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.
National associations are requested to submit a maximum of two nominations, preference will be given to Blue Badge and Blue Badge in Progress umpires.
Full hospitality will be provided commencing with lunch on Tuesday 28th August concluding with breakfast on Monday 3rd September.
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 Beijing Capital International Airport (IATA Code: PEK).
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 Friday 29th June. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Friday 13th July.
For replies and questions, please address: National Paralympic Committee of China
2018 China Para Open Official letter of invitation (issued Friday 11th May)
2018 China Para Open Official nomination form (closing date is Friday 29th June)