Monday, November 26, 2012

2013 2nd Annual Pickleball Canada National Open Championship

2013  2nd Annual Pickleball Canada National Tournament AnnouncementWe are very pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Pickleball Canada National Open Championship will be held in Abbotsford on July 6 - 7, 2013. The City of Abbotsford will again be hosting this National Tournament at Abbotsford Recreation Centre (ARC) and Yale Secondary School with 14 indoor courts. There will be 20 events of Open, Age 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, Under 55 and a Junior event. We had 163 players in 2012, we expect to have about 200 players in 2013. There will be a limit on the number of players, so please register early. Registration forms will be available at ARC and on Pickleball Canada, USAPA and other websites. Registrations will start on December 1, 2012.

This National Tournament will be sanctioned by Pickleball Canada. Pickleball Canada gives Tournament Points to the winners and publishes the names of the winners with their tournament points in our newsletters and websites. In our December newsletter, we will publish the names of the top 18 pickleball players with the most Tournament points in Canada.
Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 6 - 7, 2013
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all playersEVENTS: OPEN: - Men's and Women's Singles, Doubles and Mixed DoublesAGE BRACKETS -55+, 60+, 65+, 70+ Men's and Women's Doubles and Mixed DoublesUNDER 55 - Men's and Women's Doubles and Mixed DoublesJUNIOR - (18 years and under) - Singles
All events in all divisions will follow a round-robin or double elimination format.Awards will go to the top 3 teams in each event.A player may play in a maximum of 2 events.The tournament ball will be the yellow Jugs ball.Current IFP Rules will apply.Format and events are subject to change
Click here for the tournament registration form. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

B.C.Seniors Games Kamloops 2013 Rules Change

The 2013 BC Seniors Games will be hosted by Kamloops from August 20 to 24, 2013
1. Categories:
By Predetermined Rated Skill Levels
2.5, 2.75, 3.0, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4.0, 4.5
2. Events: (for all skill categories)
a) Men’s and Women’s Singles (3.75, 4.0, 4.5 levels only)
b) Men’s Doubles
c) Women’s Doubles
d) Mixed Doubles
a) A maximum of 8 participants per Rating Skill Category per Zone.
3. Participation

d) Participants may enter a maximum of three events.
4. Competition:
The competition will be played under International Federation of Pickleball rules
which are used and accepted by all Canadian provinces
Scheduler will ensure that all participants play a minimum of 5 games per event
using a round robin process.

Friday, November 16, 2012

New Pickleball Time Added at ARC effective January

A meeting was held at ARC on Nov 15 with the following information:
-ARC has added another new drop-in Pickleball time starting in January: Sunday 3:30 - 5:30 pm
-Dec 22 - Jan 6 only one gym will be used for Pickleball in the afternoons due to Winter Fest.
-Next ARC meeting will be held in May next year.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

IFP Player Ratings for PCO/USAPA Players

IFP Player Ratings for Players in the U.S. and Canada:
Pickleball Player Rating System
Pickleball Canada (PCO) and United States of America Pickleball Association (USAPA) have implemented the International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) Rating system. This allows players to have the same Player Ratings in both Canada and the USA.
Use the following links for more details:

Friday, November 2, 2012

New Paddles that Meet IFP Material Specification Rules

OV1SK1FIAL (thin) (10-20-12)
OV1SK2FIAL (thick) (10-20-12)
T200 (8-11-12)
W400 (8-11-12)

Nexus Carbon-Graphite (10-20-12)

Pickle-Ball Inc.
Attack Graphite-Aluminum (11-1-12)
Elite Graphite-Aluminum (11-1-12)
Elite Graphite-New Paper Core (11-1-12)
Champion Graphite-Nomex (11-1-12)
Champion Fiberglass-Aluminum (11-1-12)
Legacy Graphite-Paper (11-1-12)

Laser Sport Products
1402 (11-1-12)
1403 (11-1-12)
1404 (11-1-12)

Coach Mo
The Sweet Spot (9-12-12)
The Sweet Spot Lite (9-12-12)

PAC Pickleball PaddlesXP300HF (10-20-12)

Sweet Spot R1/R2 Thick (Sept. 3, 2012)
Sweet Spot R1/R2 Thin (Sept. 3, 2012)
Warp 9 R1/R2 Thick (Sept. 3, 2012)
Warp 9 R1/R2 Thin (Sept. 3, 2012)

Performance One Paddles (POP)5.0 Dual Core Touch (9-12-12)
7.5 Dual Core Touch (9-12-12)
AXL HC (aluminum xtra long honeycomb) (9-12-12)

AMHC (aluminum magnum - honeycomb core) (model name corrected 10-24-12
ATHC (aluminum-tear-honeycomb) (9-12-12)
GMHC (graphite magnum honeycomb core)4.0 Touch (9-12-12)

Pickleball Central
Classic Graphite (Oct. 23, 2011)

Pro-Lite SportsPro-Lite Graphite Impact (10-20-12)

S-Type Sports
Core-2 (11-1-12)
Core-2 Graphite (11-1-12)
Onix Sports Wood (11-1-12)

Big Boy (Sept. 3, 2012)
Lightning (Sept. 3, 2012)

T-Bolt (10-20-12)A list of new paddles that meets IFP Material Specifications:

"Edgeless" Update on IFP Paddle Material Specifications

Frank Wu's "Edgeless" paddle probably does not comply Oct 31, 2012, as shown in IFP and USAPA's website.  Production model does not match the version tested. See Paddle Material Specifications.
Edgeless (2-27-12) Coated with fiberglass, very reflective. Update 10-
31-12: reports from the field indicate that the current production model
does not have the fiberglass coating and probably does not comply
with the spec. Manufacturer has not provided a paddle for testing