Monday, August 29, 2011

Pickleball Canada Wins the Name Battle

Pickleball Canada Wins the Name Battle by Pickleball Canada President Colin Caldwell
http://southsurreypickleball.blogspot.com/
Pickleball Canada has received a notification from Corporations Canada that Canada Pickleball Association has changed its name to Canadian Pickleball Federation effective August 18, 2011. The Canada Pickleball name was the name Brent Johner and Chuck Lefaive had registered and now they have changed the name.

Pickleball Canada filed an 'Allegation of Name Confusion' to Corporations Canada and defended our name Pickleball Canada and successfully won the name battle.

It has been a long hard battle to preserve our name and to prevent confusion as to who truly is the representative for pickleball in Canada. Pickleball Canada is therefore truly the governing body of Pickleball in Canada. Don't be fooled by imitations.

This confusion has led to many questions being asked of our Board members. The most frequent question is "I've been approached to join Canada Pickleball for free, is that you guys?" To that question I responded, "Absolutely not".

The group Canada Pickleball or Canadian Pickleball Federation who has been offering free memberships so they can pad their numbers with the hope that players and Sports Canada will recognize them as representatives of Pickleball in Canada. If anyone in Canada approaches you to join their group for free, be advised that they are not Pickleball Canada. If you have any concern, feel free to contact me via our website www.pickleballcanada.org/ or at cbcaldwell@shaw.ca

Ladner Outdoor Pickleball Courts


Ladner Outdoor Pickleball Courts - by Peter Darvill
Cromie Park will be resurfaced with a new membrane next week and with Frank's help we have a comittment from Delta Engineering to have PBall lines permanently installed. It's a great venue and washrooms to boot! New fencing, world class surface,in Ladner... yipppee. I see PBall on Christmas Eve, outdoors, a great holiday tradition...
We are working on getting permanent times for our PBall group.

Finally...... some things in life are uncertain... but one thing is certain.. there will be Outdoor PBall in Ladner.

Monday, August 22, 2011

B.C. Seniors Games 2011










B.C.Seniors Games 2011 Aug 16-20 Castlegar/Nelson/Trail Winners:
Abbotsford and Chilliwack - 13 Gold, 6 Silver and 7 Bronze medals:
Womens Doubles Competitive 65-69 Gold Carol Haworth/Diane Hill
Womens Doubles Recreational 70-74 Gold Jane Squires/Bjarnasan
Mens Doubles Recreational 55-59 Gold Dave Shepherd/Mat Khan
Mens Doubles Recreational 55-59 Gold Dave Shepherd/Mat Khan
Mens Doubles Recreational 70-74 Gold Danny Garinger/Cain
Mixed Doubles Competitive 70-74 Gold Carol Haworth/Andy Mezer
Mixed Doubles Competitive 60-64 Gold Kathy Parkes/Henry Meerkerk
Mixed Doubles Competitive 60-64 Gold Kathy Parkes/Henry Meerkerk
Mixed Doubles Recreational 55-59 Gold Mat Khan/Pat Khan
Mixed Doubles Recreational 55-59 Gold Mat Khan/Pat Khan
Mixed Doubles Recreational 70-74 Gold Herb Peters/Jane Squires
Mixed Doubles Recreational 70-74 Gold Herb Peters/Jane Squires
Mixed Dobules Recreational 60-64 Gold Jerry Ruldoph/Beryl Kusch

Womens Doubles Competitive 60-64 Silver Kathy Parkes/Laura Zanen
Mens Doubles Recreational 60-64 Silver Ken Witt/Fred Hubbick
Womens Doubles Recreational Silver Annette McEwen/Pat Khan
Womens Doubles Recreational Silver Annette McEwen/Pat Khan
Mens Doubles Competitive Silver Henry Meerkerk/David Ulis
Womens Doubles Recreational Silver Mandy Witt/Beryl Kusch

Womens Doubles Recreational 55-59 Bronze Shirley Shepherd/Val Priebe
Mens Doubles Recreational 60-64 Bronze Herb Peters/Jerry Ruldoph
Mens Doubles Recreational 60-64 Bronze Herb Peters/Jerry Ruldoph
Mixed Doubles Recreational 60-64 Bronze Ken Witt/Mandy Witt
Mixed Doubles Recreational 60-64 Bronze Ken Witt/Mandy Witt
Mixed Doubles Recreational 65-69 Bronze Gerry Logan/Danny Garinger
Mixed Doubles Recreational 65-69 Bronze Gerry Logan/Danny Garinger



Monday, August 15, 2011

PICKLEBALLERS CLIMB PODIUM - Abbotsford News

Abbotsford News - Sports
Sports in brief: B.C. Selects set to face Blaze
http://www.bclocalnews.com/fraser_valley/abbynews/sports/126802933.html

PICKLEBALLERS CLIMB PODIUM

By Staff Writer - Abbotsford News

Published: August 04, 2011 3:00 PM

Local teams showed well at the second annual Abbotsford Pickleball Tournament, held last month at Abbotsford Recreation Centre.

The duo of Rhys Martel and Mike Shepherd won silver in the men's doubles under-55 category, while Elaine Griffiths and Kathy Parkes (ladies doubles 55-plus) and George Pool and Ganbat Tsend (men's doubles under-55) won bronze.

Pickleball, a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton and tennis, is said to be one of the fastest-growing sports in North America.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

USAPA Regional Ambassadors


National Senior Games Winter Championships, Rochester, NY

National Senior Games Winter Championships
Rochester, NY
September 28 - October 2, 2011

Registration is now open for this year's Winter Championships. This year PICKLEBALL will be played in a new venue, the Gates Chili High School's Spartan Stadium.

You have until September 1st to register so you can get in on all the excitement of this NSGA National Tournament, cosponsored by the USA Pickleball Association. With great playing, two outstanding free socials, and some fabulous sight-seeing opportunities, this year's Pickleball competition is shaping up to be the best yet. Rochester, NY is the host city for this 4th Annual NSGA Senior Games Winter Championships. This year pickleball will be held at the Gates Chili High School's Spartan Stadium, at 1 Spartan Way, just 5 miles from the Rochester Airport. This is a world class facility with an outstanding wood floor, great lighting, and plenty of space to accommodate the tournament. While in the area you will want to visit some great places such as a trip to Niagara Falls, the Finger Lakes area, the Wine Trails, and other local famous places like the Susan B Anthony and George Eastman Houses. Friday and Saturday will end with a happy hour where drinks, food, entertainment, and great company can be had, all at no extra charge. Last year this alone was worth the cost of registration. So get on board and register for this exciting event.

For our pickleball RVers, there is dry camping available at the site. Contact us for additional information.

See you in Rochester.

David & Nancy Jordan

To Register: NSGA Senior Games Flyer (pdf)

Additional information: davidjordan55@msn.com