Test Fee Increase For All Officials Taking the New Candidate Test for Certification on Nov. 3, 2014

A $2 increase was approved at the IAABO Colorado Board #4 Board of Directors meeting on September 14, 2014.  The test fee for all New Candidates who take the IAABO Certification exam on Monday, November 3rd at Sheridan HS at 7 pm will now be $87.  The $2 increase covers the cost of the spiral bound IAABO Handbook (Rule book, case book, mechanics manual).  Please contact Denise Lopez at denise.lopez0787@gmail.com with any questions.

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Time To Get Your Arbiter Account “Ready”

It is hard to believe the 2014-15 High School Basketball season will start in nearly 10 weeks!!!

As has been the case for the last several years, ALL Varsity games will be assigned through Arbiter with all Assignors using Arbiter for their schedules.

All Arbiter changes should happen between today (9-22-14) and Friday October 10, 2014.

Please log-in to your Denver Area 8 Arbiter Account #104617

Here are the basic steps to getting into the Auto Assign:

  1. Logon to your Arbiter account under Denver Area 8 account 104617 (MUST this account and NOT the CHSAA Account)
    Check “Ready to be assigned”
    Up date the Blocks to your schedule
    Block any teams, schools, and partners
    Review and update your personal data & upload a recent PHOTO (THIS IS MANDATORY)!
    Verify that your schedule is completed by selecting “YES” under Custom Fields – “Draw Availability Submitted” by OCTOBER 10th.

There are a few other steps that are listed on the following documents, be sure to get all of them done:

DRAW (Auto-Assign) Info

How Do I Make BLOCKS

No schedule blocks/changes will be allowed after this date until the draw (auto-assign) is published. If you need to block a date after the 10th it must be emailed to an Area Director ASAP!!!

The Auto-Assign will actually be run on October 13th.

Assignors will evaluate openings and move officials as needed from October 13th until October 24th.

All Assignors will publish all assignments on October 24th.

Date to accept games may vary by Assignor.

More detailed instructions are on-line in Arbiter Account 104617. You will find the instructions under FORMS.

Please feel free to reply with questions.

Area 8 Arbiter Auto Assign
Support Team
Doug Frueh, Denise Lopez, and Joe Garmatz

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Denver Area 8 IAABO Rules Class for New and Transfer Officials

Rules Classes for all New and Transfer Officials, and anyone needing to take and pass the IAABO certification exam to become a certified high school basketball official here in Colorado are set to begin on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 7 to 9 pm at Sheridan High School in the Community Room.

The dates for the classes are as follows:

  • August 27
  • September 3, 10, 17, 24
  • October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

For more information on the classes, please click on “New Officials Corner” .  The test will be given on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 7 pm at Sheridan HS.

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Ranking Change Request Form

Denver Area 8 Members,

The Denver area assignors will meet Monday, July 7, 2014 for the purpose of ranking officials for the 2014-15 season.  Your regional director and the area directors will also be in attendance.
One of the concerns that has been shared with the directors was not having an opportunity to request to have your ranking adjusted before the ranking meeting was held.  In response to your feedback, we have created the Denver Area 8 Ranking Change Request form.  We believe it is important for the members who are interested in having their ranking changed to share information about leagues worked, post season assignments, and camps you recently attended.   By submitting this form prior to the ranking meeting, it will give us more information that will help us as we discuss your request.
**The deadline for submitting this form is THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014.**
The form is available on the Denver Basketball Officials website.  Please click here for the form>>> Denver Area 8 Ranking Change Request Form.  Once it opens you can print or save the file to your computer.  It can also be found along the right-hand side of the website under links for “Denver Area 8″
The form can also be found in your Denver Area 8 Arbiter Account (#104617).  Log into your account, then click on “Lists”, and then click on “Forms”.  You can then print or save the file to your computer.
Please email the completed form to area8directors@gmail.com.   Thanks!
Your area directors,
Denise, Donovan, Jeff, and Doug


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A Few Reminders!


1.  Dues for the 2014-2015 Season ARE NOW DUE and payable by APRIL 15th!  Dues need to be paid to CHSAA by this date.  If you have questions regarding dues payment please contact Monica Tillman at mtillman@chsaa.org

2.  The Colorado Board #4 Awards Banquet will be held in Colorado Springs on Saturday, April 26th at the El Pomar Foundation Garden Pavilion – 1661 Mesa Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO  80906.  Social is scheduled from 12 noon to 1 pm with Lunch and the awards presentation from 1 pm to 5 pm.  Several of our Denver Area 8 members will be receiving awards so come out and support these very deserving officials.  Any questions contact Bob Lantzy from Colorado Springs at boblantzy@aol.com

Reservations need to be made in advance.  Click here for a reservation form:  2014 CO Board #4 Banquet Reservation Form

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2014 Final Week Postseason List

Congrats to the Denver Area 8 officials working games during the final week of the 2014 State Tournament!

Here is the list:  2014 Colorado State Championships March 13-15

Get out and support your fellow officials!


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Annual Denver Area 8 Basketball Officiating Camp

The Annual Denver Area 8 Basketball Officiating Camp will be held May 8-11, 2014 at Grandview HS.

This camp is designed for 1st through 3rd year officials with a focus on 2 person mechanics.

CAMP COST:  $ 75.00 which includes a camp gift, a DVD of at least 1 of your games, and classroom session with an exhibition game worked by veteran officials.  A non-refundable deposit of $25 will hold your spot with final payment due by May 1st.

Please go to the “Area 8 Camp Details” page for more info and to register for camp.



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Congratulations to 2 Denver Area 8 Members!

Congrats to Jeff LaGrange – Denver Area 8’s newest Area Director for the 3 year term 2014-2017.

Congrats also to Kerrian Chambers Sr. – This year’s Terry Schiessler Memorial Award winner!

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Mike Boyle Radio Show at Brewery Bar IV

Last Saturday – January 25th, several officials  and some family members came out to Brewery Bar IV in support of our Officials vs Cancer Event with the Mike Boyle Radio Show.

Thanks to all who attended the event and to Mike Curnow for organizing this event with Mike Boyle.  We raised $1024 on Saturday – $200 came from Doug Lindstrom, the owner of Brewery Bar; $312 came from cash and check donations; and the additional $512 came from an Area 8 member who wanted to match the donations on Saturday – THANK YOU!

Doug Lindstrom offered to help us out again next year for our Officials vs Cancer event!

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Officials Vs Cancer – January 20 – 25, 2014

Officials vs Cancer



You can have the announcer at your games make an announcement regarding Officials Vs Cancer.  Click here for a sample announcement:  OvC-Announcement.


Don’t Forget our end of week event at the Brewery Bar IV on Parker Road on Saturday, January 25th with the Mike Boyle 710 KNUS radio show.  We would like to see as many of you as possible out there for this event.  Click here for an announcement that you can print and hand out to fans at your games:  Officials vs Cancer 2014_public.


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