FAQ

FAQ2019-02-14T10:57:00+00:00
Why is my membership/submission/email taking so long?2019-02-08T17:54:50+00:00

The entire staff of two (!) at MTO works hard to maintain an average turnover time of 5-7 business days, or sooner.

Whether it be an email, contact inquiry, medical or membership submission, we will definitely get back to you after 7 business days. If you haven’t received any follow-up or confirmation emails from MTO after 7 business days, please email us to inquire.

 

Why do I register on Rsportz?2019-02-15T22:17:39+00:00

In 2018, Muaythai Ontario introduced RSportz as the third-party competition manager for Provincials. Through this app, we’re able to easily manage competitive divisions, match athletes, and see live results during competition.

To register for Provincials, you must register both with RSportz and with MTO. Instructions can be found under the “How to Register” headings below.

Where is your phone number?2019-02-08T10:57:58+00:00

Sorry, at this time MTO does not have a dedicated phone line. We are best reached online through this contact form.

What is a rush fee?2019-02-08T21:27:29+00:00

A rush fee is required only if you are submitting anything 2-5 days before you compete/corner at an event.

As we get many submissions throughout the week, a rush fee will prioritize your submissions over others to ensure your MTO Online Passport is updated before you compete/corner.

 

What if I’m an athlete and a coach?2019-02-08T17:54:55+00:00

You do not need to pay a separate membership fee for each ‘role’ you select in your membership form.

No matter how many ‘roles’ you choose (athlete, coach, or official), the membership fee is still $55 + tax.

What are your business hours?2019-02-08T10:51:52+00:00

Muaythai Ontario’s business hours are between Monday to Fridays, from 9am to 5pm EST.

What are the submission deadlines?2019-02-08T17:54:42+00:00

If you are competing or cornering at an event, the submission deadline for all membership information* is two business days before the event.

Example 1: If an event is on a Friday 3rd, the deadline is Wednesday 1st. 

Example 2: If an event is on a Saturday 4th, the deadline is Thursday 2nd.

Example 3: If an event is on a Sunday 5th, the deadline is Thursday 2nd.

*Membership information consists of: club membership, athlete/coach membership, medical submissions, background check submissions.

Venue: Ryerson University, Kerr Hall West Upper Gymnasium2019-02-15T22:17:23+00:00

Muaythai Ontario is excited to hold the Provincial Championship at Ryerson University. We will be using the Kerr Hall Upper Gymnasium (50 Gould St). Directions and parking information to be added on shortly. Stay tuned.

Tournament Format: Single Elimination2019-02-15T22:17:13+00:00

The 2019 Provincial Muaythai Championship is a single elimination tournament. For uneven divisions, byes are determined at random. The first weigh in will take place on the Friday, and competition will take place Saturday & Sunday.

Registration Refunds2019-02-15T22:07:45+00:00

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 require blood tests).

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

Registration Fees2019-02-16T03:08:04+00:00

Athlete Registration fees and schedule are as follows.

Registration Youth Adult Deadline
Early Registration $40 $50 Until Friday, March 22nd at 23:59
Standard Registration $65 $80 Until Friday, April 19th at 23:59
Late Registration $90 $105 Until Friday, May 17th at 23:59
Final Call $120 $140 Until Wednesday, May 22nd at 23:59
Mandatory Medical Check & Weigh-In2019-02-15T21:12:27+00:00

On Friday May 24th, every athlete must be present for the first official Medical Check and Weigh-In. Athletes can drop in any time between 5pm – 8pm at the venue.

In addition, an athlete must complete a Medical Check-up and Weigh-in between 8am & 10am 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.

How to Register as an Athlete2019-02-16T04:52:07+00:00

Please make sure to read all the information above about the Provincial Championship.

Athletes Provincials Checklist
Note that all athletes who register for Provincials must be registered with MTO.

  1. Register for Provincials on RSportz.
  2. Register or renew annual MTO Membership for 2019
    1. Existing members also ‘renew’ with the same application form
  3. Make sure Medical Declaration Form is stamped and completed
    1. Submit Medical online
  4. If aged 16 or older, complete blood tests as listed on Medical Declaration Form
    1.  HIV Antibody (HIVAb)
    2. Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) <–make sure it’s this correct one!
    3. Hepatitis C Antibody (HCVAb)
    4. Submit lab tests along with Medical Declaration Form online

Please be aware of turnover times to receive medicals (varies by location) and MTO’s processing time of 5-7 business days. Submit information as early as you can. The final deadline to receive all the above information is Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019.

Note that rush fees will apply if submissions are received 2-5 business days prior to the event. Event day starts on May 24th.

Submissions received after the final deadline may not be reviewed in time for competition, even with a rush fee.

How to Register as a Technical Official2019-02-16T05:45:53+00:00

Similarly to Seconds, Officials need a 2019 MTO Membership and background screening on file. Officials should also register on RSportz (no fee) and inform the MTO staff their availability for the weekend.

  1. 2019 MTO Membership Registration 
  2. Background Screening Info 
  3. Register on RSportz.
How to Register as a Coach2019-02-16T04:53:04+00:00

Please make sure to read all the information above about the Provincial Championship.

Seconds Provincials Checklist
Note that all seconds who register for Provincials must be registered with MTO.

