15 Feb 2018

The Slovak Table Tennis Association invites International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 2018 Slovakia Para Open.

Staged in Bratislava, play commences on Thursday 3rd May and concludes on Sunday 6th May.

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 from dinner on Wednesday 2nd May to breakfast on Monday 7th May; accommodation is in a twin room.

Each umpire will receive a daily allowance of €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.

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 1st April. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Sunday 8th April; arrival and departure details are required on or before Monday 30th April.

For replies and questions, please address:

Jan Vaniak, Chair Slovak Table Tennis Association Umpires and Referees Committee

or Jan Riapos, Tournament Director

Email: [email protected]

2018 Slovakia Para Open: Official Letter of Invitation (Issued Thursday 15th February)

2018 Slovakia Para Open: Official Nomination Form (Closing Date is Sunday 1st April)

Paralympics Para Table Tennis Umpires and Referees Jan Riapos Jan Vaniak