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.