This is the inaugural summer tournament for the Golden Ears Pickleball Club. This event will be held from Saturday August 12 to Sunday August 13, 2023.
STEVE DEAKIN MEET AND GREET OPPORTUNITY! Watch a pro play!
Pitt Meadows Athletic Park
11431 Bonson Road
Pitt Meadows, BC
Early Registration for GEPBC Members: June 28, 2023 starting at 9:00 a.m.
General Public Registration: July 5, 2023 starting at 9:00 a.m.
Highlight of the event:
The club will be awarding Canada's top professional Pickleball athlete Steve Deakin with a lifetime honorary membership. Do not miss this unique opportunity to participate in this great event.
Events (unless changes due to numbers):
After registrations are finalized, more detailed start times will be posted.
Men's Doubles: 3.0 - 4.5 any age
Men's Doubles: 3.0 - 3.5 60+
Mixed Doubles: 3.0 - 4.5 any age
Mixed Doubles: 3.0 - 3.5 60+
Women's Doubles: 3.0 - 4.5 any age
Women's Doubles: 3.0 - 3.5 60+
FORMAT: Double Elimination Format for all doubles events and Round Robin for 60+ events.
Brackets may be cancelled or limited in size based on registration numbers. The Tournament Director may modify the competition format in the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen delays.
Event Registration Policy
Our policy is that in order to register for an event, at least one player must be rated at a particular skill level and the other player may be rated one skill level below. For example, to enter a 4.0 event, one player may have a 3.5 rating, but his/her partner must have a 4.0 rating. A team that has two 3.5 players may not register for a 4.0 event and must register in the 3.5 event.
IMPORTANT! If a team has players with different ratings, the HIGHER level player has to register first and then choose the lower level player as their partner.
Registration Fees: $50.00 plus $15.00 per event
An online waiver will be used for registration.
Online payment via Pickleball Brackets.
Registration is not complete until BOTH partners have registered, agreed to the tournament waiver, and paid all fees owing. Registration is limited in each event.
The tournament ball will be the Alpha. (changed due to a large donation of 100 free balls)
Competition courts will only be available for warm up one hour prior to the start of the events each day. After the tournament has started, warm ups are restricted to a designated area. Plan to arrive at the venue 45 - 60 minutes prior to the start of your event to allow time for check-in, warm-up and to prepare for your first match.
BEFORE YOU REGISTER:
1. All registrants must have a valid Pickleball Canada Membership to play in this tournament. Please ensure your Pickleball Canada Membership number and your skill level are up to date in your Pickleball Brackets profile before registering for this tournament. If you are not a Pickleball Canada member, you can become a member at https://pickleballcanada.org/
If you can't remember your Pickleball Canada number, check here: https://secure.pickleballcanada.org/login/
2. In order to register for this tournament you must have a Pickleball Brackets Account. If you do not have a Pickleball Brackets account, create one BEFORE registration opens. It will save you time when registering.
IMPORTANT! Make sure your profile information (email, spelling of your names, phone number, PCO number, date of birth, gender etc.) is the same on both Pickleball Canada AND Pickleball Brackets or you will have problems registering.
Enter as a TEAM and make sure your partner registers and pays within 24 hours of you registering. IMPORTANT NOTE: At least one member of the partnership must qualify for the skill level in which you need to register. The higher rated player HAS to register first if your ratings differ.
If a partner has not completed his/her registration within 24 hours of the first partner registering, the team will be moved to the waitlist. When the identified partner registers, and pays, the team will be moved from the waitlist back to the active list ONLY, if there is a slot available.
FULLY REGISTERED/PAID TEAMS WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY! An event is considered full when the limit set is filled by fully registered teams. At that time a waitlist will be created by PB Brackets.
NOTE: Players should register in the appropriate skill group, based on their current Pickleball Brackets rating. The Tournament Director reserves the right to review players who self-rate above or below the level at which they customarily play.
If you are interested in volunteering, please click on BE A VOLUNTEER on the tournament landing page at pickleballbrackets.com or email@example.com
Our referee team will be working to obtain as many referees as possible. We are working hard to have referees at the medal matches. If you are interested in refereeing, please click on BE A REFEREE on the tournament landing page at pickleballbrackets.com. Referees will receive an honorarium for each gold medal match they referee.
NEED A PARTNER?
If you need a partner check out the tournament listing on pickleballbrackets.com to see who is looking for a partner.
If a partner becomes injured prior to the start of the tournament, but after registration has closed, the tournament director must be contacted to request a change in partner. Replacement players must be able to play in the same skill/age group as the injured player. The replacement player must sign the waiver and submit payment in order to be fully registered. Keep in mind, players may play up in skill, but not down. Consideration and approval for any request for the replacement of a player after registration closes will be at the discretion of the Tournament Director. Should the Tournament Director approve the change of partner, a desk operations team member will need to edit the registration. No changes will be allowed after the event has started.
Players are encouraged to bring:
- their own portable chairs.
- hat or umbrella for personal shade.
- lots of food, water and sports drinks.
Registrants withdrawing before July 31, 2023, 9:00 p.m. will be refunded registration & event fees minus a $15.00 administration fee. NO REFUNDS after July 31, 2023, 9:00 p.m. for player cancellations / withdrawals
If the tournament cannot be played because of inclement weather, Provincial Health guidelines or another unforeseen situation beyond the control of tournament organizers, registrants will be refunded their fees minus a $15.00 administration fee.