Welcome to the 2019 Muaythai Canada National Championship. Open to all Canadian members of Muaythai Canada, the National Championship is the place to test your skills against other Canadian nak muay.

Gold medalists in qualifying divisions at the National Championship will have the opportunity to represent Canada on the 2020 National Team! The National Team competes internationally at the 2020 Pan Am Championship, the 2020 World Championship, and the 2020 Youth World Championship.

Final Call Registration Ends in…

Information At A Glance

Tournament Venue: Markham Pan Am Centre
Tournament Address: 16 Main St Unionville, Unionville, ON L3R 2E4
Club Eligibility: Canadian only, Members of Muaythai Canada for 2019
Age Categories: 8 to 55
Experience Classes: Amateur Athletes in C, B, A, and Qualifiers Class
Please read below for more details.

Spectator Tickets!

Tickets are available online at a discount up until Thursday Nov 7th. After that, tickets will only be available at the door at full price.

Purchase Tickets!

Volunteer at Nationals!

Meet and work with other nak muays in the community. You’ll make a difference, and be closer to all the action! 😉

Become a Volunteer!

Athlete Information

Event & Competition Schedule

Friday November 8th – Mandatory for all athletes

  • 15:00 – 18:00 EST: Athlete Accreditation, Mandatory first Medical Check and Weigh-ins, Coach Accreditation
  • 18:15 – 19:00 EST: Competition Rules Meeting
  • 22:00 – 23:00 EST: Expected posting of competition schedule on www.muaythaicanada.rsportz.com

Saturday November 9th

  • 08:00 – 10:00 EST: Competition Medical Check and Weigh-In, Additional Coach Accreditation
  • 11:00 EST: Doors Open to Public
  • 11:30 – 12:30 EST: Opening Ceremonies
  • 13:00 – 19:00 EST: Quarter Finals and Semi-Final Competition
  • 22:00 – 23:00 EST: Expected posting of competition schedule on www.muaythaicanada.rsportz.com

Sunday November 10th – NEW CHANGES

  • 08:00 – 10:00 EST: Competition Medical Check and Weigh-In, Additional Coach Accreditation
  • 11:00 EST 10:00 EST: Doors Open to Public
  • 12:00 – 19:00 EST 11:00 – 20:00 EST : Finals Competition and Medal Ceremony

Registration Fee Schedule

Athlete Registration fees for the 2019 Canadian National Championship are as follows:

Ends 23:59 EST Adult Registration
Youth Registration
Early
August 31st $50 + $35 uniform $40 + $35 uniform
Standard
September 30th $85 + $35 uniform $65 + $35 uniform
Late
November 1st $115 + $35 uniform $90 + $35 uniform
Final Call November 6th $160 + $35 uniform $130 + $35 uniform

How to Register as an Athlete

Step 1 Sign-up for Nationals on RSportz

  • Those with existing RSportz accounts can sign-in to RSportz and register for Nationals under the same profile

Step 2 Register with Muaythai Canada for 2019 or with your affiliated Provincial Sport Organization and submit medicals to that organization

  • If you already have a 2019 membership with MTC or your affiliated Provincial Sport Organization, make sure everything is valid on your Athlete Passport by checking the organization’s ‘Athlete Directory’

All contestants participating at the National Muaythai Championship must have a completed medical information submitted to Muaythai Canada’s website or sent to the athlete’s affiliated Provincial Sport Organization.

  • Medical Declaration dated after November 8th, 2018
  • Athletes age 16 and older must also complete the required blood tests as listed on the declaration. All blood tests must also be dated after November 8th, 2018
    • The required lab tests are: HIV Antibody (HIVAb), Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg), and Hepatitis C Antibody (HCVAb).

It’s advised to review the blood test requirements before and after you receive test results. Incorrect lab tests must be redone and resubmitted for review with MTC or your affiliated Provincial Sport Organization prior to competition, and no later than November 6th, 2019.

It is the athlete’s responsibility to be aware of lab test processing times (varies by location), and Muaythai Canada’s information processing times (5-7 business days).

