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Greetings to all,

The spread of COVID-19 affects each one of us and the USMTO is committed to not only protecting the sporting community, but also our extended network of family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors.  Therefore, per guidance set forth by government and medical officials WE REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE USMTO HAS POSTPONED THE 2020 USMTO CHAMPIONSHIPS EFFECTIVE MONDAY MARCH 16, 2020.  The COVID-19 response and guidance is ever-changing and the USMTO is closely monitoring the disease.  The USMTO will tailor its response according to the latest guidance and trends.

PRELIMINARY RESCEDULING PLAN

The Federal Government predicts that COVID-19 conditions will not improve until August or possibly later. Until then, Americans are encouraged to avoid public facilities and crowds larger than ten people. Therefore, the USMTO Championships makeup dates are tentatively scheduled for September 17 – 20, 2020.   All existing discounted registrations, perks, and privileges will be honored.

FROZEN AUTOMATIC REGISTRATION FEE INCREASES:

Effective Sunday, March 15, 2020, the USMTO has frozen all scheduled registration fee increases for the duration of the postponement.  Registration will remain open for the duration of the postponement.  Approximately eight weeks prior to the September makeup date, the USMTO will un-freeze the automatic, sliding-scale registration fee schedule.  Registrants are urged not to cancel their registrations because they will not be able to re-register at the discounted price.

TRANSFER FEES

The USMTO will waive transfer fees for existing registrants.

MEDICAL WITHDRAWALS

The USMTO medical withdrawal policy remains unchanged.  The USMTO will process medical withdrawals accompanied by valid medical documentation. 

HOTEL & TRAVEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The USMTO has directed our host hotel, the Sheraton Crescent, to assist you with modifying your reservations.  They can assist you by phone; call (602) 943-8200. Air travelers should make reservation changes directly with their airline.

LOOKING AHEAD

The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis like none other in history.  The effects are staggering, and Americans are making daily adjustments to keep pace with the sweeping changes each day brings.  This crisis will undoubtedly be devastating to communities, especially some of our extended sporting family.  The Muaythai community is a small, bold yet fragile community that was built from the ground up by our sport’s heroic trailblazers.  This too shall pass; however, we are calling on the entire community to care for one another: those of us who are in financial, health, or social need, and for you to continue training albeit in very small groups, if regulation allows.

Whether it is helping a gym rebuild after a tragedy, babysitting for a teammate who doesn’t have childcare, sharing groceries, opening up your home to provide shelter for someone in need, or volunteering for a local show or event, we each will play a vital role in preserving and strengthening our sport.  The USMTO will keep the community informed as the weeks and months go by and we are excited to continue our service to the community and to do everything in our power to host another exciting event.

In solidarity,

USMTO Organizing Committee

 

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