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Invitation to Umpire at the 2016 ITTF World Tour China Open
By: Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

Ma Long is the reigning Men's Singles champion  Photo By: Deng Xiao Zhao

07/07/2016        2016 ITTF World Tour SheSays China Open (Super) (Click here to access this section)

The Chinese Table Tennis Association invites 12 International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 2016 ITTF World Tour China Open.

Staged in Chengdu, a Super Series tournament, play commences on Wednesday 14th September and concludes on Sunday 18th September.

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.

A maximum of two nominations per National Association is requested.

Full hospitality will be provided in a twin room from dinner on Tuesday 13th September to breakfast on Monday 19th September.
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 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 Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (IATA Code: CTU) and Chengdu Railway Station.

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.

Umpiresí Uniforms
Umpires must wear the international umpiring uniforms as described in the Handbook for Match Officials.

Evaluations for Blue Badge status will be conducted.

The closing date for nominations is Monday 1st August. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Wednesday 10th August.

Replies and Further Information
For replies and questions, please address:
Zhao Xia, Chinese Table Tennis Association Email:

Download Official Forms
2016 ITTF World Tour China Open: Official Letter of Invitation
2016 ITTF World Tour China Open: Official Nomination Form



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