CHRIS MILLER - 2010 NATIONAL CHAMPION OPEN MEN’S SINGLES
2011 NATIONAL PICKLEBALL
SUN CITY FESTIVAL
NOVEMBER 6-14, 2011
DIVISIONS OF PLAY
OPEN – Open to all ages
JUNIORS – Ages 18 and younger
YOUNG ADULT – Ages 19 and older
ADULT – Ages 35 and older
SENIORS – Ages 50 and older in 5-year increments
EVENTS WILL INCLUDE SINGLES, DOUBLES AND MIXED DOUBLES IN ALL DIVISIONS. THE USAPA NATIONAL PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT IS A SANCTIONED TOURNAMENT OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS. AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN TO THE TOP THREE FINISHERS IN EACH EVENT. THERE WILL BE CASH PRIZES FOR OPEN DIVISION WINNERS. AWARD WINNERS WILL RECEIVE TIER 1 TOURNAMENT POINTS.
HILARY MAROLD - 2010 FOUR-TIME GOLD MEDALIST:
Open Women’s Doubles
35+ Mixed Doubles
60+ Women’s Singles
60+ Women’s Doubles
The USAPA National Tournament is a sanctioned pickleball tournament open to all players. USAPA membership is required.
National Tournament Format:
All events in all divisions will follow a double-elimination format where losers in the upper bracket will continue to compete in the lower bracket until they lose a second match. Players who win all their lower bracket matches will compete for first place against the winner(s) of the upper bracket.
All upper bracket matches will be the best 2 out of 3 games to 11 points, win by 2 points. All lower bracket matches will be 1 game to 15 points, win by 2 points. Awards will go to the top three teams or individuals in each event. If there is only 1 entry in an age group, age groups may be combined. In that event, teams or players will win awards in the combined age group only.
Although a player may be qualified to play in multiple age groups and events, he or she may not sign up for more than one age group in any event. A player may play in one age group of any age group event for which he/she is qualified. He/she may also sign up for Open Division events. The tournament ball will be the yellow Seamless DURA ball. Current USAPA rules will apply. Formats for each division will be as follows:
Open Division – November 11-13, 2011:
This division of play is open to all players regardless of age. Registrants will be asked to identify their level of play by self evaluation or tournament ratings: 5.0 or better, 4.5, 4.0 or 3.5, with 5.0 or better being the top rating and 3.5 being the lowest rating. These skill level ratings will be used to seed the events. No skill level events will be played at this tournament. Open division winners will receive trophies and cash prizes.
Senior Division – November 7-10, 2011:
Age groups will begin at 50 and go up in 5-year increments (50+, 55+, 60+, etc.). You may not play above your age group, but you may play in any age group below your age group except Junior Division.
Adult Division – November 7-10, 2011:
All players age 35 and older may play in this division. Players age 35 and older may elect to play in the Young Adult Division.
Young Adult Division – November 7-10, 2011:
All players age 19 and older may play in this division. Junior players may also enter events in this division.
Junior Division – November 13, 2011:
Age groups will be “18 and under,” “16 and under” and “14 and under.” If there are not enough players, age groups may be combined.
PAMELA JENSEN AND TIMOTHY NELSON
2010 OPEN MIXED DOUBLES CHAMPIONS
Age restrictions apply to Junior Division (age 18 and under), Adult Division (age 35 and older) and Senior Division (age 50 and older).
Your eligible age will be the age you will be on December 31, 2011. All ages may participate in Open Division. Each participant must submit a registration form. Adding an event or making a partner substitution is only allowed if all requesting players have registered by the October 10, 2011 deadline. Substitutions may only be from the registered players who are already registered but still need partners for the event in question. Adding an event will not be allowed after the player lists or event brackets have been published. All entries must be postmarked or email dated by midnight, EDT on October 10, 2011. There will be no onsite registrations. Participants will be asked to show their Driver’s License or other proof of age when checking in.
Total Registration Fees = Registration Fee + all applicable Event Fees.
Registration fee is $30 (postmarked by September 10, 11:59 pm EDT for online
Late registration fee is $45 (postmarked between September 11 and October 10).
Junior Registration Fee is $5 (postmarked by September 10, 11:59 pm EDT for online
Late Junior Registration Fee is $10 (postmarked between September 11 – October 10).
Registration Deadline: October 10, 2011, 11:59 p.m EDT for online registrations.
Open Division = $10 per event entered.
Young Adult, Adult and Senior Divisions = $10 per event entered.
Junior Division = $5 per event entered.
Participants who are not current USAPA members or whose memberships will expire prior to or during the tournament, must be members in good standing or renew their expiring memberships when they register. You may apply for USAPA membership online
. Your member number will be assigned to you at that time.
Cancellations and requests for refunds must be postmarked or email dated by midnight, November 4, 2011. Requests sent after this date will not qualify for a refund. Event fees will be refunded in full. Registration fees will be refunded less a $10 processing fee. Refund checks will be mailed by the end of November. There will be no refunds for events that are canceled due to inclement weather.
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