Online Reg. Closes:
Jan 24, 2014 11:59 PM Central Time
Online Reg. Closes: Jan 24, 2014 11:59 PM Central Time
Online Reg. Closes: Jan. 24, 2014 11:59PM Central
Online Reg. Closes: Jan.24, 2014 11:59PM Central Time
Sorry, we do not provide refunds.
Welcome, we are very pleased to announce the Second Atlantic South Regional Pickleball Tournament to be held January 30th, (Social Dinner), January 31st, February 1, 2, 2014, in Naples Florida. The tournament will be played at the East Naples Community Park, 3500 Thomasson Drive, in Naples, Florida.
Naples is a beautiful place to be in the winter, with the average temperature in the low 80's and plenty of sunshine. The area is full of shops, great restaurants, and many different types of attractions, and of course, the beaches!
We have been working with area hotels to secure special pricing for the tournament. You may even plan on staying a few extra days and enjoy all that the area has to offer. Hotels will extend the pricing, for your extra stay.
Effective February 6, 2013, you MUST be a USAPA member to participate in any National or Regional Tournament. The Atlantic South Regional Tournament is a Sanctioned, Tier 3 Tournament. It is open to all those that are at least 19 years old by December 31, 2014.
This is a Skill Level / Age Combination Tournament with Skill Categories being: 2.5/ 3.0 (19+, 50+, 65+), 3.5 (19+, 50+, 65+ ) 4.0 (19+,50+,65+), 4.5 (19+,50+,65+) 5.0 (19+, 50+).
There are some new developments for this years tournament, East Naples has been undergoing some construction in the building of 9 designated Picklball Courts, we will now have 25 outdoor courts, all with lights! It has taken three years working on this, but Kathy at East Naples has finally made it happen!
We are also working on Clinics to be offered this year. (More informanation will be sent at a later date if this will happen).
All detailed information you need for the Tournament is available in the Tournament Flyer, Registration Forms, which can be printed directly from www.PickleballSpecialties.com or www.USAPA.org, under the schedule of tournaments, or Atlantic South Region.
The kick-off will begin Thursday evening, January 30th, 2014 with a Social Dinner at 7:00 pm. Meet our New Regional Director, Karen Parrish who will be attending and other Ambassadors from around and outside the region. You will be updated about what is going on around the Atlantic South Region, and other areas.
We will have a buffet style dinner, and plenty of door and raffle prizes. The rest of the weekend the Pickleball Schedule will go as follows:
Thursday, January 30th - Open Practice from 12-5pm
Thursday, January 30th - Social Mixer, 7:00pm (Place to be announced)
Friday, January 31st, Men's and Women's Doubles (All start times will be announced later)
Saturday, February 1st, Mixed Doubles (All start times will be announced later)
Sunday, February 2nd, Men's and Women's Singles (All start times will be announced later)
Sunday, Any Rain Delay Makeups, with 25 lighted courts, Friday, Saturday evenings,may be used as well.
The tournament will be double elimination, the Dura ball will be used.
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.
Awards will be given for 1, 2, 3 place finishes, along with points being awarded at the Tier 3 Level.
Age groups may be combined to assure adequate playing time and is at the discretion of the Tournament Directors. If age groups are combined that is considered one group and awards are given for that age group only. Only 2.5/3.0 Skill Levels may be combined, all other Skill Levels will not be combined.
Hotels / Motels
You will need to Print the Tournament Flyer to get all the updated information regarding: Hotels/Motels that are participating in the reduced rates for tournament players, you may stay up to a week when you mention you are here for the Pickleball Tournament. Additional Lodging, camping, etc. Also you will find the "Player Playing Schedule"
We ask that you volunteer to help us to at least score Three matches. If you have friends, partner or spouse traveling with you and they would like to help out it would be greatly appreciated.
We will have two "Special Referee Drawings" each day. For every four matches you Referee you will receive a ticket towards that days drawings. We will have 25 courts and it will keep us quite busy!
We hope that you will join us at the Second Atlantic South Regional Pickleball Tournament, it will be a great time with plenty of fun and competitive Pickleball.
Any Questions, please call Nancy @ 419-320-3655 or Cindy @ 954-309-5882.
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