23 Feb 2018

The Czech Table Tennis Association invites 40 International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 2018 Czech Para Open.

Staged in Ostrava, play commences on Thursday 20th September and concludes on Saturday 22nd September.

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; a national association is requested return a maximum of six nominations.

Full hospitality will be provided from dinner on Wednesday 19th September to breakfast on Sunday 23rd September; accommodation will be in twin rooms. Each umpire will receive US$ 25.00 each day or equivalent in local currency, as per 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 Ostrava-Svinov Railway Station as well as Leos Janacek Airport Ostrava (IATA Code: OSR).

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 15th July. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Wednesday 1st August. Travel details are requested to be advised on or before Sunday 25th February.

For replies and questions, please address:

Czech Table Tennis Association:

Email: jiri.olbricht@volny.cz

2018 Czech Para Open: Official Letter of Invitation (issued Thursday 22nd February)

2018 Czech Para Open: Official Nomination Form (closing date is Sunday 15th July)

2018 Czech Para Open: Local Website

Paralympics Para Table Tennis Umpires and Referees Czexh Republic