by Ian Marshall, Editor
It is an open invitation. Therefore not all submissions may be accepted. Furthermore only nominations returned by bona fide national associations will be considered.
Full hospitality will be provided in a twin room from dinner on Tuesday 19th March to breakfast on Monday 25th 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 Adolfo Suarez Madrid–Barajas Airport (IATA Code: MAD) and Guadalajara 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. The issuance of a visa rests entirely with the relevant 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 be conducted.
The closing date for nominations is Sunday 27th January. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Saturday 2nd February.
For replies and questions, please address:
Royal Spanish Table Tennis Federation
Daniel Valero (Tournament Manager) and José Jaime Murcia (Chair of Royal Spanish Table Tennis Federation Umpires and Referees Committee)
Seamaster 2019 ITTF Challenge Spanish Open: Official Letter of Invitation (issued on Wednesday 9th January)
Seamaster 2019 ITTF Challenge Spanish Open: Official Nomination Form (Closing Date is Sunday 27th January)