2014 Canadian ASL Association membership drive
This is the time of the year when the Canadian ASL Association (CASLA)
looks for new members and reminds existing members that their membership
renewals are due. A list of paid-up members is at the end in case you are
not sure if you have paid.
The primary mission of the CASLA is to run the Canadian ASL Open (CASLO)
each year. We have been doing that for eighteen years. We have a secondary
mission to connect Canadian ASL players to each other.
There are several reasons that you should consider joining the CASLA.
First, you think that an annual, reliable, well run Canadian ASL
tournament, that you can plan to attend months ahead of time, is a good
thing. Second, you would like that tournament to sometimes be in your city.
Third, you would like to have a say in the format of the tournament and in
which city the tournament will be held.
Our tournament is a sort of “plug ‘n play” tournament. We have a documented
and well established tournament format that makes every round important and
gives all participants a final ranking of their performance in relation to
When you pay the membership fee to join the CASLA, you are eligible to vote
on where the next Canadian ASL Open will be held, and to propose changes to
the tournament format. As well, you are eligible to submit a proposal to
bring the CASLO to your Canadian city. Running the CASLO sometimes takes
more money than we can obtain through tournament registration fees; the
CASLA membership fees exist to have a cash reserve to pay for excess
tournament expenses when the registration fees do not cover all the
expenses. Being a paid member also entitles one to a five dollar discount
on registration for the Canadian ASL Open. Foreign players may join the
CASLA, but the tournament must be held in a Canadian city.