24 Sep 2018

USA Table Tennis invites 20 International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 2018 United States Open.

Staged in Orlando, Florida, the tournament commences on Monday 17th December and concludes on Saturday 22nd December.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

It is an open invitation. Therefore not all submissions may be accepted.

Furthermore only nominations submitted by bona fide national associations will be considered; preference will be given to Blue Badge and Blue Badge in Progress Umpires. A national association is requested to forward a maximum of two nominees.

Full hospitality will be provided in a twin room from dinner on Sunday 16th December to breakfast on Sunday 23rd December.

All invited umpires must organize their own transport to Orlando as well as travel and medical insurance. In addition, all invited umpires are responsible for early arrival and late departure. Local transport will be organised from and to Orlando International Airport (IATA Code: MCO).

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). All costs relating to visa applications are at the responsibility of the applicant; the issuance of a visa is entirely at the discretion of the relevant embassy or consulate.

Umpires must wear the international umpiring uniforms as described in the Handbook for Match Officials.

Evaluations for Blue Badge and Blue Badge in Progress Umpires will not be conducted.

The closing date for nominations is Saturday 20th October. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Wednesday 31st October.

For replies and questions, please address:

USA Table Tennis – Email: joeyicktt@gmail.com

2017 United States Open: Official Letter of Invitation (Issued on Monday 24th September)

2017 United States Open: Official Nomination Form (Closing Date is Saturday 20th October)

Umpires and Referees 2018 United States Open Orlando