Any medicals submitted after November 1st is subject to a rush information processing fee. The medical submission is a separate submission from the membership submission, and is subject to its own rush fee.

Athletes must have all medicals updated on their Athlete Passport prior to Nationals. No medicals will be accepted after the November 6th deadline or on the event days.

Mandatory Annual Medical Requirements

All contestants participating at the National Muaythai Championship must have a completed medical information submitted to Muaythai Canada’s website or sent to the athlete’s affiliated Provincial Sport Organization.

  • The Medical Declaration must be dated after November 8th, 2018
  • Athletes age 16 and older must also complete the required blood tests as listed on the declaration. All blood tests must also be dated after November 8th, 2018
    • The required lab tests are: HIV Antibody (HIVAb), Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg), and Hepatitis C Antibody (HCVAb).

It’s advised to review the blood test requirements before and after you receive test results. Incorrect lab tests must be redone and resubmitted for review with MTC or your affiliated Provincial Sport Organization prior to competition, and no later than November 6th, 2019.

It is the athlete’s responsibility to be aware of lab test processing times (varies by location), and Muaythai Canada’s information processing times (5-7 business days).

Any medicals submitted after November 1st is subject to a rush information processing fee. The medical submission is a separate submission from the membership submission, and is subject to its own rush fee.

Athletes must have all medicals updated on their Athlete Passport prior to Nationals. No medicals will be accepted after the November 6th deadline or on the event days.

Early Closure of Empty Divisions: October 18th

Divisions with 0 or 1 athlete (no bouts scheduled) will be closed for registration on Friday October 18th, 2019 at 23:59 EST. Division management to find matches for athletes without competition will take place from Saturday October 19th until Monday October 21st at 23:59 EST.

Divisions with 2+ athletes will remain open for registration until Wednesday November 6th at 23:59 EST.

Final Deadline: Wednesday November 6th

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 23:59 EST is the last day to submit any:

  • Nationals Registrations on RSportz; or
  • 2019 Muaythai Canada Memberships (and 2019 membership with affiliated Provincial Sport Organization); or
  • Medical submissions (Medical Declaration and Lab test results); or
  • Background checks.

Muaythai Canada requires one business day to review all final submissions and prepare for the tournament. Any submissions received after the deadline may not be processed, even with a rush fee.

No paperwork or registrations will be accepted online or in person on November 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th. Athletes or Coaches who are unable to meet the deadline requirements may be unable to compete and are not qualified for refunds.

Registration Refunds

Refunds will only be offered to athletes who did not get to compete due to a bracket being closed out.

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 required blood tests).

For those eligible, refunds will be processed within 2 weeks following competition.

Changing Registered Divisions

Registered in the wrong division (i.e. weight, age, or experience)?

An administration fee will be applied to division changes depending on the date the request is made.

Youth Adult Deadline
Standard Division Change $15 $30 September 30th, 23:59 EST
Late Division Change $20 $40 November 1st, 23:59 EST
Final Division Change $25 $50 November 8th, 23:59 EST

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.

Double check the divisions on Rsportz here!

Request to Change Your Registered Division

Athlete Competitive Uniform

Athletes participating in the 2019 Muaythai Canada National Championship will be provided a competitive uniform consisting of a reversible singlet (red & blue) and pair of black shorts. The uniform comes at a cost of $35 and is charged in addition to the tournament registration fee. When an athlete registers for a division on Rsportz, the total (registration + uniform) will be charged at one time.

Mandatory Medical Check-Up & Weigh-In

Athletes competing in the 2019 National Championship may have to weigh in up to 3 times:

  1. Every athlete must weigh in the evening of November 8th, 2019.
  2. Athletes who compete on Saturday will also weigh in on the morning of November 9th.
  3. Athletes who compete on Sunday will also weigh in on the morning of November 10th.

The schedule of athletes competing on Saturday & Sunday will not be published until after weigh-ins on Friday.

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. Division changes are available at a fee for those who wish to alter the weight at which they are registered.

