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Squash Outaouais in collaboration with la Sportheque are proud to host the 2017 Canadian Women’s Team Championship. Squash Outaouais has recently organized a successful Quebec Junior Open event in 2016. We look forward to hosting the top players from across the country. Players will be staying at Ramada Plaza Manoir du Casino hotel which is located just across from the wonderful Casino du Lac-Leamy
 
Gatineau offers a vibrant atmosphere with a number of cultural and social options to make your stay with us a memorable one. La Sportheque is located only 10 minutes from Ottawa.
 
Schedule of Matches
 

The format for the Canadian Women’s Teams Championships will be as follows:

  • Round-robin format in two pools, with placement matches, if greater than or equal to seven (7) teams
  • Single pool round-robin format if less than seven (7) teams
 

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Should you have any questions about the 2017 Canadian Women's Team Championship, do not hesitate to contact one of the individuals below.
 
Tournament Chair: Maxym Leclair
 
Squash Canada representative: Britany Gordon

Host Club: Squash Outaouais at La Sporthèque
                   72 Rue Jean-Proulx, Gatineau, QC J8Z 1W1

Registration: The 2017 Canadian Women's 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: 
2017 Canadian Women's Team Championship Entry Form

Entry Fee: $593.25 ($525 + $68.25 HST) per team (of 3 players)
Additional team members or coaches receiving tournament package are $169.50 ($150 + $19.50 HST) each

Entry Deadline: December 9, 2016 at 11:59pm EST
 
See Policies and Regulations for entry eligibility information.
 

The 2017 Canadian Women's 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: 
2017 Canadian Women's Team Championship Entry Form

Entry Fee: $593.25 ($525 + $68.25 HST) per team (of 3 players)
Additional team members or coaches receiving tournament package are $169.50 ($150 + $19.50 HST) each

Entry Deadline: December 9, 2016 at 11:59pm EST
 
See Policies and Regulations for entry eligibility information.

 

TEAM ENTRY ELIGBILITY
Each Member Provincial/Territorial Squash Association in good standing with Squash Canada is eligible to enter a Team in the Canadian 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.
  • If a competitor is in full-time attendance at a university or college, or if a competitor has temporarily relocated to a training centre outside their home province, the competitor may compete for either their home Provincial/Territorial Squash Association or resident Provincial/Territorial Squash Association.
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.
Provincial/Territorial Squash Associations (PTA) who are unable to field a full team from within their PTA may acquire players from other PTAs subject to the approval of Squash Canada.  Approval will require the PTA to demonstrate the lack of players within their PTA and that the incoming player is not ranked higher within their team to ensure fairness.
 
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 three competitors.  Provinces and territories may send a team of up to four competitors (i.e. the team and a reserve/substitute).  
 
TEAM SUBSITITIONS (CHANGES TO TEAM COMPOSITION)
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.
 
No substitutions or additions (i.e. fourth competitor) to the team composition will be allowed after the commencement of the Championship.
 
It is assumed that each province/territory’s team will be player’s ranked number 1, 2 and 3.
 
If a team has fewer than three players 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 or 3 (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. 
 
If a team has 4 players and wishes to play the player ranked #4 that player will play at position #3 and the other players will move up in playing order until the vacant spot is filled.  Should this change in team composition be required by the team they must notify the Tournament Referee, Squash Canada Representative (by email if not present), and the Host Committee Chair no less than one hour prior to the scheduled commencement of their team’s encounter.
 
DRAW FORMAT 
The format for the Canadian Women’s Teams Championships will be as follows:
  • Round-robin format in two pools, 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 govern in the case of ties.
 
TEAM ORDERS
Teams must be submitted in descending order of strength.  Team orders should correspond to current national rankings, or if not applicable, 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 positions 1-3 are compared using their national ranking.  Additional information will be utilized where appropriate including PSA rankings, national rankings that are currently insufficient data, 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.
 
Any changes from the original seeding must be supported using the following weighted method:
  1. Head to head results from the current squash season (September 1 – May 31)
  2. Most recent provincial/territorial rankings
  3. National or international results from the previous year.
 
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 2,1,3 and should alternate each day from 2,1,3 to 3,1,2.  The number one position must always be second in the order.  All three matches should be played consecutively on one court.
 
DEAD RUBBER
There are three matches in each encounter.  A team will win the encounter if they win two of three matches.  If a team wins the first two matches played, the third match is 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 in the Squash Canada ranking system.  This is to guarantee fairness to all athletes and to increase the amount of ranking results.)

HotelRamada Plaza Manoir du Casino
            75 rue d'Edmonton, Gatineau, Quebec

Reservation information:

  • Rate: $112 per night + tax
  • Group Name/Code: use the code CGL407
  • Contact: 1-800-296-9046
  • Reservation Deadline: Friday December 16th, 2016

Ground Transportation

From Airport: Transportation from the Ottawa McDonald Cartier International Airport will be provided for teams arriving before 10pm EST. Please send us the arrival time & day before December 30th

From Hotel: There will be a shuttle from Hotel to Venue. The hotel is only a 5 minutes drive from the club.

Saturday Night Cocktail & Tacos
 
When: Saturday January 7th, 5pm (after semi-finals)
Where: Sportheque
Who: Players, Referees, Volounteers, Sponsors
What: Fun social night with music, cocktails and tacos
Cost: Included in the tournament, $30 for additional ticket - contact Maxym Leclair for more information on purchasing additional tickets

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