Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pickleball Canada National Open Championship FAQ

Pickleball Canada National Open Championship FAQ:
Q. What is the difference between Open event and Under 55 event?
A. Open events are open to players of any age. In the Under 55 event, one of the partners must be under 55 years old.
Q. Is there any skill level restrictions in Open and age events?
A. No, there is no skill level restrictions in Open and age events.
Q. If my age is 59, my birthday is in October, which age event do I enter?
A. You will enter in the 60+ event. The event you enter is the age you will be on Dec.31/2012.
Q. What age bracket will an older player enter with a younger partner?
A. An older player may play down with a younger partner in the younger partner's age bracket, but a younger player may not play up with an older partner in the older player's age bracket.
Q. Are the games played indoors, what balls and rules will be used?
A. All indoor games using Jugs pickleballs. Rules are International Federation of Pickleball rules, non-conforming paddles such as Apike and Hush are not allowed.
Q. How many events can I enter?
A. You may enter a maximum of 2 events,
Q. Where can I get a registration form?
A. You can get a registration form from ARC. The registration form is posted on many websites: http://www.pickleballcanada.org http://www.usapa.org http://pickleballbritishcolumbia.blogspot.com
Q. What is the cost of the registration?
A. Registration fee is $30.00 plus $5.00 each for 2 events-total $40.00.
If you are a current Pickleball Canada member, your registration fee will be $5.00 less for a total of $35.00.
Q. How do I register?
A. You can register in person, by phone ARC 604-853-4221 with credit card or by mail with payment to 'City of Abbotsford' to Mandy Hadfield, Recreation Coordinator, Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Road, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 7R3.
Q. When is the deadline for registration?
A. The deadline for registration is June 20, 2012.
Q. What is the cancellation and refund policy?
A. Cancellations and refund requests must be received by June 6, 2012. Requests sent after this date will not qualify for a refund. Registration fees will be refunded less a $5 adminstrattion fee.

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