Squash Moncton is excited to host the Canadian Masters Team Championship.  We have six glass-backed courts (including the former Pan Am Games courts which convert to two doubles courts) in a member-owned club designed specifically for squash.  We are planning a great weekend of competitive play with teams from across Canada, and social events that will showcase Maritime hospitality, including lobster dinner.  Play will begin at noon on Friday and is expected to wrap up Sunday early afternoon.

EVENT NOTICES

  • Registration deadline for all teams is December 15, 2017 @ 11:59pm EST; form can be downloaded in the "How to Enter" section of the site.
  • Every participant is required to fill out the electronic 'Participant Acceptance of Risks and Release of Liability' form, no later than December 31, 2017

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

 

 

HOST CLUB

 

SQUASH CANADA PARTNERS

Should you have any questions about the 2018 Canadian Masters' Team Championship, do not hesitate to contact one of the individuals below.

Tournament Chair: Lori Graham

Squash Canada representative: Britany Gordon

Tournament Referee: Viano Oghenekevwe

Host Club: Moncton Squash Club

Registration: The 2018 Canadian Masters Team Championship registration is to be completed through your Provincial/Territorial Associations/Canadian Armed Forces.  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 for additional player]

Tournament package includes tournament play; Friday evening Wine and Cheese; breakfast and lunch on Saturday; Saturday evening banquet, Neddy competition; and live entertainment; breakfast and lunch on Sunday; tournament keepsake
 
Entry Deadline: December 15, 2017 at 11:59pm EST
 
See Policies and Regulations for entry eligibility information.

 

The 2018 Canadian Masters Team Championship registration is to be completed through your Provincial/Territorial Associations/Canadian Armed Forces.  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 for additional player]

Tournament package includes tournament play; Friday evening Wine and Cheese; breakfast and lunch on Saturday; Saturday evening banquet, Neddy competition; and live entertainment; breakfast and lunch on Sunday; tournament keepsake
 
Entry Deadline: December 15, 2017 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 single 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 35+, 40+, 45+.

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. 1.    Smaller provinces or territories (e.g. Atlantic Region, the North) may combine together to form a regional team.
  2. 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. 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. 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 (see Appendix C).

Seeds will be published 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 their team to ensure fairness.

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 NRS.  This is to guarantee fairness to all athletes and to increase the amount of ranking results.)

A player that defaults, withdraws or retires from a dead rubber match without justification satisfactory to the Squash Canada representative the defaulting player and/or team may be subject to the following consequences:

•    The rubber match would be considered a loss by the defaulting player;
•    Loss of rankings points to the defaulting player in accordance with Squash Canada’s Canadian National Rankings Policy;
•    Loss of the defaulting player’s continued right to play in the Championship.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Moncton
            300 Lewisville Rd., Moncton, NB E1A 5Y4

Reservation information:

  • Rate: $125 + taxes for 1 or 2 people, $10 per additional person; includes a hot breakfast
  • Reservation Code: Canadian Masters Squash Championship
  • Contact: 506-388-0888; reservations@bestwesternmoncton.com
  • Reservation Deadline: December 11, 2017

Ground Transportation

From Airport: Tournament shuttle; teams to contact the tournament organizers with flight details

From Hotel: Tournament shuttle

Wine & Cheese

What: A social to mark the start of the Championship - a selection of wine and appetizers will be served.
When: Friday January 12th, 2017, time TBD
Where: Moncton Squash Club
Who: Players and Officials
Cost: Included in tournament entry fee


Maritime Banquet

What: A banquet featuring lobster (or an alternate protein), the Neddy competition, and entertainment.  (All teams to prepare for the Neddy!)
When: Saturday January 13th, 2017 @ 6:30pm
Where: Moncton Squash Club
Who: Players, Officials, and Guests
Cost: Players & officials have no cost. Guests/others may purchase a ticket at the club.

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