Proletina Velichkova


Name: Proletina Velichkova

DOB: 25th April 1991

Nationality: Bulgarian

First Pro Match: 2012 Bulgarian Open (Matthew Stevens v Allan Taylor)

First televised match: 2013 Bulgarian Open (Judd Trump v Sanderson Lam)

Career Highlights: Officiating at an exhibition between Ronnie O’Sullivan and Jack Lisowski two months after starting refereeing in 2011

Snooker Ambitions: To become better and better, to develop her skills and to referee at more tournaments

Career Summary

Bulgaria’s Proletina Velichkova first became interested in snooker over ten years ago and decided that she wanted to become a referee.

At the time, there were no Bulgarian referees or tournaments, but since then, with the development of snooker across Europe and in particular Eastern Europe, she learned that the Bulgarian Snooker Referees Association were looking for new referees in 2011 and contacted them to express her interest.

Since then, she has gone on to referee at European Tour events in Bulgaria, including televised matches involving top players such as Judd Trump and in 2014, John Higgins in Sofia.

Away from snooker, Proletina has a degree in Scandinavian studies and hopes to work with Scandinavian languages (Norwegian and Swedish) in the future. She is also interested in art (mainly Modern and Contemporary art), books, drawing, some sports, as well as social and sports psychology.