Qualifying for the 2020 National Team

All athletes that wish to participate on the Canadian National Team must register for the National Championships.

Athletes who podium in the following divisions will be eligible to move on to the Canadian National Team pool:

Elite 18-40
Qualifiers Class
Youth 16-17
A Class
Youth 14-15
A Class
Youth 12-13
B Class
Youth 10-11
B Class

Muaythai Canada recognizes that not all National Team athletes perform at the same level. As part of our commitment to ongoing athlete development, each athlete will undergo a performance assessment by a panel of coaches in order to determine the level of international competition to which they are best suited. For example, an athlete may be identified for competition at the North American or Pan American Championship, but require further development before competing in the World Championship.

Coach Information

Seconds (Coaches & Corners)

Seconds must be active members of Muaythai Canada or their affiliated Provincial Sport Organization and have completed their background screening, as well as registering for that National Championship with Rsportz.

Seconds must be appropriately dressed according to the Muaythai Canada Rules and Regulations. 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 Coach Assistant) 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 in their chairs and refrain from touching the ring/steps in any way.

How to Register as a Second

✓ Read all of the information on this page – make sure you know how the tournament works for you and your athletes

Step 1 Register with Muaythai Canada for 2019 or with your affiliated Provincial Sport Organization

  • If you already have a 2019 membership with MTC or your affiliated Provincial Sport Organization, make sure everything is valid on your Coach Passport by checking the organization’s ‘Coach Directory’

✓ Ensure that your background screening is on file and expires after November 8th. These can take some time to process so be sure to get them in early

Step 2 Register as a Coach for Nationals on RSportz

  • Those with existing RSportz accounts can sign-in to RSportz and register for Nationals under the same profile

Rush processing is required for any individual submissions sent in after Friday, November 1st. The final deadline to receive all the above information is Wednesday, November 6th, 2019.

Coach Accreditation Times

Accreditation for Seconds (Coaches & Coach Assistants) will only take place during the medical check & weigh-in period Friday evening, Saturday morning, and Sunday morning.

Final Deadline: Wednesday November 6th

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 23:59 EST is the last day to submit any:

  • Nationals Registrations on RSportz; or
  • 2019 Muaythai Canada Memberships (and 2019 membership with affiliated Provincial Sport Organization); or
  • Medical submissions (Medical Declaration and Lab test results); or
    Background checks.

Muaythai Canada requires one business day to review all final submissions and prepare for the tournament. Any submissions received after the deadline may not be processed, even with a rush fee.

No paperwork or registrations will be accepted online or in person on November 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th. Athletes or Coaches who are unable to meet the deadline requirements may be unable to compete and are not qualified for refunds.

NCCP Coach Workshops

Muaythai Canada will be working with the Coaching Association of Ontario to deliver NCCP coaching workshops at the 2019 National Championship. More information will be released as it becomes available.

Technical Official Information

Technical Officials

The 2019 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.

Officials must be registered as members of Muaythai Canada or with their affiliated Provincial Sport Organization and have completed their background screening in order to officiate in competition.

How to Register as a Technical Official

Register with Muaythai Canada for 2019 or with your affiliated Provincial Sport Organization

  • If you already have a 2019 membership with MTC or your affiliated Provincial Sport Organization, make sure everything is valid on your Official’s Passport by checking the organization’s ‘Official Directory’

✓ Ensure that your background screening is on file and expires after November 8th. These can take some time to process so be sure to get them in early

Registers as an Official for Nationals on RSportz

  • Those with existing RSportz accounts can sign-in to RSportz and register for Nationals under the same profile

Final Deadline: Wednesday November 6th

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 23:59 EST is the last day to submit any:

  • Nationals Registrations on RSportz; or
  • 2019 Muaythai Canada Memberships (and 2019 membership with affiliated Provincial Sport Organization); or
  • Medical submissions (Medical Declaration and Lab test results); or
    Background checks.

