12 Aug 2017

An invitation is extended by the Pan American Table Tennis Confederation in liaison with the Colombia Table Tennis Federation for eight International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 2017 Pan American Championships.

Staged in Cartagena de Indias in northern Colombia, the ITTF Pan American Championships will be staged from Monday 11th September to Sunday 17th September.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

It is an open invitation; only nominations submitted by bona fide national associations will be considered.

Full hospitality will be provided in a twin room from dinner on Sunday 10th September to breakfast on Monday 18th September.

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 Rafael Nuñez Airport (IATA CODE: CTG).

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 letter of invitation will be provided.

Please note that all costs associated with the visa application are the responsibility of the applicant and the issuance of a visa is at the sole discretion of the relevant Consulate or Embassy.

Umpires must wear the International umpiring uniforms as described in the Handbook for Match Officials.

Closing date for nominations is Monday 21st August. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Thursday 24th August.

The Referee is Yoanna Ramirez.

For replies and questions, please address:

Colombia Table Tennis Federation     Email:

Kindly copy Freddy Almendariz, Competition Manager  Email:

2017 Pan American Championships: Official Letter of Invitation – English (Friday 11th August)

2017 Pan American Championships: Official Letter of Invitation – Spanish (Friday 11th August)

2017 Pan American Championships: Official Nomination Form (Closing Date is Monday 21st August)

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