by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
Both tournaments will be held in the same venue; if an official attends both events, USA Table Tennis will subsidise travel to the value of US$ 200.00.
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.
Hospitality will be provided in a twin room from Tuesday 12th December to Saturday 16th December. Umpires will receive per diem US$ 75.00 and are responsible for providing their own meals.
All invited umpires must organize their own transport to Las Vegas as well as travel and medical insurance. 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). All costs relating to visa applications are at the responsibility of the applicant; the issuance of a visa is entirely at the discretion of the relevant embassy or consulate.
Umpires must wear the International umpiring uniforms as described in the Handbook for Match Officials.
The closing date for nominations is Saturday 15th October. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Friday 20th October.
For replies and questions, please address:
USA Table Tennis – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 United States Para Open: Official Letter of Invitation (Friday 8th September)
2017 United States Para Open: Official Nomination Form (Closing Date is Sunday 15th October)