I, along with many others, have noticed this issue that we currently face in the URPG: Everyone is always getting basics, but there are never that many refs wiling to ref them.
They do have fair reason to do so: reffing is meant to be high paying, and basic battles only provide them with $500.
However, as many refs don't ref these battles, it puts lots of strain onto people such as Monbrey, Bumblebee, Trainer17 and DrStubbsberg, who usually ref these battles. They have to devote a lot of time to reffing them, and, due to this, they are unable to get battles for themselves.
After discussing this issue with some people, we have thought up an idea to get them to ref: making basic battles into a mini-competition.
Once the refs wages are calculated at the end of every fortnight I believe, the person who has reffed the most basic battles is given a reward, such as a daycare pass, an item or TM, or a basic Pokemon of their own.
I think this is a useful way to try and get more basic battles reffed, and to spark up more reffing as well. I, along with others, understand why refs may not ref sometimes, but it is unfair to put lots of strain on other people who probably don't need it.
So, discuss what you think of this idea, and any other ideas to try and fix the reffing situation.