Nine European Umpires Certified by WBSC
WBSC seminar August 18-21, 2018 Forli, ITA
In August, a WBSC seminar was held before and during the WEPC in Forli, Italy.
For this seminar, twelve ESF umpires were selected. The seminar was conducted by Bob Stanton, WBSC Director of Umpires, assisted by Carolien Stadhouders, ESF Director of Umpires.
Each umpire is required to obtain at least a 90% in the seminar, which includes testing in leadership, case studies, mechanics, pitch calling, fitness, rules exam, and working assessment games in the 4m umpire system.
Nine ESF umpires earned their WBSC International Umpire Certification, which allows them to be assigned to any Fast Pitch World Championship, Fast Pitch Regional Qualifier Championship, Fast Pitch World Cup, Fast Pitch Regional and Continental Games held in the future.
Congratulations to the following ESF umpires who successfully passed the WBSC seminar:
BEL Sara Dielen
CRO Alen Magdalenic
DEN Jonas Kristensen
FRA Benjamin Milgrom
GER Megan Hylton
HUN Akos Farkas
NED Arjan De Wever
NED Patrick Reus
SWI Michael Renggli
ESF Director of Umpires
photo by Rein Merkx