21 Jun 2017

The Table Tennis Association of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea invites International Umpires to officiate at the 2017 ITTF Challenge DPR Korea Open.

Staged in Pyongyang, overall, including qualification, play commences on Wednesday 2nd August and concludes on Sunday 6th August.

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.

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 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 Pyongyang International Airport (IATA Code: FNJ)

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 Friday 30th June. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Wednesday 5th July.

For replies and questions, please address:

The Table Tennis Association of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea


2017 ITTF Challenge DPR Korea Open: Official Letter of Invitation (Wednesday 21st June)

2017 ITTF Challenge DPR Korea Open: Official Nomination Form (Closing Date is Friday 30th June)


Challenge Series Umpires and Referees 2017 DPR Korea Open DPR Korea

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