New Tournament in May

May 2, 2020

Dalhousie Agricultural Campus
Langille Athletic Centre

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Round robin play for each category.

Division 1

Men’s Doubles:                                Women’s Doubles

Age 60 – (3.5+)                               Age 60 – (3.5+)

Age 61+ (3.5+)                                  Age 61+ (3.5+)

Division 2:  

Men’s Doubles:                               Women’s Doubles

Age: all (3.0 and lower)               Age: all  (3.0 and lower)

Note : Each category must have a minimum of 4 teams.

Ball : Onyx Fuse
Playoff Format : Will be communicated after registration deadline.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

8:00 am: Gym Opens

8:30 am: Warm Up and Registration

9:30 am: Start of play.

Registration
-$25 per person (Includes Chili and Bread Roll for Lunch (Catered by Chartwells)

-Payment due upon arrival at gymnasium (Credit/Debit or Cash). Participants must bring receipt of payment to draw desk to complete registration.  

Must be Pickleball Canada Member: Pickleball NS Link Below

(https://pickleballnovascotia.com/pickleball-nova-scotia-memberships/)

To Register please email rams@dal.ca with the following information:
Event Name/Category you are registering for-Partner’s name and email address
-Age of both people
-Level of play (https://pickleballnovascotia.com/self-assessment-guidelines/)

Registration Deadline: April 26

FACILITY – LANGILLE ATHLETIC CENTRE

-Address: 20 Cumming Drive, Bible Hill NS

-Dressing rooms and showers are available on site.

-Stadium style viewing area for fans and athletes

-6 courts plus additional warm-up court on the stage gym.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Best Western – Glengarry
150 Willow St.| Truro, NS | B2N 4Z6
Tel: 902-893-4311 | | Toll-free 1-800-567-4276
reservations@bwglengarry.com

Safety First

Protective Eyewear

Pickleball has been recognized as being the fastest growing sport in North America (click here) and despite all of its many health benefits, one thing making it so attractive to people of all ages is its low cost of entry. Although most venues have nets, paddles and balls for new players to use when they are just learning, it means that until you purchase your own paddle and a few balls, all you need is comfortable clothes and sneakers.

Or is it?

One of the most overlooked pieces of equipment that people neglect to invest in is protective eyewear and here are a few stats to consider….

Prevent Blindness America reports that hospital emergency rooms treat more than 40,000 eye injuries every year that are sports-related

Because children in their first 18 years receive 50% of their lifetime exposure to sunlight, children and teens playing outdoor sports should wear high quality sunglasses with 99% -100% UVA and UVB protection at all times

As for seniors, since the majority of their age group wears prescription eyeglasses, they need to protect their glasses from scratches or breaks that can be inflicted by the ball or a paddle. Wearing racquet sports eyewear, such as over-the-glasses or wraparound eyeguards, in clear or sunglass styles, offer the best protection.

For players who don’t wear glasses or who can wear contacts, there are lots of traditional sports safety glasses to choose from. But for players who use prescription eyewear and don’t want to use contacts, the only options are safety glasses to wear over their eyewear or select protective eyewear that you can insert prescription lenses into.

Here are some links we have found that may help you find the right protective eyewear to fit your needs and budget….

All About Vision

WebMD

Specs Direct

Very Well Fit

New PEI Fundraising Tournament

Spring Dink for the Tyne Valley Rink

Location:     Kensington Intermediate Senior High School, Kensington PEI

Dates:          April 4, 

All proceeds are going to the Tyne Valley Community Sports Centre to help with the rebuild after their tragic fire.  For more information contact Brian Strongman or Nick Gallant at the following email addresses:

brianstrongman@gmail.com

nickgallant85@gmail.com

2020 Tournament Schedule

UPCOMING 2020 TOURNAMENTS IN NOVA SCOTIA

Nova Scotia Provincial Championships 

Location:  RBC Centre, Dartmouth

Dates:        May 8, 9,10

East Coast Tourney

Location:    RBC Centre, Dartmouth

Dates:          June 13-14

UPCOMING 2020 TOURNAMENTS IN NEW BRUNSWICK

Acadian Peninsula Pickleball Club

Location:     Sports Pavillon on the Université de Moncton Shippagan Campus 

                    226 Avenue de l’Église, Shippagan, NB

When:          March 14 and 15

For more tournament info click here

Open Pickleball Tournament

Location: Riverview East School, 49 Chambers St. Riverview NB

Dates: April 4 & 5

For more details and registration information click here

Atlantic Regional Championships

Location:   Grant Harvey Centre, 600 Knowledge Park Dr. Fredericton, NB

Dates:         May 29, 30, 31

For registration information, click here

NOTE:    For more information on all New Brunswick Tournaments, please click here to check out their provincial website

2020 Pickleball Nova Scotia Provincial Championships Bid Package

Pickleball Nova Scotia wishes to extend an invitation to any and all interested groups, individuals and/or venues who would like to organize and host our annual provincial championships in 2020.

