Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Round Robin Tournament at ARC Results

Round Robin Tournament at ARC Results:
Team 1 Brian/Inge Games won 6 Score 75 1st Place
Team 2 Ganbat/Linda Games won 4 Score 68 3rd Place
Team 3 Herb/Elaine Games won 4 Score 64 4th Place
Team 4 Binoo/Casse Games won 6 Score 70 2nd Place
Team 5 JJ/Jane Games won 3 Score 59 5th Place
Team 6 Bill/Allan Games won 1 Score 51 8th Place
Team 7 Dave/Dorothy Games won 2 Score 54 6th Place
Team 8 Mike/Shirley Games won 2 Score 47 7th Place

The tournament was held in gym 2. Gym 1 was also busy with about 12 other players. Thank you, Inge for supplying two large trays of roast beef and ham sandwiches. Everyone was hungry after playing 7 games in two hours. We all enjoyed the coffee and food. Good food, friends, exercise and fun, life is good !!!
Next round robin tournament will be on Tuesday, March 27.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Round Robin Tournament at ARC Feb 28

We will be holding an informal local Round Robin tournament at ARC next Tuesday Feb 28 with 16 players in Mixed Doubles with 7 games in 2 hours. First come first served. Please arrive early at 1:15 pm.

95 Players Registered for Pickleball Canada National Open Championship, July 7 - 8, 2012

Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 7 - 8, 2012.

95 players have registered. A few events are already full. Please register early so you won't be disappointed.

We will have 20 events in a two days tournament. ARC has 8 indoor courts and we will use an additional 6 indoor courts at Yale Secondary School next to ARC which gives us a total of 14 indoor courts for our National Tournament.

Teams are coming from all over Canada and the USA. It will be the largest Pickleball tournament in Canada !!!

Please make sure you and your partner register as soon as possible to ensure that both of you are registered in each event. If you are registered but your partner is not registered, you may not be able to play in that event because spaces are limited. You may enter a maximum of 2 events.

If you have not received your registration confirmation, please contact ARC at 604-853-4221 to make sure that you are registered. You can register in person, by mail or call ARC to register if you are paying by credit card.

We look forward to seeing you there !!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pickleball Orientation at ARC

Pickleball Orientation at ARC:
New!! Have you ever wanted to learn how to play Pickleball? Now you can! Register at ARC to learn the basics to Pickleball. All equipment is provided. $11 per session. 7 - 9 pm, Mar 21, Apr 18, May 23, Jun 20.

Feb 22 - Dave, Mike and I were volunteer instructors to 6 new players at ARC's Pickleball Orientation: John, Elaine, Noreen, Janet and Jennifer. They learned the history, basic rules, terminology, etiquette and safety rules, etc. They first practiced against the wall, rallied with each other, learned how to serve, groundstrokes, backhand, overhead shots, how to score points, line calls, etc. At the end of the session, they all learned how to play the game, know how to score. They played a few games and they really enjoyed it (all sweating!!!). Mike also instructed 3 more new players who dropped in: Callum, Rachel and Mikayla. They were so happy to learn how to play a game.

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.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

New Place to Play - South Surrey, B.C.

A New Place to Play at Peace Portal Alliance Church, 15128 27B Ave., in South Surrey (corner of 152 and King George Hwy). The play is on Friday, 0900 to 1100 in the mornings, and 1900 to 2100 in the evenings. They have 3 courts and there is no cost to play. Wooden paddles are available for those who don't have a paddle. Basic instruction is also provided as well. Most players are beginners but really enjoy the play.
Anyone is welcome, any age and and gender. Contact Ray Cumberworth 604 290 6045, svpuffins36@aol.com for further information.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Pickleball Canada Westcoast Association Registered in B.C.

Pickleball Canada Westcoast Association (PCWA) is a registered British Columbia non-profit society that was incorporated on Oct.31/2011 in Victoria, B.C. Registration Number: S-0058995. PCWA was established to be the Provincial Sports Organization and governing body for pickleball in B.C.

PCWA is an affiliate of Pickleball Canada and represents and supports all current Pickleball Canada (PCO) members and non members who are residents of British Columbia.

Although Pickleball Canada has had a very strong Provincial presence since Pickleball Canada was first formed, and since we have operated and maintained several websites and blogs to support our PCO members and supporters, we felt it was necessary to register our provincial presence to be able to actively support all our members and supporters in British Columbia when dealing with matters at a provincial level.

All five Directors of PCWA are Canadian citizens and residents of British Columbia, and are actively involved in promoting and furthering the development of pickleball in the Province of B.C..

PCWA follows IFP rules, as does Pickleball Canada Organization , All India Pickleball Association as well as USAPA.
For further information please visit our websites http://pickleballbritishcolumbia.blogspot.com and http://www.pickleballcanadawestcoast.com We can be contacted by email pickleballbc@shaw.ca and pcwa@shaw.ca