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September 2017: “Beat the Heat” Pickleball Tournament – Angel Fire
August 2017: Billy the Kid SSIPA ShootOut (Ruidoso)
August 2017: Following the Ruidoso SSIPA Tournament – Joey Farias – 5.0 Pro – Clinics & Lessons
July 2017: Denver Pickleball Classic: Super Senior Circuit Even
August 2017: Santa Fe Pickleball Tournament – CANCELLED July 2017: NM Senior Olympics Pickleball Tournament
June 2017: Durango Pickleball Tournament
June 2017: Ruidoso Pickleball Championships
June 2017: National Senior Games Pickleball, Birmingham, AL
June 2017: Manzano Mesa Pickleball Courts Inaugural Mini-Tournament
April 2017: The Great Venue Faceoff
April 2017: ABQ 50+ Games Senior Olympics (Age)
April 2017: DSA Spring Fling (Skill-Level Tournament)
April 2017: Gunnison Pickleball Fundraiser Tournament
March 2017: Farewell-to-Los-Altos Tournament
February 11 2017: Ladder Tournament
January 21-22,2017: Mini-Tournament
Long Time Ago Tournaments
“Beat the Heat” Pickleball Tournament: Angel Fire September 2017
You’re invited!! Bring your friends!!
We are happy to announce the second annual Angel Fire Pickleball Tournament hosted by Angel Fire Pickleball Club and Angel Fire Resort to be played at the Angel Fire Resort tennis courts September 15-17, 2017. Our temperature will range between 35 and 75 degrees. Come and beat the heat with great temperatures to play pickleball.
For more information you can contact Rick Hooker at email@example.com. Deadline to register is September 6, 2017. Mark your calendar and come play in beautiful Angel Fire, New Mexico.
Skill based tournament. Divisions will be 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5+.
Double elimination brackets for five or more teams.
Round robin for divisions with four or fewer teams.
We will combine divisions for play if two or fewer teams in a division.
All Singles on Friday, September 15 starting at 10:00am.
Women’s Doubles on Saturday, September 16 starting at 8:00am.
Men’s Doubles on Saturday, September 16 starting at 8:00am.
Mixed Doubles on Sunday, September 17 starting at 8:00am.
Go to pickleballtournaments.com . Look for our tournament under Future Tournaments. Tournaments are listed by the date of the tournament. Go to the date of our tournament September 15-17. You will see our logo.
You can register there and pay online. ALL REGISTRATION IS ON-LINE THIS YEAR.
Register for the events you want to play, first. Then If you don’t have a partner for an event, then go to PARTNER SEARCH. There you will see others that need partners and their email address. Once the two of you have agreed to play together, then go back in and put in your partners name. Look at the partner search from time to time, the names will update as more players register and find partners.
Looking forward to another great tournament.
USAPA Ambassador for Angel Fire,NM
President of Angel Fire Pickleball Club
August 21-23, 2017: Billy the Kid SSIPA ShootOut (Ruidoso)
This is the first year for the Billy the Kid SSIPA Shootout in Ruidoso, NM on August 21-23, 2017.
SSIPA stands for Super Senior International Pickleball Association.
This organization was formed in January 2017 to showcase the pickleball players in the 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+ & 80+ age groups that sometimes get lost in the younger age groups at a tournament.
The philosophy of the association is that no age group will be combined with another age group.
(If there is only one entry in an age group they will be contacted to receive a refund or they could choose to play in a lower age group if they want to)
This is the seventh tournament on the SSIPA circuit this year.
The eighth tournament is in Spain and then the year ends with the SSIPA World Pickleball Championship on October 23-25 in Griffin, GA.
Look at the schedule and join today on http://www.ssipa-pb.org.
Register for the Billy the Kid SSIPA Shootout today at http://www.pickleballtournaments.com/welcome.pl?tid=1235
Note: must join SSIPA prior to registering for this tournament.
(06/2017) We need at least two females for Mixed Doubles in the 65+ upper skill levels.
Following the Ruidoso SSIPA Tournament – Joey Farias – 5.0 Pro – Clinics & Lessons – August 24th, 25th & 26th
Don’t miss this opportunity to get into a clinic or private lesson with one of our sports top professionals. Joey Farias is coming to Ruidoso. We have dovetailed this with the SSIPA Tournament.
Joey Farias Pickleball Clinic Flyer . . . send me an email if you wish to sign up for one or more of these sessions. I will put together schedules & collect fees once we get several replies back . . .
Current Venue is White Mountain Courts
Follow this link to see Joey in action at the 2017 US Open. The link has 10 videos, Joey is featured on the opening video wearing the black shirt . . .
Duration: 1 ½ hours; Cost: $30/person; 6 participants minimum, 16 participants maximum
Description: Skill levels range from beginner to 3.5. Focuses on learning the basic concepts of pickleball such as dinks, third and fifth shot drops, general movement and simplified point construction.
