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; applications are limited to two per national association. However, if one nomination is female, a further name may be submitted. Applicants are required to possess previous Para table tennis umpiring experience.
Preference will be given to Blue Badge umpires or those who have attended an ITTF Advanced Training Course and passed the Advanced Rules Examination.
Full hospitality will be provided from dinner on Tuesday 16th October to breakfast on Sunday 21st October. All umpires must be present on Tuesday 16th October to attend the Referee’s briefing.
Each umpire will receive a daily allowance 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.
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. The issuance of a visa depends entirely on the embassy or consulate concerned.
Umpires must wear the International umpiring uniforms as described in the Handbook for Match Officials.
The closing date for nominations is Monday 16th July. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Wednesday 1st August.
2018 World Para Championships: Official letter of invitation (issued Friday 25th May)
2018 World Para Championships: Nomination Form (closing date is Monday 16th July)