Muaythai Canada requires one business day to review all final submissions and prepare for the tournament. Any submissions received after the deadline may not be processed, even with a rush fee.

No paperwork or registrations will be accepted online or in person on November 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th. Athletes or Coaches who are unable to meet the deadline requirements may be unable to compete and are not qualified for refunds.

General Information

Tournament Format: Single Elimination

The 2019 Canadian National Muaythai Championship is a single elimination tournament. For uneven divisions, byes are determined at random.

Competitive Divisions

All ages and experiences will be welcomed at the 2019 Canadian National Muaythai 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.

Experience Classes

An athlete’s Class is considered across all full contact, striking based combative sports contests.
Example: Muaythai, Kickboxing, Sanshou, MMA, Boxing, etc.

All levels of competition are considered, including but not limited to judged contests, demonstrations, smokers, and exhibitions (demos).

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”.

Youth 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13 Experience Classes

Youth 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.

Coaches should take great care in the records submitted, and if uncertain should contact Muaythai Canada in advance of submitting a registration.

Competition Equipment

Gloves, head guards, shin guards, elbow guards, and body protectors will be provided for each athlete at the Canadian National Muaythai Championship. Athletes should bring their own groin, mouth (and for females, chest) guards, as well as their own hand wraps and tape.

Please note that Muaythai Canada’s tournament rules are in effect: only a single strip of tape is permitted to secure wraps on the wrist (with no tape permitted on the athlete’s hands) and anklets may not be used.

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:

Team Excellence
Youth Athletic Excellence Athletic Excellence
Youth Wai Kru Excellence Wai Kru Excellence
Sportsmanship Excellence Technical Official Excellence Volunteer Excellence

Venue: Markham Pan Am Centre

Muaythai Canada is excited to partner with the Markham Pan Am Centre (16 Main St Unionville, Unionville, ON L3R 2E4, Canada). Opened in November 2014, the Markham Pan Am Centre is a multi-purpose sport facility for training, competition, and sport event hosting. Constructed for the 2015 Pan American and ParaPan American Games, the facility has been built to world-class standards and features.

Competition will take place in a 36,000 sqft gymnasium with room for 15 badminton, 7 volleyball, and 3 basketball courts.

Parking: Free parking available on-site, and free parking lots nearby.

Transit: 10 minutes from Unionville GO Station, and accessible via York Region Transit’s VIVA Pink line.

Accommodations: Hilton Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa

Muaythai Canada’s Accommodation Partner is Meeting Encore, who have secured discounted rooms for the National Championship at the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa Hotel during November 8th – November 10th.

Room:
$139.00 / night
2 Double Beds + pull out sofa

Address:
8500 Warden Avenue
Markham, Canada
L6G 1A5

Book Your Rooms Online

You may also reserve through the phone at 1-800-668-8800—press 1—-speak to central reservation associate

GROUP CODE: 1MO

To receive the discounted rate, bookings must be made by October 9th, 2019.

What is an Affiliated Provincial Sport Organization

Affiliated Provincial Sport Organizations (PSOs) build the sport of Muaythai in their Province, under the guidance and structure set out by the International Federation of Muaythai Association and Muaythai Canada.

Full Recognized PSOs

Muaythai Ontario

To compete at the National Championship, participants must be registered with their affiliated PSO. If your province does not have a fully recognized PSO, then you registration takes place directly with Muaythai Canada.

Club Registration

All clubs must be current, fully registered members of Muaythai Canada or with their affiliated Provincial Sport Organization. Annual membership payments must be up to date and no outstanding balances owing to Muaythai Canada or affiliated PSOs.

Why do I register on Rsportz?

In 2018, Muaythai Canada introduced RSportz as the third-party competition manager for Championship events.

Through this app, we’re able to easily manage competitive divisions, match athletes, and see live results during competition.

Note if all you do is that register with RSportz for Nationals, you won’t be able to compete. You must also register with MTC or your affiliated Provincial Sport Organization. Please find instructions on how to register above.

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Athlete Nationals Registration

Coach Nationals Registration

Technical Official Registration