Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015 PCO Sanctioned Tournaments
1.  Peachland Winterlude Pickleball Tournament Jan 31, 2015 Tier 4
2.  Rosebowl Pickleball Tournament (FVP) Feb 20,2015  Tier 3
3. Byrne Creek Leos Charity Pickleball tournament,Burnaby April 18-19, 2015 Tier 4
4.  Nanaimo Pickleball Tournament May 1-3, 2015  Tier 4
5.  Pickleball Kelowna Spring Tournament  May 9, 2015  Tier 3
6.  Kamloops Open Pickleball Tournament  May 30-31, 2015  Tier 4
7.  Rosebowl 2015 (FVP) June 26-28, 2015  Tier 3
8.  Pickleball Canada National Western Tournament July 10 - 12, 2015 Tier 1
9.  Pickleball Canada National Eastern Tournament July 10 - 12, 2015 Tier 1

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2015 PCO TOURNAMENTS AND EVENTS

2015 PCO TOURNAMENTS AND EVENTS   http://www.pickleballcanada.org/2j47251 
31 Jan 2015 Peachland Interlude Pickleball Tournament at Peachland Recreation Centre BC. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Skill rated, PCO Tier 4 Sanctionned Tournament, IFP rules. Round robin format. Directors: Mike Carter and Ray Timbers  mike.carter108@gmail.com
09 May, 2015 Kelowna Pickleball Tournament at Parkinson Recreation Centre, Kelowna, B.C. Tier 3 Sanctionned Tournament, IFP rules. Skill rated. Round robin format.

30-31 May, 2015 Kamloops Open Pickleball Tournament at MacDonald Park, Kamloops, B.C. Tier 4 Sanctionned Tournament, Double knockout format, IFP rules. Men’s, Ladies and Mixed Doubles (men’s and ladies Saturday, mixed Sunday), 3.0. 3.5, 4.0+. Lunch included. Registration fee: 1 event $35, 2 events $50. Tournament Director: Ross Perkin, rossperkin328@yahoo.ca 

USAPA Ambassadors in Mexico and Puerto Rico

USAPA's website has listed all Ambassadors in the USA & Canada by State or Province and also five Ambassadors in Mexico and an Ambassador in Puerto Rico:JA - Jalisco State - Lyall Harrison & Michele Nava for Puerto Vallarta
SO - Sonora State - Ian Vowles for San Carlos Nuevo Guaymas
BN - Baja California North - Dee Turner for San Felipe
BS - Baja California Sur - Steve Herter for Los Barriles

SM - Southwest Mexico - Tom Starrs of Tucson

PR - Puerto Rico - Scott Nelson of Central Florida District

IFP Rules in Spanish, Chinese and French translations

IFP Rules in Chinies and French translations:
The International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) website http://ipickleball.org has IFP Rules in Spanish translation: Rules (Spanish) and it has recently included French and Chinese translations: Rules (Chinese) and Rules (French).

Monday, December 29, 2014

2014 PCO Tournament Points for Alberta Open and Parkland Picklehead, Alberta

2014 PCO Tournament Points for Alberta Open and Parkland Picklehead, Alberta
Mike Cooper 1000
Les Drake 400
Bernie Lowe 200
Mike Place 200
Gene Vollmin 100
Bernie Lowe 200
Mike Place 200
Trevor Cook 200
Leslie Srogen 1200
Debbie Henwood 1000
Marg Ouimet 400
Val Vollmin 700
Vivian Oko 400
Tracey Thompson 200
Geri Carruthers 300
Cookie Drake 1000
Butch March 200
Trevor Cook 200
Terry Smith 100
Gaenor Botha 100
Ted Biggs 400

2014 PCO tournament points for 2014 Alberta Open tournament (they are included as shown above.)
Leslie Srogen 800
Debbie Henwood 400
Cookie Drake 600
Val Vollmin 200
Marg Ouimet 200
Gene Vollmin 400
Mike Cooper 600
Ted Biggs 400

Friday, December 26, 2014

Pickleball in Salt Spring Island, B.C.

