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 Tuesday 3rd July to breakfast on Monday 9th July. 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 Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA Code: PVG), Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (IATA Code: SHA) and Hongqiao 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; evaluations for Blue Badge and Blue Badge in Progress Umpires will be conducted.
The closing date for nominations is Tuesday 15th May. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Friday 30th May.
For replies and questions, please address:
Umpires & Referees Committee – China Table Tennis Association
2018 China Junior and Cadet Open: Official Letter of Invitation (issued on Wednesday 14th March)
2018 China Junior and Cadet Open: Official Nomination Form (closing date is Tuesday 15th May)