Here are some things you should keep in mind if you play in a tournament sponsored by the OSA (Ontario Shuffleboard Association):
- There are separate tournament divisions for players ranked as “Expert” and “Amateur”. “Experts” may play only in the Open Division of a Tournament.
- Experts include any player who has gained 5 OSA Amateur points in Ontario, or is a Florida “State-Amateur” or Florida “Pro”.
All others are ranked as Amateurs, and may play in either Amateur or Open divisions (or both if not still playing in the Amateur on day-two).
- OSA Membership is required to compete in any OSA-sanctioned tournament. Fee (for individuals) is $ 5.00 and is good for the playing year (beginning October 1st). Pay at the first tournament entered.
- OSA Tournament Player Entry Fee: $10.00. Pay at each tournament entered. CNSA tournaments differ slightly.
- OSA Tournament Rules of play are the same as the CNSA (Canadian National Shuffleboard Association). Click here to see the CNSA Rules.
- NOTE for 2023: Amateurs may be scheduled to play a Round Robin style tournament to complete the first day. The Amateur division will start on the 1st day scheduled. If a two-day tournament is scheduled Amateurs will usually complete three rounds on day-1, and complete the final two to three rounds on the 2nd day. The Open division will start on the 2nd day, finishing on the 3rd. Any exceptions will be noted in the tournament schedule.
- Plan to arrive at the tournament on the correct day by 08:30 AM at the latest to give time to get an OSA membership if needed, and Register for the tournament. Both partners must be present in order to get a registration form (and pay the entry fees).
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