Annual Pink Whistle Campaign

Once again, the Hamilton Board of Approved Basketball Officials is proud to participate in the Pink Whistle Campaign in support of the Canadian Cancer Society and cancer research. We encourage all of our officials to wear their pink whistles during games throughout the month of October and we thank all of our members for supporting […]

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2016-17 High School Rules for CISAA (Independent Schools)

Please find below an email confirmation from the CISAA schools (Appleby College & Hillfield) regarding the rules that have been chosen for the 2016-17 season. Please note the following – At the Senior levels “The current FIBA Rule book shall be the official governing rule book governing play at the Senior D1 level in the […]

REVISED – 2016-17 High School Rules

REVISED – Sept 22, 2016 Please find below documents regarding the rules set that each of the various school boards has chosen to play for 2016-17.  The rules for independent schools (Appleby College & Hillfield) will be outlined in a separate post. Note specifically that there has been a recent change to the rules that […]

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Hamilton Board Advanced Development Camp – October 14-16, 2016

On the weekend of October 14 to 16, 2016, the Hamilton Board will be conducting an Advanced Development Camp for officials on our Board who are interested in taking their game to the next level – be it playoff assignments, provincial tournaments and / or OCAA assignments. The Camp will be run in conjunction with […]

OABO President’s Message – Sept 1, 2016

From the desk of OABO President Jaime McCaig (including a note re: the 2016-17 FIBA Rule Books)… PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE SEPTEMBER 1 /2016 SAD NEWS It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Al Rae a long time member of the Ottawa Valley Board of Approved Basketball Officials and a Honourary Life […]