14 Mar 2018

The Chinese Table Tennis Association invites eight International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour China Open, a Platinum Series tournament.

Staged in Shenzhen, overall, including the qualification tournament, play commences on Tuesday 29th May and concludes on Sunday 3rd June.

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 in a twin room from dinner on Monday 28th May to breakfast on Monday 4th June. 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 Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (IATA Code: SZX) and Shenzhen 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 Sunday 15th April. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Friday 30th April.

Evaluations for Blue Badge umpires and candidates will be conducted.

For replies and questions, please address:

Umpires & Referees Committee – China Table Tennis Association

Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour China Open: Official Letter of Invitation (issue date on Wednesday 14th March)

Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour China Open: Official Nomination Form (closing date is Sunday 15th April

World Tour Umpires and Referees 2018 Seamaster China Open Shenzhen

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