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Tucker qualifies as 3-Star ref

Barry Tucker has been awarded IBA 3-Star R&J status.

The referee completed a 12 day training course in Guadalajara, Mexico, in late November and early December.

His certification at the highest R&J qualifcation level was confirmed in late December.

IBA 1 Star R&Js may officiated at U22, U14 and Junior continental competitions. IBA 2 Star R&Js may officiate at Youth continental competitions and any qualifying event for World event, while IBA 3 Star R&Js may officiate at the European Games, Asian Games, Pan American Games, Commonwealth Games in addition to IBA World tournaments.

When confirming the news the IABA said: “The Officer Board of the Central Council would like to extend congratulations to Barry on his qualification.”


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