PARC serves up pickleball decision

By  on December 17, 2014  
http://gulfislandsdriftwood.com/sports/parc-serves-pickleball-decision/#.VJ2zJ3kA  
Parks and Recreation Commission members drew the line Monday evening in an ongoing court war that’s split racket sport enthusiasts on the island.
Commissioners voted unanimously to let Salt Spring Pickleball Association members paint lines for two permanent pickleball courts on a public tennis facility in the Burgoyne Valley.
The decision comes amidst strong opposition from the Salt Spring Tennis Association, which has denounced the plan on grounds that new lines will confuse tennis players.

2014 PCO Tournament Points for Parkland Pickleheads, Alberta

2014 PCO Tournament Points for Parkland Pickleheads, Alberta's September Smash sanctioned tournament:
Mike Cooper 400
Les Drake 400
Bernie Lowe 200
Mike Place 200
Gene Vollmin 100
Bernie Lowe 200
Mike Place 200
Trevor Cook 200
Leslie Srogen 400
Debbie Henwood 600
Marg Ouimet 200
Val Vollmin 300

Vivian Oko 400
Tracey Thompson 200
Geri Carruthers 300
Mike Cooper 400
Cookie Drake 400
Butch March 200
Trevor Cook 200
Terry Smith 100
Gaenor Botha 100

Monday, December 15, 2014

Peachland Pickleball Madness Tournament Jan 31, 2015

Peachland Pickleball Madness Tournament
Saturday January 31/2015  8:00 am to 5:00 pm
at Peachland Recreation Centre BC. 4446 6th street.
Skill rated, PCO Tier 4   Sanctionned Tournament   Round robin format.
Contact: Michael Carter <mike.carter108@gmail.com>  

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

2014 PCO Sanctioned Tournaments

Thank you all for your support of Pickleball Canada in 2014!
On behalf of the entire PCO Board, Best wishes and Season's Greetings to you all !!
2014 PCO Sanctioned Tournaments:
Mission Madness, Mission (FVP), B.C. Feb 8 Tier 4
Rosebowl, Rosedale, B.C (FVP). March 8-9 Tier 4
Walnut Grove Classic (FVP), Langley, B.C. May 16-17 Tier 4
Kelowna Open Tournament, Kelowna, B.C. June 14 Tier 3
Alberta Open Championship, Calgary, AB July 18 – 20 Tier 4
Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 4-6, Tier 1
Nanaimo Pickleball Tournament, Nanaimo, B.C. July 25-27 Tier 4
Peachland Pickleball Tournament, Peachland, B.C. Aug 23-24 Tier 4
Parkland Pickleball Sept Smash, Spruce Grove, AB Sept 6-7 Tier 4
Pacific Pickleball Palooza (FVP), Surrey, BC Nov 22-23 Tier 3

2015 Viva Spain Pickleball Tours

2015 Viva Spain Pickleball Tours
They have recently finished the September Spain Pickleball Tours and had a great time so they have decided to keep them going in 2015. There are four tours scheduled in 2015, each with a different Tour Pro who'll be organizing a variety of clinics and competitions.

Check-out the Web site and view photos and video from 2014
www.vivapickleballtours.com

Monday, December 8, 2014

PCO Area Ambassador Powell River, B.C.

We are very pleased to announce that Rheal Leon has been appointed as Pickleball Canada's Area Ambassador for Powell River, B.C. effective December 8, 2014. Powell River is a small community that is isolated by 2 ferry rides from Vancouver. The pickleball group has been playing for about a year and a half and  they now get up to 30 people coming out to play 3 times a week. They have 4 indoor and 2 outdoor courts. They are all self taught by watching videos and reading. Thank you Rheal for promoting Pickleball in Powell River.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Vernon Pickleball Club Indoor Charity Tournament March 28, 2015

Vernon Pickleball Club Indoor Charity Tournament ~ Saturday, March 28th @ Priest Valley Gym

Women's Doubles & Men's Doubles in the morning Mixed Doubles in the afternoon

This year VPC has chosen to support Vernon Hospice House and the Cancer Society.

