Paddle Battle in the Smokies! Pickleball Tournament
Presented by: Gerry Bennett, USAPA Ambassador
This tournament is both a typical “stand alone” tournament as well as a qualifying event for acceptance into the 2020 Arnold Sports Festival “Pickleball Championships” on March 3, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio for those interested.
You may play in the tournament whether or not you are interested in participating in the Arnold Pickleball Championships.
Age divisions in Womens and Mens: 18-59 and Seniors 60+
Age divisions in Mixed: 18-49, Seniors 50-59, and Seniors 60+
Womens and Mens: 3.0-5.0
Senior Womens and Mens: 3.0-4.0 and Combined 4.5/5.0
Senior Mixed: 3.0-4.0 and Combined 4.5/5.0
Seniors may play down in age. Anyone can play up in skill
Session One (8am to noon) – Womens Doubles (all skill groups) & Senior Womens Doubles Combined 4.5/5.0
Session Two (noon** to 4pm) – Senior Womens Doubles 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 & Senior Mens Doubles 3.0, 3.5, 4.0
Session Three (4pm** to 8pm) – Mens Doubles (all events) & Senior Mens Doubles Combined 4.5/5.0
Session One (8am to noon) – Mixed Doubles (all events)
Session Two (noon to 4pm) – Senior Mixed Doubles 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 (both senior age divisions of 50-59, 60+)
Session Three (4pm to 8pm) – Senior Mixed Doubles Combined 4.5, 5.0 (both senior age divisions of 50-59, 60+)
**If any events are cancelled in earlier sessions, we may move some events to earlier sessions. Please be prepared for that. Please watch this website for updates. Tournament Director will also email affected players of any events that are rescheduled. Please provide your email in your registration to facilitate communication.
Player’s age as of: 12/31/19
Minimum Age of Player: 8
Registration Starts: 02/01/19 10:00am
Final Registration Deadline (Registered by): 08/27/19
REGISTRATION, Ages: 18+ – $45.00
(All events: $10.00 each)
Registration includes: OPTIONAL Shirt if registered by: 08/08/19
– ALL EVENTS ARE ROUND ROBIN
– ONLY 6 TEAMS PER EVENT (tournament director reserves right to adjust draws as necessary)
– ALL EVENTS 2/3 games to 11 by 2
– BALL ONIX G2 FUSE
– ONLY PAYMENT RESERVES YOUR SPOT. PLAYERS WHO PAY FIRST GET THE SPOTS!!
– PAYMENT DUE BY AUG 25th MIDNIGHT
– ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE ONLINE
Gerry Bennett – Contact for all general tournament related questions.
Jacqueline Boggs – Contact with all tournament registration questions.