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Welcome to the IAABO Board 130 web site.

Board 130 was granted its charter from the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials on Nov. 15, 1951. Board 130 consists of more than 400 members who officiate basketball games from the grammar school to college level. We have active Membership and Development committees who work to ensure that our newer members be given every opportunity to improve their skills and advance their officiating careers.

We hope you find this web site informative and helpful. For more information about Board 130, contact us at





2015-16 Dues:  Active Member: $105,   Associate Member: $55 (non-working official, at any level of play)

All Active Officials (working at any level) must meet the following criteria to be eligible to officiate:
1. Attend 1 Interpretation Meeting (we hold 3 per year, one in each month of Oct, Nov, Dec)
2. Pay their dues on or before the Dec 7th meeting (please note: email reminders are automated from the website until you have paid)
3. Attend a Refresher Exam meeting (dates listed below) or complete and submit the Refresher Exam (Click link for an electronic copy)
to Dan Bryant via email: or at the Fall Meetings
4. Attend 3 business meetings per year (the Interpretation meeting and the Refresher Exam meeting each count as a Business meeting)


Meeting Dates: 

Interpretation Meeting, Wednesday, Nov 4th, 7PM, Salem High School

Interpretation Meeting, Sunday, Dec 6th, 10AM, North Andover High School

Business Meeting, Sunday, Jan 10th, 10AM, Salem State University

Business Meeting, Sunday, Feb 14th, 10AM, North Andover High School

Business Meeting, Sunday, Mar 13th, 10AM, Essex Aggie

Banquet, Mar 29th, 6PM, Danversport Yatch Club

Refresher Exam Meeting Dates (Click links for directions):
Pre-Season Memo from IAABO (Part of Boots' Interpretation)
Contact Above the Shoulders (clarification):

For the 2012-13 season the NFHS Rules Committee issued a Point of Emphasis (POE) on contact above the shoulders.  The POE defined illegal contact from a moving elbow where such contact was above the shoulders as being either an intentional foul or a flagrant one.  This guidance regarding these play situations was provided in connection with the continuing emphasis on reducing concussions and decreasing excessive contact situations.  It also helped to bring the results of such plays in high school games more in line with what is defined at the NCAA and pro levels. For more information and examples (click this link)


List of Dropped Officials:       2014-15 Dropped Officials List


List of Associate Members (non-working officials at any level of play):  List of Associate Members 2014-15



3 Person Mechanics Presentation (Click this link)

Varsity Officials:  All Varsity Officials must wear a black IAABO jacket during warm-ups of any varsity basketball contest. 

If you need a jacket please click this link to go to IAABO's supplier for officiating apparel.


Ejection Forms from MIAA Website: Player Ejection Form       Coach Ejection Form


Concussion Training Link:  Training Link
List of other Interpretations throughout the State
2015 IAABO MA Interpretation Meetings
Host Board Day/Date of Meeting Time Location
15 / 28 Sunday, October 4th 8:30AM Fox Clinic - Greenfield High School
130 Sunday, October 18th 10:00AM North Andover High School
25 Sunday, October 18th 6:30PM Boys and Girls Club, Pittsfield
27 Sunday, October 25th 10:00AM Cohen Auditorium at Tufts University, Medford
95 Sunday, November 1st 10:00AM Lowell Catholic High School
27 Sunday, November 1st 10:00AM Dedham High School
26 Sunday, November 1st 10:00AM Charlton Middle School
26 Monday, November 2nd 7:00PM Holy Name, Worcester
31 Wednesday, November 4th 7:00PM Central High School, Springfield
130 Wednesday, November 4th 7:00PM Salem High School
95 Monday, November 9th 7:00PM Lowell Catholic High School
54 Friday, November 13th 7:00PM Rockland High School
175 Sunday, November 15th 9:00AM Boys and Girls Club, Marlborough
208 Sunday, November 15th 6:30PM Milford High School
30 Sunday, November 22nd 9:00AM Taunton High School
152 Monday, November 23rd 7:00PM Bourne High School
54 Sunday, November 29th 10:00AM Bridgewater-Raynham High School
44 Sunday, December 6th 9:00AM Longsjo Middle School, Fitchburg
130 Sunday, December 6th 10:00AM North Andover High School
44 Monday, December 7th 6:30PM Fidelity Bank, Leominster




2015 Special Olympics

On March 7th & 8th, IAABO Board #130 officials refereed the Special Olympics State basketball tournament at Assumption College.  There were 26 games each day, and all 52 games were officiated by Board #130 referees.


BD 130 Executive Team would like to thank Mark Friedman for his hardwork and dedication to the Special Olympics. Mark has being managing this event on behalf of the Board for numerous years.




2014-2015 Elected Officials: 

President: Rich Napolitano 

Vice President: Peter Dion

Secretary/Treasurer: Dan Bryant

Rules Interpreter: Bill "Boots" Boutilier

Executive Board Chairman: Mark Shapiro


Area Representatives:

  Area 1: Paul Halloran
          Area 2: Steve Marc-Aurele
  Area 3: Glenn Chesley
     Area 4: Mark Kazanjian
  Area 5: Jimmy Young
    Area 6: Rich Sweeney

  At-Large:  Dave Margossian & Peter Jackson