Past Tournaments

To see results from tournaments around the country, go to www.pickleballtournaments.com.

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Past Tournaments
2018 Tournaments

September 1-3: ABQ Pickleball Club Tournament
Doubles Ladder Tournament
August 3-8: National Veterans Golden Age Games
August 3-5: Alpine Bank Durango Pickleball Tournament 2018
July 18-20: NM Senior Olympics Pickleball Tournament
June 14-17: Ruidoso Pickleball Championships
June 16: Cañon City Classic Pickleball Tournament
June 8-10: NM Games Pickleball Tournament
April 28-29: Senior Affairs 50+ Skill-Level Tournament
April 7-8: 1st Annual Aaron Gifford Pickleball Benefit Tournament
March 17: Doubles Ladder Tournament
March 9: 2.5-3.5 Dink Tournament – CANCELLED
March 9: 3rd Venue Challenge Tournament
March 14: 3.5+ Dink Tournament – CANCELLED
February 24: Los Vecinos 2.5-3.0 Tournament
February 3: Outdoor Mini-Tournament

Long Time Ago Tournaments

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September 1-3: ABQ Pickleball Club Labor Day Classic

Thanks to all who helped make the Labor Day Classic a success.  We had 155 people sign up and a great, hotly contested tournament, in spite of the rainy start Saturday.  Thanks to all the participants, sponsors, volunteers, and food providers. We had a great group of volunteers, armed with brooms and blowers on Saturday.   In addition, we had a lot of help making this possible: we want to thank our parent organization, NM Senior Sports Foundation, as well as Albuquerque Parks and Recreation, Albuquerque Senior Affairs, and NM Games.

Go to pickleballtournaments.com, select ‘Tournaments’ then ‘Tournaments by Country/State’, pick ‘New Mexico’ and the ‘ABQ Labor Day Classic’, then ‘Show Results’ to see the medal winners and brackets.

Huge thanks! to our tournament sponsors:

Silverado Enterprises, Inc; Phone: (505) 899-3500 

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Doubles Ladder Tournament

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There will be a double’s ladder tournament at Manzano Mesa outdoor court on August 25th. The tournament is free (donations are appreciated) and open to all. Registration is at ABQPickleball.com. Include your partner’s name and an estimate of skill level. Individuals can sign up for both doubles and mixed doubles. Starting times for men’s and women’s doubles will be at 9 am and mixed doubles at 12. This is an opportunity to practice for the ABQ Pickleball Club Labor Day Classic (Sep 1-3, registration at Pickleballtournaments.com). Each game will last approximately 12 minutes, the team with the most points moves up a net; the team with the least points moves down a net. Space is limited.
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August 3-5: Alpine Bank Durango Pickleball Tournament 2018

Skill Levels: 3.0 and below, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and above
Sat: Women’s & Men’s Dbls. • Sun: Mixed Doubles
Three Non-Sanctioned USAPA Games Guaranteed
Medals for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place
Registration Deadline July 23
$25/1st Dbl., $16/2nd Dbl. per person; includes lunch

Register at www.durangogov.org/register4rec.

2018 Durango Pickleball Tour Flyer

2018 Durango Pickleball Tour Reg Details

2018 Durango Pickleball Tour Registration Form

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National Veterans Golden Age Games, August 3-8, 2018

The National Veterans Golden Age Games, August 3-8, 2018 in Albuquerque, is the premier senior adaptive rehabilitation program in the United States, and the only national multi-event sports and recreational seniors’ competition program designed to improve the quality of life for all older Veterans, including those with a wide range of abilities and disabilities. The VA Challenges and encourages senior Veterans to be proactive in embracing a healthier lifestyle.

The games are open to Veterans, ages 55 or older, who receive health care from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
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July 18-20: NM Senior Olympics Pickleball Tournament

The 2018 NM Senior Olympics Pickleball Tournament is now history. Congratulations to all participants, to all medal winners, and to all who qualified for the 2019 National Senior Olympics. Our thanks in abundance to Gary, Gretchen, Chowdee, all the referrees and all the volunteers who put on a terrific tournament! And thank you to all the spectators who came out and braved the heat to support our participants. We are proud to support the NM Senior Olympics! Click here for pictures of the event.

