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We will update this WEB page weekly on the weekends with the latest News and Tid Bits  from the Booking Office and the Association.


Sun, Apr 13 – Sat, Apr 19,   2014



HUDL Video, By Mistake;

EOA Golf Tournament is Sat, May 17;

Golfers Signed Up to Play;

Robert Farley Needs Your Help;

Masters Pick Em Contest Final Results;

New UNC-W Coach in His Office Now;

Expect Word this Week on our Summer Referee Clinic;




HUDL Video, By Mistake – On Friday, Mar 11, I received a video from either HUDL or some other source. I clicked on it and played a few clips. The program said that I had to load it to my account before I could play with it or make notes on it. Well lo and behold, when I loaded it, it automatically sent the video to everyone on the officials or “athletes” page as you are called. But wait, not just my officials; it sent it to every official on that HUDL list. Hudl said that each agent could not have an account by himself; Four Agents are sharing an account. So it not only sent that video to all the Eastern Officials;  I believe it sent it to Bobby Pennington”s officials, Brad Allen”s officials and James Peyton”s officials. My email was full with: “What am I suppose to do with this video you sent me” inquiries.

Only Tried to Load that HUDL Video to Play with it Myself, then send it to selected Officials of our Eastern Association – I do not remember clicking on anything when I was loading that video to send it to anyone, much less everyone. I apologize. 

For Now, Please Disregard That HUDL Video you received from Me – I have not critiques that video nor am I going to until I can find out what went wrong on this loading.  Please Disregard that HUDL Video you received from me on Friday.

EOA Golf Tournament is Sat, May 17 – Our Golf Tournament this year will be May 17 at Key Vista Country Club between Pink Hill and Beulaville. There was a huge conflict with our original first Saturday in May so we picked the first Saturday AFTER mother’s Day weekend.  We will make up the teams puting a very good golfer, a fairly good golfer, and average golfer and a not so good golfer on each team.  Then we play Superball or as some call Captain’s Choice.  That method involves everyone hitting off the tee; then choosing the best drive and everyone hitting their second shot from that same spot.  Then you pick the closest ball on the green and everyone putts from that same spot.  You play a lot of the shots of the Good Golfer, but this method gives everyone including the not so good golfer a chance to contribute to the team. We will tee off at 10:00am so you are asked to be there by 9:15 to 9:30 at the latest.  We give prizes to the first place team and the second place team.  We also have a Pich Shootout, a Chip Shootout and a Putting Shootout. Winner on the first place team and the second place team are not eligible for the shootouts so we have a lot of golfers winning prizes. We all play closest to the pin on all four Par 3 holes and a closest to the pin on the second shot on the last Par 5.  And if there is a tie for First or Second, we play it off on the course.  We keep you there as long as we can just hanging out with your fellow officials.  It really is a fun day; the golf is secondary.  The cost is $ 40 and that include Green Fee, Cart and Prize money. Hope you will join us.  Deadline to enter is Friday, May 9 at 6:00pm.  I will then make up the teams and post them on the Web Page that week before the tournament.    

Golfers Signed Up to Play – These Officials have sent in their fees and will be playing with us this year: Tommy Mattocks, Robert Farley, Mike Montford,

Robert Farley Really Needs Your Help – There is no way Jacksonville has enough officials to cover a basketball tournament of this magnitude.  Robert is going to need outside help. If you can call several games back to back on any of these dates (May 2, 3, 4) give Robert Farley a call.  Here are the vital details:

Name:  Beast of the East Basketball Tournament

Place:  8 different gyms in Jacksonville

When: Friday, May 2; Saturday, May 3; and Sunday, May 4

Game Fee:  $ 22.00 per game per official using 2 man crews

Contact:  Robert Farley    910 389 6679;         onslowbeerman@yahoo.com

Masters Pick Em Contest  is IN Full Swing – The Contest is closed now but the 14 of us that did enter are in a dog fight to the finish.  All of us had good players that did not make the cut and anyone can win.  It will go down to the wire Sunday and someone will sneak in the door. It is fun, something to do and gives you a reason to watch the Tournament that Tiger is not playing in for the first time in a while. Go to the TOMMY MATTOCKS REFEREE Page on Facebook to follow us or click on that link above labeled FACEBOOK PICK EM CONTEST.

Time to Pay the Winners of the NCAA Pick Em Contest -   What does the Winner get for Winning one of these Pick Em Contests you ask?   He gets his Name on this Web page as the “Best Guesser” of that contest.  This is a prize that is cherished and grown men have fought over for years.  Good luck everyone.

Final Results of the NCAA Basketball Tournament Pick Em Contest:

1 – Chuck Knowles – The best guesser of them all

2 – Mark Seiler

3 – Todd Lambeth

4 – Darren Becton

5 – Jimmy Paylor

Congratulations to our brother from South Carolina, Chuck Knowles.

The New UNC-W Coach is in His Office   Kevin Keatts, the new coach at UNC-W has arrived and is holding down his office in Trask Coliseum now. That means he is around now and hopefully should make a decision on the Referee Camp that school has been hosting every summer.  We really expect that decision to come sometime this week.  Stay tuned, we will announce the moment we know something.

Blow for One of the Good Guys – We just found out today (Sat, May 12) that our good friend Eddie Biedenbach has not been retained by the new Coach. While all new coaches want a staff of their own and usually of some friends they need to be loyal to for their help along the way; we was really hoping Eddie would remain on the staff for at least the first year. Eddie could have introduced him to a lot of people he would need to know as well as many of our high school coaches.  The new coach did not see it that way and chose to bring in an all new staff.  We can only wish Eddie well as he must go in a new direction and we wish the new Coach Kevin Keatts wells as he tries to rebuild that UNC-W basketball program.


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Office Hours for Officials – My office hours for officials are from 11:00am to 11:00pm basically. 


Up Coming Events / Dates::


Robert Farley’s Beast of the East Basketball Tournament in Jacksonville (See Web Page above) – May 2 - 4


EOA Golf Tournament Saturday, May 17 at Key Vista Club between Beulaville and Pink Hill


Tommy Mattocks Referee Clinic – UNC Wilmington, June 19 – 21  ? ?



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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 official’s 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 gym.

My Email Address  -  eoa1@suddenlink.net    (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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