
of the world to whistle in the competition's 103 matches to
determine the world champions for the next 4 years.
The NORCECA referees are Luis Gerardo Macías of Mexico, Paul
Albright of United States, Taras Ilkwi of Canada and Yuri
Ramirez of Dominican Republic.
Since their arrival the referees had an examination on rules of
the game followed by theoretical and practical clinics
supervised by the refereeing subcommittee led by Sergay Titov (RUS),
Sandy Steel (SCO), Sogsak Chareongpong (THA) and Willy Paredes (ARG).
"With the new system of the classification of the referees done
by the FIVB Refereeing Commission, we had here the top quality
of the referees from all over the World," the Referee Delegate
"We wish them all the best of luck to conduct this historic
competition specially that the new technology of the Video
challenge System will be used for the first time in the world
championships after the trials made before during the World
League and the World Grand Prix before,"
"The faster the game is, the more concentration we need from
the referees to follow up the ball and take the proper
Referees are enthusiastic to conduct a great competition and
that was apparent with their performance during the clinics.
The 25 referees will conduct a total of 103 matches throughout
the competition rounds including 60 matches in the first group
stage round, 32 in the second round, 6 in the third round and 5
in the finals.