19 Mar 2019

The Czech Table Tennis Association invites 40 International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 2019 Czech Para Open.

Staged in Ostrava, play commences on Friday 6th September and concludes on Sunday 8th September.

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 national association is requested return a maximum of six nominations.

Full hospitality will be provided from dinner on Thursday 5th September to breakfast on Monday 9th September; accommodation will be in twin rooms. Each umpire will receive a daily allowance per competition day of US$ 30.00 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 Ostrava-Svinov Railway Station as well Leos Janacek Airport Ostrava (IATA Code: OSR) and Katowice International Airport (IATA Code: KTW).

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 for the tournament is Slovakia’s Matj Hamran, the Deputy Referees are Canada’s Karol Ziduliak, Italy’s Elio Corrado and the host nation’s Jiri Olbricht.

The closing date for nominations is Monday 15th July. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Wednesday 1st August. Travel details are requested to be advised on or before Thursday 1st August.

For replies and questions, please address:

Czech Table Tennis Association:
Email: jiri.olbricht@volny.cz

2019 Czech Para Open: Official Letter of Invitation (issued Monday 18th March)
2019 Czech Para Open: Official Nomination Form (closing date Monday 15th July)
2019 Czech Para Open: Local Website

Paralympics Para Table Tennis Umpires and Referees 2019 Czech Para Open Ostrava