11 Jan 2019

The International Table Tennis Federation in liaison with International University Sports Federation and the Local Organising Committee invites International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 30th Summer Universiade.

Staged in the Italian city of Napoli, play commences on Thursday 4th July and concludes on Thursday 11th July.

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.

National associations may submit a maximum of two nominations and are encouraged to propose female umpires.

Return economy class air fares plus an allowance will be provided in addition to full hospitality from dinner on Tuesday 2nd July to breakfast on either Friday 12th July; a meeting with the Referee is scheduled for Wednesday 3rd July. 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.

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 advised.

The closing date for nominations is Saturday 9th February. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Friday 15th February.

For replies and questions, please address:

Emese Barsai, ITTF Programme Manager
Email: [email protected]

2019 Summer Universiade: Official Letter of Invitation (issued Wednesday 9th January)

2019 Summer Universiade: Google Link for Nominations (Closing Date is Saturday 9th February)

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