Here are the 2018 Pickleball Results as posted by NMSO on 8/12/2018.

Go to http://nmseniorolympics.org/calendar/for information.

NMSO

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June 14-17: Ruidoso Pickleball Championships

The Ruidoso Pickleball Championships will be held in Ruidoso, NM this year, June 14th – 17th. This is going to be our biggest & best tournament to date. Scott Moore will be attending & playing in our 5.0 bracket. What an honor it is to have Scott Moore & family at our tournament.

We are hoping to draw many other Pro level players to help make this a great event. Please plan to attend. Registration opens March 1st at 8am. You can register at http://www.pickleballtournaments.com

I hope to see a big turn out from our New Mexico friends.

Also, we will be hosting 4-Mini Camps put on by the One & Only – Scott Moore. These 4-hour mini camps will be on June 12th & June 13th. $110.00/person per session.

June 12th – 8am to noon for 4.0+ players (filling up fast so be sure to get signed up)
June 12th – 1pm to 5pm for 3.5 players
June 13th – 8am to noon for 3.5 players
June 13th – 1pm to 5pm for 3.0 players

See flyer for more details. Registration is open now. Be sure to sign up early as space for each session if limited.

To register and pay go to http://pickleballtrips.com
Click on View Camps & Clinics
Under the Ruidoso, NM clinics select your clinic level & time slot
Type in your skill rating & check out . . . its just that easy to move up a skill level . . . worked for me!

If anyone needs help with registering for either the Tournament or a Clinic, or if you have any questions, please call Patrick Quist, USAPA Ambassador – Ruidoso Pickleball Club, (575) 520-8914.

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June 16: Cañon City Classic Pickleball Tournament

The tournament will begin with a ROUND ROBIN format with the following brackets: 3.0 and lower Mens Doubles, 3.5 Mens Doubles, 4.0 and above Mens Doubles, 3.0 and lower Womens Doubles, 3.5 Womens Doubles, 4.0 and above Womens Doubles. The space is limited to the first 60 teams to register. The “Team Skill Level” is determined by the highest skill level of each team member. You MUST find your own partner. Additionally, both partners must register to be in the tournament. All games are self-officiated.

FORMAT:Four match guarantee per team. Each bracket will start as a Round Robin Format and then go to a single Elimination Tournament for placing. The Round Robin results in each bracket will determine seeding in the Single Elimination Tournament.

Entries must be received by 5:00 pm on June 7, 2018. Mail to: 575 Ash Street, Cañon City, Colorado 81212. You may also register online at www.ccrec.org.

Canon City Registration Form 2018

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June 8-10: NM Games Pickleball Tournament

There were 127 participants at the NM Games June 8-10. Congrats to all the players for a very competitive tournament with many long matches. Also, we wish to thank the many club members who worked at organization, registration, communications, desk and announcements, reffing, lunch order and raffle table, brought food and helped so much in running the tournament. It couldn’t have been done without them. Also, thanks to Tonnie Doose and Dennis Gallant for donating their split raffle to the club – Gary

The results are posted at pickleballtournaments under past tournaments: pickleballtournaments.com; look for Past Tournaments; scroll down to NM Games and check ‘Results’.

NM Games Pickleball was included on KOB news Sunday. The link is: https://www.kob.com/sports/pickleball-featured-at-nm-games-this-weekend/4944275/?cat=502

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Thanks very much to M’Lee for taking these photos!

