07 Dec 2018

The Italian Table Tennis Federation invites international umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 2019 Lignano Para Open.

Staged in Lignano Sabbiadoro, play commences on Thursday 14th March and concludes on Saturday 16th March; the tournament precedes the 2019 Italian Junior and Cadet Open which will be organised in the same venue from Wednesday 20th March to Sunday 24th March. During the interim period the world famous city of Venice is easily accessible. It is some 66 miles distance, a journey by car of less than two hours.

by Ian Marshall, 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 at the Bella Italia Village in Lignano Sabbiadoro commencing with dinner on Wednesday 13th March, concluding with breakfast on Sunday 17th March. Each umpire will receive a daily allowance per competition day, according to ITTF regulations.

All invited umpires must organize 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 Venice Marco Polo Airport (IATA Code: VCE), Treviso Airport (IATA Code: TSF) and Latisana Railway Station.

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.

A meeting with the Referee will be held on Wednesday 13th March at 7. 00 pm.

The closing date for nominations is Sunday 20th January. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Friday 25th January. Travel details are requested to be advised on or before Thursday 28th February.

For replies and questions, please address:

Italian Table Tennis Federation:

Mario Re Fraschini (Chair Umpires Department) and Giuseppe Marino (Secretary-General)

Email: [email protected] and copy [email protected]


2019 Lignano Para Open: Official Letter of Invitation (issued Friday 7th December)

2019 Lignano Para Open: Official Nomination Form (Closing Date – Sunday 20th January)

2019 Lignano Para Open: Official Travel Form (Closing Date – Thursday 28th February)


2019 Italian Junior and Cadet Open: Official Letter of Invitation (Issued Friday 7th December)

2019 Italian Junior and Cadet Open: Official Nomination Form (Closing Date – Sunday 20th January)

2019 Italian Junior and Cadet Open: Official Travel Form (Closing Date – Tuesday 5th March)

Paralympics Para Table Tennis Umpires and Referees 2019 Lignano Para Open Mario Re Fraschini Giuseppe Marino