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. Preference will be given to Blue Badge and Blue Badge in Progress umpires.
Full hospitality will be provided from dinner on Friday 27th October 27th 2017 until breakfast on Tuesday 31st October.
Each umpire will receive a daily allowance of €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. Local transport will be provided from and to Brussels Airport (IATA Code: BRU), Brussels South Charleroi Airport (IATA Code: CRL) and Antwerp Central Railway Station.
If four or more umpires travel in the same car to Sint-Niklaas, travel expenses will be reimbursed at €0.15 per kilometre.(0,15€ per km). Also, if four umpires from the same association travel, a lump sum of €50.00 with be reimbursed.
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.
Notably, a tasting of Belgian specialties will be organised the first evening.
Umpires must wear the International umpiring uniforms as described in the Handbook for Match Officials.
The closing date for nominations is Friday 1st September.
Evaluations for Blue Badge umpires and candidates will not be conducted.
For replies and questions, please address:
Belgian Paralympic Table Tennis Foundation
2017 Belgian Para Open: Official Letter of Invitation (Tuesday 16th May)
2017 Belgian Para Open: Official Nomination Form (Closing Date is Friday 1st September)