by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
An intention to enter is the first step. A preliminary entry is mandatory and must be completed by Monday 15th January.
Once the preliminary entry has been made, the next step is the final entry; each field on the form must be completed in full. The submission of final entries commences on Tuesday 16th January, immediately following the conclusion of the preliminary phase.
The closing date for final entries, which must include accommodation details, is required by Thursday 15th February; after that date only cancellations and modifications may be made using the “Modifications to Entry Form”. Such modifications may submitted prior to Thursday 15th March, the date on which travel details are required and also the date on which the on-line system will be closed.
Meanwhile for those who may require a visa, the application process commences on Monday 8th January; the visa application deadline is Saturday 10th February; the interview deadline, Sunday 25th February. In order to enter Sweden all passports must be valid for six months following departure from the country.
Entries confirmed, the draw for the Championship Division, in addition to Division One and Division Two in each of the Men’s and Women’s events, will be made in the Halmstad Arena at 2.00pm on Tuesday 27th February.
Later at 7.00pm, also in the Halmstad Arena, on Saturday 28th April, the Jury Meeting will be staged; the date for the Annual General Meeting is Tuesday 1st May in the Tylösand, followed by the Board of Directors Meeting in the same venue on Thursday 3rd May.
All propositions for the Annual General Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting should be submitted in writing to the ITTF Secretariat no later than Wednesday 31st January.
Dimosthenis Messinis if experiencing problems with on-line entries
The Competition Manager is Didier Leroy
Liebherr 2018 World Team Championships: Prospectus
Liebherr 2018 World Team Championships: Link for on-line entries