Olympic Pickleball Tournament

Olympic Pickleball Tournament

2/29/20 TO 3/1/20

Roosevelt Elementary School, Port Angeles, WA

All Round-Robin with a shootout!

Skill events (3.0 – 5.0) Open & Senior

Friday – Social Play 6pm

(IF you are 60+ contact Steve Bennett about a SSIPA event – 360.460.7424)

Saturday – Womens/Mens Doubles 

Sunday – Mixed Doubles  

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Registration  $40 + $10/event – closes Friday, Feb 21th!

Free T-Shirt to the first 75 PAID players

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Indoor ball to be announced soon

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The Legacy rating will be used for this tournament

See pickleballtournaments.com for all info.

2019 Blue Hole Bash Tournament

BLUE HOLE BASH: We had cool temps but mostly beautiful weather for our second annual USAPA-Sanctioned Blue Hole Bash. Thanks to all who participated, to all the volunteers, to all the sponsors, and to Pickleball is Great! See you next year!

See the YouTube Video Recap by Krista

For Match Results go to Events/Brackets at pickleballtournaments.com 

The BLUE HOLE BASH will be held on Friday Sept 27  through Sunday September 29.    

The events are:

  • Friday – Women’s Doubles (3.0 – 5.0)  
  • Saturday – Mixed Doubles (3.0 – 5.0)   
  • Sunday – Men’s Doubles (3.0 – 5.0)      

We are using the Onix G2 Yellow Outdoor for 3.0 – 4.0,                                    Dura Fast 40 Yellow for 4.5 & 5.0.

Registration

The tournament will be managed by  Pickleball is Great.  See their Blue Hole Bash flyer for more information.  You can register for the event on pickleballtournaments.com .    All the information about fees, waitlists and closed brackets can be found on that website.  **Photo ID is required at check-in.

About the Courts

The Sequim Picklers worked hard to bring brand new courts to Carrie Blake Park in Sequim.  We are pleased to be hosting our third regional tournament on these new courts!

Some seating will be available (outside the courts) however we recommend you bring your own “portable” chair.

Directions and Parking

Using Google Maps or your GPS, you want to head for 101 N Blake Ave. Sequim, WA 98382.  This should get you to the driveway turning right into the park, just past The United Methodist Church.  There will be signs along Blake Avenue directing you where to turn.

If you’re coming from the east on Hwy 101, we recommend taking the E. Washington Street exit into Sequim, Blake Avenue is an easy right turn off E. Washington Street, just before you get to the QFC.  If you pass the QFC, you went too far!

If you’re coming from the west on Hwy 101, you’ll want to take the Sequim Ave exit, turn right onto Washington, drive past the QFC and turn left onto Blake Ave.

There are some parking spots by the courts, some past the courts by the Guy Cole Building and by the dog park.  There is lots of residential parking west of the courts on streets that run perpendicular to Blake Avenue.  PLEASE NO PARKING on Blake Avenue or at the Church.  

We are looking into getting additional parking closer to the park – check back here for more information. 

Carpooling is recommended!

Sequim Pickler club members – please park on the street and leave the parking inside the park to our guests!

Lodging

Check out the Visit Sunny Sequim website for information about lodging, restaurants and shopping in the Sequim area – CLICK HERE.

Refreshments

We will have lots of snacks (donations accepted!!) and full water coolers to fill your water bottle throughout the day in the Guy Cole building, right next to the courts. 

Please bring your own water bottles to refill from the water coolers.

Referees

Many Sequim Picklers will be available to referee matches during the day.  Our goal is to, at a minimum, provide referees at all the medal matches.  If you are a participant, and skilled at being a referee, AND have some free time during the day, we would love to add you to our pool of refs!   Please contact Marty Hoffman if you are interested by sending us a note below in the CONTACT US section.

Medals

Medals will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each bracket and division, all three days.  

Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help during the event!  Please see our Volunteer page for more information.

More Questions?