Registration forms and tournament details available soon. Inquiries contact: vernonpickleballclub@gmail.com

Saturday, October 11, 2014

PCO 15th Club Membership Vernon Pickleball Club

PCO is  very pleased to welcome Vernon Pickleball Club, Vernon, B.C. as the 15th PCO Affiliated Club with 100 new Club Members.  We welcome new club/groups to join us to become PCO's Affiliated Clubs.  Please contact http://pickleballcanada.org  for Club Membership rates.

We are very pleased to announce that Beth George is appointed as the new Area Ambassador for Brooklyn, Nova Scotia.  The Ambassador Program information and application form are located on our website. We welcome new Area Ambassadors to promote pickleball in your area, please send your Area Ambassador applications to Jim Wood, email jimwood@shaw.ca

  

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

USAPA Certified Referee Program

USAPA Certified Referee Program
USAPA has a certification of referees program in place. Please contact John Grasso
<jgrassoiii@aol.com> if you are interested to take the training course to become a USAPA Certified Referee.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Video of Pickleball catching on in Quebec

http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Montreal/Sports/ID/2488587954/
Pickleball catching on in Quebec
The Pickleball Association of Quebec says more people are playing the sport in the province than ever

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 septembersmash2013@gmail.com 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: http://www.peachland.ca click on Recreation Link ACTIVITY: 2236
For further information contact the Tournament Directors: Mike Carter 250-484-0245 mike.carter108@gmail.com  Doug Power 250-494-7494 powerdoug@hotmail.com

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.  http://pickleballcanada.org 
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
Ulis                 
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 6th.here 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.
Sincerely,
Shirley Shepherd
President, Pickleball Canada
Tournament Director, 2014 National Open
president@pickleballcanada.org

Monday, July 7, 2014

Tournament Results Pickleball Canada National Open Championship 2014

Tournament Results

Pickleball Canada National Open Championship - 2014-07-04
Men - Singles
GoldSilverBronze
OpenWesley GabrielsenBrian LamChris Miller
Women - Singles
GoldSilverBronze
OpenJennifer LucoreRoberta MeakinShelley Lawrence
Men - Doubles
GoldSilverBronze
55+Maurice Parobac - Dan JmaeffBrian Lam - Garry LumGlenn Cho - Henry Paynter
60+Doug Dimery, - Jim ScorgieTim Mah - Ross PerkinLouis Lalonde - Ray Timbers
65+Brian Parkes - Rich SkaarePeter Darvill - John KuschMatt Khan - Henry Meerkerk
70+Ron Hohman - Larry SilverJim Saunders - Doug RossTim Ames - Danny Hui
OpenSteve Wong - Glenn GriffinChris Miller - Billy JacobsenDenis Zhekhovskiy - Scott Lenan




Under 55Dave Touchet - Andrew McKimmonRob Schneider -Dave BrionesMichael Epp - Mark Lowe
Women - Doubles
GoldSilverBronze
55+Karen Sawatsky -Terry WelchLori Beechinor - Mary DallasBeryl Kusch -Claire Pool
60+Brenda Jmaeff -Nancy SternElaine Lerner - Teresa OrcuttShirley Edwards - Mida Postler
65+Linda Brown - Sharon MooreDoreen Holmes - Faye Oakes
70+Alice Tym - Betty SilverKarin Rees - Silvia SimpsonMerrie Lee - Barbara Miachika
OpenChristine Barksdale - Luba Zhekhovskaya Jennifer Lucore - Darcie JacobsenCookie Drake - Che Cui
Under 55Fion Chou - Magdalene ChoyKaren Heinrichs - Kim Hun KoppJill Jackson - Elizabeth Peckham
Mixed Doubles
GoldSilverBronze
55+Ken Franz - Karen SawatskyMatt Annan - Terry WelchMaurice Parobec - Rosemary Nichol
60+John Savoy - Nancy SternBrian Parkes - Elaine LernerDan Jmaeff - Brenda Jmaeff
65+David Ulis - Anne MccallumJim Saunders - Terry SaundersJohn Kusch - Kathleen Parkes
70+Alice Tym - Ron HohmanLarry Silver - Betty SilverAndy Bakogeorge - Sharon Moore
OpenChristine Barksdale - Wesley GabrielsenSteve Wong - Cookie DrakeLuba Zhekhovskaya - Denis Zhekhovskiy
Under 55Andrew McKimmon - Fion ChouRoberta Meakin - Peter NeumannMagdalene Choy - Peter Darvill