Duration: 3 hours; Cost: $80/person; 4 participants minimum, 8 participants maximum
Description: Skill levels range from 3.5 to 5.0. Focuses on attacking and defending, how to synchronize movement with a partner, variety of drives and dinks, in depth point construction and mental toughness.
Duration: 1 hour; Cost: $60
Description: Any skill level. Will develop a specialized lesson around areas you would like to focus on, as well as share insight on the strengths and weaknesses I see I your game.
3 to 1 Semi-Private – (Most popular)
Duration: 1 ½ hour; Cost: $40/person
Lesson plan normally consists of movement/partner movement, blocking/punching, point building, as well as take home drills to improve certain areas of your game.
3 participants minimum/maximum. The 3 players with Joey. All play a game together and work on strategies, partner communication, and point construction.
Jump on this opportunity to get to play & learn from the best. Sign up before all available slots are filled!
USAPA Ambassador – Ruidoso Pickleball Club
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July 18-20, 2017: Denver Pickleball Classic: Super Senior Circuit Event
AGE GROUP/SKILL LEVEL TOURNAMENT 60+
Age groups will be 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+ All skill levels with at least 3 teams of same age will play their own skill level. If not enough entrants at various skill levels within age, they may be combined by the Tournament Director.
Tuesday – July 18th: Women’s Singles/ Men’s Doubles
Wednesday – July 19th: Men’s Singles/ Women’s Doubles
Thursday – July 20th: Mixed Doubles
– Minimum Age is 60 as of 12-31-17
– Registration Starts: 03/16/17 – http://www.pickleballtournaments.com
– Sanctioned Tournament – Referees for all matches
– USAPA and SSIPA membership required to play in this sanctioned USAPA and
SSIPA circuit event. A one tournament temporary SSIPA membership is available
during registration for $5.00 or see SSIPA web page for other membership options.
– Registration – $30.00 plus $10.00 for each event entered plus referee fee.
– Play at Cornerstone Park – Littleton – Six (6) Courts – Paddletek P7 Ball
Contact Tournament Director: Tim Kuss – firstname.lastname@example.org – 303-346-7209
or Marc Rinehart – email@example.com – 720-987-8929
The Santa Fe Pickleball Tournament scheduled for August 4-6, 2017 has been cancelled due to staffing issues at GCCC.
July 19-21, 2017: NM Senior Olympics Pickleball Tournament
The 2017 NM Senior Olympics pickleball tournament was held at the new Manzano Mesa Pickleball Courts in Albuquerque on June 19-21. What a fun tournament (even though it was pretty HOT and a little windy)! The tournament was coordinated by the ABQ Pickleball Club with the expert guidance of Executive Team members Gary, Gretchen, Joyce, Penny F., and John, along with many volunteer assistants and referees. Lots of great competition and terrific matches. Participants came from all over New Mexico, including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Angel Fire, Ruidoso, Gallup, Clovis, Mountainair, Espanola, Jemez Springs, Las Cruces, Tijeras, Taos, Tierra Amarilla, Sandia Park, Bernalillo, Los Lunas, Belen, Farmington, and Los Alamos as well as Tucson AZ, Pagosa Springs CO, and Tulsa OK! Many thanks to all for a great tournament experience! Results will be available at http://nmseniorolympics.org/category/records-results/.
Click here for more pictures!
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June 24-25, 2017: Durango Pickleball Tournament
Contact: Chris Clements, Durango Parks and Recreation, 2700 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301
Chris.Clements@DurangoGov.org • FAX (970) 375-7337 • Office (970) 375-7324
June 16-18, 2017: Ruidoso Pickleball Championships
Registration opened on March 1st.
Venue: White Mountain Courts – 685 Hull Road – Ruidoso, NM 88345
This is a USAPA Sanctioned event (USAPA Membership Required)
Register at – www.pickleballtournaments.com
Contact: Patrick Quist-Ambassador (575) 520-8914 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Marketing/Sponsorship: Eileen Owensby / email@example.com
Tournament Director: Leanne Smith
Head Referee: Stephen Morris
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June 2017: National Senior Games Pickleball, Birmingham, AL
New Mexico was well represented in pickleball at the National Senior Games in Birmingham, with participants from Albuquerque and ABQ Pickleball Club, Ruidoso, Angel Fire, Las Cruces, and Navajo.
One 2017 Pickleball National Champion is from Albuquerque: Richard (Dick) Harrison won Gold in the 90-94 age group! Congratulations, Dick! Well done!
Thanks to all who came and played in the inaugural Manzano Mesa Courts mini-tournament at Manzano Mesa on June 3, and thanks too to those who brought folks to learn pickleball at the open house. The courts were filled to capacity, and there were many who came to learn and watch. Special thanks to Penny, Joe and Linda, John K., Steven P., Staci T., Jim F. and those who helped with the training of the new people who arrived. Extra thanks to Chowdee for all his work with scoring and tournament organization. Congrats to the tournament champs! Virtual medals go to:
Gold: Ray C.
