Members Pickleball Tournament

2017 PALM CREEK MEMBER

PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT

PALM CREEK GOLF & RV RESORT

February 6-8, 2017

        FUN!                   FUN!                           FUN!
Our 2017 Palm Creek Member Tournament has come and gone. 
This was the largest Members Tournament ever with 360 registered players.  Weather was cool the first day and 2 beautiful days of sun followed. We had 356 teams competing 520 matches in 50 brackets. The turnout of 2.5 and 3.0 players was also the largest we have had thus far with 41 in the 2.5 skill level and 118 in the 3.0 skill level.  312 medals were awarded over the 3 days.
Monday night we had a large turnout for the Social and Tuesday the Medal Round Pizza party was a hit.  Mentor Day on Sunday was well attended.
The vender turnout was the largest we have had in the history of the Members Tournament. 
Don't miss your friend's photos!  Here is a link to the Palm Creek Pickleball Club Photos in Dropbox where you will find the 2017 Members Tournament pictures and other club photos.  There is an instruction document explaining how to use Dropbox and download photos.
The pictures have been reduced to take up less space. If you need to get larger images (within reason) you can contact Tom Gottfried at: tombev1962@gmail.com.
 
Our 2017 Palm Creek Members Tournament Information. 
  • Registration Opens Jan 1, 2017;  Closes January 27, 2016
  • No Refunds After 1/27/17
  • Online Registration Only at:  www.pickleballtournaments.com.
  • Registration and payment online through PayPal is EASY!  (Contact us for help, if needed.)
  • Fee:  $10 (includes first event);  $5 each additional event
  • Must be a Resident of Palm Creek 30 consecutive days during tournament dates
  • Must be a Member of Palm Creek Pickleball Club
  • Please go into your pickleballtournments.com profile and be sure your club is set to Palm Creek or you will not be able to finish registration
  • Must Play at Skill Level Played in Any Organized Play (including Round Robins) two (2) Weeks Prior to Tournament
When registering online, payment is made using PayPal.  You do not need a PayPal account.  PayPal accepts most major credit cards.  Did we say it was EASY"!  Again, we would be glad to help!
Double Elimination --Skill/Age (2.5-5.0 and 50+,65+,70+)
 
Tournament Schedule:
Monday February 6:        Men's Doubles Skill 2.5 - 5.0
                                         Women's Skill/Age Doubles Skill 2.5 - 5.0, Ages (50+, 65+, 70+)
Tuesday February 7:        Mixed Skill/Age Doubles Skill 2.5 - 5.0, Ages ( 50+, 65+, 70+) 
Wednesday February 8:   Women's Doubles Skill 2.5 - 5.0 
                                         Men's Skill/Age Doubles Skill 2.5 - 5.0, Ages (50+, 65+, 70+)

Sunday February 5
Mentor Day At The Courts - 10AM-2PM 
Open Play All day - No Organized Play
Show up at Big Blue North.
Mentors on the courts to help your game!
Focus is on Tournament Play for everyone.

Tournament Event Setup – 
Sunday Noon to 2 PM +/-

Monday February 6 Tournament Day 1 - Grand Opening Ceremonies 
Registration 7:15 AM
Kickoff 7:45 AM

Play Starts 8:00 AM 

- Men's Doubles Skill Group (2.5 – 5.0)
- Women's Doubles Skill/Age Groups (2.5 – 5.0 by age 50+, 65+, 70+ 

Member Social and Happy Hour – 
5 – 6:30 PM
All Club Members, spouses and Tournament Volunteers
Sports Complex Pavilion
Light snacks provided – Beer, wine & soda by donation or BYOB


Tuesday February 7 Tournament Day 2 
Registration 7:15AM
Kickoff 7:45 AM

Play Starts 8:00 AM

- Mixed Doubles Skill/Age Groups (2.5 – 5.0 by age 50+, 65+, 70+)

The Medal Round Pizza Party Approx 
3PM
- Pizza Cooked on site – Club members $1/Spouses $5 All You Can Eat; Salads $1 extra; Beverages by donation - Stay and watch. Cheer on your favorites!


Wednesday February 8 Tournament Day 3 
Registration 7:15 AM
Kickoff 7:45 AM

Play Starts 8:00 AM

- Women's Doubles Skill Groups (2.5 – 5.0) 
 - Men's Doubles Skill/Age Groups (2.5 – 5.0 by age 50+, 65+, 70+)
Registration deadline is January 27, 2017No Refunds after 1/27/17.
Registration and payment must be completed online through www.pickleballtournaments.com
Each player must complete registration and payment online.
Palm Creek MUST by your designated club within your pickleballtournaments.com profile or your registration will not be completed
Each player must be a resident at Palm Creek for 30 consecutive days including the tournament dates and be a paid member of the Palm Creek Pickleball Club.
 
Your registration is not complete until waiver is electronically signed and fees are paid.
   
Troubles?? Contact Diane Weyant at #506 or palmcreekresident@gmail.com.
 
Rules/Format of Play
Double Elimination Format.
Top Side of Bracket: Best 2 out of 3 games to 11 win by 2
Bottom Side of Bracket: One game to 15 win by 2
Teams must play at the skill level of the highest skill level partner, and in the Age division of the youngest player.
Rated players may not play below their USAPA or Club rating.
Unrated players must play at the level they most commonly play in.
 Players may play above their skill level, but not below.  Players may play down in age, but not up.  Brackets may be combined or limited in size based on number of entries.
 
In accordance with IFP rules, we will use referees for every match, with line judges for Gold Medal matches. We allow only that equipment approved by the IFP. Please refer to the IFP website:  www.ipickleball.org
Dura fast 40 ball used.