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April 28-29: Senior Affairs 50+ Skill-Level Tournament

We wish to thank Albuquerque Senior Affairs for initiating and organizing the tournament. Also we wish to thank the many club members who worked at the desk and announcements (Gretchen, Gary, Penny, Joyce, Lisa, Gail), website and communications (Dale), reffed (Many, I apologize to the those I inadvertantly left out: John K., Joe M., Linda M., Lou S., Bob A., Bob H., Richard B, Jamie G., Albert C., Christine W., Eva C., Frank O., Nabil M., Sally G., Ken P. , Rick H., Stephen M., Nancy H., Patrick Q., Gopal R., Jeanne H., Kathy B., John Y., Nancy L., Pearl M., Ray T., Ron F., Steven P.), brought food (many) and helped so much in running the tournament. It couldn’t have been done without them. Congrats to all the players for a very competitive tournament with many long matches. – Gary

The medal winners are here.

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April 7-8: 1st Annual Aaron Gifford Pickleball Benefit Tournament

Las Cruces, NM 2018
All Proceeds Will be Donated to Mission 22
Tournament Director: Jana Vargas (575) 640-7417

The Aaron Gifford Pickleball Benefit
These links will show the photos from all three days of the tournament:

Leanne’s Workshop on April 6

Men’s and Women’s Doubles on April 7

Mixed Doubles on April 8

8-minute Slide Show to summarize the whole tournament

Web Site: www.pickleballtournaments.com

On January 8, 2018 we lost Aaron Gifford, a friend, brother, son, Pickleball player, and hero. We want to honor the sacrifice he made for our country and bring attention to the plight of wounded veterans around the United States. All proceeds from this tournament will be donated to the Mission 22 cause. Please read on to learn more about Aaron and the goals of the Mission 22 organization.

Click here for more information.

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March 17: Doubles Ladder Tournament

Thanks to all who played and helped coordinate the Doubles Ladder tournament on March 17th. There were 72 people in the morning (36 men and 36 women) playing men’s and women’s doubles, and 76 people in the afternoon playing mixed doubles. We had many out of town players, from Santa Fe, Farmington, Ruidoso, Las Cruces, and Angel Fire. The weather was excellent, and there was a lot of good play.

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March 9: 2.5-3.0 Dink Tournament – CANCELLED

Dink tournament at Hoover Middle School is cancelled.
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March 9: 3rd Venue Challenge

The third Great Venue Challenge was completed at Cesar Chavez on March 9, 2018. The participating teams were from Cesar Chavez CC, Los Vecinos CC, Manzano Mesa CC, Raymond G. Sanchez CC, Sandia Prep, and Paradise Hills CC. 28 people played in mixed doubles, skill levels 3.0 and 3.5, and over 40 people were in attendance. Special Thanks to the Cesar Chavez Community Center; and all those who helped referee and coordinate the event. The winning team was Los Vecinos (where the trophy now resides), followed by Cesar Chavez and Manzano Mesa.

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March 14: 3.5+ Dink Tournament – CANCELLED

March 14: 3.5+ Dink Tournament – CANCELLED

Dink tournament at Desert Ridge Middle School is cancelled.
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February 24: Los Vecinos 2.5-3.0 Tournament

Thanks to James Wolfel and the Los Vecinos staff for hosting the 2.5/3.0 tournament at Los Vecinos on February 24th. Special thanks to Bob Henry, John Kimbrough, Ron Farmer, Eva Casey and John Yip for all their fine referee work throughout. The winners (shirt recipients) were Penny Dever-Reynolds and Sally Scott-Mullins at women’s 3.0; Molly Foster and Marie Holloway in a hotly contested women’s 2.5 (all teams had .500 records, winner decided by points); Jerret Koenigsberg and Sharon Lurix at mixed 3.0; and, Paul Campos and Jim Conway at men’s 3.0.

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February 3: Outdoor Mini-Tournament

Thanks to all who attended the winter blustery tournament last Saturday. There were 90 players: The largest groupings were in the 2.5/3.0 and 3.5 categories, which played in a ladder format of continuous play. The 4.0 and up played in a different format, playing everyone at their net and moving to a different net. Congrats to Bob Paulsen, Mike Wilson, and Joyce Montoya who won the virtual gold, silver, and bronze metals. Special thanks to all those who organized and made sure the tournament ran smoothly, including Executive board members and advisors. Special thanks to John K., Nancy L., and Chowdee for keeping the tournament flowing.

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