2017 Canadian Squash Championships

May 3-6, 2017
Mayfair Club Lakeshore
Toronto, ON

Hosting for the second year in a row, Mayfair Lakeshore is a premier facility for hosting squash events in Canada.  The 2016 event featured over 280 players from across Canada vying for the national title in 15 categories and 5 companion event titles.  2016 saw two new Canadian Champions crowned in the Men's and Women's Open - Andrew Schnell and Hollie Naughton.  Both are expected to return to defend their title.

Located close to the heart of Toronto, the Mayfair Lakeshore features a large multi-sport facility with 1 doubles court and 13 singles squash courts and a welcoming, exciting environment for both players and spectators alike. 

Event Notices:

  • New regulations to the Men's and Women's OPEN - AND the registration deadline for the OPEN events is March 19th, 2017
  • Registration is OPEN!
  • All participants must be available to play on Wednesday May 3rd;
  • No individual scheduling requests will be considered.
STARTING TIMES
The starting times for all qualifying and first-round matches should be made available to competitors a minimum of 7 days prior to the start of the event. The draws should be made public a minimum of 3 days prior to the commencement of the Championships.
 
Participants must be available to play on Wednesday May 3rd, 2017.

All age groups and A matches scheduled to begin Wednesday May 3rd (9am start times) and will concluded on Saturday May 6th.  Companion events to start May 3rd, after 6pm. 

Start times and draw times will be posted when available.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO INDIVIDUAL SCHEDULING REQUESTS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

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

Tournament Chair: Barb Cooper

Squash Canada representative: Britany Gordon

Host Club: Mayfair Lakeshore
                    801 Lakeshore Blvd East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4M 1A9

Categories: 
Mens: Open, A, 30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+
Women's: Open, A, 30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+
Companion Events: Men's B, Men's C, Men's D, Women's B, Women's C, Women's D

Entry Fee: This year we are pleased to offer two entry fee options

Entry Fee Option 1: $75 + $20 Squash Canada racquet fee + $12.35 HST, Total: $107.35 CAD (Option 1 includes: entry fee and Awards Banquet on Saturday night with live band) 

Entry Fee Option 2: $130 + $20 Squash Canada racquet fee + $19.50 HST, Total: $169.50 CAD (Option 2 includes: entry fee cost PLUS official tournament souvenir, one (1) meal ticket, and Awards Banquet on Saturday night with live band)

Open Entry Deadline: Sunday March 19, 2017 at 11:59pm EST
Entry Deadline: Wednesday April 12, 2017 at 11:59pm EST

Late Entries: Late entries will be accepted where space is available, after the entry deadline date and before the first meeting of the seeding committee and upon payment of the $25 late entry fee, plus $3.25 HST, total $28.25 CAD.
After such time, no late entries will be accepted. 

Entry Prerequsite: Must be available to play on Wednesday May 3rd.

Dress Code: visit the Policies and Regulations section for Squash Canada's dress code policy.

Key Dates/Deadlines: 

  • OPEN Registration Deadline: March 19, 2017 (@ 11:59pm EST)
  • Registration Deadline: April 12, 2017 (@ 11:59pm EST)

Registration is now OPEN! To register, click here: http://bit.ly/2017CdnChamps_Registration

Entry Fee: This year we are pleased to offer two entry fee options

Entry Fee Option 1: $75 + $20 Squash Canada racquet fee + $12.35 HST, Total: $107.35 CAD (Option 1 includes: entry fee and Awards Banquet on Saturday night with live band) 

Entry Fee Option 2: $130 + $20 Squash Canada racquet fee + $19.50 HST, Total: $169.50 CAD (Option 2 includes: entry fee cost PLUS official tournament souvenir, one (1) meal ticket, and Awards Banquet on Saturday night with live band)

Open Entry Deadline: Sunday March 19, 2017 at 11:59pm EST
Entry Deadline: Wednesday April 12, 2017 at 11:59pm EST

Late Entries: Late entries will be accepted where space is available, after the entry deadline date and before the first meeting of the seeding committee and upon payment of the $25 late entry fee, plus $3.25 HST, total $28.25 CAD
After such time, no late entries will be accepted.

Refund Policy: visit the Policies and Regulations section for Squash Canada's refund policy.

REGULATIONS
Draw Format
A.  General
All categories of play will use a single elimination main draw with feed-in consolation except if there are 4 to 6 entries, in which case the format will be round-robin.  Events with less than four entrants may be combined with the next lower age category. 
 
B.  Open Event
Squash Canada has updated the regulations for the Men's and Women's Open events which changes the draw format for the events.
To view the new regulations and draw format, click here.
 
C.  Masters Events
All Masters categories of play will be conducted with a single elimination main draw featuring a feed-in consolation (including quarter final losers) and playoffs for 3rd/4th.
 

POLICIES

Refund Policy
Requests for refunds of entry fees will be handled by Squash Canada, upon receipt of written notice. 
 
Withdrawals prior and up to the entry deadline date will receive a full refund less a $5 processing fee.
Withdrawals after the entry deadline date until seedings are published will receive a 50% refund.
 