Monday, June 30, 2014

2014 Nationals Schedule & Information July 4th, 5th and 6th, 2014

2014 National Open Championship Schedule of Events
Friday July 4
Time                          ARC Gym 1                       ARC Gym 2
8:30am - 11am          55+ Men’s Doubles           60+ Women’s Doubles
11am - 1pm               60+ Men’s Doubles          70+ Men’s Doubles
12pm - 1:30pm          Lunch available 12pm - 1:30pm  No breaks in play for lunch
                                  Medal Presentations throughout day
1pm - 3pm                 65+ Men’s Doubles         55+ Women’s Doubles  
 3-6pm                      65+ Women’s Doubles     70+ Women’s Doubles

Saturday, July 5
Time                          ARC Gym 1                       ARC Gym 2
8:30am - 11am          60+ Mixed Doubles           55+ Mixed Doubles
11am - 1pm               65+ Mixed Doubles          70+ Mixed Doubles
12pm - 1:30pm          Lunch available 12pm - 1:30pm  No breaks in play for lunch
                                  Medal Presentations throughout day
1pm - 5pm                Open Mixed Doubles          Under 55 Mixed Doubles 

Sunday, July 6
Time                          ARC Gym 1                          ARC Gym 2
8:30am - 11am          Open Men's Doubles             Open Women's Doubles
11am - 1pm               Under 55 Women's Doubles  Under 55 Men's Doubles
12pm - 1:30pm          Lunch available 12pm - 1:30pm  No breaks in play for lunch
                                  Medal Presentations throughout day
1pm - 5pm                Open Men's Singles           Open Women's Singles

The draws will be posted at ARC on Friday July 4th.
Please note the following information for the tournament. This information can also be found in the tournament guide.
· Opening ceremony will take place at 8 am on July 4 in the ARC gym
· The Registration table will open at 7 am on July 4th, 5th and 6th. Players must check in at registration table and sign waivers before playing.
· Each day matches start at 8:30 am July 4th, 5th and 6th. Practise time Thursday July 3 at 5pm to 8pm.
· Social dinner at Phoenix Lounge, Abbotsford at 6:30pm on July 4.
· 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+ Men's and Women's Doubles and 55+, 70+ Mixed Doubles are round robin format.
· 60+, 65+ Mixed Doubles, Open Mixed Doubles and Under 55 Mixed Doubles are Double Elimination format.
· Open and Under 55 Men's and Women's Doubles, Open Men's and Women's Singles are Double Elimination format.
· Please check in one hour before your event.
· Please be warmed up and ready for your match when it is announced.
· Lunch is available between 12pm- 1:30pm. No Breaks will be given for lunch.
· Free indoor/outdoor parking

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Top Players of the World Competing in Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 4th, 5th and 6th, 2014

Pickleball Canada National Open Championship at  Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Road, Abbotsford, B.C. on July 4th, 5th and 6th, 2014.  Top Players of the world will be competing in the Mens and Womens Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles in Age, Open and Under 55 categories. 

Spectators are welcome to watch the competition free of charge but food is reserved for paid participants only. You can purchase food at ARC Cafe in the Abbotsford Recreation Centre. There is free indoor and Outdoor parking.

