18 Jan 2018

The Qatar Table Tennis Association invites eight International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour Qatar Open.

A Platinum series tournament, the highest level; staged in Doha, including qualification, play commences on Tuesday 6th March and concludes on Sunday 11th March.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager

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 Monday 5th March to breakfast on Monday 12th 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 Hamad International Airport (ICAO: OTBD).

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 Sunday 4th February. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Thursday 8th February.

For replies and questions, please address:

Qatar Table Tennis Association


Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour Qatar Open: Official letter of invitation (issued Wednesday 17th January)

Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour Qatar Open: Official nomination form (closing date Sunday 4th February)

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