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Officials vs Cancer

2019 Brunch

MIAA Background Check

Registration for the 2019-20 seasons
will open on July 1, 2019


*Although the ArbiterSports database is able to accept registrations 365 days a year, it is recommended that seasonal officials complete registrations well in advance of the start of the season to allow for processing time of each background check.

Background Check and Registration

1) Click on the registration tab on the top left of this MIAA ArbiterSports page. 

2) Select all sports for which you wish to register and click the REGISTER button.

3) Follow directions and complete all information and consents. A photo is not required. If you already have an Arbiter account, it will recognize your email once you type it in, then follow all directions.

Registration Only/Previously Completed Background Check

All officials must register annually - $10 per sport.  Returning officials must confirm pre-populated information and complete all steps of the registration process (see steps above under “New Officials”).  Please check and/or correct all contact information. 

In order to finalize your registration you will need to once again consent to the background check in step 5 of the registration process, even though you have already been approved.  During the final payment step you will not be charged for another background check nor will it be run again.  Approved background checks are valid for three years. If you were approved during 2016-17 school year, it is valid until June 30, 2019. If you were approved during the 2017-18 school year, it is valid until June 30 2020. 

Click here to MIAA website to Register


Board 27 Awards

Charles H. Diehl Leadership Award - (Contact Person –Steven Shorter



Presented but not necessarily annually, to an individual who is a member of IAABO Board # 27.  This individual must have demonstrated leadership and commitment to the improvement of IAABO Board # 27 as an organization, to assisting others in the knowledge and skill in officiating the game of basketball and who has been committed to the improvement to the game of basketball as a whole.

Charles Diehl had been a member of IAABO Board # 27 since 1953, where he has served in numerous capacities including Board Interpreter for 27 years and is a Life Member of IAABO.

Vincent R. Cronin Award - (Contact Person – Michelle Anzalone (


Presented to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary contribution to the success of the Eastern Massachusetts Board of Basketball Officials

Vincent Cronin was a member of  the Eastern Massachusetts Board of Basketball Officials for more than 50 years and served in various capacities including being the Secretary-Treasurer for IAABO Board # 27 for 28 years from 1950-1978. He organized and implemented the first instructional classes for new members and was instrumental in organizing the Massachusetts State Board of IAABO.  He is a Life Member of IAABO. 

Michael G. Hammond Award - (Contact Persons – Dan O’Neill-Girls (

Oswald Tower Award- (Contact Person –(Bryan Gaine- Boys- (

Presented annually to the Coach (boys and girls) who exemplifies the highest ethical standards of the Basketball Coaching Profession.


Oswald Tower was the editor of the Official Basketball Guide and the Official Rules Interpreter for the National Basketball Rules Committee from 1915 to 1960, where he served for 50 years from 1910 to 1960.  He was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor in 1959.

Edward M. "Smokey" Kelleher Award - (Contact Person –Cliff McLean



Presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the game of Basketball

Edward M. "Smokey" Kelleher for all practical purposes was the founder of IAABO Board # 27.  He was the first Secretary-Treasurer of The Eastern Massachusetts Board of Approved Basketball Officials # 27.  He was a member of the National Board of Approved Basketball Officials which later became IAABO and was the first President of IAABO serving for two terms. 

IAABO School – The scholarship is awarded to members of Board 27,  it is intended to provide these members with the opportunity to learn to officiate in an atmosphere that is approved by IAABO.  If you are interested in applying please send emails to

Rich Antonelli at or Michael Hammond at or 
Jim Grady at


Comcast Basketball Schedule

Feb 16 @ Woburn HS (Sunday)

D2 Boys' Charlestown HS Vs Andover  (Home)HS 2:00

D2 Boys' Belmont HS (Home) Vs St Johns' Prep HS  3:30

D1 Boys' Boston College HS (Home) Vs  Boston Teck HS 5 :00

D1 Boys' Newton North HS (Home)  Vs Attleboro HS 6:30


Feb 17 @ Woburn HS (Monday)

D2 Consolation Game 11:00

D1 Consolation Game  12:30

D2 Championship Game 5:15

Di Championship Game 6:45

Assignments - Girls

Feb 15 @ Woburn HS (SATURDAY)

Division 2

Concord Carlisle HS (Home) Vs Norwood HS @ 12:30

Bridgewater Raynham (Home) HS Vs Highham HS @ 2:00

Division 1

Cathedral (Home)HS Vs Central Catholic HS @ 3:30

Franklin HS(Home) Vs Braintree HS @ 5:00


Dunn - Olsen Golf


Save the date, 22nd Annual Dunn-Olsen Golf 🏌️

Tournament will be held on June 19th at President GC.

More details to follow






SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2019 – 10:00 A.M.

Dedham Middle School, 70 Whiting Ave., Dedham

SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2020 – 10:00 A.M.

Tufts University, 40 Talbot Ave., Cohen Auditorium,

(Aidekman Arts Center) Medford

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2020 – 10:00 A.M.

Dedham Middle School, 70 Whiting Ave., Dedham

Nomination of Officers

SUNDAY MARCH 22, 2020 – 10:00 A.M.


Election of Officers and Brunch



Exam Date: Monday November 4, 2019

7:00 pm

Tufts University, Pearson Hall 104


Dues should be paid NOW, NINETY-FIVE DOLLARS ($95.00) 

Payable to:
IAABO Board 27,   
PO Box 52140
Boston, MA 02205

Payment must be made by January 15, 2020

LATE FEES – Jan. 16th  – Feb. 15th - $5.00, Feb. 16th – March 15th - $10.00 After March 15th - $25.00

Only one interpreter, RICH ANTONELLI, is authorized to make interpretations.

Observe strictly the general principles of Basketball Officiating and “Code of Ethics”.

Address changes should be mailed to:

I.A.A.B.O. Headquarters 
P.O. Box 355
Carlisle, PA 17013

Send Copy to:  Mike Hammond, Secretary Board 27, PO Box 52140, Boston, MA 02205 or




Rich Collins President

Michael Hammond Secretary/Treasurer

Richard Antonelli Rules Interpreter

AllSports East Starter Packages

Free Delivery AllSports East

Spring IAABO Meeting

This years IAABO Spring meeting was held in Ocean City Maryland
from April 18 through the 22nd. Pictured from left to right front row
Jack and Patricia Doyle, Michael and Mary Hammond.
Back row. Dave Engelson, Bob Sterling, Rich Antonelli Jim Grady and Bill Joyce.
.Also attending but not pictured Rich Collins.

So You Want to become an Official
Attend a game in your area and ask the officials what board they belong to and whom to contact for information. The board will be a valuable pool of resources for training, obtaining games and getting to know the officiating community. Attend board meetings. At those meetings, some held before the season starts, you can ask questions about rules, mechanics and positioning. Those sessions will be a foundation to get you started properly. Classes will begin in October. Click on the Clinic Link.

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