Sunday, January 29, 2012

Registration Form for Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 7-8, 2012

Registration form for Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 7-8, 2012.
The tournament registration form is also located in USAPA, Pickleball Canada and other websites:

Open events with no age or skill level restrictions in Men's singles, Women's singles, Men's doubles, Women's doubles and Mixed doubles.

Age bracket events in Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Age brackets are under 55, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+
Your age is the age you will be on Dec.31/2012

An older player may play down with a younger partner in the younger partners age bracket, but a younger player may not play up with an older partner in the older player's age bracket.

You may enter a maximum of 2 events,
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

IFP rules will govern play.

If you would like to enter please print a copy of the registration form from above or from the link, and mail it after completion to City of Abbotsford at the address shown.

We have been accepting registrations for 2 months now and the tournament is more than 50% filled. Please register early as spaces are limited !!! We look forward to seeing you there !!! HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS Pickleball Canada has listed these possible accomodations for your convenience and makes no recommendations. All players must make their own arrangement for lodging. Be sure to ask if there are special rates for participants of the Pickleball Canada National Championship. COAST HOTEL AND SUITES 2020 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2C7 (604) 853-1880 BEST WESTERN HOTEL 32110 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC V2T 1A1 (800) 771-3077 RAMADA INN 36035 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford, BC V3G 2C6 (888) 411-1070 SUPER 8 HOTEL 1881 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 4L5 (604) 853-1141 SANDMAN INN 32720 Simon Avenue, Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B8 (604) 556-7263 SWEET DREAMS LUXURY INN 32288 King Road, Abbotsford, BC V2T 5Z5 (604) 851-5101 RV ACCOMODATIONS Aloha Trailer Park and Campsite

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

ARC Round Robin Tournament Results

ARC Round Robin Tournament - Grant organized a round robin tournament last night with 16 players, 7 games in mixed doubles. Henry and Jane won the 1st place with 6.5 games won because Jane had to leave early due to a pulled leg muscle. I won the 2nd place with Ganbat by winning 6 games. Mike and Claire won the 3rd place by winning 5 games. Mat, Pat, Linda, Larry, Gerry, Ken, Karen, Binu and two newer players attended. It was a lot of fun !!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Pickleball Times Added at ARC in Feb/12

ARC had a request from our evening pickleball players for some weekend pickleball times so ARC has added two weekend spots:
Early Riser Pickleball at ARC
Sat and Sun 7am – 8:45am. Gym 2

This time is a part of the Early Riser time slots and thus will only cost $2 for drop in. Sr. Activity Centre Memberships will NOT be accepted during this time.

This is a time that is not generally staffed so we are hoping that the group is comfortable setting up the nets on their own. ARC will hand out rackets and balls at the front counter. These time slots will be put onto the schedule beginning in February so the first week will be Feb 4 & 5. Now we have pickleball 7 times a week at ARC.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Special Hotel rates for 2012 Pickleball Canada National Championship

Special Hotel rates for 2012 Pickleball Canada National Championship.
Pickleball Canada is pleased to announce special accommodation rates. For those attending the Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 7 - 8, 2012 to be held in Abbotsford Recreation Centre at 2499 McMillan rd., in Abbotsford, B.C. that require accommodation:

Sandman Hotel will offer a discount room rate of $99.00 per night for a one bedroom suite with a king bed, full kitchen, washer and dryer. In order to receive this rate, all guests will have to book directly with the hotel. Group Name: Pickle ball Tournament and Group # 15300
Sandman Hotel & Suites
32720 Simon Avenue, Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 0B8
(604) 556-7263 (800) 726-3626

Coast Hotel will offer a discount room rate of $114.00 sgle or dble occupancy. The rooms are on the 3rd and 4th floors and contain a king size bed. In order to receive this rate, all guests will have to book directly with the hotel.
Coast Abbotsford Hotel & Suites
2020 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, British Columbia V2S 2C7
Tel: 604-853-1880 / Fax: 604-853-1951 / Res: 1-800-716-6199

Super 8
Abbotsford will offer a discount rate of $109.00 plus taxes (breakfast included). Regular rate is $139.00. In order to receive this rate, all guests will have to book directly with the hotel, under the group name of Pickleball Association
1881 Sumas Way
Abbotsford, BC V2S 4L5
604-853-1141 or toll free 1-800-663-9842

Sunday, January 8, 2012

B.C. Seniors Games Pickleball Rules Change

B.C. Seniors Games Pickleball Rules Change Jan 8, 2012:

The competition will be played under BC Pickleball Association rules, with the exception that the paddles must meet the specifications of the International Federation of Pickleball rules.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Outdoor Pickleball New Year's Eve in Ladner, B.C.

Photo courtesy of Peter Darvill, Pickleball Canada Ambassador for Richmond/S. Delta. Pickleball on New Year's Eve at Cromie Park, Ladner, B.C. About a dozen dedicated players enjoyed the newly painted pickleball courts on a cool but lovely New Year's Eve in Beautiful B.C. Peter is our hardworking Ambassador who with his friends lobbied the City successfully to get two outside pickleball lines painted on the tennis courts. Well done, Pete !!!

Friday, January 6, 2012


Don’t delay, be a part of this historic event, over 130 players will be attending over the 2 day event so register early so you won’t be disappointed. Limited categories and the most popular fill up very quickly. We already have a number of players booked into this tournament.
As the recognized leaders of Pickleball in Canada, we are proud to sanction this landmark event and support it 100%. It has been in the planning stages for a few months now and details are still being finalized but we could not ask for a better facility to host it. “ARC” is the ABBOTSFORD RECREATION CENTRE. The organizers are also looking for extra facilities to handle this large gathering for the two days event, they are looking at 6 additional courts indoors to be added to the 8 indoor courts.
LADIES & GENTLEMEN MARK YOUR CALENDARS JULY 7TH & 8TH - START YOUR ENGINES FOR THIS CANADIAN PREMIER EVENT OF THE YEAR. We are anticipating players coming from up to 8 Provinces and as far away as Nova Scotia, plus many coming from the U.S.A. with some of their top players. It will be the best of the best playing here in July.
Basic categories are: Men’s Doubles: OPEN, under 55, 55+, 60+, 65+ and 70+, Women’s Doubles will be the same. These games will be played on Saturday July 7th. Mixed Doubles in all the same categories will be played July 8th. There will of course be Men’s & Women’s Singles as well.
There are many excellent hotels & motels in the Abbotsford area, such as Sandman Hotel & Suites, Coast Hotels & Suites, Best Western, Ramada Inn, Super 8, Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn and also RV Accommodations at Aloha Trailer Park & Campsite. Details will follow over the coming months.
We are offering COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIPS as well as FRIENDS of PCO NATIONAL TOURNAMENT, PLUS Donations of cash & prizes for this wonderful event.

You can register at ARC or print out the registration form below from the blog and return completed form & payment to "City of Abbotsford", please send to Mandy Hadfield, Recreation Coordinator, Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Road,Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 7R3.