2019 CANADIAN MEN'S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS - FEBRUARY 15-17, 2019

Squash Canada is thrilled to announce that Club Sportif MAA in Montreal, Qeubec will host the 2019 Canadian Men’s Team Squash Championships from February 15-17, 2019.

The Canadian Men’s Team Championships is a high-calibre event in which 3 men (consisting of many of Canada's top players) from each Province/Territory as well as a Canadian Armed Forces team, play head-to-head, one player at a time, with the team who won the best of three matches being credited with the win.

Club Sportif MAA (the oldest sports club in Canada) has hosted this event many times but this will be the last....in the existing facility.  The club is being completely rebuilt as of August 2019.  The MAA also one of the three international doubles courts in Canada. So there will be for the first time a doubles component (with prize money) running parallel to the Team Championships.  Every Province/Territory entry will have the possibility to sign up one team and the remaining players can then get together to compose the rest of the teams.

MEN'S DRAW FORMAT

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

  • Draw format if greater than or equal to seven (7) teams;
  • Round-robin format if less than seven (7) teams.

See Appendix G in Squash Canada's Hosting Guidelines for Squash Canada Tie Breaking Policy.

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For more information or if you have questions please contact: 

Venue Phone Number: (514) 845-2233

Tournament Chair: Yvon Provencal
Tournament Referee: Barry Faguy
Squash Canada Representative: Geoffrey Johnson

Host Club: Club Sportif MAA in Montreal, QC

Registration: Must be completed through your Provincial/Territorial and/or Canadian Armed Forces 

Entry Fee:

  • $603.62 ($525.00 + $26.25 GST + $52.37 QST) per team
  • $201.21 ($175.00 + $8.75 GST + $17.46 QST) per additional player/coach

* Tournament package includes all matches, tournament souvenir, and more plus minimum prize money of $4500

Entry Deadline: Friday January 25th, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
 
Eligibility Information: See Policies and Regulations for more details
 


EDUCATION FOR PARTICIPATING ATHLETES

All competitors should be advised prior to the event that doping control may be in effect and they are subject to doping control under the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP). Coaches and other athlete support personnel must be aware that they are also subject to the rules of the CADP.
 
Athletes are strongly encouraged to: 
  • Visit www.cces.ca/athletezone for helpful information and resources; 
  • Know their rights and responsibilities as athletes with regards to anti-doping; 
  • Understand the sample collection procedures; 
  • Check all medications and products before taking them to ensure they do not contain banned substances; 
  • Avoid taking supplements (but if they choose to, learn how to minimize their risk); 
  • Verify medical exemption requirements; and 
  • Contact the CCES directly should they have any questions or would like additional information (call 1-800-672-7775 or email info@cces.ca). 
Athletes who test positive risk being sanctioned in accordance to the rules of the CADP. Athletes are responsible for reviewing this information prior to competition. Athlete support personnel are also encouraged to become familiar with anti-doping rules and regulations.

 

Registration: Must be completed through your Provincial/Territorial and/or Canadian Armed Forces 

Entry Fee: 

  • $603.62 ($525.00 + $26.25 GST + $52.37 QST) per team
  • $201.21 ($175.00 + $8.75 GST + $17.46 QST) per additional player/coach

* Tournament package includes all matches, tournament souvenir, and more plus minimum prize money of $4500

Entry Deadline: Friday January 25th, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
 
Eligibility Information: See Policies and Regulations for more details
TEAM ENTRY ELIGBILITY
Each Member Provincial/Territorial Squash Association in good standing with Squash Canada is eligible to enter a Team in the Canadian Women’s Team Championship and a Team in the Canadian Men's Team Championship. In addition:
  • The Canadian Armed Forces may enter a team into both the Men's and Women's Championship; and
  • The Host Provincial/Territorial Squash Association may enter two teams into both the Men's and Women's 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.
  • 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 field a full team from within their PTA may acquire players from other PTAs subject to the approval of Squash Canada. 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 ORDERS
Teams must be submitted in descending order of strength. Team orders should correspond to current NRS, or if not applicable, provincial or territorial rankings. Team orders that do not correspond to current NRS 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. 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.
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 – until the last day of the month preceding the month of the Championship)
  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.
 
 
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 not ranked higher within their 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.
 
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.
 
 
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 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.

For full championship rules and regulations please read Squash Canada's Championship Hosting Standards

 

Hotel:

Residence Inn Montreal Downtown by Marriott
2045 Rue Peel, Montreal, QC H3A 1T6

Reservation information:

  • Rate: $172 (+ $24 for extra person)
  • Reservation Name: Canadian Team Champs
  • Contact: Francois Letourneau at 514-982-6064 ext. 205 or email
  • Details: Includes buffet breakfast

Ground Transportation

From Airport: Bus (747) that takes you downtown for $10 or a cab for $40 (travel time is 30-45 minutes depending on traffic)

From Hotel: Across the street from the host club 

Saturday Night Dinner - February 16th

Open to all players and coaches with dinner at either the club or nearby restaurant
(cost included in registration fee for players).

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