by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
Priority will be given to Continental Championships or similar, as it is likely that a large number of umpires from the region will take part in such tournaments.
Potential hosts are asked to indicate:
……….which of the three programmes are of interest?
……….an estimate of the number of International Umpires, White Badge, who may attended. Please note that the Advanced Umpires Training Seminars are conducted in English; to gain the Blue Badge, the umpire must be able to converse in simple English
……….an estimate of the number of International Umpires, Blue Badge and Blue Badge in Progress, who may attend.
……….if a contribution to costs possible?
Costs for participants
……….A course fee will be charged: <A HREF = “https://www.ittf.com/URC/PDF/Fee_Trainings_Examinations_ITTF_URC_2015_05.pdf https://www.ittf.com/_front_page/ittf1.asp?category=standings”target=”_blank”><b>Details for course fees</b></A>).
……….Advanced Umpires Training will include attending the course and the field of play evaluations plus evaluations thereafter in subsequent tournaments should the candidate have passed the Advanced Rules Examinations. However, if a candidate fails the written Advanced Rules Examinations examination, there will be no more field of play evaluations conducted until the examination is repeated.
……….Advanced Umpires Training is conducted for one whole day prior to the start of a tournament; participants are responsible for all cost, including accommodation.
Costs for Organisers
The International Table Tennis Federation is responsible for:
……….Travelling expenses and training fee for a maximum of two appointed trainers plus seminar and examination materials.
……….If more than two trainers are required, then the Organiser shall be responsible for the travelling expenses and training fee of the additional trainers
To qualify for ITTF expenses, the following guideline shall apply:
Advanced Umpires Training Seminars, Advanced Rules Examinations and Evaluation
Minimum of 10 and maximum 15 Advanced Umpires Training Seminars participants from at least three associations where the approximate total number of evaluations over four days (excluding the final day of competition) do not exceed eight per day: two trainers (The Advanced Umpires Training Seminars are conducted by two Course Conductors)
Minimum of 14 and maximum of 17 evaluations over four days (excluding the final day of competition): one Evaluator
Minimum of 24 and maximum of 32 evaluations over four days (excluding the final day of competition): 2 Evaluators
The actual number of evaluations for each event shall be decided by the Umpires and Referees Committee of the International Table Tennis Federation Trainers’ Coordinator.
The Umpires and Referees Committee of the International Table Tennis Federation may also send trainers to specific events upon the request of the organisers who agree to cover all related costs in addition to a honorarium for the trainers.
Organisers are responsible for the following:
……….Hospitality (accommodation in a single room, meals, local travel and daily allowance) for the trainers
……….Airport transfer and local transportation for the trainers;
……….Training facilities – classroom, equipment such as computer, projector, screen, white board, flipcharts, copying services
……….Refreshments during breaks would be appreciated.