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.
A maximum of three nominations per national associations is requested.
Full hospitality will be provided commencing with dinner on Tuesday 24th April and concluding with breakfast on Monday 30th April.
Each umpire will receive a daily allowance per competition day of €22.00, 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 Metz – Nancy – Lorraine Airport (IATA Code: ETZ) and Metz 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.
The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 28th February. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Monday 12th March.
Evaluations for Blue Badge and Blue Badge in Progress umpires will be held on Wednesday 25th April.
For replies and questions, please address:
Thomas Chevalier, French Table Tennis Federation:
2018 French Junior and Cadet Open: Official letter on invitation (issued Friday 26th January)
2018 French Junior and Cadet Open: Official nomination form (closing date is Wednesday 28th February)