Recent changes in Boxing Canada’s rules and regulations now allow provinces to depart from Rule 13.1 regarding how to conduct a draw.

Consequently Boxing Ontario will be following Quebec’s lead, and host the draw for the Provincial Open Championship in advance of the tournament.

The draw will take place in the Boxing Ontario office, 1185 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, on Wednesday November 23, 2005 at 12pm noon.  All registered coaches are welcome to attend.  The programs will be posted online following the draw.

Athletes must make the weight they registered under or be disqualified.  For walkovers, the athlete must still attend one of the weigh-ins during the tournament, make their posted weight and be declared fit to box by the doctor, and declared the winner by walkover by the Chief Official.

Due to the change in the draw schedule, boxers only have to weigh-in on the day they box.  The weigh-in on Friday will remain 12:00 – 2:00pm as the Friday night program may be moved up to 6:00pm due to the number of entries.

Please note, the online registration will close at 5:00pm Friday November 18, 2005.  However, you will still be allowed to adjust your athletes’ weight up until Tuesday at 4:00pm by faxing or emailing the changes directly to Robin Witty (f. 416.426.7367 e: [email protected]).  All changes must be forwarded in writing.

We are hoping this change assists in travel arrangements for coaches and athletes.  If you have any comments or concerns don’t hesitate to contact the office.