11 Feb 2017

The Korea Table Tennis Association invites International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Korea Open.

Staged in Incheon, the qualification stage commences on Tuesday 18th April, followed by the main draw on Thursday 20th April; proceedings conclude on Sunday 23rd 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; a maximum of two applications per national association is requested.

Full hospitality will be provided in a twin room from dinner on Monday 17th April to breakfast on Monday 24th April.

Each umpire will receive a daily allowance 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 Incheon International Airport.

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.

An Advanced Rules Examination and evaluations will be held providing sufficient requests are received.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 17th February. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Tuesday 21st February.

For replies and questions, please address:
Shim Jaekoo, General Manager, Korea Table Tennis Association
Email: and copy

Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Korea Open: Official letter of invitation (Friday 10th February)

Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Korea Open: Official nomination form (Closing date is Friday 17th February)

World Tour Umpires and Referees 2017 Seamaster Korea Open

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