2020 Western Canadian Regional Pickleball Tournament


Hosted by Pickleball Regina Inc.
Friday July 24, through July 26, 2020
 
The inaugural Western Canadian Regional Pickleball Tournament will provide Open as well as Skill (and Age) based competition and be played indoors on 24 courts over three days.   This is a Pickleball Canada Tier I sanctioned tournament that will use IFP rules. 

 Registration will open at 6:00 p.m., Central Standard time on April 6

Location:     International Trade Centre, Regina Exhibition Association grounds.   
 
Tournament Director:  Karen Rust    westcantourn@gmail.com     

Registrar:  Karen Smith   westcantourn@gmail.com

Tournament Information:

Only residents of the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia or the Yukon or Northwest Territories are eligible to participate in this Regional Tournament.  Residency is established by providing a valid health care card or drivers license at check-in.  Additionally, they must be members of their provincial pickleball association (if one exists) and Pickleball Canada.
The two-year-old facility is air-conditioned and has LED lighting throughout.  There is lots of room for vendors, spectators and participants.  And, no worries about the weather disrupting play!
Registration runs from April 6, 2020 to July 10, 2020 and will be limited to the first 200 players for each day.
Registration will open at 6:00 p.m., Central Standard time on April 6
Players may enter a maximum of 3 events and may only enter one doubles, one singles and one mixed doubles. 
Registration must be completed online at www.pickleballtournaments.com
Enter as a team or look under 'Players Needing Partners' to find a partner
In the case of wait lists, in doubles events - teams will take priority over individuals.  Our goal is to accommodate as many people as the schedule will allow - but at the same time have a well-rounded tournament with representation from all skill levels.
The International Federation of Pickleball rules will apply. 
The tournament ball will be determined by April 6, 2020
Referees will be compensated $5 per match.  We encourage participants to take referee training in order to offset their entry fees and keep the tournament running smoothly.  Non-participants with the appropriate training are also encouraged to referee.

Registration:
Player's age as of: 12/31/20
Minimum Age of Player: 12
Registration Opens: 04/06/20 at 6:00 p.m. CST
Final Registration Deadline: 07/10/20
Registration fees - $40.00 plus $15.00 referee surcharge plus $20.00 for each event entered 
Complimentary tournament tee shirt 

Format:
Skill groups:  3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and Open (limited to skill level 4.5 and up)
Age ranges:
   Singles:  12-34, 35-49, 50-64, 65+, Open
   Doubles:  12-18,19-34, 35-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+., Open 
Your tournament age is the age you will become in 2020.  
Entrants are required to use their UTPR 2-digit skill rating, as of the date of registration.  
If you do not have a UTPR then you are required to use your current club or tournament rating.  If you are not rated, consult with other players and visit the PCO website for ratings information:  https://www.pickleballcanada.org/ratings.php 
Please make sure your player profile on pickleballtournaments.com accurately reflects your current rating before registering for this tournament.
Events will be double elimination with each match being best 2 out of 3 games to 11 on the “A” side of the draw.  On the “B” side of the draw each match will consist of one game to 15.  Players are guaranteed three games.
The minimum bracket size is eight teams.  Age brackets will be combined if the number of entries does not support separating brackets by age.
The tournament committee reserves the right to place players in their appropriate skill level category and to combine brackets based on registrations.
Medals will be awarded to the top three teams in each (combined) bracket.

Competition Events
Fri 07/24/20:
Mens Doubles 
Womens Singles 
Sat 07/25/20:
Mixed Doubles 
Sun 07/26/20:
Womens Doubles
Mens Singles 

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