Prior to booking an event, please ensure that you have received approval for your date by completing an Event Date Inquiry.
Events that run over the allotted time are billed to the Event Host at a rate of $75/hr, rounded up to the nearest hour. Events that run past the mandatory midnight cutoff for reasons within the control of the host will be subject to a $500 penalty.
An Exhibition Event has no judged contests. Exhibition Contests follow different rules than judged competition; Exhibitions can occur with Full or Light Contact, use larger gloves, and do not have the same ring requirements as judged contests. An Exhibition Competition involves a roster of 2 officials, and no contestant is declared a winner.
An Exhibition Event that has any Full Contact contests will require the attendance of a physician. An Exhibition Event that is made entirely of Light Contact contests may forgo a physician in favour of other trained medical personnel such as a nurse or paramedic.
Athletes participating in Full Contact Exhibitions must have an Annual Medical Declaration completed prior to competition. Laboratory blood tests are not required, as Exhibitions are stopped should any bleeding occur. Athletes competing in Light Contact Exhibitions do not require an Annual Medical Declaration.
Events that run over the allotted time are billed to the Event Host at a rate of $300/hr, rounded up to the nearest hour. Events that run past the mandatory midnight cutoff for reasons within the control of the host will be subject to a $500 penalty.
Judged Single Contest Events are Full Contact and involves a roster of 9 officials, with each contest having a potential winner. Judged events may also have Exhibition (Full or Light Contact) contests mixed in to the same competition.
A physician must preside over all full contact competition, starting at weigh-ins. Athletes participating in full contact Judged Contests must have an Annual Medical Declaration (and blood work, if 16 years or older) completed prior to competition.
An event that is made entirely of Light Contact contests may forgo a physician in favour of other trained medical personnel such as a nurse or paramedic. Athletes participating in Light Contact contests do not require an Annual Medical Declaration on file.
Judged Multiple Contest Competitions require special planning as they often encompass multiple days, multiple rings, and have athletes competing multiple times per event. MTO will be in touch with the Event Host to determine the set-up and Officials Fee after Agreement for Sanctioning is completed.
The following technical standards are excerpts from the Muaythai Ontario Competition rules, and are not a replacement for the compete document. Not meeting the technical standards can result in disciplinary action, such as:
Or other measures as defined in the Sanctioning Policy or Code of Conduct.
Competition Rules & Regulations
Event Host Responsibilities
As per the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, & Sport's Sport Recognition Policy and Muaythai Ontario's Sanctioning Policy, all the marketing material for your sanctioned event (posters, graphics, tickets, etc) in both print and digital media must include:
After completing your agreement for sanctioning you will receive an email from Muaythai Ontario with a link to download MTO logos for use in your marketing material.
Having the phrase or the MTO logo are cut off for any reason (for example, you have a rectangular image but share it as a square to Instagram) could result in disciplinary measures.
As per the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, & Sport's Sport Recognition Policy, a physician must be present for any competitions that involve Full Contact contests. Exhibition Events comprised entirely of Light Contact Contests do not require medical checks or the attendance of a physician.
For Exhibition Events containing Full Contact contests, medicals and weigh-ins must:
An Athlete must complete their Event Day Medical prior to stepping on the scale for their official weigh in. This means that the doctor must be present for the entire duration of the weigh-in period.
An Athlete may not attempt to lose more than 2% of their mass after failing to make weight.
Medicals and weigh-ins must:
As per the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, & Sport's Sport Recognition Policy, any Athlete competing in a Full Contact Exhibition Contest must have a valid (less than 12 month old) Annual Medical Declaration on file prior to competing.
Athletes who participate in Light Contact Exhibitions do not require an Annual Medical Declaration.
Laboratory blood tests are not required for Exhibition Events, as Exhibitions are stopped should any bleeding occur.
Any Athlete competing in a full contact Judged Contest must have a valid (less than 12 month old) Annual Medical Declaration on file prior to competing. Athletes ages 16 and older must also have valid laboratory screenings for HIV, HEP B, and HEP C.
Providing equipment is the responsibility of the Event Host, and must meet the following standards:
It is the event host's responsibility to ensure that their equipment table is properly staffed, with someone to collect, clean, and distribute equipment to participants. Athletes are permitted to wear their own equipment, provided that the weight of the gloves for each participant in a contest are the same.
The equipment must be coloured red and blue, and coordinate to the athlete's corner. It is the event host's responsibility to ensure that their equipment table is properly staffed, with someone to collect, clean, and distribute equipment to participants.
The set up of the competition ring must meet the standards set in Rule 24 except where noted below.
The perimeter of the ring must be free from any obstructions, extending 85 cm (2’ 9”) outside the line of the ropes./p>
The turnbuckles must be covered by foam no less than 2 cm thick.
