12 Dec 2016

The Italian Table Tennis Federation invites international umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 2017 Para Lignano International Tournament to be staged in Italy.

A proposed Factor 40 tournament for World ranking purposes, two separate competitions will be staged; the Lignano Junior Para Open will he held on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th February; the Lignano Masters will commence on Wednesday 1st March and will conclude on Saturday 4th March.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
It is an open invitation. Therefore not all nominations may be accepted. However, International Umpires in addition to ITTF Para Table Tennis International Umpires will be considered.
Furthermore only nominations submitted by bona fide national associations will be considered.
Hospitality is offered from dinner on Sunday 26th February to breakfast on Sunday 5th March. Each umpire will receive a daily allowance as per ITTF regulations.

All invited umpires must organize their own transport to Lignano to well as travel and medical insurance. Local transport will be organised from and to Venice Marco Polo Airport (IATA Code: VCE) and Treviso (IATA Code: TSF) in addition to Latisana Railway Station and Lignano Sabbiardoro Bus Station.

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 not be conducted.

All umpires must wear the International umpiring uniforms as described in the Handbook for Match Officials and be present at 5.00pm on Sunday 26th February for a briefing by the Referee.

The closing date for nominations is Monday 16th January. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Wednesday 18th January.

For replies and questions, please address:  Italian Table Tennis Federation

Email: settorearbitrale@fitet.org or settore.paralimpico@fitet.org

2017 Para Lignano International Tournament: Official letter of invitation (Italy)

2017 Para Lignano International Tournament: Official nomination form (Italy)

Paralympics Para Table Tennis Umpires and Referees Lignano Para Open