Table Tennis Australia invites five International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 2016 ITTF World Tour Australian Open. A Challenge Series tournament, play commences in earnest on Thursday 9th June and concludes on Sunday 12th June.
It is an open invitation. Therefore not all nominations may be accepted and preference will be given to Blue Badge and Blue Badge in Progress umpires. Only nominations submitted by Associations by the deadline will be considered.
Hospitality at a local hotel is offered from lunch on Wednesday 8th June to breakfast on Monday 13th June. Each umpire will receive a daily allowance of US$ 25.00, or local equivalent, per competition day, according to ITTF regulation.
All invited umpires must organize their own transport to Australia 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.
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 Wednesday 1st May 2016. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Friday 6th May.
Replies and Further Information
Table Tennis Association of Malaysia
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2016 ITTF World Tour Australian Open: Official Nomination Form