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Invitation to Umpire at the 2016 Thailand Para Open Championships in Pattaya
By: Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

No doubt London 2012 gold medallist Rungroj Thainiyom will compete on home soil  Photo By: Gaël Marziou


The Table Tennis Association of Thailand, alongside the Sports Association for the Disabled of Thailand, invites International Umpires to officiate at the forthcoming 2016 Thailand Para Open Championships.

A Factor 40 tournament for World Ranking, to be held in Pattaya, the playing days are Monday 9th October to Wednesday 12th October.

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 is offered in a twin room from dinner Sunday 8th October to breakfast on Thursday 13th October.

Each umpire will receive a daily allowance per competition day, according to ITTF regulations.

All invited umpires must organize their own transport to Pattaya as well as travel and medical insurance.

Local transport will be organised from and Suvarnabhumi International Airport (IATA Code: BKK) and Don Mueang International Airport (IATA Code: DMK)

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.

The closing date for nominations is Tuesday 30th August. The list of umpires accepted will be advised on or before Thursday 15th September.

Replies and Further Information
For replies and questions, please address:

Mr. Chukiat Singsung
Email: or

Download Official Forms
2016 Thailand Para Open: Official Letter of Invitation
2016 Thailand Para Open: Official Nomination Form



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