The Pickleball Canada National Tournament hosted by the Kingston Pickleball Club and new this year will
feature skill and age events and will be played on 28 courts. This means you will have the opportunity to play 2
mens/womens doubles events and 2 mixed events, similar to a U.S. Open format. This is a Pickleball
Canada sanctioned tournament that will use IFP rules.
Tournament Schedule - Tentative:
- Registration/Check-in will be open at 7:00 AM each day - you must check into the registration desk each day that you play.
- Opening ceremonies will be at 8:00 AM each day with first matches starting at 8:15 AM The events with the largest draws will start first each day.
Registration opens on February 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM EST and is open until June 9th 2020.
Registration fees: $60 plus $20 for each event entered and a $25 referee surcharge which can easily be earned back as referees are paid $5 per match, certified referees will be paid $7 per match and lines judges will be paid $5 per match so it is easy to get this fee back.
Registration should be completed online at www.pickleballtournaments.com - Note: Although you register online, your registration is not complete until you mark your registration complete, and your payment has been received.
All participants must have a valid Pickleball Canada membership in order to register. Make sure that you update your profile on Pickleballtournaments.com with your PCO member number BEFORE you register.
Also ensure that your shirt size in your profile is accurate - your welcome package will include a t-shirt sized similarly to last year.
Players must be 14 years of age or older any time in 2020 in order to compete—special consideration may be given to experienced younger players.
The official tournament ball will be the Onix Fuse indoor yellow.
Open and Senior Open events are limited to skill level 4.5 and up.
The tournament committee reserves the right to place players in their appropriate skill level category. Note: in Open events, players who do not have a USAPA/PCO Tournament rating of 5.0 may be moved to accomodate 5.0 players - this applies to "self" rated players.
As always we reserve the right to combine events including the senior open events with the open events if there aren't enough entries - 6 is the magic number.
In the case of wait lists, in doubles events - teams will take priority over individuals. Our goal is to accommodate as many people as the schedule will allow - but at the same time have a well-rounded tournament with representation from all skill levels.
All doubles events will be double elimination with each match being best 2 out of 3 games to 11 on the “A” side of the draw. On the “B” side of the draw each match will consist of one game to 15.
All singles events will be double elimination with each match being 1 game to 15—gold medal matches will be best 2 out of 3 games to 11.
Medals will be awarded to the top 3 teams in each division. There will be cash prizes for all medal winners in Open events.