No refund will be given after the seedings are posted, except for medical reasons or bereavement. In these cases, medical notes or other documentation (e.g. doctor’s note, death notice, etc.) must be provided within 24 hours of the withdrawal for a refund to be considered. In these cases, when approved, a full refund less a $20 processing fee, will be issued.
 
Eyeguard Policy
All juniors are required to wear eye guards as per Squash Canada’s policy:
“That only protective eyewear appearing on the Squash Canada list of acceptable eye guards meeting the ASTM designation F803 (Standard Specification for Eye Protectors for Use by Players of Racket Sports) shall be allowable at any Squash Canada sanctioned event where the use of protective eyewear is mandatory.”
All Doubles athletes are required to wear eye guards as per Squash Canada’s policy.
All other competitors are advised, though not required, to wear eye guards when participating in Squash Canada Championships.
 
Dress Code
Competitors in national championships shall wear appropriate squash attire of any colour, provided it is not so conspicuous or brightly reflective as to distract the opponent.
Appropriate squash attire for men shall consist of a short-sleeve shirt, shorts, socks and playing shoes. Appropriate squash attire for women shall consist of a shirt worn with a skirt or shorts, or a dress, socks and playing shoes.
Any spandex or compression attire must be worn beneath outer clothing and must NOT be visible. The wearing of hats, other than religious headwear, is NOT permitted. Headbands and bandanas, which are designed to control perspiration, are permitted, provided they are not so conspicuous or brightly reflective as to distract or unsight an opponent and shall not be potentially dangerous.
Cycling shorts, tank tops, boxing trunks, and the like are NOT considered to be appropriate squash attire.
Other garments, such as part of all of a tracksuit, may be worn during play with the permission of the referee. Tracksuits may be worn during the warm-up.
In all matters of judgment or opinion arising from the interpretation of the clothing rule, the decision of the Tournament Referee shall be final.
If a host club maintains an "all-white" or any other restrictive clothing requirement, they must include this information as part of their application to host.
 
Athlete Eligibility Policy
Only Canadian citizens, landed immigrants or persons residing continuously in Canada during the one year prior to the commencement of the Championships are eligible to enter the Men and Women's Open events.
 
All competitors must be members in good standing with their respective Provincial/Territorial Squash Association and Squash Canada, or the National Association of their residence.
 
Notwithstanding a competitor may be a member in good standing with their respective Provincial/Territorial Squash Association and Squash Canada, or the National Association of their residence, 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 Cub of the nature of the infraction and have been given an opportunity to provide information concerning the incident prior to the sanction being imposed.
 
All competitors in Masters events must have reached the age of the category that they have entered by the first day of the Championships. These events are open to any one of any nationality.
 
Canadian Rankings Policy regarding Withdrawals and Defaults
 
DEFAULTS:   
Any player who defaults from a match or fails to show up for a match once tournament play has begun, will lose points to their opponent.  The player who defaults from a match or fails to show for a match will automatically lose 12 points in the rankings.  Their opponent will gain 12 points for the default or no show.  A player who defaults multiple times in the same event will receive 12-point deduction for every match defaulted in the event. 
 
NOTE: A player may appeal their default by submitting a doctor’s note to Squash Canada (by either Fax or via scanned email) by no later than 7 days after the conclusion of the event. Only at the discretion of Squash Canada can a defaulted player have their 12 points reinstated.
 
WITHDRAWALS:
Any player who must withdraw from a tournament (with a legitimate reason) after the draw has been made will not lose points in the ranking system or will have points credited back provided he/she provides proper documentation to Squash Canada.  If a player withdraws due to injury he/she must provide a doctor’s note to Squash Canada (see above). 
 
Squash Canada considers a legitimate reason for withdrawing from a match/ event to be one of the following only:  family emergency, illness, injury or accident.  Squash Canada will not credit a players lost points for any other reason.  It is the player’s responsibility to inform Squash Canada as to the reason why they are requesting a credit for any points lost.  It will be Squash Canada’s decision to credit points back to the player or not.  A player must notify Squash Canada in writing within 7 days after the conclusion of the event. 
 
For the Canadian Squash Championships, Squash Canada reserves the right to refuse future entries in cases where a pattern of defaults and/or withdrawals are evidenced.

A special rate has been secured!

Hotel: Days Inn
           1684 Queen St. East, Toronto, Ontario, M4L 1G6

Reservation information:

  • Rate: $142.95 + taxes 
  • Group Name/Code: Mayfair
  • Contact: 1-416-694-1177
 

Ground Transportation

From Airport:
The closest Canadian International airport is Toronto Pearson International (YYZ) which is approximately   The host are not responsible for making ground transportation arrangements to and from the airport.  Ground transportation can be arranged by an airport shuttle service, train service or taxi.

From Hotel: Shuttle service from Days Inn to the club will run throughout the competition. 

Awards Banquet and Celebration

When: Saturday May 6, 2017, immediately following the Men's/Women's Open finals
Where: Mayfair Lakeshore
What: A social for all involved with the Championships! Players, officials, sponsors and organizers are invited to join in an evening of celebration, buffet dinner and live band!
Cost: admission is included in the entry fee packages; additional tickets can be purchased on site anytime during the event for $29.95 +HST. Contact Barb Cooper. 

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