Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Pickleball Spain International Tournament Madrid, Spain September 18 - 20, 2015


Pickleball Spain International Tournament I By: Pickleball Spain at La Chopera Sport Center, Madrid, Spain  September 18 - 20, 2015. To register: http://www.pickleballtournaments.com
 Age-Based Tournament
Limited to 200 participants
Minimum of 4 matches guaranteed in each event entered
IFP sanctioning rules will apply
 Early Registration Fee = $40: April 22 - June 30, 2015
Registration Fee = $50: July 1 - August 23, 2015
Event Fees = $10 per event entered

2015 PCO Tournament Points for Byrne Creek Leos Charity Pickleball Tourney, Burnaby, B.C.

Pickleball Canada would like to welcome Metro Vancouver Pickleball Club of Vancouver, B.C.as the sixteenth Affiliated Club.  142 players competed in Byrne Creek Leos Charity Pickleball Tourney by Metro Vancouver Pickleball Club which raised $1600 for the Lions Clubs International.
Byrne Creek Leos Charity Pickleball Tourney
2015 PCO Tournament Points
1000 Points Marco Jankowiak
800 Points - Rick Houghton, Fion Chou
700 Points Gord Young
600 Points Patrick Kim, Josh Lockington, Magdalene Choy, Terri Welch
500 Points Andrew McKimmon, Lee Manansala, Idan Zer
400 Points: Lou Sunshine, Tom Watson, Yoram Zer , Kary Taylor, Cathy Campbell, Mary Dallas Lori Beechinor, Pat Davison, Matt McGee, Lily Kwan, Kin Wong, Leah S, Charles Neufeldt, Daryl Dix, Wendy Sofiak, Brenda Martel, Lynn Cheyne, Sharon Vaage, Ann Hale, Ken Endo, Chuck Jung
300 Points Peter Tsao, Ryan Rostek, Karen Sawatsky, Debby Holley, Susanne Paterson
200 Points: Ryan Doray, Frank Luey, Mark Dana, Kathy Holley, Rita Ward, Debby Morgan, Dawn Dueck, Hongyan Yu, Chuck Jung, Barry Mckeown, Gitte Gerhard, Shaaron Small, Eileen Dowell, Darrell Pearse
100 Points: Rheal Leon, Rick Dillon, Peter Northcott, Binu Brar, Donna Dew, Pauline Owen, Claire Pool, Willie Baase, Grace Hoyrup, Gordon Walker, Ashley Chang, L Yeo, Garrett Cheung, Tom Windt, Esther Giang, Kathleen Owens

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Battle of the Paddle at Pinetree Tournament Coquitlam, B.C. June 26 - 28, 2015

Battle of the Paddle at Pinetree June 26 - 28, 2015  Pinetree Community Centre, Coquitlam, BC 
IFP rules apply, PCO Tier 3 tournament. 
Registration Fee: $30 plus tax  Event Fee: $10 per event (food included)
Men’s and Women's Singles 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and Open on Friday, June 26 starting at 5:00 p.m.
Men’s and Women’s Doubles 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and Open on Saturday, June 27 starting at 8:30 a.m.
Mixed Doubles 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and Open on Sunday, June 28 starting at 9:00 a.m.
For more information: http://www.pickleballtournaments.com/

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Byrne Creek Leos Charity Pickleball tournament, Burnaby, B.C. April 18-19, 2015

Byrne Creek Leos Charity Pickleball tournament, Byrne Creek Secondary School 7777- 18th Street, Burnaby, B.C. Date: April 18th- 19th, 2015
PCO Sanctioned (Tier 4) IFP rules Apply.Cost $35/ Person (includes lunch, fruit,drinks)
$10 for each additional event *Pickleball Canada Members Receive a $5 discount
Mens and Ladies Singles, Doubles and Mixed doubles 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, Open

To register go to: http://www.pickleballtournaments.com

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

PCO Area Ambassador Kelowna, B.C.

We are very pleased to announce that Ray Timbers has been appointed as Pickleball Canada's Area Ambassador for Kelowna, B.C.effective February 4, 2015.  Ray is very interested in teaching and training referees in Kelowna and the Okanagan valley.  He teaches new players and students and would like to initiate pickleball as part of the P.E. program in schools. He organized a PCO sanctioned tournament with Mike Carter in the Peachland Winterlude Pickleball Tournament last month.  He is organizing the upcoming Pickleball Kelowna Indoor Spring Tournament May 9, 2015. He is on the Western Nationals Committee in Kelowna. Thank you Ray for promoting Pickleball in Kelowna, B.C.  

Monday, February 2, 2015

International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) Ratings

Pickleball Canada (PCO) and United States of America Pickleball Association (USAPA) have implemented the International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) Rating system. This allows players to have the same player ratings in both Canada and the USA.


Pickleball Canada publishes the official IFP rating on the IFP website http://ipickleball.org under Player Rating (USA & Canada). More specifically, your rating is viewable at the following website: http://www.usapa.org/ratings-usapa/

Fraser Valley Pickleball has held four PCO sanctioned tournaments in B.C. last year. They have submitted 235 player ratings to PCO. We have published their IFP Ratings on the IFP website. We encouage all PCO Affiliated Clubs to submit recommended IFP player ratings to PCO.

Many PCO sanctioned tournaments are skill rated, some players have IFP ratings but most players have self-rated ratings. Tournament Directors make recommendations to PCO to assign official IFP Ratings for the players based on their recent tournament results and observing their play. Your rating may have changed from the one you assigned yourself. Higher ratings are the result of players receiving medals and their displayed skill level during tournament play. You may appeal your rating if you don't agree with your assigned rating.

IFP Rating may be listed as "S" for self rating, "T" for Tournament rating and "A" for appealed rating. We advise players to use the official IFP rating when they enter skill rated tournaments in Canada and the USA. If you have already registered for an upcoming skill rated tournament, it is your responsibility to inform the Tournament Director of your skill rating change.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

12 Outdoor Courts in Kelowna, B.C.

More Pickleball outdoor courts are coming to Parkinson Recreation Centre, Kelowna, B.C. 
Pickleballers will be taking over all the tennis court area next to PRC in time for the Annual Pickleball Canada National Western Open Tournament scheduled for mid July 2015. With many thanks to the Kelowna City Council budgeting $25,000.00 to convert 2 tennis courts into 6 pickleball courts, thus providing 12 dedicated pickleball courts, for the outdoor season. Together with the city's contribution of $25,000.00, the Kelowna Pickleball Group will provide an additional $10,000.00 toward this conversion project.