by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager
It is an open invitation. Therefore not all nominations may be accepted.
National associations are requested to nominate one International Umpire who has achieved Blue Badge or Blue Badge in Progress status. Additionally, nominations may be considered from an International Umpire, White Badge, who has been an active for at least two years.
Furthermore only nominations submitted by bona fide national associations will be considered.
Full hospitality will be provided in a twin room from dinner on Tuesday 31st July to breakfast on Monday 6th August. Each umpire will receive a daily allowance of US$ 50.00 per competition day.
All invited umpires must organise 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 Hong Kong International Airport (IATA Code: HKG).
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 Wednesday 2nd May. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Friday 1st June.
For replies and questions, please address:
Echo Chiu, Executive Director, Hong Kong Table Tennis Association
2018 Hang Seng Hong Kong Junior and Cadet Open: Official letter of invitation (issued Thursday 29th March)
2018 Hang Seng Hong Kong Junior and Cadet Open: Official nomination form (closing date is Wednesday 2nd May)