THE UNSUNG HEROES: by brian zelley
(from old issues of the BC AMATEUR BOXING NEWS)
The success of any organization requires the dedication of many volunteers
...In recognition of the dedication and distinguished service of the officials
to the success ...this page is dedicated to the ring officials.
Now that was in 1985 so who were some of the past officials scattered
throughout the towns of British Columbia.
From my memory bank back to the sixties, one of the earliest names
that I remember was Victoria based referee JACK O'HANDLEY
but along the way there would be many others. One of the first
Vancouver based officials was DAVE BROWN
(of interest, in 1972, Dave would referee the
MUHAMMAD ALI - GEORGE CHUVALO bout held in Vancouver.
From my experience in the Eighties, five key names were
Bert Lowes, Fred Fuller, Howard Curling, Rick Brough and Ron Whalley,
but how could we not mention the many others
VIC MURDOCH, RUDY BIANCO, IAN GIBSON, SID KNOPP,
JACK MELLOR, JOE PRESTON, ALAN STOCKDALE and EARL VANCE.
but then back to the Fifties and remember
DUSTY MAIR, BOB EDWARDS,and LEN LIGHTFOOT.
1984 INTERMEDIATE - SENIOR OPEN GOLDEN GLOVES:
For the success of any tournment there needs to be more officials
than just referees and judges.
REFEREES & JUDGES -
Bert Lowes, Fred Fuller, Rudy Bianco, Sid Knopp, Vic Murdoch,
Larry Carney, Earl Vance, Jack Mellor, Larry Krangle
Brian Zelley, Rick Brough and Bob Newbrook.
Announcer - JOE SWIFT, Glovers: TOMMY YULE and GORDON MILLER,
Registration: SHIRLEY KNOPP and MARG O'REILLY, Security: BILL LONG
GUEST VIP: - MP SVEND ROBINSON and Cable TV covered the bouts
Lee Gauthier, Bassam Btranni, John Wilsoin, Scott Bannink, Jamie Ballard,
George Pires, Ron Paskie, Derek Wolfe, Jerome Briat, Deep Butter, Gary Wood,
Willy Curry, Dale Walters, Hail King, Scott Cessford, Mike O'Connell, Joe Pendry,
Gika Singh, Ken Smith, Al Harper, Alex Angelomatis, Garry Serko, Tim Howie,
Cody Redford, Leon Chambers, Joe Martin, Dan Zaleski, and Tom Coady.