VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH GAMES PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT – 4th Annual
Dates: July 28-29, 2017
Location: LaHaye Fitness Center- Liberty University - Lynchburg, VA
Double Elimination Tournament
Amazing facility for 2017:
• 20 indoor Pickleball courts on hardwood floors
• Plenty of convenient parking available
• Modern, spacious locker room facilities
• Water fountains, with filtered water, throughout the facility
Dining and Lodging information can be found on our website by clicking here.
Fee: $42 for the first event, $7 per event after the first. ($42 includes Virginia Commonwealth Games Pickleball T-shirt, local Lynchburg information and restaurant guise, fruit & trail mix type snacks, bottled water) - Registered Players that attend Opening Ceremonies on July 21 & walk in the parade of athletes will receive a free gift
Additional $5 fee for mail-in registrations
In order for the discount to apply, you MUST register for all events at the same time! If you are adding an event after registering, then you need to start a new registration and then email the VAS staff and we will process the $37 refund for the additional fee or contact us for the coupon code that can be used during the 2nd registration - this is NOT preferred so please register for as much at one time as you can!!
Registration deadline: Entries must be received by 11:59PM of July 23, 2017. You will need to contact Judy Bowman, tournament director if you cannot get registered by that date. Call 434-907-5839.
ONLINE REGISTRATION NOTE: If registering for a team/doubles event, the participant must still select “Myself” or “Another Participant” (NOT “Team”) on the first step of the registration process. The participant will be asked to list team members’ names. Entering their names DOES NOT register them for the event. All team members must register themselves, or the participant can register all of the team members by selecting “Another Participant” on the first step of the registration process.
The Virginia Commonwealth Games Pickleball Tournament, July 28-29th, is open to ALL adult Pickleball players regardless of State residency. Medals will be awarded for the top three finishers, regardless of State representation, however, the top three Virginia resident finishers will also receive medals.
|OPEN (Ages 18-49)
|Ages 80 & over
PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT COMPETITION EVENT OVERVIEW:
• Scoring: 2 out of 3 (11 point) games, win by 2 points
• Survival Bracket: 1 (15 point) game, win by 2 points
• Gold, Silver and Bronze final games will be the best 2 out of 3 games to 11 points, winning by 2 points.
• Referees will only be used for the medal games. All other games will be played using the honor system, calling your own lines and the server calling the score before each serve.
The age brackets will be re-evaluated based on the number of entrants in each age group. We want this to be a fun tournament with opportunities for everyone to enjoy the beautiful indoor facility, make great new friends and play some of your best games of Pickleball.
- Official USAPA indoor balls will be used.Brand name will be announced soon.
- USA Pickleball Association rules will apply. However, this is not a sanctioned tournament.
Tournament Specific Questions: Contact Pickleball Tournament Director Judy Bowman at Judy@wheelpower.org or 434-907-5839. You may also want to visit www.liberty.edu/LaHayeCenter to see this beautiful facility, the parking areas and proximity to local Hotel/Motels, eating establishments, etc.
PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:
Thursday, July 27: Early check-in at 4:00 pm and practice courts will be open from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Tournament Start time: Friday, July 28 at 9:00 am (specific event start times will be announced after registration closes)
• Men’s & Women’s Doubles (Age Groups)
• Men’s and Women’s Doubles – OPEN (ages 18-49)
• Men’s Singles (all divisions)
Saturday, July 29: Practice courts open at 7:30am and close at 6:00pm
Tournament Start time: 9:00 am (same as above)
• Mixed Doubles (Age Groups)
• Mixed Doubles – OPEN (ages 18-49)
• Women’s Singles (all divisions)
Format of Play: 2 out of 3 (11 point) games, win by 2 points • Survival Bracket: 1 (15 point) game, win by 2 pts
Medal Matches: 2 out of 3 (11 point) games, win by 2 points • Survival Bracket: 1 (15 point) game, win by 2 pts
Players may only play in one age division in the same event. Once a match is announced, all players have ten (10) minutes to begin play. USAPA Rules Apply – Decisions by Tournament Director are Final.
SPECIAL NOTE on brackets: Brackets with 5 teams or fewer will either play a Round Robin or their bracket will be combined with adjacent age bracket. This will be determined by the Tournament director.
Personal drink containers, with lids, are allowed on the courts. No water will be provided on the court, but water fountains are available throughout the center. Personal snacks/ foods are not allowed in the court area but can be enjoyed in the Mezzanine area.
Tournament Specific Questions: Contact Pickleball Tournament Director Judy Bowman at Judy@wheelpower.org or 434-385-5839