Invitation to Umpire in the Canadian City of Vancouver

Table Tennis Canada invites 12 International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 2016 Pan American Junior Championships and 2016 ITTF-North America Cup. Staged in Vancouver, Canada, overall play commences on Friday 24th June and concludes on Thursday 30th June.

Preference will be given to Blue Badge and Blue Badge in Progress umpires; national associations are requested to submit a maximum of two nominations. Open Invitation It is an open invitation. Therefore not all nominations may be accepted. Furthermore only nominations submitted by bona fide national associations will be considered. Hospitality Full hospitality will be provided in a twin room from dinner on Thursday 23rd June to breakfast on Friday 1st July. Each umpire will receive a daily allowance of US$ 25.00, or local equivalent, per competition day, according to ITTF regulation, throughout the 2016 Pan American Junior Championships. A stipend of $60 Canadian will be paid for the ITTF-North America Cup; snacks will be available throughout both events. Transport 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 Vancouver International Airport (IATA Code: YVR). Visa Application 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’ Uniforms Umpires must wear the International umpiring uniforms as described in the Handbook for Match Officials. Advanced Umpires Course An Advanced Umpires Course followed by an Advanced Rules Examination will be held on Tuesday 14th June from 8.30am to 6.00pm. Participants are responsible for the fee of $40.00 to cover both the course. In addition candidates are responsible for any additional accommodation or hospitality required. Evaluations Evaluations will be conducted. Meeting with Referee A meeting with the Referee will be held at 8.00pm on Thursday 23rd June. Referee The Referee for the tournament is Carlos Zapata. Deadline The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 13th April. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Saturday 23rd April. Replies and Further Information For replies and questions, please address: Table Tennis Association of Malaysia Email: Download Official Forms 2016 Pan American Junior Championships and 2016 ITTF-North America Cup: Official Nomination Form