Deadline: 6th October 2023 (Friday) @ 2.00 pm
The ITTF Umpires and Referees Committee (URC), in cooperation with the Organising Committee of the 2024 ITTF World Team Table Tennis Championships Finals, cordially invites Member Associations to nominate one or two Blue Badge International Umpires (BB) or Gold Badge (GB) for the forthcoming prestigious event in Busan, Korea Republic, from 16 – 25 February 2024.
Hospitality starts from lunch on the day before the event starts, through to breakfast on the day after the duty ends. The nominees, or their Associations, are responsible for all related travel and insurance costs. Please note that by submitting a nomination, the Association confirms its responsibility to ensure the nominee has sufficient financial support for airfare.
You may nominate up to two IUs who have achieved Blue Badge – Gold badge status, at least one of whom must be female. Umpires need to arrive no later than
15 February 2024 and attend the Referee Orientation planned for that evening.
PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS WILL TAKE PLACE
Should a nominated umpire require a visa, 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.
Since this is an open invitation, unfortunately, many umpires nominated may not be selected. Only online nominations submitted by bona fide Members Associations will be considered. The selection will be based on geographic boundaries, gender equity, and the Selection Match Officials Criteria.
The URC will confirm the selection by no later than 20 October 2023 and an announcement will be made to Member Association. This announcement will specify those umpires who are selected only for the first days and those selected for the final days as well. Flights should only be booked after having received the final decision of ITTF URC about the working days (final days yes/no).
You are kindly requested to carefully read the instructions, then complete the nomination form.
Please complete the nomination form by no later than 6th October 2023 @ 2.00 pm. Late submissions will not be considered.
Thank you for your kind cooperation.