January 13-15, 2017

The brand new Edmonton Squash Club is proud to host the 2017 Canadian Master's Team Championships! This January, some of the best Master's squash players that our country has to offer will compete on behalf of their province over a three day team tournament. The ESC already has a great on and off court atmosphere that makes any event a good time! We look forward to seeing you in mid January for what should be an amazing weekend full of squash, comraderie & healthy competition!


Event Notices:

  • Draw now available, click on the Draws/Results tab

DRAWS NOW AVAILABLE
For the complete championship draw, click here.


Draw Format:
The format for the Canadian Masters Team Championships will be as follows:

  • Pool round-robin format with placement matches if greater than or equal to seven (7) teams
  • Single pool round-robin format if less than seven (7) teams
 

EVENT SPONSORS

SQUASH CANADA PARTNERS

Should you have any questions about the 2017 Canadian Men's Team Championship, do not hesitate to contact one of the individuals below.

Tournament Chair: Jeff Williams

Squash Canada representative: Britany Gordon

Host Club: Edmonton Squash Club
                    15330 111 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, T5M 4C8

Registration: The 2017 Canadian Masters Team Championship registration is to be completed through your Provincial/Territorial Associations.  Registration forms are to be completed and submitted with payment to Squash Canada by mail, faxed or email. Payment can be made by credit Card (Visa or MasterCard) or cheques made out to ‘Squash Canada’.

Download the registration form here.

Entry Fee: $910 + HST per team  [$130 + HST per player]

Included with entry fee is a player package upon arrival, tournament souvenir, Friday Night munchies, Saturday night Dinner & Social, Morning coffee and breakfast, prizes and trophies.
 
Entry Deadline: December 15, 2016 at 11:59pm EST
 
See Policies and Regulations for entry eligibility information.

 

The 2017 Canadian Masters Team Championship registration is to be completed through your Provincial/Territorial Associations.  Registration forms are to be completed and submitted with payment to Squash Canada by mail, faxed or email. Payment can be made by credit Card (Visa or MasterCard) or cheques made out to ‘Squash Canada’.

Download the registration form here.

Entry Fee: $910 + HST per team  [$130 + HST per player]

Included with entry fee is a player package upon arrival, tournament souvenir, Friday Night munchies, Saturday night Dinner & Social, Morning coffee and breakfast, prizes and trophies.
 
Entry Deadline: December 15, 2016 at 11:59pm EST
 
See Policies and Regulations for entry eligibility information.
 
TEAM ENTRY ELIGIBILITY
Each Member Provincial/Territorial Squash Association in good standing with Squash Canada is eligible to enter a Team in the Canadian Masters Team Championship.  In addition:
  • The Canadian Armed Forces may enter a team into the Championship; and
  • The Host Provincial/Territorial Squash Association may enter two teams into the Championship.
The selection of teams is strictly the responsibility of the Provincial/Territorial Squash Association or the Canadian Armed Forces, as the case may be.  Athletes must meet the athlete eligibility requirements.
 
ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY
In order to represent a Provincial/Territorial Squash Association a competitor must be:
  • A member in good standing of the respective Provincial/Territorial Squash Association.
  • A Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, or have resided continuously in Canada for one (1) year immediately preceding the Championships.
  • A resident in the province/territory that they are representing for a minimum of not less than twelve months. They must have belonged to the PTA that they represent for a minimum of not less than twelve months in their lifetime.  If a player has resided in more than one province for more than twelve months in each province and if a player has been invited to represent more than one province, the player at his or her sole discretion shall have the option of representing the province of their choice.
In order to represent the Canadian Armed Forces a competitor must be:
  • A member in good standing of a Provincial/Territorial Squash Association as at the time of registration and through to the end of the competition.
  • A Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, or have resided continuously in Canada for one (1) year immediately preceding the Championships.
Notwithstanding a competitor may be a member in good standing with their respective Provincial/Territorial Squash Association and Squash Canada, where a competitor is subject to a sanction imposed by the Host Club, Squash Canada shall respect that sanction, including any sanction which may preclude the person from entering the premises and thus participating in the Championships, provided the sanction was imposed using fair procedures.  Specifically, the sanctioned person must have been informed by the Host Club of the nature of the infraction and have been given an opportunity to provide information concerning the incident prior to the sanction being imposed.
 
Provincial/Territorial Squash Associations and the Canadian Armed Forces may individually adopt further eligibility requirements in addition to the Squash Canada requirements.
 
COMPETITORS PER TEAM (TEAM COMPOSITION)
A team consists of seven competitors; Men 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+; Women 40+, 45+, 50+.
 
