by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
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 Wednesday 27th June to breakfast on Sunday 1st July; accommodation is in a twin room.
Each umpire will receive a daily allowance of $75.00 per competition day. Umpires will be responsible for their meals.
All invited umpires must organise their own transportation to the Westgate Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas as well as travel and medical insurance. Las Vegas airport (IATA Code: LAS) is approximately 10 minutes from the hotel. The cost of the shuttle bus is about US$ 8.00 each way, a taxi about $25.00 each way. In addition, all invited umpires are responsible for early arrival and late departure.
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 Saturday 21st April. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Wednesday 25th April.
For replies and questions, please address:
Joseph Yick, United States Table Tennis
2018 United States Para Open: Official letter of invitation (issued Sunday 8th April)
2018 United States Para Open: Official nomination form (Closing date is Saturday 21st April)