2014 Awards - Official, Coach And Administrator Of The Year
Start Date: 2015-01-01
Official of the Year – Art Barron Award

For the Art Barren Award recognizing the 2014 Official of The Year, the nominees are Greg Dzioba and Normand Bélanger. They have been appropriately named as the finalists for our national awards. We salute them for their efforts and all their contributions in 2014. 

Greg Dzioba
has officiated in many world class events including Olympics, Para Olympics, World Championships, Commonwealth Games and PanAm but his commitment and passion to local tournaments never slowed down. Since 1998, he has played a very active role on the MTTA Officials Development Committee as well as on the MTTA Executive.  At local tournaments, besides referee & umpire duties, he evaluates and helps develop young and upcoming umpires. Greg is respected by many referees around the world and Canada, but also by the players and other officials.

Normand Bélanger - For several years, he has been involved at various organizational levels within the Table Tennis Federation of Quebec. The most important file that he manages is that of officials and compliance with rules in table tennis.

He is an international umpire and has completed his national referee certification. He is currently engaged on the issue of officials for the upcoming national championships to be held in Trois-Rivières. To do so, he has given training seminars for prospective umpires to officiate in our competitions and for Canadian Champs. In Quebec, he is the contact person for all officials related responsibilities.