Section 1 : Part 1 Member Club Responsibilities
WHEREAS Boxing Ontario is the recognized provincial sport organization for the sport of boxing in the Province of Ontario and as such is responsible for sanctioning amateur boxing contests for their members in Ontario, including Club Shows;
AND WHEREAS the Member Club has applied to Boxing Ontario to obtain a sanction for a Show and has paid in full the sanction application fee of $450, at least 35 days in advance of the scheduled event; New sanction fee in effect as of March 14th, 2023
AND WHEREAS Boxing Ontario hereby grants a sanction for the club show and in return the Member Club agrees to comply with all applicable policies and technical standards as established by Boxing Ontario and the Canadian Amateur Boxing Association (“CABA”) in hosting the Show.
THE PARTIES AGREE as follows:
1. MEMBER CLUB
The Member Club will be responsible:
a) To work with the Supervisor to ensure the club show is conducted in a safe manner.
b) Conducting the Show in conformance with the CABA Rule Book and Boxing Ontario’s applicable policies and technical standards.
c) Providing a venue of suitable size with at least a 2-meter wide area around the ring for the protection of competitors, coaches and officials;
d) To provide tabled seating space around the ring for officials, doctor, timekeepers, and announcer.
e) To provide rooms to conduct pre-bout medicals, weigh-ins and draw (if applicable), including separate rooms for males and females.
f) Providing a minimum of 3 sets of STING IBA-approved 10 oz. boxing gloves (16 oz. for masters) in good condition (no material tears, cracks, product degeneration), and sufficient personnel for gloving prior to bouts. (Gloves may be supplied by supervisor with prior arrangement and payment of the Glove Rental fee.)
g) Arranging for pre-competition medical examinations using the services of a licensed Ontario physician, and ensuring a physician is ringside for all bouts.
h) Paying the appropriate honoraria and expense reimbursement to officials designated by Boxing Ontario.
i) Displaying Boxing Ontario and sponsors’ signage and banners as directed by the Executive Director of Boxing Ontario, complying with all Boxing Ontario sponsorship agreements in effect, and allowing Boxing Ontario sponsors and official suppliers to participate in promotion sales or advertising relating to the event. The terms of such participation will be as determined in consultation with Boxing Ontario prior to the event.
j) The supervisor may request compliance with any additional requirements that Boxing Ontario may impose to fulfill its duty to provide a safe environment for competitors, coaches, officials and patrons.
k) Scales must be available 2 hours in advance of the show, and all weigh-ins must be completed at least one hour prior to the competition commencing and must be in Kilos.
l) To provide and make available emergency phone services
m) To ensure ambulance capabilities are available should the need arise.
n) Regional Supervisor must have Pre-Match Bout Sheets at least 48 hours in advance of the competition.
o) Confirm there is a strategy to disperse the crowd and to alleviate congestion as part of your emergency action plan.
p) Ensure there is adequate supervision available to control crowd behavior
q) The venues exit points are clear and useable. Fire detection systems are in working order.
r) Ensure as the Member Club, there is someone appointed who is:
a. Able through a PA announcement to calm crowd behavior and to assist in an emergency.
b. Take steps to control or assist in controlling crowd behavior before it becomes an issue.
s. Follow Boxing Ontario's Return to Club Competition Sanctioning recommendations and procedures.
The parties hereby execute this Agreement.
Section 1 : Part 2 Agreement with Boxing Ontario and Compliance with Other Regulations
2. BOXING ONTARIO
Boxing Ontario will be responsible for:
a) Receiving and approving/denying the sanction request
b) Through its Regional Supervisor, designating a sufficient number of officials to serve as referees and judges for the Show, and appointing from among these officials a Supervisor for the Show.
c) Endeavour to provide general liability insurance for the Show that name as Insured the Member Club and any Additional Insured that the Member Club is required to provide insurance for, such as the facility owner (as approved by the insurance company) This insurance relates to the activity of boxing and does not extend to other unassociated activities such as sale service or consumption of alcohol. If additional insurance is required, please contact Boxing Ontario’ s Executive Director.
3. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SUPERVISOR
a) ENSURING PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY
The Supervisor will strictly enforce Boxing Ontario’s policies for club, competitor and coach eligibility, which are contained in the Boxing Ontario Constitution and Bylaws, and are as follows:
i) A participating club, competitor or coach must be a member in good standing with Boxing Ontario, where good standing means there are no dues or debts owed to Boxing Ontario; the club, competitor or coach has not ceased to be a member; there are no membership restrictions or suspensions imposed; the Constitution, Bylaws, policies and rules of Boxing Ontario have been complied with; and the club, competitor or coach is not subject to any disciplinary investigation or action by Boxing Ontario, or if subject to discipline action previously, has fulfilled all terms and conditions of such disciplinary action.
ii) A competitor must additionally be currently registered as a competitor with both Boxing Ontario and CABA and must be in possession of a competitor’s passport.
iii) A coach must additionally be currently registered as a coach with both Boxing Ontario and CABA and must be in possession of a coach’ s registration card.
iv) Where the participating club, competitor or coach does not reside in Ontario, they must be registered (current year) members in good standing of the equivalent sport-governing body having jurisdiction where they reside. They too must also be in possession of a boxer’ s passbook (athlete) or valid coach card.
4. COMPLIANCE WITH OTHER REGULATIONS
a) If alcoholic beverages are to be sold at the Show, it is the responsibility of the Member Club to ensure that all permits, rules and regulations of the LLBO (Liquor Licensing Control Board of Ontario) are adhered to. A copy of the liquor permit must be remitted to Boxing Ontario prior to the event.
b) If fundraising is to occur through the sale of 50-50 tickets, raffle tickets or other gaming activity, it is the responsibility of the Member Club to ensure that all applicable provincial and municipal gaming permits, rules and regulations are adhered to.
5. REVOKING THIS SANCTION
Boxing Ontario may revoke the sanction granted by this Agreement at any time in advance of a Show if the Member Club fails to fulfill its obligations under this Agreement. Once a Show is underway, the Supervisor of a Show will have the authority to terminate a Show if, in his or her view, technical standards are not being met and/or the safety of participants or patrons at the Show is at risk.
6. CANCELLATION OF SANCTION
Any show cancelled by the Host, less than 7 days prior to show commencing will not be eligible for a refund of sanction fee.
The parties hereby execute this Agreement.
To request a sanction for a club show complete Section 2, read and sign Section 1 and submit to Boxing Ontario including the fee of $450 no less than 35 days in advanced of the proposed club show date.
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* Weigh-ins will occur 2 hours prior to start time