Name: Nico De Vos
DOB: 1st June 1977
147’s Officiated: 1 (Tom Ford), plus another by Bjorn Haneveer
First Pro Match: 2010 EPTC Brugge, Belgium
First televised match: 2011 Paul Hunter Classic (Ronnie O’Sullivan v Ali Kirim)
Career Highlights: Officiated the 2013 World Games final in Colombia, Gdynia Open final 2012
Snooker Ambitions: To continue to enjoy refereeing
Belgium’s Nico De Vos began his refereeing career when his club were looking to have an official referee and he soon passed the appropriate exams in 2005.
Since then, Nico has gone on to officiate at several professional tournaments, including European Tour events and full-ranking event qualifiers, including the World Championship qualifiers in 2014.
Nico was also selected to referee the final of the 2013 World Games, won by India’s Aditya Mehta against Liang Wenbo in Cali, Colombia.
Away from the table, Nico is a keen supporter of the football team FC Brugges and also works in a bar.