07 Oct 2016

USA Table Tennis invites 40 international umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 2016 United States Open and United States Para Table Tennis Open Championships to be staged in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A proposed Factor 20 tournament for World ranking purposes, play commences on Monday 12th December and concludes on Saturday 17th December.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

It is an open invitation. Therefore not all nominations may be accepted. Preference will be given to Blue Badge and Blue Badge in Progress umpires.

Furthermore only nominations submitted by bona fide national associations will be considered.

Hospitality is offered as follows:

United States Open from dinner on Sunday 11th December to breakfast on Sunday 18th December

United States Para Open from dinner on Tuesday 13th December to breakfast on Saturday 17th December

Each umpire will receive a daily allowance of US$ 75.00; umpires are responsible for their own meals.

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

Local transport will be organised from and to McCarran International Airport (IATA Code: LAS

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.

Evaluations will be conducted for 12 Blue Badge International Umpires

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

The closing date for nominations is Tuesday 20th September. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Friday 30th September.

For replies and questions, please address:

Tournament Director Email: joeyicktt@gmail.com

Logo for 2016 United States Open (Logo: USATT)

Download Official Forms

2016 USA Open and USA Para Open Championships:  Official letter of invitation
2016 USA Open and USA Para Open Championships:  Official nomination form

Umpires and Referees Ian Seidenfeld