Contact us through the form below and we’ll do our best to answer your questions:

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The Sequim Pickler Round Robin (aka Big Dill) Recap

The Big Dill was a big deal.  Lots of laughter, wonderful audience cheering on the players, yummy snacks, and lots of amazing games played by our novice players, 2.5 and below.

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day…… Except for the initial misty conditions.  Overcast cloudy day is perfect for not worrying about the sun blinding your eyes. Cool weather helped with not getting overheated and sunburned.  And nary a chance of precipitation nor a breath of wind. Who could ask for more?  Oh, and let’s not forget, everyone who signed up were present, all 30 picklers, ready with their paddles, for a round robin competition. 100% turnout!!!  

A huge thanks to all those picklers who showed up early to help with sponging off the courts, measured the nets, erected the tent, and the various tasks that are needed prior to the event. What a great job done by the amazing referees and scoresheet runners. You were the scorekeepers best friends and made their job easier in tallying up the scores.  A big shout out to the 2 scorekeepers who took on the task in tallying up the scores and determining which players got to move onto the next bracket and closer to the winners circle.

A very special thank you goes to Bob Sester, whose knowledge in running tournaments helped to bring this all together.  We could not have done it without you.

To all the players….. Mary Helen, Bob and I hope that you enjoyed the Big Dill event and had tons of fun.  Our goal was to introduce you to a tournament like environment in a fun setting.  We hope that you will take your game to a new higher level and go out there and play in some of the local tournaments. 


The Big Dill

1ST PLACE WINNERSCarmi Standish & Ron Halpern
2ND PLACE WINNERSPatricia Joersz & Sue Anderson
3RD PLACE WINNERSDarrel Jiles & Gary Dickinson
4TH PLACE WINNERSEdwina Dewald & Al Harris

 

Congratulations to all the winners. Enjoy your pickles.

Ruby, Mary Helen, and Bob

See more photos in the Photo Gallery.

2019 Sequim Fling Tournament Recap

Whew! What a FABULOUS weekend the Sequim Fling Tournament had! It was amazing weather, wonderful players and competition, and even better times socializing with our pickleball family from far and wide! We saw babies that since our last tournament have learned to walk, players who have since moved up in rankings, had players competing in their very first tournament, a match between our oldest and one of the youngest competitors in the tournament, we even made some new friends! This is what pickleball is all about. The tournament team and the Picklers thank everyone who came out and give a giant shout out to Mike Hoxie, Kathy Cheeseman Rambousek, and Gigi at Pickleball is Great for their amazing tournament directing! If your club is hosting a tournament, this is who you want! Again, thanks everyone and now begins planning for the next one!  Christy Marazon, Director of Court Operations

See our Photo Gallery

For results go to pickleballtournaments.com

 

 

Sequim Fling Pickleball Tournament 2019

 

The Sequim Picklers are excited to host their second tournament on new courts!

The SEQUIM FLING will be held on Friday May 31  through Sunday June 2.    

The events are:

  • Friday – Women’s Doubles (3.0 – 5.0)  Start time 11:00
  • Saturday – Mixed Doubles (3.0 – 5.0)  Start time 8:00
  • Sunday – Men’s Doubles (3.0 – 5.0)   Start time 8:00

We are using the Onix G2 Yellow Outdoor for 3.0 – 4.0,  Dura Fast 40 Yellow for 4.5 & 5.0.

Registration

You can register for the event on pickleballtournaments.com .  All the information about fees, waitlists and closed brackets can be found on that website.

About the Courts

 

The Sequim Picklers worked hard to bring brand new courts to Carrie Blake Park in Sequim.  We are pleased to be hosting our second tournament on these new courts!

Outside of the fenced area there will be bleacher seating on both ends of the courts.  Personal portable seating will ONLY be allowed outside of the fenced area.  There will be NO seating in the walkway between the courts.

Directions and Parking

Using Google Maps or your GPS, you want to head for 101 N Blake Ave. Sequim, WA 98382.  This should get you to the driveway turning right into the park, just past The United Methodist Church.  There will be signs along Blake Avenue directing you where to turn.

