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EVENT OVERVIEW:

Squash BC and Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club are excited to host the 2020 Canadian Masters Team Championships in beautiful Vancouver, BC from January 10-12, 2020!

Vancouver Lawn and Squash BC regularly host National and Provincial squash tournaments, including the Canadian Doubles Squash Championships in 2018, and both Provincial Open Singles and Open Doubles Championships in 2018 and 2019.  We boast (pun intended) a new squash centre including 4 glass-backed singles courts and a doubles court, excellent food and beverage facilities, a welcoming member community, and close proximity to airport, hotels, shopping and transit.  We look forward to hosting the top masters players in the country.   

Vancouver is a vibrant beautiful city surrounded by water and mountains, with excellent opportunities for sightseeing, cultural, winter sport, shopping, and dining activities.  
 


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2020 Canadian Masters Teams Championships - Final Results:

  1. BC - B
  2. AB
  3. ON
  4. QC
  5. BC - C
  6. MB
  7. SK

Photo Album via Facebook - Click Here

Thank you to the Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club for hosting the event! And to Tournament Co-Chairs Richard Freeman and Viktor Berg as well as Jimmy Valliere for acting as Tournament Referee!

To view full match results via Club Locker: https://clublocker.com/tournament-management/11234/draws

News Release - FR (January 13, 2020) -- Click Here
News Release - EN (January 13, 2020) -- Click Here


Details will be provided closer to the event on how to access the following:

FINAL SEEDINGS: As of December 30th, 2019

  • #1: British Columbia - B
  • #2: Alberta
  • #3: Ontario
  • #4: Quebec
  • #5: British Columbia - C
  • #6: Manitoba
  • #7: Saskatchewan

WELCOME LETTER: Click Here

DRAWS / SCHEDULES: Pool A - Click Here    /    Pool B - Click Here

  • Friday January 10th at Noon (Round Robin matches)
  • Friday January 10th at 4:00pm (Round Robin matches)
  • Saturday January 11th at 9:30am (Round Robin matches)
  • Saturday January 11th at 2:00pm (Championship & Consolation Semifinals)
  • Sunday January 12th at 9:30am (Championship & Consolation Finals)

LIVE SCORING VIA CLUB LOCKER: https://clublocker.com/tournament-management/11234/draws
 --> To follow live scores via your Phone, Tablet, Computer, etc. -- go to Draws -- choose Division from the drop down box (ie. Pool A, Pool B, etc.) -- then click on the match you wish to follow to open a pop-up box for the live score.

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HOSTED BY

SQUASH CANADA PARTNERS
       

 

EVENT SPONSORS

         

 

                         

 
 

For more information or if you have questions please contact: 

Tournament Chair: Richard Freeman / Victor Berg
Tournament Referee: Jimmy Valliere
Squash Canada Representative: Geoffrey Johnson

HOST CLUB:

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

ENTRY FEE: $1092.00 ($975.00 + $48.75 GST + $68.25 PST) per team

  • Tournament package includes all matches, Tournament Souvenir, Friday Keg Reception, Saturday Banquet
ENTRY DEADLINE: Thursday December 12, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
 
ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: See Policies and Regulations for more details

EVENT NOTICES: Each team member must submit online an electronic Acceptance of Risks and Release of Liability Form by no later than Friday January 3, 2020.

KEY DATES / DEADLINES:

  • Registration Closes: Thursday December 12, 2019 at 11:59PM EST

  • Team Captains emailed P/T Rosters for Self-Seeding - due by Monday December 23, 2019 at Noon EST

  • Preliminary Seeding by: Tuesday December 24, 2019

  • Seeding Appeals by: Friday December 27, 2019 at 9:00AM EST

  • Final Seedings by: Tuesday December 31, 2019 at Noon EST

  • Welcome Letter & General Information by: Tuesday January 7, 2020

  • Start Times by: Wednesday January 8, 2020

  • Draws/Schedules by: Wednesday January 8, 2020

Note: All dates are approximate and may be subject to change due to the Holiday Season.

HOST CLUB: Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club (1630 West 15th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 2K7)

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

ENTRY FEE: $1092.00 ($975.00 + $48.75 GST + $68.25 PST) per team

  • Tournament package includes all matches, Tournament Souvenir, Friday Keg Reception, Saturday Banquet
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 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 (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.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT
 
Squash Canada's Code of Conduct shall be in full force and effect.
** Players are expected to play all scheduled matches.  It is a violation of the Code of Conduct to default a match without acceptable explanation.
 
DRESS CODE

Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club is a White's Only facility
All participants must adhere to Squash Canada's Clothing Regulation - Click Here

EYEGUARD POLICY

Eyeguards are strongly recommended for all participants. Please review Squash Canada Eyeguard Policy and WSF Approved Eyeguards.

OFFICIATING / PLAYER REFEREES

Squash Canada makes every effort to provide Certified Officials for matches but when required players may be required to referee and when asked the winning player must adhere to the request. 
If you are unsure as to whether you must referee the next match please confirm with Court Control and/or the Tournament Referee.

 

ACCOMMODATION:

Hotel Name: Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre (711 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC) 

Reservation information:

  • Group Name: Canadian Masters Team Championships
  • Room Rates:
    • Deluxe Room ($139/night)
    • Superior Room ($169/night)
    • Additional Person: $25
    • Note: Rates subject to 16% tax
  • Reservation Code: "CMT"
  • Reservation Link: Click Here
  • Reservation Deadline: Monday December 9, 2019

GROUND TRANSPORTATION:

From Airport: Taxi to hotel or Skytrain with a 2 block walk to hotel

From Hotel: Tournament Shuttle (5-8 minutes) or Walking (25 minutes)

Event Name: Friday Keg Reception
Date/Time: Friday January 10, 2020 at 6PM
Location: Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club
Participants: Players, Volunteers, Officials, Guests, Sponsors
Description: Start of tourney social
Ticket Info: Guests may purchase $12 ticket at the club (players & officials no cost)

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Event Name: Saturday Banquet
Date/Time: Saturday January 11, 2020 at 7PM
Location: Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club
Participants: Players, Volunteers, Officials, Guests, Sponsors
Description: Banquet Dinner with some team participation involved
Ticket Info: Guests may purchase $45 ticket at the club (players & officials no cost)

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