by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
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 three nominations per national association is requested with preference being given to Blue Badge, Blue Badge in Progress and those who Advanced Rules Examination candidates.
Full hospitality will be provided in a twin room from dinner on Tuesday 14th February to breakfast on Monday 20th February.
Each umpire will receive a daily allowance of €22.00 per competition day, according to ITTF regulations.
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 Luxembourg Findel Airport (IATA Code: LUX) or Metz Railway 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.
Umpires must wear the International umpiring uniforms as described in the Handbook for Match Officials.
Evaluations for Blue Badge and Blue Badge in Progress Umpires will be conducted; also, on Tuesday 14th February an Advanced Umpires Training Course and Advanced Rules Examination will be held.
The closing date for nominations is Tuesday 20th December. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Sunday 1st January.
For replies and questions, please address:
French Table Tennis Federation
2017 French Junior and Cadet Open: Official Letter of Invitation
2017 French Junior and Cadet Open: Official Nomination Form