20 Feb 2017

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

Staged in Tokyo, overall, including the qualification tournament, play commences on Wednesday 14th June and concludes on Sunday 18th June.

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.

Preference will be given to Blue Badge and Blue Badge in Progress umpires.

Full hospitality will be provided in a twin room from dinner on Tuesday 13th June to breakfast on Monday 19th June.

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 Tokyo Haneda Airport (IATA Code: HND) or Narita International Airport (IATA Code: NRT).

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.

The closing date for nominations is Monday 20th March. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Friday 24th March.

Evaluations for Blue Badge umpires and candidates will be conducted, an Advanced Rules Examination will be held on Tuesday 13th June.

For replies and questions, please address:

Kazco Fujii, Japan Table Tennis Association


Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Lion Japan Open: Official letter of invitation (Monday 20th February)

Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Lion Japan Open: Official nomination form (Closing Date is Monday 20th March)

World Tour Umpires and Referees 2017 Seamaster Japan Open

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