  1. Register for Provincials on RSportz.
  2. Register or renew annual MTO Membership for 2019
    1. Existing members also ‘renew’ with the same application form
  3. Make sure correct background screening is on file
    1. Depending on date of birth, it will be either the VSV or an E-PIC
    2. Guide on which background check to get is here
    3. If doing VSV, submit results online
    4. If doing E-PIC with MyBackCheck.com, results will be automatically sent to MTO

Please be aware of turnover times to receive background checks (varies by location) and MTO’s processing time of 5-7 business days. Submit information as early as you can. The final deadline to receive all the above information is Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019.

Note that rush fees will apply if submissions are received 2-5 business days prior to the event. Event day starts on May 24th.

Submissions received after the final deadline may not be reviewed in time for competition, even with a rush fee.

How much is a club membership?2019-02-08T17:34:41+00:00

An annual club membership with Muaythai Ontario is $220 + tax.

How much does a membership cost?2019-02-08T17:55:01+00:00

Athletes, Coaches, and Officials pay the same membership fee of $55 + tax.

 

Free Registration in the 2019 National Championship2019-02-15T22:09:43+00:00

Competitors who place first in the divisions listed below will be eligible to receive a reimbursement for their Early or Standard registration in the 2019 National Muaythai Championship.

Elite
Qualifier Class
Youth 16-17
A Class
Youth 14-15
A Class
Youth 12-13
B Class
Youth 10-11
B Class
Youth 8-9
B Class

In order to receive a reimbursement for 2019 Nationals registration from Muaythai Ontario, the athlete must meet the following requirements:

  1. Placed first in a qualifying division by competing at least once in the 2019 Provincial Muaythai Championship;
  2. Register by the Standard Registration deadline and pay all up-front fees for the 2019 National Muaythai Championship; and
  3. Compete at least once in the 2019 National Muaythai Championship.

If a qualifying athlete fails to compete in the 2019 National Muaythai Championship for any reason that would not normally be eligible for a refund (missed weight, no show, injury, etc), then the athlete will also not be eligible to receive their registration reimbursement from Muaythai Ontario.

Final Deadline: Wednesday May 22nd2019-02-16T03:16:26+00:00

The hard deadline for submissions is Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 23:59.

That will be the last day to submit any:

  • Provincials Registrations on RSportz; or
  • 2019 MTO Memberships; or
  • Medical submissions (Medical Declaration and Lab test results); or
  • Background checks.

Due to the influx of submissions and inquiries, MTO 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 May 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th.

Falsified Competitive Records2019-02-15T21:15:30+00:00

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 Ontario in advance of submitting a registration.

Experience Classes2019-02-15T21:16:01+00:00

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.

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

Early Closure For Divisions Without Competition2019-02-16T03:00:40+00:00

Divisions with 0 or 1 athlete (no bouts scheduled) will be closed on Friday May 17th at 23:00.

Divisions with 2+ athletes will remain open for registration until Wednesday May 22nd at 23:00.

Competitive Divisions2019-02-15T21:14:13+00:00

All ages and experiences will be welcomed at the Provincial 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, 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.

Competition Equipment2019-02-15T22:09:29+00:00

Athletes should bring their own groin, mouth (and for females, chest) guards, as well as their own hand wraps and tape.

Gloves, head guards, shin guards, elbow guards, and body protectors will be provided for each athlete at the Provincial Muaythai Championship.

Coach Requirements2019-02-16T00:19:11+00:00

Seconds (Coaches and Coach Assistants) must be registered as members of Muaythai Ontario and have completed their background screening in order to participate in competition.

Seconds must be appropriately dressed according to the Muaythai Ontario 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.

Club Registration2019-02-15T21:24:29+00:00

All clubs must be current, fully registered members of Muaythai Ontario with annual membership payments up to date, and no outstanding balances owing to MTO.

Changing Registered Divisions2019-02-16T03:07:25+00:00

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

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

Registration Youth Adult Deadline
Standard Division Change
$15 $30 Until Friday, April 19th at 23:59
Late Division Change
$20 $40 Until Friday, May 17th at 23:59
Final Division Change
$25 $50 Until Friday, May 24th at 23:59

This form allows an athlete (or their authorized representative) who is registered in a Muaythai Ontario 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.

Double check the divisions again on RSportz here!

Request a Change of Competitive Division
Awards for Notable Achievement2019-02-15T21:20:47+00:00

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 Team
Best Junior Athlete Best Female Athlete Best Male Athlete
Best Junior Wai Kru Best Female Wai Kru Best Male Wai Kru
Annual Medicals & Blood Tests (HIV, Hep B Surface Antigen, Hep C)2019-02-15T21:17:48+00:00

All contestants participating at the Provincial Muaythai Championship must have a completed Medical Declaration dated after May 24th, 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 May 24th, 2018. Please review athlete requirements here.

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 to Muaythai Ontario prior to competition, and no later than May 22nd, 2019.

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

Any medicals submitted 2-5 business days prior to competition is subject to a rush information processing fee. Athletes must have all medicals updated on their MTO Online Profile prior to Provincials.  No medicals will be accepted on the event days (24-25-26).

Accommodations2019-02-15T22:17:30+00:00

Muaythai Ontario is working on discounted accommodations for the 2019 Provincial Championship. Be sure to check back.

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