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East Naples Skill Level Tournament- Naples, Florida
Sat, Mar 14, 2015
About This Activity
Skill Level / Age Breakdown!Welcome, to all Pickleball players that are interested in playing in the 6th East Naples Skill Level Pickleball Tournament, which will be played at East Naples Community Park, 3500 Thomasson Drive, in Naples, Florida, on March 13, 14, 15 2015.
This year the format will be Skill / with Age Breakdowns, we will be trying a new type of age breakdown after listening to many of you and your thoughts on it. We will offer the 5.0 (19+) and 5.0 (50+) age grouping.
1, 2, and 3rd place medals and points are only awarded if there are at least three teams in an age division. Even if the ages with in the division are combined medals are awarded to the three teams along with points, the combining is only to give players more playing time. Because of the Skill/Age Breakdown we will be using, this means we will be using referees for only the Semi and Final Matches
This Tournament is also included in the" Circuit of Tournaments". We have teamed up with Susan G. Komen another non profit to help raise money for the global fight against breast cancer. Our missions are the same in many ways, an active lifestyle, wellness, knowledge.
Each participant receives 20 pts. for participation and extra points for coming in 1st - 15pts., 2nd - 10pts. and 3rd - 5 pts. in any Division, when there are three teams or more. Total player points and standings can be found at the web site PickleballSpecialties.com
At the end of one year during the Atlantic South Region Championships, February 2016. The top Ten Point Winners will be awarded prizes at the dinner.Tournament Information You do not have to be a USAPA member to participate. The East Naples Skill Level Tournament is open to all those that are at least 19 years old by December 31, 2015. This is a Skill Level/ Age Comb. Tournament with categories: 2.5, 3.0 , 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 all having the age breakdowns in each skill level(19-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+), 5.0 will have (19+, 50+).
There will be 25 Lighted Outdoor Courts, 9 of them being the New Pickleball Courts that opened at the end of January 2014. There are now 4 more additional Pickleball courts which have been added.The Yellow Dura Ball will be used for the Tournament.
More detailed information is available, we suggest that you print the Tournament Flyer.This can be printed directly from www.PickleballSpecialties.com, or www.USAPA.org ,under schedule of tournaments. Hotel space is limited, and there is are compgrounds nearby, we will be taking 12 RV's that can stay at the facility. You must be a self contained unit, as there are no hookups of any kind. If interested we must receive your request in an email to reserve you a spot. email :Pickleballtournaments@gmail.com. Please include the length of RV, Names and Phone Number.
Events Pickleball events will go as follows:
Friday, March 21st - Men's and Women's Singles (play will begin at 2:00pm, (All Start Times will be announced) Saturday, March22nd - Men's and Women's Doubles (All Start Times will be announced) Sunday, March 23rd - Mixed Doubles (All Start Times will be announced)
Format The tournament will be a Double Elimination, top bracket matches will be 2 out of 3 games to 11pts. win by 2. The Back Draw will be one game to 15 pts., win by 2. All Final matches will be 2 out of 3 games to 11pts. win by 2, and if the player(s) from the back draw win then a second game will be played to 15pts, win by 2 for first place.
If there are only 4 teams in a age grouping, a Round Robin Format may be used, less than four teams and they will be combined with the lower age grouping. Each match will be one game to 21pts. or 15 pts. win by 1pt. Total points will determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place. In the event there is a tie, then head to head competion points will be used.If an age group is combined with another there are medals awarded to 1,2,3, if the combined team has at least three teams..
If Age within a skill group is combined that is considered one group and Medals are given for that age group only. Skill Levels will not be combined.
Scorekeepers This is a non-sanctioned tournament, in which we do not have to have referees at each match, we will be using 25 courts and it is sure to keep people playing continuously once your skill/age groups begin.
Sign up and come and join us, to play plenty of Pickleball!! This is a tournament for all ages and skills, so give it a try if this will be your first tournament, you will meet plenty of new people. Test out you game and see how you are doing against others you may not know. It is also an opportunity to watch some high skilled players and to see ways to improve your game