21 Sep 2016

The Swedish Table Tennis Association invites 12 International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 2016 ITTF World Tour Swedish Open.

Staged in Stockholm, a Major Series tournament, play commences on Tuesday 15th November and concludes on Sunday 20th November.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

Broader approach

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 four nominations per National Association is requested; preference will be given to Blue Badge and Blue Badge in Progress umpires.


Full hospitality will be provided in a twin room from dinner on Monday 14th November to breakfast on Monday 21st November.

Each umpire will receive a daily allowance of US$ 25.00, 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 Stockholm Arlanda Airport (IATA Code: ARN).

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.


Evaluations for Blue Badge Umpires will be conducted.

Deadline The closing date for nominations is Sunday 2nd October. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Tuesday 11th October.

Replies and Further Information

For replies and questions, please address:
Swedish Table Tennis Association
Email: info@svenskbordtennis.com

Download Official Forms

2016 ITTF World Tour Swedish Open: Official letter of invitation
2016 ITTF World Tour Swedish Open: Official nomination form

Umpires and Referees