06 May 2018

The Table Tennis Association of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea invites International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming DPR Korea Open.

Staged in Pyongyang, an ITTF Challenge Series tournament, including the qualification stages, play commences on Wednesday 13th June and concludes on Sunday 17th June.

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 Tuesday 12th June to breakfast on Monday 18th June; each umpire will receive a daily allowance of US$ 25.00 per competition day according to ITTF regulations.

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 Pyongyang International Airport (IATA Code: FNJ).

Should a nominated umpire require a visa, kindly send relevant details (full name as in passport, date of birth, place of birth, passport number, expiry date of passport) no later than Sunday 20th May . 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 Friday 11th May. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Tuesday 15th May.

For replies and questions, please address:

Table Tennis Association of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Email: [email protected]

2017 ITTF Challenge Pyongyang Open: Official letter on invitation (issued Sunday 6th May)

2017 ITTF Challenge Pyongyang Open: Official nomination form (closing date is Friday 11th May).docx

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Day 3 - 2018 ITTF Challenge Pyongyang Open