August 28, 2010

RPC Player Announcement: MD, WD, MX Skill Level Divisions 8-29-2010

Rochester Pickleball Club Tournament & Festival
Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, Mixed Doubles - Skill Level Divisions
Sunday, August 29, 2010
PLAYER LIST: http://usapa.org/tourney/player_list.php?tname=rpc810

LOCATION (REMEMBER IT WAS CHANGED): Royal Oak has come to our rescue and letting us have this tournament on the recently opening Pickleball courts there. They are not tennis courts with additional tape applied for lines !!!! An outdoor first for many of us.

Whittier Park in Royal Oak. If you want to MapQuest or GPS it try using the address 720 E. Farnum, Royal Oak, MI 48068.

BRING: Bring water and a snack if you need them.

The Royal Oak Pickleball group will be serving hot dog/chips/drink for a donation of $3 (or more accepted) to raise money for these beautiful courts.

There will be a port-a-potty available.

SUNDAY COMPETITION IS SKILL LEVEL MENS DOUBLES, WOMENS DOUBLES, AND MIXED DOUBLES

TIMES:

Women's Doubles and Men's Doubles Game Start Time 2:00 (WD & MD REPORT BY 1:30 PM)

WD all ratings, 5 teams, Round Robin, 1 game to 15 win by two.

MD 3.0/3.5 (points will be awarded in 3.5) --  4 teams, Round Robin 2 games out of 3 to 11, win by 2, one point for a win, extra point if you win match in 2 games instead of 3
MD 4.0 --  5 teams, Round Robin, 1 game to 15 win by two, one point for a win
MD 4.5/5.0 (points awarded in 5.0) -- 5 teams, Round Robin, 1 game to 15 win by two, one point for a win

Mixed Doubles Games follow the above Men's and Women's Doubles (MX REPORT BY 4:00 PM)

MX 3.0 -- 5 teams, Round Robin, 1 game to 15 win by two, one point for a win
MX 3.5 -- 3 teams, 2 out of 3 games to 11, win by 2, one point for a win, extra point if you win match in 2 games instead of 3
MX 4.0 -- 3 teams, 2 out of 3 games to 11, win by 2, one point for a win, extra point if you win match in 2 games instead of 3
MX 4.5/5.0 (points awarded at 5.0) -- 3 teams, 2 out of 3 games to 11, win by 2, one point for a win, extra point if you win match in 2 games instead of 3

We have not had to deal with ties yet, but if there is a tie in pool play, the following will decide placement:

-- head-to-head winner in case of tie
-- point differential in case there is still a tie
-- if still two teams tied they will play one game to 11 win by ONE
-- if somehow there are 4 teams tied at the end of Round Robin play there will be a 4 team single elimination bracket drawn up by the Tournament Director to decide placement.

This could be clear as mud to most of you ... but I understand it and will be happy to explain it face-to-face as needed.

We are in need of referees. If you know of someone who has done tournament reffing before or has been trained, please let me know.

FANS WELCOME!

See you tomorrow.

Marilyn Holladay
Tournament Director
Rochester Pickleball Club Tournament & Festival