10 Jan 2018

The Royal Spanish Table Tennis Federation invites 24 International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming ITTF Challenge Spanish Open.

Staged in Guadalajara, some 50 kilometres from Madrid, including the qualification stages, play commences on Wednesday 28th March and concludes on Sunday 1st April.

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 in a twin room from dinner on Tuesday 28th March to breakfast on Monday 2nd April.

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 Adolfo Suarez Madrid–Barajas Airport (IATA Code: MAD) and Guadalajara 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 but the issuance of a visa rests entirely with the relevant consulate.

Umpires must wear the International umpiring uniforms as described in the Handbook for Match Officials.

Evaluations for Blue Badge and Blue Badge in Progress Umpires will be conducted.

The closing date for nominations is Saturday 3rd February. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Thursday 15th February.

For replies and questions, please address:

Royal Spanish Table Tennis Federation

Daniel Valero (Tournament Manager) and José Jaime Mucia (Chair of Royal Spanish Table Tennis Federation Umpires and Referees Committee)

Email: [email protected]

2017 ITTF Challenge Spanish Open: Official letter of invitation (issued Wednesday 10th January)

2017 ITTF Challenge Spanish Open: Official nomination form (closing date Saturday 3rd February)

Challenge Series Umpires and Referees 2018 Spanish Open Daniel Valero

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