07 Mar 2018

The Swaythling Club International, in co-operation with USA Table Tennis, invites International and National Umpires plus those who have a regional qualification to officiate at the forthcoming 2018 World Veteran Championships to be staged in Las Vegas from Monday 18th to Sunday 24th June.

A total of some 150 umpires will be required.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager

It is an open invitation; there is no limit to the number of nominations an association may submit.

Hospitality will be provided in a twin room, each umpire will receive US$ 50.00 per day plus $150.00 towards travel costs.

All invited umpires must organize their own transportation to Las Vegas International Airport (IATA Code: LAS) as well as travel and medical insurance. Local transport will be provided, a monorail transport system is available to and from the venue.

The following options are available:

Option A: Sunday 17th – Sunday 24th June

Fulfilling the role of Table Manager for the first two days of the competition (Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th June) assisting the Field of Play Director by managing a group of tables and  collecting results. On the last four days of competition (Thursday 21st June to Sunday 24th June) – Sunday) the role will be to umpire individual matches.

Arrival in Las Vegas no later than 11.00 am on Sunday 17th June is required.

Option B: Wednesday 20th – Sunday 24th June

Umpiring throughout the concluding four days of the competition.

Arrival in Las Vegas no later than 5.00 pm on Wednesday 20th June is required.

Should a nominated umpire require a visa, please send the relevant details when submitting the nomination (copy of the main page of the passport and location of nearest United States Embassy or Consulate). USA Table Tennis will provide an invitation letter for the applicant as well as visa related support. Please note all costs associated with the visa application are the responsibility of the applicant.

Evaluations for Blue Badge umpires and candidates will not be conducted.

Closing date for nominations is Friday 23rd March. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Tuesday 27th March.

Evaluations for Blue Badge umpires and candidates will be not be conducted.

For replies and questions, please address:

Roman Tinyszin – Email: [email protected]

2018 World Veteran Championships: Official Letter of Invitation (issued Tuesday 6th March)

2018 World Veteran Championships: Official Nomination Form (deadline Friday 23rd March)

Umpires and Referees Swaythling Club Las Vegas