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Thursday, August 8, 2013 11:59 PM Central Time
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Online Registration Closes
Online Registration Closes August 8, 2013 11:58pm
We will be introducing a New Format for skill level tournaments at the "Palmetto Indoor Doubles Invitational"Pickleball Tournament which wil be held at the H. Odell Weeks Recreation Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, in the beautiful city of Aiken, South Carolina. Let the tournament festivities begin on Friday night, August 16, with a "Meet and Greet" social at the city's historic Vistors Center and Train Museum, from 6:00-8:00pm, located at 406 Park Ave. SE. Complimentary light finger foods and beveragews will be served. Then on Saturday, August 17, the Men's and Women's Doubles will be played followed on Sunday, August 18, by the Mixed Doubles.
You do not have to be a USAPA member to participate. The Tournament is a Sanctioned, Tier 4 Tournament. It is open to all those that are at least 19 years old by December 31, 2013. However, since there are no Junior Events, Juniors under 19 may particiapate in any 19+ Skill/Age Group only. The Skill Level/Age Combination Catagories are:: 3.0,(19+,50+,65+) 3.5,(19+,50+, 65+) 4.0,(19+,50+, 65+) 4.5 (19+,50+, 65+)5.0 (19+OPEN).
There will be 9 indoor courts, and the Jugs Ball will be used for the Tournament.
All information is available and can be printed directly from www.PickleballSpecialties.com, www.USAPA.org ,under schedule of tournaments, or under Atlantic-South Region.
Saturday, August 17 - Men's and Women's Doubles, (All Start Times will be announced)
Sunday, August 18 - Mixed Doubles (All Start Times will be announced)
The tournament will be 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 Championship 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 4 or less teams a Round Robin Format will be used. Each match will be one game to 21pts. win by 1pt. Total points will determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place. In the event there is a tie, then head to head competition points will be used.
Awards will be given for 1, 2, 3 place finishes, along with points being awarded if you are a USAPA member.
If Age within a skill group is combined that is considered one group and awards are given for that age group only. Skill Levels will not be combined.
Hotels / Motels / Car Rentals
You may use the link: www.aikenis.com or http://www.cityofaikensc.gov/index.php/government/departments/parks-recreation-tourism-department/ to take you to the Hotels/Motels that are participating in the reduced rates for tournament players where you will be able to directly make reservations.
When there are 9 courts running for two days it takes a lot of scorekeepers to help out. We ask that you volunteer to help us out! If you have friends, partner or spouse traveling with you and they would like to help out it would be greatly appreciated. Scorekeeper Class 101 will run Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7:300am-8:00am, please attend even if it is to brush up on some things.
We hope that you will join us at the Palmetto Indoor Doubles Invitational Pickleball Tournament using the "NEW FORMAT" Skill Level/Age Combination it will be a great time with plenty of Pickleball!.
Tournament Directors Any questions please call: 954-309-5882 or 419-320-3655
Additional Date InformationAugust 8, 2013 11:58pm Central Time
Map & Direction
Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 12:59 PM (EDT)
Odell Weeks Sport Community Center 1700 Whiskey Road Aiken, SC 29801Get Directions