by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
It is an open invitation. Therefore not all nominations may be accepted; 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; a maximum of four applications per national association is requested.
Full hospitality will be provided in a twin room from dinner on Monday 14th August to breakfast on Monday 21st August.
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 Sofia International Airport (IATA Code: SOF).
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.
An advanced Umpires’ Course will be held on Monday 14th August 2017, commencing at 8.00am. The cost for the additional night’s accommodation must be paid plus the course fee of US$40.00.
Evaluations for Blue Badge umpires and candidates will be conducted
The closing date for nominations is Friday 30th June. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Wednesday 5th July.
For replies and questions, please address:
Tsvetozar Hristov, Chair Umpires and Referees Committee Bulgarian Table Tennis Federation
Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Asarel Bulgaria Open: Official Letter of Invitation (Monday 29th May)
Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Asarel Bulgaria Open: Official Nomination Form (Closing Date is Friday 30th June)