Tuesday, September 9, 2014

PICKLEBALL KELOWNA "Dinkin’ for Dollars" Tourney Sept 20-21,2014

PICKLEBALL KELOWNA "Dinkin’ for Dollars" Pickleball Tourney   All proceeds to Kelowna Community Food Bank Competitive division – Saturday, Sept 20 11:00am – 3:00pm Recreational division Sunday, Sept 21 11:00am – 3:00pm Co-ed, enter as single, play doubles  Round-robin format Seeded pools progressing to power pools 8-game guarantee – maximum 10 games  $10 per player for first 20 players in each event $15 per player for next 20 players in each event $5 surcharge for non-members of Pickleball Kelowna. Also bring a non-perishable item on day of tourney.  Maximum of 40 players in each event. All entry fees are non-refundable, but transferable. Register with cheque made out to KCFB Tax receipts will be emailed. Contact coach Dave coachdavefinancial@shaw.ca for more information and to register.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Canadians win big Prize money Tournament of Champions Ogden, UT Sept 3-7, 2014

Photo of Cookie Drake from Cold Lake, Alberta (on right with Canadian Maple leaf paddle) won Bronze medal with $750 prize money in Tournament of Champions Womens Doubles Legends. Luba Zhekhovskaya from Surrey, B.C. won Silver medal with $1500 prize money in the same event. This Pickleball Tournament has the highest prize money ever in pickleball history showcasing the best 5.0 pickleball players in N. America.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Tournament of Champions, Ogden, Utah Sept 3 - 6, 2014

Tournament of Champions  September 3, 4, 5, 6, 2014, the Gullo Pickleball, Grotto, Ogden, Utah. Two brackets: Open Masters, age 49 and younger; Open Legends, age 50 and older. The best 5.0-rated players in the country. $46,750 in prize money, the largest purse in pickleball history. Come share the excitement!

BC Seniors Games September 9-13, 2014 Langley, BC

If you are 55+ years old this year you are invited to join the party at the BC Seniors Games in Langley. The Games are a great sporting event as well as a social occasion. Visit the BC Seniors Games website at www.bcseniorsgames.org   For $15.00 you will become a member of the Society. You may also want to mark your calendar for upcoming games in: North Vancouver August 25-29, 2015 and Coquitlam August 23-27, 2016.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Peachland Pickleball Tournament Results Aug 23-24,2014

Men’s Doubles: Gold: Ernie Treichel & Gordon Young...Silver: Joey Toolsie & Mike Wood...Bronze: Bill Reid & Scott Piper.
Ladies Doubles: Gold: Christine Reid & Karen Heinrichs...Silver: Kim Hun-Koop & Lorraine Hoodicoff...Bronze: Pat Thomson & Doris Albert.
Co-Ed Round Robin 4.5+: Gold: Mike Swartz & Brook Sivetz...Silver: Sue Fosbery & Dan Jmaeff...Bronze: Mike Wood & Pat Fosbery.
Mixed 4.5+: Gold: Gord Young & Kim Hun-Koop...Silver: yasan Athukorla & Karen Heinrichs...Bronze: Jim & Terry Sanders.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

New Pickleball Courts in Agassiz and Port Alberni, B.C.

Agassiz, B.C - City built full size gymnasium for New Pickleball Courts:
The Community Recreation & Cultural Centre in Agassiz, BC has recently undergone a major expansion that has included a full size gymnasium which will include pickleball. Construction is expected to be completed in early September and they are planning the activities/sports which will include pickleball in the fall schedule and programming.
Port Alberni, B.C. - Slammers Gym building Six New Courts:
Vancouver Island has seen a huge growth of pickleball players and new clubs forming. Port Alberni is the only city on Vancouver Island without a pickleball club. The owner of Slammers Gym in Port Alberni is investing $400,000 to build six new pickleball courts and two volleyball/basketball courts. Port Alberni players will have up to six new courts to use this summer.

2015 Pickleball Canada Western/Eastern National Open

2015 Pickleball Canada Eastern National Open Championships
PCO is very pleased to announce that The City of Waterloo, Ontario will host the 2015 Pickleball Canada National Eastern Open Championship to be held in the Manulife Financial Sportsplex and Healthy Living Centre at RIM Park on July 10th, 11th and 12th, 2015.
2015 Pickleball Canada Western National Open Tournament
PCO is very pleased to announce that Pickleball Kelowna will host the 2015 Pickleball Canada National Western Open Tournament to be held in Kelowna, B.C. on July 10th, 11th and 12th, 2015.
PCO New Director and Ambassador Committee Chair
The Board of PCO has elected Jim Wood as the new Director and the Ambassador Committee Chair. Jim has been PCO's Area Ambassador for Lethbridge, Alberta for two years. He is the President of Lethbridge Pickleball Club which has joined the club membership and became PCO's 14th affiliated club. The Ambassador Program information and application form are located on our website. We welcome new Area Ambassadors to promote pickleball in your areas, please send your Area Ambassador applications to Jim Wood, email jimwood@shaw.ca