Pickleball dates are Sat., July 27-Thur., Aug. 1. Open practice will be available at the venue on Sat, July 27. Competition begins with Women's Doubles on Sunday, July 28 followed my Men's Doubles on Monday, July 29. Mixed Doubles will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 30 and 31. Competitiion will close with all Singles on Thursday, August 1.
Registration is now open. EARLY registration must be completed online or post marked by Thursday, January 31, 2013, midnight eastern time. You save $25 by registering online. REGULAR registration begins February 1, 2013 and must be completed online or post marked by Wednesday, May 1, 2013, midnight, eastern time.
There are still a number of states that have not sent their qualifiers to NSGA. However, states are being added almost on a daily basis. If you state is not listed, (on NSGA website), contact your state organization to confirm you qualifying status.
NSGA went to a new software program beginning the day registration opened. You should use whatever they gave you most recently. In my case, I still use my old ACCOUNT #, but am to use the new PASSWORD #. IF THAT FAILS, CONTACT NSGA (reports have been good about getting this fixed with players) (www.nsga.com).
No. You can qualify in any state that allows out of state participants in their state tournament. There are a few states which are not open to out of staters. You should check about this by communicating with a different state from yours. You can 'google' ___ state senior olympics or ___ state games for more information.
All participants MUST qualify in the SPORT (pickleball). Since you qualified in doubles, you may participate in mixed IF your mixed partner qualified in mixed. The basic rule is this: In doubles or mixed, one of the partners MUST have qualified in that EVENT, while the other partner just has to qualify in the SPORT.
No. If you and your partner qualified in mixed, you are both qualified in mixed, and can then register with someone else as your new mixed partner as long as those new partners qualified in the sport (pickleball singles or doubles). (see #5)
No. In doubles or mixed, you will play in the age group that includes the youngest partners age. EX... If I am 63 and partner with someone who is 52, we would play in the 50+ age group. In singles, you will play in the age group of your age as of 31Dec 13.
Yes. If your mixed partner missed your state tournament, that person can still qualify in mixed in a different state tournament. If he/she medals, then you both would qualify for mixed. Your partner qualified in mixed (EVENT), while you qualified in doubles (SPORT). (see #5)
No. The NSGA will not assign partners for this tournament. However, there is a 'partner search' on the NSGA website (www.nsga.com) homepage (left side), click on 'Team/Parnter Finder'.You can view postings for all sports, including pb, and then reply to the person who posted the listing. You can also add a listing by clicking at the top of the list "Post New Forum Topic". Keep i mind that this list is for NSGA activities left for 2012 and the 2013 Nationals in Cleveland. So be sure you reply to, or list, for the 2013 National tournament.
In singles, you will be playing in the 60-64 age group because that will be your age on 31Dec13. In doubles, you will be playing in the lowest age group reprresented by you or your partner as regarding your ages as of 31Dec13. If your partner will still be in the 55-59 age group (or lower), that is the age group you will play in doubles. If your partner is 60+, (or higher), you will be in the 60-64 age group in doubles.
The possible number is three (singles, doubles, & mixed). You must qualify in singles. You CAN qualify in doubles and/or mixed. If you qualify in all three, your partner in doubles and/or mixed MUST have qualified in any pb event (singles, doubles, OR mixed). (see #5)