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Report for the 2016 World Junior Table Tennis Championships in Cape Town, South Africa

06/01/2017 - I left Vancouver, British Columbia November 27 on a long journey to Cape Town, South Africa via London with a connecting flight to Cape Town (arriving November 29 in the morning). I attended the umpires’ briefing at 8 PM that evening on November 29. There were many surprises at this tournament. First, the tournament was held in the ...

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Referee Report for Canada Cup #2

02/12/2015 - The 2015 Canada Cup #2 was held on November 14-15, 2015 at Fortius Sport and Health in Burnaby, British Columbia. There were 8 competition tables and 2 practice tables set up in the gym. There were 4 events: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, U-2250 Singles and U-1750 Singles. The playing system for rating events was round robin format ...

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Report from the 2015 Para Pan American Games in Toronto – Karol Ziduliak

20/10/2015 - Referee Team: Referee - Silvia Garro (CRC), DR - Maria Ferreira (BRA), DR - Karol Ziduliak (CAN) Umpires: 27 IUs + 9 NU from 14 countries. They have put in long hours without any complaints. Ball boys and girls: Every day 20-25 volunteered. They have worked very well. As at a previous Para Pan American Games the draws had to be made ...

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Report on the Special Olympics Los Angeles 2015 - Mike Skinner

18/08/2015 - This was my first experience of a Special Olympics and it was certainly special in many ways. Those of us that have attended ITTF events would be surprised at the differences. Firstly let me talk about the things dear to most officials hearts; meals and accommodation.The accommodation was at Mount St. Mary’s University ...

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Deputy Referee Report for 2015 Japan Open - Tony Shaw

01/07/2015 - I left Vancouver on June 21 and arrived at Osaka international Airport on June 22, 2015 at 3:30 PM. JTTA told me that the referee, Mr. Seta would like me to oversee the Call Area and Racket Control Centre which will be set up and operational by June 23 to provide voluntary racket testing for players. The referee assigned three ...

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