Exhibition Events permit an exception to Rule 24, where the ring must be 4.0m (13’ 1’) to 6.1m (20’) inside the line of the ropes.
The platform must extend for at least 30 cm (12”) outside the ropes.
Exhibition Events permit an exception to Rule 24. The ring platform shall be elevated from the floor no more than 1.20 m (3’ 11”) above the ground, padded by felt/rubber/other suitable material, and covered by a canvas. Floor rings are not permitted.
The set up of the competition style ring must meet the all the standards set in Rule 24. What follows are the major aspects often overlooked:
4.9m (16’) to 6.1m (20’) inside the line of the ropes. The platform must extend 30 to 85 cm (12” to 2’ 9”) outside the ropes.
The ring shall not be less than 90 cm (2’ 11”) or more than 1.20 m (3’ 11”) above the ground.
The area outside of the ring should be free from obstruction that it can be easily navigated by officials and participants. Spectators are not not permitted within 1.5 m (4' 11") of the ring, and use of a barrier is strongly encouraged.
All four sides of the ring must be able to seat the required competition officials at a table.
Each coloured corner must have its own set of stairs, and the neutral corner nearest the doctor should have a set of stairs dedicated for their access.
Events held in clubs may use a ring of lower elevation than inside a venue, and may permit seating officials on only 3 sides if the layout requires.
There are no changes for ring sizes for events held within a club.
Events held in clubs permit an exception to Rule 24. The ring platform shall be elevated from the floor no more than 1.20 m (3’ 11”) above the ground; rings built in to the floor are not permitted.
The perimeter of the ring must be free from any objects (walls, pillars, mirrors, electrical boxes) that may present a hazard to the participants, extending 85 cm (2’ 9”) outside the line of the ropes. Officials and participants should be able to easily walk around the perimeter of the ring.
If it is not possible to seat the judges at a table, a chair and clipboard may be substituted. Where the layout requires, 3 sides of the ring may be used instead of 4, seating a judge at the head table. The Timekeeper, Jury, and Doctor must be seated at a large enough table to accommodate their equipment.
Rings with platforms raised more than 45 cm (1.5') must have sets of stairs in each coloured corner and the neutral corner nearest the doctor.
Rings with platforms raised more than 45 cm (1.5') must have sets of stairs in each coloured corner and the neutral corner nearest the doctor. Neutral corner steps are important aspect of the competition area set up, allowing the doctor to approach ringside/enter the ring without obstruction when needed- not having these steps is an increased risk, and against Muaythai Ontario's technical standards. Please be sure to confirm with your ring suppliers that a set of neutral corner steps is available to keep the sport as safe as possible
Should neutral corner steps be found missing from the field of play, the event host will be subject to the following disciplinary action:
2 stools must be provided for athletes (1 per corner). Exhibition Events permit an exception to Rule 26, where seating for Seconds is not required, but strongly encouraged.
In total, 6 seats are to be provided; 4 seats for Seconds (2 per corner) and 2 stools for athletes (1 per corner)
Travel, accommodation, and food reimbursement expenses are subject to limits outlined in the Sanctioning Policy.
Reimbursements may only be made to competition participants, not related parties. Any such reimbursements made must be supported by receipts upon request of Muaythai Ontario.
For Exhibition Events, medicals & weigh-ins may be scheduled to start at earliest 3 prior to the first bell, and finish at latest 1 hour before first bell. Exhibitions Events are a maximum 4 hours in duration after the first bell and must end by 12:00 am (midnight).
For Judged Events, medicals & weigh-ins may be scheduled to start at earliest 3 prior to the first bell, and finish at latest 1 hour before first bell. Events must end by 12:00 am (midnight).
Upload your event poster and other promotional material for use on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media. If you do not have this available at this time you can email it to us after the fact. The promotional material must comply with the MTCS Sport Recognition Policy and the MTO Sanctioning Policy. Maximum 20 MB
The Event Host is responsible for the use and cleaning of equipment provided to them by MTO. The equipment should be cleaned, organized, and repacked before being provided to the Jury at the conclusion of the event.
Missing or equipment damaged beyond regular wear and tear will be charged to the Event Host at market price. If the event host fails to properly clean and pack the equipment, a $100 fee will be levied.
1. I am an authorized representative of the above-mentioned corporation/company.
2. By signing this agreement, I warrant that I have read and understood the Rules and Regulations for Muaythai Ontario approved competitions. If my application for sanctioning is approved I will be charged the full amount by the payment method selected.
3. I also understand and agree that failure to fulfill any MTO policy or procedure will result in the event sanctioning being withdrawn or disciplinary actions being taken.
4. I will ensure that all arranged contests and athletes meet all MTO requirements.
5. I understand and agree to pay the excess travel expenses of selected officials as per the MTO policy on expenses.
6. I understand and agree that if the event is cancelled for any reason that my sanctioning fee is non-refundable.