14 Feb 2017

The Latin American Table Tennis Union in liaison with the Brazilian Table Tennis Confederation invites five International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 2017 ITTF Challenge, Brazil Open.

Staged in São Paulo, play commences on Wednesday 3rd May and concludes on Sunday 7th May.

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 from dinner on Tuesday 2nd May to breakfast on Monday 8th May.

Each umpire will receive a daily allowance according to ITTF regulations.

All invited umpires must organize their own transport to the region as well as travel and medical insurance.

Local transport will be provided from and to São Paulo / Guarulhos–Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport (IATA Code: GRU).

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.

All invited umpires are required to be present for a meeting conducted by the Referee scheduled for Tuesday 2nd May at 7.00pm. The Referee for the tournament is Fernando Moleda.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 17th March. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Sunday 19th March.

For replies and questions, please address:

Edimilison Pinheiro, Brazilian Table Tennis Confederation

Kindly copy: Freddy Almendariz, Chair of the Latin American Table Tennis Union Rules and Umpires Committee.

2017 ITTF Challenge, Brazil Open: Official letter of invitation in English (Tuesday 14th February)

2017 ITTF Challenge, Brazil Open: Official letter of invitation in Spanish (Tuesday 14th February)

2017 ITTF Challenge, Brazil Open: Official nomination form (Closing date is Friday 17th March)

World Tour Umpires and Referees Freddy Almendariz Edimilson Pinheiro

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