February 13, 2010 Update Newsletter


  • 2010 Elections
  • The CBTF Cookbook Project
  • More information about the Canadian Championships
  • 2010 Worlds Team Manager Application Deadline approaching

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Elections at 2010 AGM

Nominations for positions on the CBTF Executive and Technical Committee are now being accepted. Both the nominator and the nominee must be CBTF members. The following positions are up for election at the 2010 AGM:

  • 1st Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Technical Chair
  • Group Events Representative

The deadline for nominations to be received by the Nomination Committee is April 1, 2010 (refer to the Nomination Form for mail, fax and email addresses). Elections will be held at the CBTF Annual General Meeting, during the Canadian Championships in Toronto, Ontario.

The Nomination Form and further details can be found on the CBTF.CA website at: http://www.cbtf.ca/article/cbtf-nomination-form-2010-elections.

CBTF Cookbook

The CBTF Cookbook project continues to collect recipes from CBTF members - past and present, For a current view of the top submittors, by province, club and individual, have a look at the CBTF Cookbook Challenge post in our General Forum.

Recipes can be submitted using our online form, at http://www.cbtf.ca/form/cbtf-cookbook-recipe-submission. It contains all of the instructions.

2010 Canadian Championships

The most up-to-date source of information for the Trials competition - hotels, schedule, forms, etc - is the CBTF website. The 2010 Trials have a set of pages, located at http://www.cbtf.ca/canadians2010.

A few things to watch for, designed to make this year's event a bit different:

  • A fundraising golf tournament is planned for Sunday July 4. This is being designed as a fun event - duffers and experts alike are welcome!
  • To make breakfast, lunch and supper easier on those busy and unpredictable competition days, a Dining Plan is being arranged with one of the campus restaurants for a Dining Plan -tickets can be pre-purchased and then redeemed on-site.
  • This year, an NHL Playoff Hockey Pool will be introduced as a fundraising program for the event. Pool sheets will be sold before the playoffs begin - cash prizes for pool winners, along with performance prizes for the athletes sellingthe pool sheet.
  • The Pride of Canada Clinic will be held on Saturday July 10.

Freestyle & Pair Competition

Both Level A and Level B Freestyle & Pairs will be offered this year.

  • Level B events will use CBTF age divisions
    • Freestyle: Primary (7-8), Juvenile (9-11), Junior (12-14), Senior (15-17), Collegiate (18 & over)
    • Pairs: Primary (14-16), Juvenile (17-22), Junior (23-28), Senior (29-34), Collegiate (35 & over)
    • Age is calculated using the CBTF rule: age at the end of December 31, 2009
  • Level B (Freestyle & Pairs) time limits are as follows:
    • Primary, Juvenile, Junior: 1:30 - 2:00
    • Senior: 1:30 - 2:30
    • Collegiate: 2:00 - 2:30
    • All time limits have a 10-second leeway on either side
  • Level A events will use WBTF age divisions
    • Junior (12-16), Senior (17 & over)
    • Pairs: Junior (both athletes 16 or under), Senior (either/both athletes 17 or over)
    • Age is calculated using the WBTF rule: age by the end of December 31, 2010
  • Level A (Freestyle & Pairs) time limits follow the WBTF rules, as follows
    • Junior: 1:30 - 2:00
    • Senior: 1:30 - 2:30
    • All time limits have a 10-second leeway on either side

Freestyle athletes will perform both Freestyle and Compulsories/Short Program, and their scores will be combined. The Compulsory Sets chosen for Junior Level A, Junior Level B and Senior Level B will be announced in May.

Team Manager Application Deadline Approaching

The application deadline (February 15, 2010) for the position  of Team Manager for the Canadian Contingent to the 2010 WBTF World Baton Twirling Championships, in Bergen, Norway is quickly approaching.

The Job Description and Application Form, along with complete application submission instructions, can be found on the CBTF.CA website at: http://www.cbtf.ca/article/now-accepting-applications-team-manager-2010-....