by Ian Marshall, Editor
Staged in the Pavilhão Casal Vistoso in Lisbon, overall, invitations are extended to 28 International Umpires to officiate at the five day tournament, an event that has a special place in the history of the International Table Tennis Federation.
It is the first ever ITTF Challenge Series Plus tournament.
In practice with all such tournaments, 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.
For replies and questions, please address:
Jose Bentes, Portuguese Table Tennis Federation
2019 ITTF Challenge Plus Portugal Open: Official Letter of Invitation (Updated on Tuesday 8th January)
2019 ITTF Challenge Plus Portugal Open: Official Nomination Form (Closing Date is Friday 18th January)
2019 ITTF Challenge Plus Portugal Open: Hotel VIP Executive