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The ITTF appointed 8 new International Referees (IR)) in Dec 2012. The total number of IRs is 189.
Click below to see the list of IRs in each country.
See current IR list:
20th Jan 2013.
The Blue Badge is an Elite Status of an International Table Tennis Umpire. Candidates are required to pass a written test followed by 4 "meets" within a certain period. Having achieved required "meets", they have to maintain their status by obtaining further 3 "meets" within next 3 calendar years. If they don't obtain required "meets", their BB Status is lost. They revert back to their White Badge Status.
The ITTF started this programme since 2004 and there are 224 active BB Umpires today. Some of these BB Umpires have lost their status and some are engaged in the ITTF administration. The results of the examination and their elevation to BB Status are published every 3 months.
This Web Site started keeping records of BB Umpires since early 2008. This is for the first time there is no one gained the status of BB during the period from July-to-September 2012.
See current BB list:
18th Oct 2012.
The following is a list of offences for which Yellow Cards will be issued:
In some circumstances the player may be allowed to use such a bat, on condition that the bat may not be used again.
A record of such bats will be kept.
The ITTF has published the results of International Umpires Examination on 15th June 1012.
Successful candidates from each Continents are as follows :
Europe = 100 (Male = 86, Female = 14) Asia = 138 (Male = 103, Female = 35) Africa = 40 (Male = 33, Female = 7) Latin America = 15 (Male = 8, Female = 7) North America = 9 (Male = 6, Female = 3) Oceania = 3 (Male = 2, Female = 1) Total : = 305Analysis by Country is also available.
see analysis by Continents:
see 2012 results by Countries:
20th June 2012.
The ITTF has published the new list of International Referees on 05.12.11.
The list is printed on our web site by Countries.
7th Dec 2011.
At 101 Dorothy de Low is still practicing Table Tennis three times a week.
A visit to Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, to inspect the premises for the World Veteran Championships in 2014 was the reason for Hans Westling’s recent trip to the southern hemisphere.
However, once in the continent of Oceania and official duties concluded, a trip to Sydney in Australia was at the top of his agenda for the Chairman of the World Veteran Championships Committee.
The reason was to visit Doris de Low, a regular face at the World Veteran Championships and at the age of 101 years, still practicing her table tennis skills three times per week!
The Irish Table Tennis Association has issued a new version of Sanction Scheme taking into consideration on certain National Interests.read more:
The new version, issue 2, is effective from 20th September 2011. For the purpose of Sanction Scheme the Table Tennis season starts on the 1st of July to the last day of following June.
3rd Oct 2011.
- Dorothy De Low -
on your 100th Birth day
from your Table Tennis fans in Ireland, 5th Oct 2010
Highest Honour in Land for Dorothy De Low, AOM, SMH.
The Governor General of Australia awards Dorthy De Low with 'Medal of the Order of Australia' for her achievement in Table Tennis.
99 years old Dorothy De Low playing table tennis.
26th January 2010.
Would you believe it !!!
Sometime ago I published an article under the same banner that Playing tt for 2 hrs 12 minutes for a single point. Did you believe it? It is true. If you would like to read it please click on News Cuttings and go down to the article.Playing tt without arms?
Now, I have another one if you would believe it?
Yes, it is true.
23th October 2009.
Guinness Book of World Records
97 yrs 232 days old Dorothy De Low, playing Table Tennis, enters into the Guinness World Records.
A record for Table Tennis, Our Sport, Sport for all Ages.
28th Oct 2008.
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First published on 11th Feb, 2005
Role of International Referee/Umpire/Assistant Umpire
Blue Badge Umpires : Ittf list date : 09.07.12 read more....
Blue Badge Umpires : Ittf list date : 06.04.12 read more....
Blue Badge Umpires : Ittf list date : 11.01.12 read more....
Blue Badge Umpires : Ittf list date : 09.10.11 read more....
Blue Badge Umpires : Ittf list date : 06.07.11 read more....
International Umpires : 2010 Summary :16.03.11 read more....
International Umpires : 2010 Details : 16.03.11 read more....
International Referees : Ittf list date :07.12.12 read more....
International Referees : Ittf list date :05.12.11 read more....
International Referees : Ittf list date :05.01.11 read more....
ITTA Sanction Scheme, Issue 2: Sept, 2011; read more....Irish National Calendar - 2012/13 season;
ITTA Sanction Scheme, Issue 1: July, 2008; read more....
ITTA Umpiring Development : Aug, 2008; read more....
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ITTF Directive on Racket Coverings:
Use of Booster is illegal.
(by courtesy of ITTF publishing date : 15.08.08)
ITTF announced announced that "The covering material should be used as it has been authorised by the ITTF without any physical, chemical or other treatment, changing or modifying playing properties, friction, outlook, colour, structure, surface, etc."
31st Aug 2008.
ITTA Sanction Scheme:
(by courtesy of Itta e-mail : 26.08.08)
ITTA announced Sanction Schemes to be effective from 1st September 2008. Sanctions are penalties over and above ITTF rules which the ITTA will impose on players or coaches who misbehave or bring the game into disrepute.
This is the third and final phase of current ITTA development plan on umpiring. The first, Irish Table Tennis Umpires Association, already established, the second, Racket Check, is in place and effective from 1st September 08.
27th Aug 2008.
Senior Ranking Scheme
(by courtesy of Itta web site, publishing date : 26.08.08)
ITTA announced Senior Ranking Scheme. The Scheme outlined is a pilot scheme for the 2008/09 season.
26th Aug 2008.ITTA Racket Testing programme
(by courtesy of Itta web site, publishing date : 05.04.10)
ITTA announced Racket Testing programme to be effective from 1st September 2008. This is the second phase of ITTA development plan. The first, Irish Table Tennis Umpires Association, has already been established.
15th Aug 2008.
ITTA National Umpires Association
(by courtesy of Itta web site, publishing date : 29.07.08)
Following discussions between the ITTA Board of Directors and the Leinster Umpires Association a new National Umpires Association is established on 13th August, 2008. The inaugural meeting was attended by members of ITTA, Leinster Branch and, now defunct, members of Leinster Umpires Association.
14th Aug 2008.
ITTA development plan for Umpires
(by courtesy of Itta web site, publishing date : 08.08.08)
Following discussions between the ITTA Board and the Leinster Umpires Association a proposal to set up a new National Umpires Association has been devised and adopted by the ITTA.
5th Aug 2008.
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