If you’re coming from the east on Hwy 101, we recommend taking the E. Washington Street exit into Sequim, Blake Avenue is an easy right turn off E. Washington Street, just before you get to the QFC.  If you pass the QFC, you went too far!

If you’re coming from the west on Hwy 101, you’ll want to take the Sequim Ave exit, turn right onto Washington, drive past the QFC and turn left onto Blake Ave.

There are  some parking spots by the courts, some past the courts by the Guy Cole Building and by the dog park.  There is lots of residential parking west of the courts on streets that run perpendicular to Blake Avenue.  PLEASE NO PARKING on Blake Avenue or at the Church.  

We are looking into getting additional parking closer to the park – check back here for more information. 

Carpooling is recommended!

Sequim Pickler club members – please park on the side streets and leave the parking inside the park to our guests!

Lodging

Check out the Visit Sunny Sequim website for information about lodging, restaurants and shopping in the Sequim area – CLICK HERE.

Refreshments

We will have lots of free snacks (donations accepted!!) and full water coolers to fill your water bottle throughout the day in the Guy Cole building, right next to the courts. 

Please bring your own water bottles to refill from the water coolers.

Referees

Many Sequim Picklers will be available to referee matches during the day.  Our goal is to, at a minimum, provide referees at all the medal matches.  If you are a participant, and skilled at being a referee, AND have some free time during the day, we would love to add you to our pool of refs!   Please contact Marty Hoffman if you are interested by sending us a note below in the CONTACT US section.

Medals

Medals will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each bracket and division, all three days.  

Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help during the event!  Please contact Debbie or Christy through the CONTACT US  form below.

Be a Tournament Sponsor

The Sport and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) estimates that more than 2.5 million pickleball players utilize more than 5,000 court sites across the country–Sequim’s being one of the newest.  Recognized as the fastest growing sport in America, area entities have an opportunity to sponsor SP pickleball tournaments with targeted promotion and advertising.  Sponsorship levels range from $100-$800.  Prospective sponsors can call Katinka Nanna at (775) 304-1452 for more details.

More Questions?

Contact us through the form below and we’ll do our best to answer your questions:

2018 Blue Hole Bash Recap

 

2018 Blue Hole Bash Results

LOCAL WINNERS!!

The Sequim Picklers had more than

20 Tournament Winners!

Click here for the results

Click here for tournament photos

Blue Hole Tournament Volunteers

Shelley AlexanderMary Helen BenapflCherry Bibler
Richard CaryKaren ClatanoffMike Cooper
Denise CorderoAnne ElwellForrest Frantz
Diane FroulaSujit HartCathy Hathaway
Arvo JohnsonPamela KatzChuck Madden
Debbie MaddenMike MahakianVirginia Mahakian
Eric MahnerdKathy MahnerdChristy Marazon
Jay MarazonFrank MaugerDavid Mead
Katinka NannaSharman OwingsGary Poor
Krista RambowJeannie RamseyRobert Rankin
Margie RoneSuzi SchuenemannSusan Slate
Tom SutroJan TatomPam Woodruff

Blue Hole Tournament Volunteer Referees

Mary Helen BenapflSteve BennettCherry Bibler
Richard CaryJim DeckmanForrest Frantz
Doug HastingsBeverly HoffmanMarty Hoffman
Arvo JohnsonPatricia KnappChristy Marazon
Roger MullKatinka NannaRobert Olson
Gary PoorGayle RankinRobert Rankin
Gary RoneLynda SchroederJim Schuenemann
Bob SesterTricia StrattonPam Woodruff

Much Appreciation to Our Sponsors !!

Adagio CoffeeAdvanta DentalAlderwood Bistro
Artemis Jewelry and Antique GunsCastell InsuranceHome Depot
Jay's ConstructionJohn L. Scott RealtyThe Sign Store
7 Cedars Golf Club

10/3/18

COMPLETE LIST OF TOURNAMENTS:  For a full list of tournaments click on the link to  PickleballTournaments.com.