by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
It is an open invitation. Therefore not all nominations may be accepted.
A maximum of two applications per national association is requested. Preference will be given to Blue Badge and Blue Badge in Progress Umpires
Furthermore only nominations submitted by bona fide national associations will be considered.
Full hospitality will be provided in a twin room from lunch on Friday 7th April to breakfast on Wednesday 12th April.
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 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 Gold Coast Airport (IATA Code: OOL) as well as from and to the railway and bus stations in Coolangatta Centro and Wharf Street.
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.
The closing date for nominations is Friday 3rd March. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Tuesday 7th March.
For replies and questions, please address:
Ryan Weigand, Tournament Director
Table Tennis Australia
2017 Australian Junior and Cadet Open: Official letter of invitation (Thursday 16th February)
2017 Australian Junior and Cadet Open: Official nomination form (Thursday 16th February)