Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Schedule and Tournament Infomation on Pickleball Canada National Open Champiionship July 7 - 8, 2012


PICKLEBALL CANADA NATIONAL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Abbotsford Recreation Centre
2499 McMillan Road, Abbotsford, B.C.
July 7 - 8, 2012
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Please NOTE:
*** Registration table will be open at 7:00 am on Saturday July 7.  Please arrive early.  Player meeting at 8:00 am ***

SATURDAY, JULY 7 MENS AND WOMENS DOUBLES

Abbotsford Recreation Centre Gym 1 Gym 2
8:30 - 11:00 am 55+ Mens Doubles 60+ Mens Doubles
11:00 = 1-00 pm 65 Mens Doubles 70+ Mens Doubles
Lunch 12 - 1:30pm, Medal Presentations throughout the day
1 - 5 pm Open Men Doubles Under 55 Men Doubles
Yale Secondary School   Gym 1  Gym 2
8:30 - 11:00 am 55+ Womens Doubles 60+ Womens Doubles
11:00 = 1-00 pm 65+ Womens Doubles 70+ Womens Doubles
Lunch 12 - 1:30pm, Medal Presentations throughout the day
1 - 5 pm Open Women Doubles Under 55 Women Doubles


SUNDAY, JULY 8 MIXED DOUBLES AND SINGLES

Abbotsford Recreation Centre Gym 1 Gym 2
8:30 - 11:00 am 55+ Mixed Doubles 60+ Mixed Doubles
11:00 = 2-00 pm Open Mens Singles
Lunch 12 - 1:30pm, Medal Presentations throughout the day
2 - 5 pm Open Mixed Doubles
Yale Secondary School  Gym 1  Gym 2
8:30 - 11:00 am 65+ Mixed Doubles 70+ Mixed Doubles
11:00 =-2-00 pm Open Womens Singles
Lunch 12 - 1:30pm, Medal Presentations throughout the day
2 - 5 pm Under 55 Mixed Doubles
Schedule and times of play are subject to change.
Schedule of Events
Check the posted or online schedule for your event’s start time. Check in 30 minutes before your event. You must be warmed up and ready for your match when it is announced. Players who do not report to their assigned court ready to play within 10 minutes of their announced match will forfeit that match.
Saturday July 7: Mens and Womens Doubles 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, Open Mens and Womens Doubles, Under 55 Mens and Womens Doubles
Sunday July 8: Mixed Doubles 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, Open Mens and Womens Singles, Open Mixed Doubles, Under 55 Mixed Doubles.


Tournament Information:
Players must sign waivers at registration desk before playing.
- Abbotsford Recreation Centre is hosting this sanctioned event by Pickleball Canada.
- Round Robin format games to 11, win by two. If tied at 14, the first team scoring 15 points wins. Medal positions are decided by the most matches won. In the event of a tie, the team with the most points wins. If still tied, the team with the most points in the match against the other team wins.
- Double Elimination format games to 15, win by two, if tied at 20, the first team scoring 21 points wins. Lower bracket games to 11, win by two, if tied at 14, the first team scoring 15 points wins.
-Head referee or his/her assignee will handle any disputes. Their decision is final.
- International Federation of Pickleball Rules. Local exception to use badminton lines for NVZ. No non-conforming equipment permitted.
- Green Jugs indoor ball will be used.
- Red wrist bands provided to first servers on both teams.
- Name tags provided.
- Two to three minutes warm-up only.
- Two one-minute time outs per team per match if required.
- Coins will be available at court side to decide first serve or sides.
- Teams can switch sides at 8, if so desired at Double Elimination games.
- Winners responsible to provide the score to a Scorekeeper.
- Gold medal matches in Double Elimination will be refereed.
- Medals will be presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers.
- Photographs will be taken at the medal presentations.
- Prize draws in the afternoon. You or someone must be present for you to win a draw prize.
- Please no food or drinks on courts.
- Lunch provided between 12 pm - 1:30pm.

Driving Instructions: Abbotsford is located on Hwy-1 (TransCanada) in southwest British Columbia, approx. 5 km north of the U.S. border and approx. 70 km southeast of Vancouver.
From Hwy-1: Hwy-1 (TransCanada) to Sumas Way/Hwy-11 exit. North Sumas/Hwy-11 to Marshall Rd. East (right) on Marshall to McMillan Rd. Left on McMillan about 1/2 mile to Abbotsford Recreation Center. Arena is on the left, on the corner of McMillan Rd. and Old Yale Rd.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Lethbridge, Alberta Pickleball Group

 
Jim Wood and his group play at the Paradise Canyon Country Club in Lethbridge, Alberta.  "We have about 20 who are in regularly play. We just started this spring; a combination of beginners and returning snowbirds who played in Arizona, California, and Mexico. Special thanks to the Paradise Canyon Golf Resort in Lethbridge, who let us take over their tennis courts. Last weekend we painted permanent pickleball court lines on the two existing courts. We hope to add two more courts using temporary nets over the next few weeks.