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Tony's Table Tennis
09-06-2022, 05:47 PM
https://www.youtube.com/embed/06cCAEwljp4?autohide=1&controls=1&showinfo=0

Michael Zhuang
09-06-2022, 06:07 PM
lol hilarious

DukeGaGa
09-06-2022, 06:09 PM
he looked so confused lol "who am I? where am I? what am I doing?"

lodro
09-06-2022, 06:23 PM
he looked so confused lol "who am I? where am I? what am I doing?"
he is just like me 🤣

TareqPhoto
09-06-2022, 07:47 PM
No comment 🤐😂🤣😁

jk1980
09-06-2022, 11:10 PM
he looked so confused lol "who am I? where am I? what am I doing?"
Didn't know Biden did have a side job.

Doum
09-07-2022, 12:13 AM
I saw the same thing on a live WTT feed, Players where counting points for the umpire. 🤣

Maybe it's the same guy? 😁

Tony's Table Tennis
09-07-2022, 03:38 AM
I am amazed, I can't find anything in the ITTF handbook about poor umpire decision making and the SOP to handle such issue.

I would imagine under common sense that you can call the referee and complain.....

TareqPhoto
09-07-2022, 11:07 PM
If he is still in his job or position then i am willing to apply for umpire position in my country, what could worse i do than him.

Tony's Table Tennis
09-08-2022, 06:30 AM
There is more!!


https://www.youtube.com/embed/0LaNnji0M1M?autohide=1&controls=1&showinfo=0


https://www.tabletennisdaily.com/forum/server/php/files/38/961/22/09/07/thumbnail/su%20png.png (https://www.tabletennisdaily.com/forum/server/php/files/38/961/22/09/07/su%20png.png)

I have no idea if this scorecard is correct, but Su did go onto R16.

lodro
09-08-2022, 07:12 AM
Isn't nice to have a couple of lovely and kind young ladies helping him with this difficult job. 🤣

I think he got into trouble with the electronic system, got out of sinc with the cards AND with what happened on the table and from there onward it was all down shit-street. 🤣

Tony's Table Tennis
09-08-2022, 02:59 PM
Su just told me, the umpire actually fell asleep!!!! lol

Draycott old man
09-08-2022, 03:15 PM
Su just told me, the umpire actually fell asleep!!!! lol
Can't of been a very good game lol 🤣🤣 never heard of that before lol 🤣🤣🤣🤣

TareqPhoto
09-08-2022, 11:49 PM
Su just told me, the umpire actually fell asleep!!!! lol
I will if i was doing a match between the best two defenders makin it like 10 hours match, or offensive players that they just attack attack attack forever, boring,....... SLEEPING.

Dominikk85
09-09-2022, 11:48 AM
I am amazed, I can't find anything in the ITTF handbook about poor umpire decision making and the SOP to handle such issue.

I would imagine under common sense that you can call the referee and complain.....
I don't think there is anything in the rulebook but you could probably complain at the tournament organization. Not sure if they have to do something but if it is really bad like an umpire who can't count correctly they might be willing to change something.
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At lower levels of course it is not always easy to find qualified umpires who are willing to do it as it is very time consuming to be an umpire and at lower levels there is little if any payment.

But still tournaments should make sure to put someone there who can stay awake and counts correctly:). Compared to other sports being a tt ump is pretty easy as there are no fouls and no real line calls like in tennis either, either the ball hits the table or not.

Of course at higher levels there are illegal serves but who calls them anyways?

pongfugrasshopper
09-09-2022, 01:05 PM
I don't think there is anything in the rulebook but you could probably complain at the tournament organization. Not sure if they have to do something but if it is really bad like an umpire who can't count correctly they might be willing to change something.
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At lower levels of course it is not always easy to find qualified umpires who are willing to do it as it is very time consuming to be an umpire and at lower levels there is little if any payment.

But still tournaments should make sure to put someone there who can stay awake and counts correctly:). Compared to other sports being a tt ump is pretty easy as there are no fouls and no real line calls like in tennis either, either the ball hits the table or not.

Of course at higher levels there are illegal serves but who calls them anyways?
Call for a referee while the umpire is asleep?

Tony's Table Tennis
09-09-2022, 01:58 PM
Call for a referee while the umpire is asleep?
I told Su, that she and Charlotte should just play on and count the scores themselves.
Fill in the scorecard, bring it to the control table and let the umpire sleep and take a proper nap

ScoopsTT
09-09-2022, 06:04 PM
Can someone interview this umpire please, would love to know his thoughts on this 😂

Tony's Table Tennis
09-09-2022, 06:07 PM
Can someone interview this umpire please, would love to know his thoughts on this 😂
He probably thinks it was all a dream

ScoopsTT
09-09-2022, 06:08 PM
He probably thinks it was all a dream
😂 I thought International umpires were monitored? I've seen some dodgy umpiring in my local leagues but this is something different.

Tony's Table Tennis
09-10-2022, 03:20 PM
😂 I thought International umpires were monitored? I've seen some dodgy umpiring in my local leagues but this is something different.
I don't know how much monitoring goes on. I've heard pros complaining off the radar about quality or consistency, or even maybe getting a channel to lodge anonymous complaints.

This is the first kind of crazy under qualified incident I have seen and it is a joke.
ITTF/WTT should actually issue an open letter of apology for the 2 players and national federations in question.