Top 5.0 players from Canada and the USA will be competing for the National Champions titles.  Top players in the Open Mens Doubles include Steve Wong/Glenn Griffin, Chris Miller/Billy Jacobsen, Denis Zhekhovskiy/Scott Lennan.  Top players in the Open Womens Doubles include Jennifer Lucore/Darcie Jacobsen, Luba Zhekhovskaya/Christine Barksdale, Cherilyn Drake/Che Cui.  Top players in the Open Mixed Doubles include Wesley Gabrielsen/Christine Barksdale, Steve Wong/Cherilyn Drake, Denis Zehkhovskiy/Luba Zhekhosskaya, Scott Lennan/Theresa Orcutt.  Open Singles top players include Wesley Gabrielsen, Chris Miller, Jennifer Lucore, Darcie Jacobsen and Marco Jankowiak.  Don't miss these exciting Championship matches, it's like watching world famous tennis champions Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

2014 Nationals Social Dinner Phoenix Lounge July 4

Join us for a social dinner at 6:30pm on Friday July 4 at the Phoenix Lounge &amp; Global Dining on 33780 King Road, Abbotsford.
The Phoenix Lounge &amp; Global Dining are both located next to each other across from the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. The cost of dinner is NOT included in the National tournament. Each player will need to pay their own bill.
$10.00 Dinner Special Menu offered are:
1. Hi-Rise Burger -grilled 1/4 pound Prime Rib burger garnished with all the trimmings
served with sea-salted fries or garden salad
2. The Margherita 10” pizza topped with fresh basil, tomato and rich tomato sauce, topped
with melted Mozzarella, Monterey Jack &amp; Bocconcini cheese.
3. Old Style fish &amp; chips cod loin in a light beer batter, served with fries and tartar sauce.
Other items on the menu and drinks can be purchased at the regular price.

PICKLEBALL CANADA NATIONAL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP July 4 - 6, 2014

PICKLEBALL CANADA NATIONAL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP   July 4 - 6, 2014  Abbotsford Recreational Centre  2499 McMillan Road, Abbotsford, B.C.
Friday July 4:
Men’s and Women’s Doubles 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+,
Saturday July 5:
Mixed Doubles 55+,60+,65+,70+, Open Mixed Doubles, Under 55 Mixed Doubles,
Sunday July 6:
Open Men’s and Women’s Doubles, Under 55 Men’s and Women’s Doubles, Open Men’s and Women’s Singles
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.
1. Head northwest on Sumas Way toward S Fraser Way (700m)
2. Take the Old Yale Road exit (280m)
3. Merge onto Old Yale Rd (750m)
4. Turn right onto McMillan Rd (650m)
5. Turn right into back parking lot 2499 McMillan Rd.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
• Event start times and information will be sent out to all participants. 
• Opening Ceremony will be held at 8:00 am on July 4 at ARC.
• Players must sign waivers at registration desk before playing. 
• Abbotsford Recreation Centre is hosting this National sanctioned event by Pickleball Canada.
• Please check in one hour before your event.
• Please be warmed up and ready for your match when it is announced.
• Lunch is available between 12pm- 1:30pm. No Breaks will be given for lunch.
• Practice time for Pickleball Tournament Participants at ARC and will be Thursday, July 3, 2014 5pm – 8pm $2 drop in or membership cards (NOT including senior’s activity memberships) 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tournament Results Bill Franzman round robin tournament June 14, 2014

Tournament Results  Bill Franzman Tier 3 Co-ed, doubles, round robin tournament at Mount Boucherie School Gym, West Kelowna, B.C. on June 14, 2014.
GOLD: 
Darrell Sherrin, Kelowna
Ed Burke, Kelowna
Ernest Treichel, Penticton
Eva Hambley, Vernon
Raymond Timbers, Kelowna
Roberta Meakin, Penticton
Van Mallow, Kelowna
Vicklyn Foshole-luke, Calgary

SILVER
Carole Chiswell, Peachland
Dale Charlton, Kelowna
Jim Scorgie, West Kelowna
Manfred Schulz, West Kelowna
Margaret Kessler, West Kelowna
Nancy Agassiz, Vernon,
Pat Andrews, Coldstream
Yasantha Abhukorala, Summerland

BRONZE
Colin Chiswell, Peachland
Dan Bawn, Kelowna
Gord Young, Oliver
Lisa Thompson, Vernon
Marilyn Tamblyn, Summerland
Peter Neumann, Penticton
Pierre Poirier, Kelowna
Wendy Porteous, West Kelowna

Pickleball Canada members received Tier 3 Tournament Points as shown below:

FIRST PLACE - 700 POINTS        SECOND PLACE - 400 POINTS       THIRD PLACE - 200 POINTS
Darrell Sherrin, Kelowna                                          Dale Charlton, Kelowna                        Marilyn Tamblyn, Summerland
Ed Burke, Kelowna                                                 Jim Scorgie, West Kelowna                  Peter Neumann, Penticton
ernest Treichel, Penticton                                        Manfred Schulz, West Kelowna            Wendy Porteous, West Kelowna
Eva Hambley, Vernon                                              Nancy Agassiz, Vernon
Raymond Timbers, Kelowna
Roberta Meakin, Penticton

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Peachland Round Robin Pickleball Tournament Aug 23-24, 2014

Peachland Round Robin Pickleball Tournament  Sanctioned by Pickleball Canada
Peachland Recreation Centre, 4450 6th Street, Peachland, BC
August 23: Men and Women Levels 3.0 to 4.5   August 24: Mixed Doubles and Open Class  For registration and tournament details: By Phone: 250-767-2133  Online: http://www.peachland.ca/  Click on Recreation Registration  Search for Activity 2236   Deadline for registration is August 9.  For additional information, contact the Tournament Directors:  Mike Carter 250-484-0245  mike.carter108@gmail.com   Doug Power 250-494-7494  powerdoug@hotmail.com

Monday, June 9, 2014

Now Play Pickleball in Sooke, B.C.

SEAPARC Leisure Complex,  2168 Phillips  Road, in Sooke, BC is now offering drop-in Pickleball.  Drop-in fee is adult $6.00, senior (60+) $4.50.
Update March 10, 2017: Drop in Pickleball Mondays 6:30-8:30pm  Drop in schedule available on website, www.seaparc.ca

6 Pickleball Courts at Fuller Lake in Chemainus, B.C.

The Municipality of North Cowichan are in the process of resurfacing the courts at Fuller Lake in Chemainus.  Thanks to the group of enthusiastic players who meet there most mornings the municipality was persuaded to not only resurface but to take the opportunity to add two additional courts, resulting in the newest 6 court facility on the Island. Scheduled to reopen on Friday June 6th.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

173 Players Registered Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 4 - 6,2014

173 Players have registered for the Pickleball Canada National Open Championship at  Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Road, Abbotsford, B.C. on July 4th, 5th and 6th, 2014.  There are only 5 more days to register.  Please Note:  Registration deadline:  June 12, 2014. You can call ARC 1-604-853-4221 to register before the deadline. This is the largest and most competitive pickleball tournament in Canada!   

Friday, May 30, 2014

Pickleball will be highlighted at Langley 2014 Seniors Games

Pickleball a growing sport which will be highlighted at Langley 2014 Seniors Games  http://www.langleytimes.com/sports/260292291.html  by Jim McGregor, Langley Times   The Pickleball courts at Walnut Grove Community Centre will be a busy place during the Langley 2014 Senior Games to be held in Langley City and Township this fall, from Sept. 9 to 13. The Langley 2014 B.C. Seniors Games Office is located at 20560 Fraser Highway in Langley City, and the web site for the 2014 Games is www.2014seniorsgames.org.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

PCO Club/Group Memberships:

PCO 9th and 10th Club/Group Memberships:
9.  Sunshine Coast Pickleball Associationb, BC - 20 members
10. Pickleball Kelownas, BC - 83 members
Pickleball Canada extends our warm welcome to all our affiliated Clubs !!

Pickleball Canada Upcoming Sanctioned Tournaments

The Bill Franzman Annual Open, co-ed, Round Robin tournament June 14, 2014 Tier 3 Sanctioned tournament. IFP Rules,Mount Boucherie School Gymnasium, 2751 Cameron Road, West Kelowna, B.C. 
Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 4, 5 and 6, 2014 at Abbotsford Recreation Centre, Abbotsford, B.C. 21 events including Men's, Women's singles, doubles and Mixed Doubles and Junior Doubles. Current IFP rules, PCO Tier 1 Sanctioned tournament.Registration form: http://pickleballcanada.org
Alberta Open Pickleball Championships July 18 – 20, 2014 at Oakridge Community Center, Calgary Alberta. IFP Rules, PCO tier 4 sanctioned tournament. Contact: kevindoucet@yahoo.com
Nanaimo Pickleball Club Tournament at Oliver Woods Community Centre, Nanaimo, B.C. on  July 25-27, 2014. IFP Rules, PCO Tier 4 Sanctioned Tournament. For more information: nanaimopickleball@gmail.com

