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 & Global Dining on 33780 King Road, Abbotsford.
The Phoenix Lounge & 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 & Bocconcini cheese.
3. Old Style fish & 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!