Silver: Carlos M.
Bronze: Mike W.
Copper: Josh T.
Turquoise: Jean H.
“The Great Venue Faceoff” for April 2017 is over. The participating venues, with two teams each, were: Cesar Chavez, Raymond G Sanchez, Paradise Hills, Los Vecinos, Los Duranes, Manzano Mesa and Sandia Prep. There was a LOT of tremendous competition, and a big crowd of spectators made it even more fun.
After several hours of intense play, with each team playing a team from each other venue, the victors and continuing holders of the Venue Faceoff traveling trophy were the teams from Raymond G Sanchez (Pearl, Nancy, John and Jim). Congratulations!
Los Vecinos took second and Cesar Chavez took third in a close one just barely squeezing by Sandia Prep based on points scored.
April 20-21, 2017: ABQ 50+ Games Senior Olympics (Age)
April 22-23, 2017: DSA Spring Fling (Skill-Level Tournament)
Partnering with City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs, the ABQ Pickleball Club had wonderfully successful pickleball tournaments, April 20-23, 2017.
Congratulations to all the players, workers and spectators for a fun tournament at Ventana Ranch. Thanks to all who made the tournament well run and enjoyable (apologies to any I miss naming): Dale Reynolds with communications/website; Gretchen, Penny, Nancy S., Joyce and Sally who ran the desk announcements and kept everything running smoothly; Ken who provided the audio equipment; Felix and the many others who provided food for all; Josh, John K., John C., Dennis G., Rick Hooker, Gopal, and the others who helped setup and takedown and the many (including those mentioned previously) who helped by reffing including Tony T., Ron F., Steve P., Belinda, Joe A., Joe M., Kathy B., Lou and Sandy, Dennis P., Nancy K. Mike W., Marcos, Ram, Ruth, Margie, Jamie, Melody and Frank. The links provided show the medal winners for both tournaments.
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April 8-9, 2017 Gunnison Pickleball Fundraiser Tournament
It is that time of year again and we are excited to host the start of the Western Slope Pickleball Tournament Series for 2017.
Click here for the following documents:
Tournament details sheet
Rec Center Release Waiver
Great venues, great players, and great food all make this a really neat pickleball event.
If you missed us last year we hope you will come this year. If you were here last year we really want you back again.
This year is special to us because it is our best chance to raise funds toward the grant for a new 5 outdoor pickleball court complex in Gunnison. We hope to have the courts constructed this summer.
There will be 4 divisions again this year: 3.0 and below, 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5 and above.
Last year we had great competitiveness in all divisions. Some more 4.5 and above players would add more balance to that division so we hope the 4.5 and up players will return and encourage other players to come as well.
If you have questions please call.
March 18, 2017: Farewell-to-Los-Altos Tournament
Thanks to all who attended the March 18 “Farewell to Los Altos” Tournament. We apologize to those who couldn’t register because it was filled to capacity. Special thanks to the many who brought food, cleaned Los Altos, and helped with the equipment set up and take down. There were a lot of close games and the final standings were very close. Based on total points the following virtual medals are awarded:
Gold: Mike Wilson/Tony Teague
Silver: Albert Chavez/Ram Pereyra
Bronze: Jan Morris/M’Lee Beazley
Note: There were 4 teams within 5 points of the bronze winner.
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February 11, 2017: Ladder Tournament
Thanks to all who participated in the feb 11 mini tournament. My ability as weatherman was questionable, as it turned out to be the warmest day in February with no wind, but we had already moved the tournament. Unfortunately, we had to limit players due to limited facilities, and admitted players in the order of registration. Special thanks to Ruth for organizing the facility and providing food, and Jim F., Loretta M., Chowdee T. for all their work setting everything up.
Great play by all. Special recognition to those who had the best winning percentage (note: we may use total points next time):
10-12 pool: Gold: Mike W.
Silver (tie): Joyce, Ram, Tony, Rorik, Richard L., Josh, Cynthia
Bronze (tie): John C., Marcos, Gretchen, Jim G.
1230-230 pool: Gold: Ray C.
Silver: Gail G.
Bronze (tie): James J., Nancy S., Ron F. Jim C., Linda M., Jean H.
Here is a video from the tournament. Click here for more.
Thanks to all who came and played or watched the minitournament on January 21st and 22nd, 2017. We had 16 play at the 4.0+ skill level, 32 at the 3.5 skill level, and 14 at the 2.5/3.0 skill level. There were a lot of long matches and excellent play. Winners of the virtual medals were:
3.5 (Sandia Prep)
Also, thanks to all who helped to organize, setup and otherwise facilitate the tournament (special thanks to Felix who kept Roosevelt supplied with excellent food).