Thanksgiving Pickleball Tournament

From Lisa Griffin, BAPA President

thanksYMCA is hosting a pickleball tournament to give THANKS for this wonderful sport. The tournament is being organized and run by the volunteers of the Boise Area Pickleball Association.

2.5 & 3.0 players in separate round robins – play Tuesday, November 14

3.5 & 4.0+ players in separate round robings – play Thursday, November 16

Cost: $5 drop-in fee or $0 for YMCA members & YMCA pickleball members

IFBWe also ask you to bring in a donation for the Idaho Food Bank in the form of a Check or non-perishable food item(s), since this is the season to give thanks, and share with those who are less fortunate.

And lastly, bring any energy snacks, nibbles or goodies you’d like to share with your competitors. Mike Dougherty: can you say “brownies”?

Tournament Format:

We will play five preliminary Round Robin matches (randomly assigned) which will determine pairings and seedings for final, Single-Elimination bracket play. Round Robin matches will be played for 10 minutes, or until one team achieves 15 pts – whichever occurs first. Each player’s scores are compiled for these five preliminary rounds, and the highest percentage scoring players will move on to Single-Elimination bracket play.

You do not need a partner to register; after the Round Robin portion, we will assign a partner, whom you will play with for the rest of the tournament.

On-site registration only. Registration opens at 8 am and closes promptly at 8:25 am. Play will begin shortly thereafter. Medals should be awarded by 1:00 pm or so.

If you have never played in a tournament before, you can’t beat the price. And this is a fun and no-pressure way to start…. Well, maybe read up on the rules covering Kitchen Faults (pg. 31, section 9 in the IFP rulebook http://ifpickleball.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/IFP-Booklet-Pbrules.pdf). And just remember to ask your referee, if you don’t know whose serve it is or from what position to serve. 🙂

Which reminds me, we will be looking for referees for the medal matches…so please help, if you can.