Muaythai Canada invites you to participate in the 2017 National Championship, held at the Woodbine Racetrack from November 10th to 12th, 2017. Athletes who podium in qualifying divisions at the Championship will have the opportunity to represent Canada at the 2018 World Championships (Mexico, May) and 2018 Youth World Championships (Thailand, August).
Please find all of the tournament registration information below. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Late Registration: $115
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Registration Fees & Refunds
Athlete registration fees for the 2017 Canadian National Muaythai Championship are as follows:
$50 Early Registration until September 11th, 2017
$80 Standard Registration until October 2nd, 2017
$115 Late Registration until October 23rd, 2017
$160 Rush Registration until October 27th, 2017
Refunds will only be offered to athletes who did not get to compete due to a bracket being closed out, excluding athletes who intend to move on to the National Team pool.
Refunds will not be provided to athletes who drop from competition, are disqualified from competition, who move from a competition bracket where opponents were available, or fail to meet all their registration requirements (e.g. failing a medical examination, not having the require blood tests).
For those eligible, refunds will be processed within 1 week following competition.
Division Change Request
Should a registered athlete wish to change their competitive division (weight, age, or experience), an administration fee will be applied depending on the date the request is made.
$30 until October 2nd, 2017
$40 until October 23rd, 2017
$50 until October 27th, 2017
Please complete a division change request in order to move registered divisions.
This form allows an athlete (or their authorized representative) who is registered in a Muaythai Canada tournament to change their registered competitive division. The athlete must still meet the eligibility requirements of the new division.
Division change fees are non-refundable, and if an athlete is moving from a division in which they have an opponent they will not be eligible for a refund on their tournament fee, either.
Tournament Format: Single Elimination
All ages and experiences will be welcomed at the 2017 National Championship. For a detailed breakdown of the divisions and the rules per division, please see the rules and regulations.
A maximum of 8 competitors will be entered per division, as well as 4 alternates. Individuals who register as alternates will be placed in a division should an athlete drop from competition. If a registered athlete does not get the opportunity to compete due to the bracket remaining full, they will receive a refund.
An athlete’s experience across all full contact, striking based combative sports (Muaythai, Kickboxing, Sanshou, MMA, Boxing, etc) contests is considered when determining their experience class. All levels of competition are considered, including but not limited to judged contests, demonstrations, smokers, and exhibitions.
Athletes with considerable experience outside of Muaythai may require additional review by a Technical Committee before determining the appropriate experience class for competition.
Athletes with professional experience may only compete in A Class and above, however athletes with some semi-professional experience (e.g. a low level fight in Thailand) may submit a request to compete in B Class should they be within the 9 contest limit.
Please refer to Rule 4 for definitions of a “contest” and “full contact”.
Junior 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13 Experience Classes
Junior 14-15 and 16-17 Experience Classes
Elite 18-40 Experience Classes
Master 41-55 Experience Classes
Falsified Competitive Records
If an athlete is discovered to have submitted a falsified competitive record they will be disqualified from competition. Should multiple athletes from the same club be found with falsified records the remainder of the team will be removed from their division until registration closes. After registration closes they will be transferred to the highest experience class available for their age and weight, should any space remain.
Coaches should take great care in the records submitted, and if uncertain should contact Muaythai Canada in advance of submitting a registration.
Annual Medical & Blood Tests (HIV, Hep B, Hep C)
All contestants in the 2017 National Championship must have a completed Medical Declaration dated after November 10th, 2016. Athletes age 16 and older must complete the blood testing portion of the declaration as well.
Medical Check-Up and Weigh-In
Every athlete must be present for the first official Medical Check and Weigh-In taking place on the evening of November 10th, 2017. In addition, an athlete must complete a Medical Check-up and Weigh-in the morning of each day that they compete. This means an athlete may have to weigh in up to 3 times.
It is not advised to rely on a significant cut in water weight in order to make weight in a division. Instead, register for a weight class that is close to the athlete’s training weight to avoid missing weight or affecting performance/safety. Voluntary division changes are available at a fee for those who wish to alter the weight at which they are registered.
Gloves, head guards, shin guards, elbow guards, and body protectors will be provided for each athlete at the National Championship. Athletes should bring their own groin, mouth (and for females, chest) guards, as well as their own hand wraps and tape.
Qualifying for the 2018 National Team
All athletes that wish to participate on the Canadian National Team must register for the National Championships.
Competitors who place in the following divisions will be able to move on to the Canadian National Team pool.
|Elite A Qualifiers
||Junior 16-17 A||Junior 14-15 A||Junior 12-13 B||Junior 10-11 B|
Athlete’s who place in the Muaythai Canada Male Elite Qualifiers division can then choose to compete at either IFMA Elite Class (formerly IFMA A Class) or IFMA Competitive Class (Formerly IFMA B Class). An athlete who places 1st gets first pick, an athlete who places 2nd gets second pick, etc.
Awards for Notable Achievement
Athletes who place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in their division will receive medals for their achievement. Divisions will have a maximum of 1 gold medal, 1 silver medal, and 2 bronze medals awarded.
Additional recognition will be awarded for the following notable achievements:
|Best Junior Athlete||Best Female Athlete||Best Male Athlete|
|Best Junior Wai Kru||Best Female Wai Kru||Best Male Wai Kru|
Seconds (Coaches & Corners)
Seconds must also be registered as members of Muaythai Canada or their respective provincial sport organization in order to participate in competition. Athletes who are registered may also perform duties as a Second.
Seconds must be appropriately dressed according to the Muaythai Canada rules and regulation. Seconds may wear flat heeled athletic shoes and non-offensive athletic apparel. Jeans, shorts, hats, and open toe footwear are not permitted.
An athlete is permitted only two Seconds (1 coach, 1 corner) at ringside, one of whom may mount the apron and the other who may enter the ring. During an active round both Seconds must remain seated.
The 2017 National Championship will primarily be making use of Technical Officials provided by the host province’s sport organization, Muaythai Ontario. Technical Officials from other provinces who are interested in officiating at the National Championships should contact Muaythai Canada, as we are looking at holding development courses immediately prior to the tournament.
Venue: Woodbine Racetrack Stables
Muaythai Canada is excited to partner with the Woodbine Racetrack Stables (555 Rexdale Blvd) in Toronto. Woodbine is conveniently located close to Pearson Airport, Highway 27 and the 427. Ample parking is available right next to the stables.
Muaythai Canada recommends the Comfort Hotel Airport North, where discounted rooms for the National Championship can be booked for $119 per night. Please call (416) 740-9500 and mention the group rate for the Muaythai Canada National Championship, or group account number 3122863.
The area surrounding Woodbine Racetrack has numerous Airbnb options. For smaller groups that might not fill a 4 person hotel room, Airbnb presents an inexpensive way to stay extremely close to the event.
17:00 – 20:00: Official medical check and weigh-In
20:15 – 21:00: Rules meeting
8:00 – 10:00: Medical check and weigh-in
12:00 – 12:45: Opening ceremonies
13:30 – 20:00: Quarter and semi-final competition
8:00 – 10:00: Medical check and weigh-in
12:00 – 20:00: Finals competition & medal ceremony