Tournaments

22 May 2019

The Finnish Table Tennis Association invites International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 2019 Para Finland Open – Matti Launonen Memorial.

Staged in Pajulahti Olympic Training Center, Pajulahti, play commences on Friday 11th October and concludes on Sunday 13th October.

by Eve Autio, General Secretary

It is an open invitation; therefore not all nomination may be accepted. Furthermore only nominations submitted by bona fide national associations will be considered.

Full hospitality will be provided from dinner on Thursday 10th October to breakfast on Monday 14th October. Each umpire will receive a daily allowance per competition day of US$ 30.00 according to ITTF regulations.

All invited umpires must organise 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 Helsinki Railway Station, Lahti Railway Station, Port of Helsinki and Helsinki Airport (IATA Code: HEL).

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 and bring the equipment as described in the Handbook for Match Officials.

The Referee for the tournament is Maria Tsipou from Greece, the Deputy Referee is Spain’s Carlos Zapata.

The closing date for nominations is Monday 19th August. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Monday 26th August. Travel details are requested to be advised on or before Monday 16th September.

For replies and questions, please address:

Eve Autio, General Secretary, Para Finland Open

Email: paratt@sptl.fi  and copy to: asko.rasinen@kolumbus.fi

2019 Para Finland Open: Official Letter of Umpire Invitation (issued Wednesday 22nd May)

2019 Para Finland Open: Official nomination form (closing date is Monday 19th August)

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