Thursday, August 14, 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

September Smash Spruce Grove, Alberta September 6th & 7th, 2014

September Smash by Parkland Picklehead to be held September 6th & 7th, 2014 at Henry Singer Courts located on South Avenue, Spruce Grove, Alberta, (September 13th & 14th will be the alternate dates, if necessary)   PCO Sanctioned Tournament IFP rules apply.  
Men's, Women's and Mixed Doubles  Skill Level (2.5-3.0) and (3.5 and Above)
Cost is $25.00/per person for a PCO member, Cost is $25.00/per person for a PCO member
For information email or call Rick @ 780-863-0033 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Pickleball Open Tournament, Peachland, BC Aug 23-24, 2014

Pickleball Open Tournament   Peachland Community Centre  PCO Tier 4 Sanctioned tournament.
Saturday August 23 and Sunday August 24, 2014
SATURDAY: Doubles Round Robin - Men's and Women's 3.0 and 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5
SUNDAY: Mixed 4.5 and 5.0
EACH PLAYER IS GUARANTEED 7 GAMES within a group of 8 players for each event entered.
ENTRY FEE: PCO members $15.00  Non members $20.00 (includes a PCO membership)
Add $5.00 for each event entered
LUNCH is included each day   SATURDAY NIGHT - 5:00 PM - BUFFET $20.00
REGISTER: In Person: Peachland Community Centre, 4450 6th Street, Peachland, BC  By Phone: 250-767-2133  Online: click on Recreation Link ACTIVITY: 2236
For further information contact the Tournament Directors: Mike Carter 250-484-0245  Doug Power 250-494-7494

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Vernon Pickleball Club 2nd Open Invitational Tournament Results July 26, 2014

Vernon Pickleball Club held their second Open Invitational Tournament on July 26 at MacDonald Park A total of 64 players played enthusiastically on a hot, beautiful Okanagan day. Some of the top ranked players in western Canada participated in our tournament. Many players came from out of town (Richmond, Penticton, Kamloops, Kelowna, etc...). The courts were lined with spectators. Below are tournament results.
Level 3.5 Pool A                            Level 3.5 Pool B                          Level 3.5 Pool C
1. Greg Thompson, Vernon              1. Ann Collier, Vernon                   1. Jim Lissa, West Kelowna
2. Bruce Simpson, Vernon               2. Helga Hepditch, Kelowna           2. Pat Andrews, Vernon
3. Mel Saranchuk, West Kelowna    3. Brian Burgess, Vernon                3. Darrell Sherrin, Kelowna
Level 3.5 Pool D                            Level 4.0 Pool A                           Level 4.0 Pool B
1. *Gerry Forcier, Vernon                1. Peter Darvill, Richmond              1 .Dale Charlton, Kelowna
2. Lisa Thompson, Vernon                2. Louis Lalond, Kelowna              2. Doris, Albert, Kelowna
3. Betty Loyst, Peachland                  3. Eric Taylor, Kelowna                 3. Van Mallow, Kelowna

Level 4.0 Pool C                              Level 4.5
1. Ray Gagnon, Kelowna                    1. Dan Jmaeff, Lake Country
2. Rob Relling, Vernon                       2. Jim Saunders, W.Kelowna

3. Dan Baum, Kelowna                      3. Doug Dimery, Kelowna

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Tournament Points 2014 Pickleball Canada National Open Championship

Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 4th, 5th, 6th, 2014.
Tournament Points for Tier 1 PCO Sanctioned Tournament. 
Gold - 1600 points,  Silver - 800 points,  Bronze - 400 points.
3200 Points:Fion Chou, Andrew McKimmon, Karen Sawatsky, Nancy Stern
2400 Points:Brian Parkes, Terri Welch
2000 Points:Magdalene Chou, Dan Jmaeff, Brenda Jmaeff, Sharon Moore, Maurice
Parobec, Luba Zhekhovskaya
1600 Points:Linda Brown, Doug Dimery, Ken Franz, Brian Lam, Elaine Lerner, Anne
McCallum, Roberta Meakin, Jim Saunders, John Savoy, Jim Scorgie, David
1200 Points:Peter Darvill, Cookie Drake, John Kusch         
800 Points:Lori Beechinor, Mary Dallas, Kim Hun Koop, Gary Lum, Tim Mah, Pete Neuman

Friday, July 11, 2014

Photos of Pickleball Canada National Open 2014

Above: Group photo July 4, Below: President of Pickleball Canada, Shirley Shepherd, Open Womens Singles winners: Jennifer Lucore (CA),Roberta Meakin (BC),Shelley Lawrence(BC)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Thank you to 2014 National Open Participants

Subject: 2014 Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 4 - 5- 6
Hello Everyone,
On behalf of the City of Abbotsford thank you for attending the 3rd Annual Pickleball Canada National Open Championships on July 4th. 5th. and in the City of Abbotsford. In follow up to our tournament I am forwarding a letter from Shirley Shepherd, President, Pickleball Canada and Tournament Director, 2014 National Open.
Ryan Coreau
Community Recreation Coordinator
Abbotsford Recreation Centre
On behalf of Pickleball Canada, I would like to thank all the participants, volunteers and sponsors for making this year's National another great success. The calibre of play was extremely high and although it was extremely competitive all matches were played in a spirit of friendship and fair play. It would be fair to say that we are seeing in Abbotsford some of the best play in the country. We welcomed participants from all parts of North America, from Ontario to Vancouver Island, from Alaska to Arizona. Other than local players in the Greater Vancouver area, all the other participants came to Abbotsford at considerable personal expense to play in the National, and we hope they enjoyed the event and their visit to Abbotsford. We are very fortunate to be able to have this wonderful venue at Abbotsford Rec. Centre and most of all, the cooperation and support we receive from the City of Abbotsford and their entire team is immeasurable. Fortunately this is a city that has a great reputation as a welcoming host city for sporting events.
As Tournament Director for this event, I am certainly aware of some of the limitations when trying to fit in 20 events on eight courts in 3 days. As in previous years some of the events were round robin and some double elimination depending on the size of the entry in each event. We tried to make sure that participants were able to play as many games as possible in the smaller entry brackets. I invite and would welcome your comments and feedback on this year's tournament.
Again, a big thank you to you all.
Shirley Shepherd
President, Pickleball Canada
Tournament Director, 2014 National Open