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 from dinner on Monday 12th March to breakfast on Sunday 18th March. Each umpire will receive a daily allowance of US$ 25. 00 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 Warsaw Chopin Airport (IATA Code: WAW) and Lodz Wladysław Reymont Airport (IATA Code: LCJ).
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.
The closing date for nominations is Friday 5th February. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Friday 12th February.
For replies and questions, please address Polish Table Tennis Federation:
2018 ITTF Challenge Polish Open: Official letter of invitation (issued Monday 8th January)
2018 ITTF Challenge Polish Open: Official nomination form (Closing date is Friday 5th February)