20 Sep 2016

The Chinese Table Tennis Association invites 10 International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 2016 ITTF World Cadet Challenge to be staged in Shanghai from Monday 24th to Saturday 29th October.

It is an open invitation; therefore, not all nominations may be accepted. Furthermore, only nominations submitted by bona fide national associations will be considered. A maximum of two nominations per National Association is requested.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
Full hospitality will be provided from dinner on Sunday 23rd October to breakfast on Sunday 30th October.

Each umpire will receive a daily allowance of US$ 30.00, or local equivalent, per competition day, according to ITTF regulation.


All invited umpires must organize their own transport to the region as well as travel and medical insurance.

In addition, all invited umpires are responsible for early arrival and late departure.

Local transport will be provided from and to Shanghai Hongqiao, Pudong Airport and Hongqiao Railway Station.

Visa Application

Should a nominated umpire require a visa, kindly send relevant details when submitting the nomination (full name as in passport, date of birth, place of birth, passport number, expiry date of passport). A letter of invitation will be provided.

Please note that all costs associated with the visa application are the responsibility of the applicant and the issuance of a visa is at the sole discretion of the relevant Consulate or Embassy.

Umpires’ Uniforms

Umpires must wear the International umpiring uniforms as described in the Handbook for Match Officials.


The closing date for nominations is Thursday 15th September. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Tuesday 20th September.

Replies and Further Information

For replies and questions, please address:

The Chinese Table Tennis Association

Tel: 86-10-87183486 or 86-10-8718348688   Fax: 86-10-67129838
Email: ctta@vip.163.com

Download Official Forms

2016 ITTF World Cadet Challenge: Official letter of invitation
2016 ITTF World Cadet Challenge: Official nomination form

Umpires and Referees ITTF World Cadet Challenge