Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PCO Annual General Meeting postponed


We regret that the 2015 PCO Annual General Meeting on July 20 has been postponed.  We will reschedule the AGM for September and publish the date and time of the AGM in the August newsletter.  We apologize for the inconvenience it may have caused. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Dave Shepherd Passed Away June 27, 2015

With extreme sadness, my husband Dave passed away peacefully in the Abbotsford hospital on June 27, 2015.  He has fought a brave battle against cancer for 16 months. We had a wonderful marriage together for over 40 years with two adult children. Dave had a very happy 76 years of life, especially enjoyed playing golf and pickleball.  

David was a very nice, kind, friendly, courteous and gentle man and a wonderful husband and my best friend.  I will treasure the lovely memories we have together.  As the PCO President from 2012-2014, Dave has helped PCO build a solid foundation.  PCO will continue to grow and have great success in the future.  


Friday, June 26, 2015

Video SoCal Summer Classic 2015

Held yearly at Oceanside, CA, the SoCal Summer Classic is one of the top pickleball competitions in the country - and Pickleball Channel was excited to be a part of it! There were no easy first round matches here - over 80% of the players were ranked 4.5 and above, but there were many new faces claiming bronze, silver and gold! Check out this short video of the event. When you watch it, you will get a real sense of the fun atmosphere and exciting game play. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Pickleball Spain International Tournament I, Madrid, Spain Sept 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

Arena Bowl Pickleball Tournament June 6 - 7, 2015

Arena Bowl Pickleball Tournament June 6 - 7, 2015 at Gibsons Community Center. Mens, Women and Mixed doubles 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 skill levels, round robin format, IFP rules apply. Entry fees $25.00 for 1 event and $15.00 for the second event.  Snacks and lunch are included in your entry fee. To register: www.sunshinecoastpickleball.org  

Friday, April 24, 2015

Naples, Florida to host 2016 US Open Pickleball Championships

The 2016 US Open Pickleball Championships will be held at East Naples Community Park in Naples, FL. This weeklong event, from April 26-May 1, 2016, will showcase the top professional and amateur pickleball players from the United States and around the world. April 2016’s US Open championship will have a cash purse of $20,000 and is expected to draw 1,000 participants and 10,000 spectators. The US OPEN Pickleball Championship will be produced and nationally broadcast on the Tennis Channel, reaching more than 40 million viewers. http://www.news-press.com/story/life/outdoors/2015/04/22/naples-host-us-open-pickleball-championships/26195123/   

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Battle of the Paddle Tournament June 26-28, 2015

Battle of the Paddle Tournament at Pinetree Community Centre, Coquitlam, BC  By: City of Coquitlam and Fraser Valley Pickleball  Fri 06/26/15 thru Sun 06/28/15  To Register: http://www.pickleballtournaments.com  Tier 3 PCO sanctioned, IFP Rules.
Men’s and Women'sSingles 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 andOpen onFriday, June 26 starting at 5:00 p.m.  Men’s andWomen’sDoubles 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 andOpen onSaturday, 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.  Registration Fee: $30 plus tax. Event Fee: $10 per event (food included) PCO members $5 discount.