Slowing Down for Holidays;
Tournaments Coat & Tie Mandatory;
Merry Christmas from Faye and Tommy;
If You Register for Baseball/ Softball, Pay that Same Day;
Lets Re-Visit the Test;
Finally, If this is Your Last Year Refereeing, Let me Know;
Do You Want to Call Rec Ball in Kinston & Lenoir County?;
Slowing Down for Holidays The Games really drop off this week; and
that is the way it should be. Everyone
should take time to be with your family and give thanks that you are healthy
enough and blessed to do this thing we call Refereeing. Take care of that
Spouse who has sat home so you could go out and have fun with your fellow
officials. Show her that you
appreciate her this week.
and Tie Mandatory - As far as
games, there is only a two day tournament before Christmas at Dixon. After Christmas, there will be several tournaments
going on. You can see the complete
list on our SCRIMMAGE link. But most of all, remember in the EOA,
tournaments are mandatory Coat and Tie.
If someone shows up at your game not in Coat and Tie, I expect an email from the referee. If the Referee shows up not in coat and
Tie, I expect an email from a crew member.
Dont put your partners in jeopardy, wear the coat and tie.
Merry Christmas from Faye and Tommy Lets reflect on the Season.
*** Important, Read
Carefully*** If You Register for Baseball/ Softball, Pay that Same Day We have covered this many times but I guess
we should go over it again for the new people. If you register for a Spring Sport such as
Baseball or Softball, you must pay the same day that you set up your profile
or the State will mark you ineligible to call Basketball. You will say, But I registered for
Basketball, Paid for Basketball and took the test for basketball. That should
have nothing to do with me registering for Baseball. WRONG, The State has a hard and fast rule
that says if you owe them any money for one sport, you are INELIGIBLE for all
sports until that fee is paid. It
makes no difference how legal you once were, you are ineligible for any sport the
moment you owe them money. The
Solution: Do not sign up for any sport
until you are ready and in position to pay for that sport that day.
Lets Re-Visit the
Test I am still super excited over
the test. I want to examine a few items to let you know HOW exicted I am.
Score Last Yr This Yr
100 - - - 6 - - - - - - 8
99 - - - - 10 - - - - - 16
98 - - - - 5 - - - - - - 20
Association Average this Year = 94.59
Association Average lat year = 92.82
2012 Average = 93.97
2011 Average = 92.38
2010 Average = 93.84
2009 Average = 90.99
2008 - Average = 88.29
2007 Average = 89.78
started Online testing in 2007 and this year is the highest average we ever
made taking the open book test. In
fact, it is the highest grade we ever made in the 31 years I have been your
Supervisor. See, I have a reason to be
took the time to go back and compare test score averages for the entire time
I have been here and that was so interesting to me. Then I thought, we have been taking the
Online test now for 8 years, I wonder who has the highest average
on the test for those 8 years. So you know what is coming next. This is by no
means to show anyone up; this is meant to HONOR our top 15 test takers over
the last 8 years. I solute these men.
I will list the Name (Number of times they made 100), the sum of their
test score for 8 years and finally the average for that 8 year period.
Ernest Brown (6)
795 - 99.375 Wow, did you catch that, Ernest made a 100 6
years out of 8. Wow, Amazing, just amazing
Mike Russo (2) - - 792 99.000 Wow, who would have thought you could
average 99 over an 8 year period and finish second
Des McPhail (2)- - 788 98.500 Average
Over 98 for 8 straight years, wow Congratulations
David Fallin (3) - - 787 98.375 - Average Over 98 for 8 straight years, wow
Brian Ahmad (2) 785 98.125 -
Average Over 98 for 8 straight years, wow Congratulations
Garry Bryant (2)- - 784 98.000 -
Average 98 for 8 straight
years, wow Congratulations
Donald Ingram (0)- 784 98.000 -
Average 98 for 8 straight years, wow Congratulations
Tyrone Holley (1)- - 783 97.875
Richard Goldsby(1) 782 97.750
Robert Farley (2)- - - 780 97.500
Barry Valicek (1)- - - 779 97.375
Larry Honeycutt (5)- 778 97.250
Richard Costner (1) 777 97.125
Mike Jones (1) - - - - - 775 96.875
Jeff Gooding (1) - - - -773 96.625
Tom Johnson (2) - - - - 773 96.625
It is worth a look at the two top finishers 8 scores. Just 3 total points over 8 years separate
Brown 100 100 96 100 100 100 100 99 = 795 = 99.375
Russo - - 99 100 99 99 100 99 98 98 = 792 = 99.000
Folks, I do
not know about you; but that is mind boggling to me. Just
amazing. Hey, Congratulations to the
top 15 and ties who averaged 96 or better over the last 8 years.
With the taking of this test, 781 different officials have refereed in
the Eastern Officials Association, counting this year, for the last 31 years.
Finally, If this is
Your Last Year Refereeing, Let me Know I have had a wonderful ride as your Supervisor and this year is
starting out no different. I asked several of you before the season started if
you were thinking about retiring, go one more year and retire with me. As the season winds down in late January
and early February, I would like to say a few words about the officials
calling it a Career on the web page here.
Please, if this is your last year calling; let me know so I can
include you in another Honoring Officials episode near the end of the
season. It will take me a while to compile all of that, so please let me know
now if this is it for you.
Thanks. Just send me an email.
Do You Want to Call Rec Ball in Kinston and Lenoir County
Once again, I will be assigning the Recreation (Rec) games in Kinston and Lenoir County this year. We play in 5 gyms
around the county and two gyms in the City of Kinston.
The levels of play are 9 & Under, 10 & Under, 12 & Under
and usually a 16 & Under. There
has not been a mens league in a couple of years
now. The games last about an hour and
pay $ 20 per game per official. There
are nearly always two games a night and three at some places. You make either $ 40 for 2 hours work or $
60 for 3 hours work which is pretty good pay. They
play in most of those gyms Monday thru Thursday and Saturday mornings into
mid-afternoon. There normally are no
Friday games so this does not interfere at all with High School
Basketball. I have plenty of officials
that work both. We assign the games on
the Arbiter and they are right there with your high school games. I do charge
an $ 85 booking fee but that is not payable until you have refereed more than
enough games so that it wont be Out of Pocket. We normally pay about three times a year so
you get a big pay check when you collect.
The leagues start Dec 29 and usually run to about the end of February.
You need to get these games while they are there and available. Do you want to referee rec games in Kinston and Lenoir County this year? If so, send me an email now letting me know
along with your mailing address so I know where to send all the money and
your current Cell phone number. I will
put you on the roster.
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Office Hours for Officials My office hours for officials are from 11:00am to 11:00pm
Up Coming Events / Dates::
Holiday Tournaments before Christmas
See Scrimmages Link
Holiday Tournaments after Christmas See Scrimmages Link
ArbiterSports Site For your convenience, here is
a link to the Arbiter Sports assigning site.
Once at the page,
there is a Log In box in the extreme top right hand
corner. I will leave this link here
during the season.
ARBITER Tid Bit Click on any officials name on the ARBITER
and a drop down screen will show his address.
Click on that address and MapQuest will provide a map to his house. Do
the same thing for a school for a map to that school or rec
My Email Address
- firstname.lastname@example.org (That is a # 1 behind the eoa,
not an L)
Home Phone 252 522 2373
Cell Phone -
- 252 559 0493
Mailing Address : 3000
Graham Dr, Kinston,
N C 28504
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