Friday, April 25, 2014

Pickleball Depot Donates 1000 Paddles Across Canada

Pickleball Depot will be donating 1000 wood pickleball paddle across Canada.  They will donate 100 paddles per month for the next 10 months to schools, youth and senior groups and community associations that are non-profit and willing to commit to using the equipment but lack funding to get started. 
They are going to distribute them in packages of 4 paddles and two balls, or 8 paddles and 4 balls (2-indoor, 2-outdoor).  Each organization must allow them to publish their name on their website and the recipients will only pay the shipping charges for the paddle packages.
They hope that pickleball clubs across Canada will get involved in helping start up groups with instruction and assistance to get these new clubs up and running.  Click here for information   http://pickleballdepot.ca/blog

Monday, April 21, 2014

Spain Pickleball Tours Sept 2014

PACK YOUR PADDLE. SPAIN IS WAITING...    Introducing the Madrid & Central Spain Pickleball Tour Sept 4-12 Tour, Sept 19-27 Tour    http://vivapickleballtours.com    

Discover the beauty and magic of Spain on a unique 10-day escorted adventure combined with a chance to play pickleball almost every day of the tour. A pickleball expert on each tour will be conducting strategy and technique clinics, adapting to the level of players on the tour.

Watch “Viva Spain Pickleball Tour” Video    http://vivapbtours.com/watch-video    

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Okanagan Falls Fun Tournament May 24-25, 2014

Okanagan Falls Fun Tournament  (PCO Sanctioned tournament Tier 4) 
Okanagan Falls Community Center & Kaleden Hall
Saturday May 24th & Sunday 25th

Mens, Ladies and Mixed Categories for Levels 2.0 – 3.5
For further information contact: Mike 250-485-0245 mike.carter108@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 4 - 6, 2014

2014 Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 4 - 6 
Please register early!  For people driving up north to Canada, Abbotsford is only 5 minutes drive from the USA/Canada border. If you fly into Vancouver, it is one hour drive to Abbotsford. If you fly into Bellingham, WA., it is about 30 minutes drive to Abbotsford, B.C. 
The tournament registration form is located on Pickleball Canada, USAPA and other websites: www.pickleballcanada.org www.usapa.org  www.pickleballbritishcolumbia.blogspot.com www.abbypickleball.blogspot.ca 
You can call ARC 1-604-853-4221 The front desk ladies can take your credit card no. and info. to register for the National Tournament.  You can also mail in your registration form. 
There are a dozen hotels to choose from in Abbotsford. Some hotels offer room discounts so be sure to ask for “Pickleball Tournament” group rates. 
COAST HOTEL AND SUITES 2020 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2C7 (604) 853-1880 Special Group Rate: $99.00 plus tax, 2 Queen beds or King, includes breakfast. 
SANDMAN HOTEL 32720 Simon Avenue, Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B8 (604) 556-7263 Special Group Rate: $109.00+ tax, Double occupancy. Group No. 28832 
BEST WESTERN REGENCY HOTEL 32110 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC (800) 771-3077 Preferred rate: $103.99+ tax Double occupancy, 2 Queen beds or 1 King bed, includes breakfast. 
RAMADA INN 36035 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford, BC V3G 2C6 (604) 870-1050 $112 +tax Double occupancy, 2 Queen beds, includes breakfast.
SUPER 8 HOTEL 1881 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 4L5 (604) 853-1141 Special Group Rate in new building: $99.00 plus tax, Double occupancy, includes breakfast
PICKLEBALL HOTEL BOOKINGS, click on:
We look forward to seeing you at the Pickleball Canada National Open Championship in July !!!