17 Jan 2019

The French Table Tennis Federation invites 20 International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 2019 French Junior and Cadet Open.

An ITTF Premium World Junior Circuit tournament, staged in Metz, play commences on Wednesday 10th April and concludes on Sunday 14th April.

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.

A maximum of three nominations per national associations is requested; preference will be given to Blue Badge, Blue Badge in Progress and officials who have passed the Advanced Rules Examination.

Full hospitality will be provided in a twin room commencing with dinner on Tuesday 9th April, concluding with breakfast on Monday 15th April. 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 Luxembourg Airport (IATA Code: LUX) and Metz 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 closing date for nominations is Thursday 14th February. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Thursday 28th February.

Evaluations for Blue Badge and Blue Badge in Progress umpires will be held in addition to Advanced Umpires Training and an Advanced Rules Examination.

For replies and questions, please address:

French Table Tennis Federation:

Thomas Chevalier Email: thomas.chevalier@fftt.email

2019 French Junior and Cadet Open: Official Letter of Invitation (issued Monday 17th December)

2019 French Junior and Cadet Open: Official Nomination Form (Closing Date is Thursday 14th February)

World Junior Circuit Umpires and Referees 2019 French Junior & Cadet Open Metz