We want to thank all the athletes who applied to participate in the 2017 Pan Am Championship. Team Selections have been made, and the successful applicants can be found on our National Team page. The information below remains as a reference for the 2017 Pan Am Championship.

2017 Pan Am Championship Information

At A Glance

  1. Tournament Date: October 4th – 8th, 2017
  2. Tournament Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  3. Tournament Venue: Centro Nacional de Alto Rendimiento (CNAR)
  4. Estimated Cost: $900

Participation Requirements

  1. Athletes between the ages of 17 and 40 with 20+ bouts experience
  2. 2017 Muaythai Canada Membership
  3. 2017 Provincial Sport Organization Membership
  4. Valid passport, and passport scans (no cell phone pictures)
  5. Medical declaration (dated April 4th, 2017 or later)
  6. HIV, Hep B, Hep C blood tests (dated April 4th, 2017 or later)
  7. Pregnancy declaration (Females)
  8. IFMA membership book (Returning athletes)

Important Deadlines

  • September 8th, 2017: Last day for athlete applications
  • September 11th, 2017: Confirmation of team athletes
  • September 15th, 2017: Last day for accommodation arrangements

Selection Committee

The selection committee for Team Canada will be comprised of the following members:

  1. Robin Finley, President
  2. Jason Fenton, Director of Western Canada
  3. Jenypher Lanthier, Director of Central Canada
  4. James Richard, Director of Eastern Canada

Tournament Costs

All amounts are estimated, and converted to CAD.

Pan Am Team Application Fee $50
Provincial Sport Organization Membership Fee Varies
Muaythai Canada Membership Fee $50
Return flight to Bangkok, Thailand (BKK) $500
Hotel Accommodation 4 nights (includes 3 meals) $200 (160 USD)
Airport Transportation $20 (15 USD)
IFMA Competitive Uniform $40 (30 USD)
National Team Uniform $60
Estimated Total $920

Official Accommodations

Staying in the official accommodation is mandatory for athletes, with check-in occurring on October 4th and check-out on October 8th (4 nights). The accommodation is at the competition venue Centro Nacional de Alto Rendimiento (CNAR) and includes 3 meals per day. Coaches and Officials may stay at the competition venue or offsite.

Room Type Price Per Room/Night Price Per Person/Night 4 Nights Stay Per Person
2-person occupancy 80 USD (100 CAD) 40 USD (50 CAD) 160 USD (200 CAD)

Tournament Schedule

What follows is the current tournament schedule. Changes may occur.

Day Date Activity
1 October 4th Arrival of teams & check-in
2 October 5th Official weigh-in, draw, and qualifying round
3 October 6th Weigh-in, semi-finals
4 October 7th Weigh-in, finals
5 October 8th Departure of teams

Competitive Divisions

The 2017 Pan American Championship will only be open to Elite athletes (ages 17-40). Athletes will compete using the following rules:

  • 3 rounds, 3 minutes in duration with a 1-minute rest
  • 10 oz gloves
  • Head guard
  • Elbow guards
  • Shin guards

Weight classes for competition can be found on IFMA’s website at: www.ifmamuaythai.org/technical-reference/muaythai-rules/weigh-in-and-classification

Medical Check-Up & Weigh-In

All contestants competing in the Pan American Championship must have a Medical Check-up and Official Weigh-in on October 4th. Each contestant must then have a Medical Check-up and Weigh-in in the morning of their competition for each bout. Membership Books must be presented at every Medical Check-up.

All contestants must have in their possession, the IFMA Medical Declaration (or Muaythai Ontario/Canada) form signed by an authorized doctor of medicine. This medical form must be dated within 6 months of competition (April 4th, 2017 or later). Athletes must also have HIV, Hep B, and Hep C test results completed after this same date. Female athletes must complete IFMA’s pregnancy declaration.

Athletes medical declarations (and blood test results) must be emailed to medical@muaythaicanada.org prior to September 30th.

Participant’s Appearance

During competition, athletes must wear the official uniform purchased from IFMA at the event. Toenails must be trimmed, and beards must be clean shaven.

When not competing or officiating, all participants must wear their national team uniform whenever present in the competition area (coaching, spectating, taking to the podium, etc)

Athlete Equipment

Gloves, head guards, shin guards, elbow guards, and handwraps are provided by the organizing committee. Each athlete must provide their own mouth guard, groin guard, and breast protection.

Arranging Flights & Additional Accommodation

Participants will be responsible for their own travel arrangements are welcome to arrive in advance of the tournament, as well as stay after it’s conclusion. If a large group of participants (8+) is interested in sharing an itinerary, Muaythai Canada will explore group discounted travel options.

Mandatory Medical Insurance

All team participants must provide proof of travel medical insurance encompassing the duration of the competition, having no exclusions for sporting incidents. Participants may purchase any insurance that meets these requirements, however Muaythai Canada offers the following insurance at a cost of $4/day:

  • Accident/Sickness Medical Expense: $2,000,000
  • Dental Accident: $5,000.00
  • Out-of-pocket Expenses: $300.00
  • Trip Interruption One Way Economy Class
  • Repatriation Expense: $3,000.00
  • Aggregate Expense Payable for one Incident: $2,000,000

Team Funding

Muaythai Canada is committed to assisting the team financially at the Pan Am Championships. The team will have a coordinated, team fundraiser held on a new crowdfunding platform hosted at MuaythaiCanada.org, allowing the team to eliminate the fees associated with 3rd party crowdfunding sites.

Amounts available from each source of fundraising will not be known until a later date, after the size of the team has been established (and for fundraising, until after the campaign has concluded).

If you, or anyone you know is interested in getting involved in the team fundraising efforts please let us know. Fundraising effectively takes considerable time and effort, and the more we can put in, the more everyone will get out of it.

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