08 Feb 2019

The Portuguese Table Tennis Federation invites 28 International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 2019 ITTF Challenge Plus Portugal Open.

Staged in the Pavilhão Casal Vistoso in Lisbon, play commences on Wednesday 13th February and concludes on Sunday 17th February.

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 in a twin room from dinner on Tuesday 12th February to breakfast on Monday 18th February. Each umpire will receive a daily allowance of US$ 30.00 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 Lisbon Airport (IATA: LIS) as well as Oriente 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. The Referee is Italy’s Francesco Nuzzo.

The closing date for nominations is Saturday 12th January. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Tuesday 15th January.

For replies and questions, please address:

José Bentes, Portuguese Table Tennis Federation
Email: [email protected]

2019 ITTF Challenge Portugal Open: Official Letter of Invitation (Issued – Friday 14th December)

2019 ITTF Challenge Portugal Open: Official Nomination Form (Closing Date – Saturday 12th January)

2019 ITTF Challenge Portugal Open: Hotel VIP Executive

Challenge Series Umpires and Referees 2019 Portugal Open José Bentes Francesco Nuzzo

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