12 Jan 2017

The Slovenian Table Tennis Association invites International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 2017 ITTF Challenge Slovenia Open.

Staged in Otocec, play commences on Wednesday 26th April and concludes on Sunday 30th April.

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.

Full hospitality will be provided in a twin room from dinner on Tuesday 25th April to breakfast on Monday 1st May.

Each umpire will receive a daily allowance of US$25.00 per competition day, according to ITTF regulations.

All invited umpires must organize their own transport to the region, the nearest airport is Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport (IATA Code: LJU), as well as travel and medical insurance.

In addition, all invited umpires are responsible for early arrival and late departure.

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 visa will be provided.

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 not be conducted.

The closing date for nominations is Saturday 25th March. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Friday 31st March.

For replies and questions, please address:

Matija Krnc, Chair Slovenia Table Tennis Association Umpires and Referees Committee

Email: and copy

2017 ITTF Challenge Slovenian Open:  Official letter of invitation (Monday 9th January)

2017 ITTF Challenge Slovenian Open:  Official Nomination Form (Closing Date is Saturday 25th March)


Umpires and Referees Mateja Krnc

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