Due to the pandemic and lockdowns, many tournaments were cancelled in 2020 and 2021. TTCAN and its member provincial/territorial associations, with the help of Sport Canada’s (Government of Canada) “Recovery Fund” is trying to accelerate the recovery of activity in tournaments. TTCAN’s Board decided to accept results of all tournaments held by our member association without increasing the Rating fees. In fact, TTCAN will subsidize the Rating Fees income (from the Recovery Fund) for 2022 and 2023 just as it did for 2020 and 2021.
The activity levels of competitive plyers in tournaments over the period 2018-2021 was $5,483 players (1,045 Female = 19.06%).
The recovery is slow, but steady as the tournament schedule starts to be re-activated. In the first 4 months of 2022 (Jan-Apr) 1,225 players were re-activated (225 Female = 18.37%). However, the month of May saw additional activity and in the 5 months period (Jan-May) we now have 1,497 players active (300 Female = 20.04%). This is an encouraging increase of 22% overall over the previous 4-month period (33.33% for Females).
We expect that this surge will slow down during the summer months, and hopefully increase again as of September 2022, with special “Recovery” initiatives.
Here are the statistics from the Rating list of 5 June 2022 (17 players’ gender not identified):
By Adham Sharara
6 June 2022