Wednesday, February 22, 2012

95 Players Registered for Pickleball Canada National Open Championship, July 7 - 8, 2012

Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 7 - 8, 2012.

95 players have registered. A few events are already full. Please register early so you won't be disappointed.

We will have 20 events in a two days tournament. ARC has 8 indoor courts and we will use an additional 6 indoor courts at Yale Secondary School next to ARC which gives us a total of 14 indoor courts for our National Tournament.

Teams are coming from all over Canada and the USA. It will be the largest tournament in Canada !!!

Please make sure you and your partner register as soon as possible to ensure that both of you are registered in each event. If you are registered but your partner is not registered, you may not be able to play in that event because spaces are limited. You may enter a maximum of 2 events.

If you have not received your registration confirmation, please contact ARC at 604-853-4221 to make sure that you are registered. You can register in person, by mail or call ARC to register if you are paying by credit card.

We look forward to seeing you there !!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pickleball Canada National Open Championship FAQ

Pickleball Canada National Open Championship FAQ:
Q. What is the difference between Open event and Under 55 event?
A. Open events are open to players of any age. In the Under 55 event, one of the partners must be under 55 years old.
Q. Is there any skill level restrictions in Open and age events?
A. No, there is no skill level restrictions in Open and age events.
Q. If my age is 59, my birthday is in October, which age event do I enter?
A. You will enter in the 60+ event. The event you enter is the age you will be on Dec.31/2012.
Q. What age bracket will an older player enter with a younger partner?
A. An older player may play down with a younger partner in the younger partner's age bracket, but a younger player may not play up with an older partner in the older player's age bracket.
Q. Are the games played indoors, what balls and rules will be used?
A. All indoor games using Jugs pickleballs. Rules are International Federation of Pickleball rules, non-conforming paddles such as Apike and Hush are not allowed.
Q. How many events can I enter?
A. You may enter a maximum of 2 events,
Q. Where can I get a registration form?
A. You can get a registration form from ARC. The registration form is posted on many websites: http://www.pickleballcanada.org http://www.usapa.org http://pickleballbritishcolumbia.blogspot.com
Q. What is the cost of the registration?
A. Registration fee is $30.00 plus $5.00 each for 2 events-total $40.00.
If you are a current Pickleball Canada member, your registration fee will be $5.00 less for a total of $35.00.
Q. How do I register?
A. You can register in person, by phone ARC 604-853-4221 with credit card or by mail with payment to 'City of Abbotsford' to Mandy Hadfield, Recreation Coordinator, Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Road, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 7R3.
Q. When is the deadline for registration?
A. The deadline for registration is June 20, 2012.
Q. What is the cancellation and refund policy?
A. Cancellations and refund requests must be received by June 6, 2012. Requests sent after this date will not qualify for a refund. Registration fees will be refunded less a $5 adminstrattion fee.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

New Place to Play - South Surrey, B.C.

A New Place to Play at Peace Portal Alliance Church, 15128 27B Ave., in South Surrey (corner of 152 and King George Hwy). The play is on Friday, 0900 to 1100 in the mornings, and 1900 to 2100 in the evenings. They have 3 courts and there is no cost to play. Wooden paddles are available for those who don't have a paddle. Basic instruction is also provided as well. Most players are beginners but really enjoy the play.
Anyone is welcome, any age and and gender. Contact Ray Cumberworth 604 290 6045, svpuffins36@aol.com for further information.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Pickleball Canada Westcoast Association Registered in B.C.

Pickleball Canada Westcoast Association (PCWA) is a registered British Columbia non-profit society that was incorporated on Oct.31/2012 in Victoria, B.C. Registration Number: S-0058995. PCWA was established to be the Provincial Sports Organization and governing body for pickleball in B.C.

PCWA is an affiliate of Pickleball Canada and represents and supports all current Pickleball Canada (PCO) members and non members who are residents of British Columbia.

Although Pickleball Canada has had a very strong Provincial presence since Pickleball Canada was first formed, and since we have operated and maintained several websites and blogs to support our PCO members and supporters, we felt it was necessary to register our provincial presence to be able to actively support all our members and supporters in British Columbia when dealing with matters at a provincial level.

All five Directors of PCWA are Canadian citizens and residents of British Columbia, and are actively involved in promoting and furthering the development of pickleball in the Province of B.C..

PCWA follows IFP rules, as does Pickleball Canada Organization , All India Pickleball Association as well as USAPA.
For further information please visit our websites http://pickleballbritishcolumbia.blogspot.com and http://www.pickleballcanadawestcoast.com We can be contacted by email pickleballbc@shaw.ca and pcwa@shaw.ca