| Carol Walker and Avis Scullin
hatched the initial thought for a Scoretable Committee in 1989.
The idea was presented to the VBA (as it was then), and rejected.
In 1990 there was a changing of the VBA Committee so the idea
was re-submitted. This time it was considered to have merit and
Lexie Lattanzio was given the job of doing a feasibility study.
This did not take long as Lexie was all in favor from the beginning.
On the 21st May 1990 a meeting of interested people was held at
the old Albert Park Stadium.
This meeting elected a committee to look at what was required
for a Scoretable Committee to work. These people were to meet
again as soon as possible. The original Committee members were
Lexie Lattanzio, Dianne McMahon, Carol Walker, John Walker, Jacqui
Clancy, (VBRA coordinator) and Avis Scullin.
The next meeting of this group was on May 31st 1990 at the Bulleen
Stadium. The report taken to the next meeting on the 21st August
was wide ranging, from commencing a database of Scoretable officials
to documenting the requirements for Levels 2, 3 and 4. In conversation
with Ron Burgess and Bill Mildenhall at the Nunawading Stadium,
during an Australian Championships, Avis Scullin suggested that
all Scoretable Officials in Australia should be taught the same
The outcome of the conversation was a meeting held in Adelaide,
Easter 1991 to set the guideline for the Scoretable Levels, how
they would be taught and evaluated. Attended by Trevor Baker(SA),
Libby Woods(WA), Merv Narin(NSW) and Avis Scullin(VIC). This meeting
then became an annual event, held at the under 18 Australian Championships,
until 2000 when Basketball Australia did not believe it was required
That is a rough thumbnail sketch of the Scoretable Association