19 Dec 2017

The Italian Table Tennis Federation invites International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 2018 Lignano Para Open.

Staged in Lignano Sabbiadoro, play commences on Thursday 15th March and concludes on Saturday 17th March.

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 will be provided at the Bella Italia Village in Lignano Sabbiadoro commencing with dinner on Wednesday 14th March, concluding with breakfast on Sunday 18th March.

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 Venice Marco Polo Airport (IATA Code: VCE), Treviso Airport (IATA Code: TSF) and Latisana Railway Station.

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.

A meeting with the Referee will be held on Wednesday 14th March at 7. 00pm.

The closing date for nominations is Monday 15th January. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Saturday 20th February. Travel details are requested on or before Sunday 25th February.

For replies and questions, please address:

Italian Table Tennis Federation:

Mario Re Fraschini (Chair Umpires Department) & Giuseppe Marino (Secretary-General)

Email: settorearbitrale@fitet.org and copy settore.paralimpico@fitet.org

2018 Lignano Para Open: Official Letter of Invitation (Tuesday 19th December)

2018 Lignano Para Open: Official Nomination Form (Deadline is Monday 15th January)

2018 Lignano Para Open: Travel Details Form (Deadline is Sunday 25th February)

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