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.
Full hospitality, accommodation in a twin room, will be provided from an evening meal on Wednesday 13th December to breakfast on Monday 18th December.
Each umpire will receive a daily allowance of US$ 25.00 per competition day or equivalent in local currency, 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 Astana Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport International Airport (IATA Code: TSE).
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 but the issuance of a visa is entirely at the discretion of the relevant consulate or embassy.
Umpires must wear the international umpiring uniforms as described in the Handbook for Match Officials.
The closing date for nominations is Sunday 28th October. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Friday 10th November.
For replies and questions, please address:
Serik Kaskabassov, Tournament Director
Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals: Official Letter of Invitation (Tuesday 10th October)
Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals: Official Nomination Form (Closing Date is Sunday 29th October)