While the tournament is intended to be an interprovincial team championship, in the interest of encouraging participation by all provinces and territories, where it is not possible for a province or territory to field a complete team, players from outside the province or territory may be included in the team under certain conditions:
  1. Smaller provinces or territories (e.g. Atlantic Region, the North) may combine together to form a regional team.
  2. If a province or territory is unable to field a team of seven competitors they may send a team with a minimum of four competitors from that province or territory with at least two of the four competitors being men and at least one of the four being a woman, and they may fill their roster with additions from the other provinces.  These roster additions will be counted as full members of the team in terms of scoring. Substitutions that are made under this provision may not be made with the intention of strengthening a particular team.
  3. If the Canadian Armed Forces is unable to field a team of seven competitors they may send a team with a minimum of four competitors with at least two of the four competitors being men and at least one of the four being a woman, and they may fill their roster with additions from Provincial/Territorial squash associations.  These roster additions will be counted as full members of the team in terms of scoring. Substitutions that are made under this provision may not be made with the intention of strengthening a particular team.
  4. The Provincial or Territorial squash associations, or the Canadian Armed Forces, must confirm with Squash Canada that they are unable to field a complete team in time for the start of the Championships before 1, 2 or 3 above.
No substitutions or additions to the team composition will be allowed after the commencement of the Championship.
 
DRAW FORMAT 
The format for the Canadian Masters Teams Championships will be as follows:
  • Pool round-robin format with placement matches if greater than or equal to seven (7) teams
  • Single pool round-robin format if less than seven (7) teams
Squash Canada’s Tie Breaking Policy shall apply in the event of a tie(s).
 
TEAM ORDERS
Teams must be submitted in order of strength by gender, and with age group noted.  Team orders should correspond to current national rankings, or if not applicable, to provincial or territorial rankings.  Team orders that do not correspond to current national rankings must be substantiated by current sanctioned tournament results.  Any player without a current national ranking will be designated as NR (non-ranked).
 
TEAM SEEDS
The Team seeds are the responsibility of Squash Canada.  100% of the draw will be seeded.  The seeds will be established using a pair-wise comparison method.   All competitors at each position, by gender, are compared using their national ranking.  Additional information will be utilized where appropriate including provincial rankings, national rankings, head to head results and results at previous team championships.
 
Ties are settled by comparing the ranking of the tied teams position by position.  If the tie cannot be broken by this method, the final placement of the teams at the preceding championships will be used to break the tie.
 
Seeds will be distributed by Squash Canada’s National Office approximately two weeks prior to the start of the Championships.
 
PROTESTS
A.  Seeds
Protests of team seeds must be made within 72 hours of the distribution of the seeds by Squash Canada’s National Office.  Protests must be submitted in writing to Squash Canada’s National Office with appropriate documentation.
 
B.  Team Orders
Protests of team orders must be made within 72 hours of the distribution of the seeds by Squash Canada’s National Office.  Protests must be submitted in writing to Squash Canada’s National Office with appropriate documentation. 
 
Squash Canada will form a three-member panel to review the protest(s) and determine the final seeding/order.
 
ORDER OF PLAY 
The order of play is to commence as Male #3, Female #2, Male #4, Female #1, Male #1, Female #3 & Male #2, and will remain the same throughout the event.  All seven matches should be played consecutively on one court, unless the Tournament Director determines a scheduling or other need.
 
TEAM SUBSTITUTIONS / CHANGES TO TEAM COMPOSITION DURING THE MATCH 
In the event of sickness or other circumstances within seven days of the start of the competition, a team may substitute a player on their team provided the incoming player is appropriately ranked within the team to ensure fairness.
 
It is assumed that each province’s team will be players ranked number 1, 2 and 3 (Female) and number 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Male).
 
If a team has fewer than three players (Female) of four players (Male) for a particular encounter (due to injury, illness or other) then the default(s) will occur in the vacant position, i.e. ranked player number 1, 2, 3 or 4 (the team does not have to move players up in ranked order in case of a defaulted match).  A defaulted match will be scored as 3-0 in games and 33-0 in points.
 
DEAD RUBBER 
There are seven matches in each encounter.  A team will win the encounter if they win four of seven matches.  If a team wins the first four matches played, the remaining matches are to be considered a ‘dead rubber’, i.e. the results do not affect the outcome of the encounter (the outcome has already been determined).  All dead rubbers are to be played to best 3 of 5 games.  (All matches are entered into the Squash Canada ranking system.  This is to guarantee fairness to all athletes and to increase the amount of ranking results.)
 

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton
            16615 - 109 Ave, Edmonton, AB, T5P 4K8

Reservation information:


Ground Transportation

From Airport: to be confirmed

From Hotel: to be confirmed

Friday Night Welcome

What: A cocktail event starting at the end of Friday night matches - finger foods & munchies will be provided with beverage specials
When: Friday January 15th, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Where: Edmonton Squash Club
Who: Players, Officials, Volunteers and Guests
Cost: Players, officials & tournament volunteers have no cost. Cost for others will be $25 and tickets can be purchased from front desk at the ESC


Saturday Night Dinner & Social 

What: A catered dinner with social activities and games to follow!
When: Saturday January 16th, 2017 @ 5:30pm
Where: Edmonton Squash Club
Who: Players, Officials, Volunteers and Guests
Cost: Players, officials & tournament volunteers have no cost. Cost for others will be $25 and tickets can be purchased from front desk at the ESC

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