09 Oct 2018

The ITTF Umpires and Referees Committee invites national associations to submit a maximum of three international umpires for each of the tournaments that form the 2019 ITTF World Tour.

It is an open invitation thus all nominations may not be accepted.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Priority will be given to umpires who have achieved Blue Badge status or have attended an Advanced Umpires Training Course and passed the Advanced Rules Examination; in line with current policy, female nominations are encouraged.

Umpires selected must arrive one day prior to the start of the qualification tournament in order to attend the meeting with the Referee.

Furthermore, those selected or their associations are responsible for travel and insurance costs; by submitting a nomination, a national association confirms that the nominee has sufficient funds to meet the required travel costs. Umpires selected for the finals will have travel costs reimbursed.

In addition to accommodation each Blue Badge umpire will receive US$ 100 per working day in the main draw, US$ 60.00 per day in the qualification stage; all other umpires will receive US$ 30.00 per working day.

The closing date for nominations for the 2019 ITTF World Tour Hungarian Open is Monday 5th November, for all other ITTF World Tour tournaments Thursday 20th December.

Confirmations for the ITTF World Tour Hungarian Open will be advised on or before Thursday 15th November, for the ITTF World Tour Qatar Open on or before Monday 31st December; for all other ITTF World Tour tournament in 2019, on or before Thursday 31st January.

ITTF Umpires and Referees Committee: Official Letter of Invitation (issued Tuesday 9th October)
ITTF Umpires and Referees Committee: Official Nomination Form

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