by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
It is an open invitation. Therefore not all nominations may be accepted.
National associations are requested to nominate one International Umpire who has achieved Blue Badge or Blue Badge in Progress status. Additionally, nominations may be considered from an International Umpire who has been an active for at least two years but has not yet had the opportunity to attend an Advanced Umpires Course or has sat the Advanced Rule Examination in the past year.
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 1st August to breakfast on Monday 7th August.
Each umpire will receive a daily allowance of US$ 50.00 per competition day.
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 Hong Kong International Airport (IATA Code: HKG).
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.
Certified ITTF Umpires and Referees Committee evaluators will conduct field of play evaluations.
The closing date for nominations is Monday 15th May. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Saturday 3rd June.
For replies and questions, please address:
2017 Hong Kong Junior and Cadet Open: Official letter of invitation (Saturday 22nd April)
2017 Hong Kong Junior and Cadet Open: Official nomination form (Closing date is Monday 15th May)