Saturday, November 21, 2015

International Indoor Pickleball Championships Centralia, WA May 11-15. 2016

International Indoor
Pickleball Championships 2016
Wednesday through Sunday, May 11-15, 2016
Northwest Sports Hub
701 Allen Avenue, Centralia, WA
 Cash and prize awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each Skill event.  Amount will depend on the number of entries and sponsors.   Final amounts will be announced ~2 weeks before the start of tournament but we are confident it will be about $10,000!
·         Categories:  Age Group and Skill Level for MD, WD and MX.  Junior Singles, MS and WS will only be Skill Level
-          Open    (Top players)            -  4.5  (Advanced)          - Age Groups: Juniors, 19+,35+,50 to 75+ in 5 yr increments
-          4.0    (Intermediate)               -  3.5  (Adv Beginner)    - 3.0 (Beginner)                     
·         $50 Registration Fee if paid before April 18th and $70 to May 2nd
·         $10 event fee for each Group and Skill level event and $25 for each Open event.  You can only play in 1 event per day.  You have to be USAPA member to play in a sanctioned tournament (new rule).  Register/Pay Online at:
Tournament update: 352 men and women competing over the five-day event (on 25 full-size courts and 6 mini-courts),making it the largest indoor non-cement pickleball tournament in the world. For players and spectators, six large monitors were brought in for scheduling and bracketing information. Multiple sets of bleachers provided excellent viewing for the hundreds of players and spectators. Over $9,000 in prize money was awarded to age and skill winners.

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