Please find below a collection of four documents that make up our bid package and need to be used in the response.  These documents outline the process and will need to be completed and submitted to our board of directors for consideration.

If you wish to submit a bid and you have any initial questions, please feel free to direct them to Ian MacDonald at iamc@bellaliant.net

PNS Sanctioned Event bid application Final

PNS Sanctioned Event Budget Outline Final

PNS Sanctioned event contract Final

PNS media release form

Pugwash Pickleball Tournament

WHERE?

Pugwash District High School; 192 Church St, Pugwash

 

WHEN?

Men’s Doubles & Ladies Doubles: Saturday, September 21st

Mixed Doubles Event & Recreational Fun Play: Sunday, September 22nd

 

REGISTRATION?

Opens @ 8am on August 20 and Closes @ 8pm on September 14 (Late registrations accepted if space available) Only 12 teams accepted for each Event AND 24 Players for Recreational Play Entry Fee: $25 per player OR $40 per player [participation into 2 events]

 

TOURNAMENT DETAILS

The goal of our Organizing Committee is to introduce the Pickleball Community to our great Village and offer a combination of competitive and recreational play for an “All Inclusive” Tournament.

 

The 3 competitive events

{Men’s Doubles; Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles] will comprise of 12 teams each. Each event will be broken down into 2 divisions [6 teams each] with round robin play in each division. A Team’s Round Robin Record will determine their placement in the Playoff Round which will feature crossover games between the 2 Pools to determine the Gold, Silver & Bronze winners. Most Playoff Round matches will be best 2 out of 3 games to 11 points (win by 2). Subject to change.

As for Recreational play; registration is limited to 24 players. This is individual play with different partners each game. All games will be a timed event [12 minutes per game] with a maximum of 11 points per game. All players are guaranteed a minimum of 5 games. The playoff round will include the top 4 players in semi-finals and finals rounds.

 

FOOD & BEVERAGES

Player registration includes beverages, snacks and lunch.

 

ACCOMODATIONS

Hillcrest View Inn;

Inn the Elm;

Eaton Webb Guest House

Billeting by Hosting Tennis & Pickleball Players

 

REGISTRATION

 

Please submit the following information and payment via e-transfer to: debbie.young057@gmail.com Use Password: Pugwash2019

 

Name: ____________________                       Partner Name: ___________________

Date of Birth: ______________                     Date of Birth: ___________________

Self Rating ___________                                Self Rating ______________

Pickleball CAN Registration # _______     Pickleball CAN Registration # ______

Minimum age: 18 as of the Tournament Date

All Players must be members of Pickleball Canada in order to register for the tournament. To register, visit: http://www.pickleballcanada.org [$10.00 annual fee covers membership Provincially and Federally].

All players are required to sign a Liability Waiver when checking in.

Self Rating Information: can be sourced via the Pickleball Nova Scotia Website: https://pickleballnovascotia.com/self-assessment-guidelines/

If any Event is oversubscribes during the Registration period, final determination will be based on date & time of paid registration.

 

 

ANTICIPATED TIMING FOR EVENTS

8:45 – 9:20 Registration / Warm-Ups

9:20 – 9:30 Opening Comments / Group Picture

9:30 – 1:00 Round Robin Play

1:15 – 3:45 Playoffs / Continuation of play – Recreational

3:45 – 4:00 Medal Presentations / Closing Comments

 

Note: Timing is a rough estimate so plan for a potential 5:00 pm finish time

Tournament Committee: Rod Young, Wayne Reid, Bob Nogler, Bethanie Clarke

Contacts: Bethanie Clarke via email to: bclarke@foxharbr.com OR Rod Young via email to: rjyoung1979@gmail.com

2019 55 + Games

Antigonish will be hosting the 2019 Nova Scotia 55+ Games. There will be 26 different activities (including Pickleball of course!) and the games will be taking place from August 1 – August 3.

For more information about the games and the schedule, please click on this link…..

55+ Games Registration

To register for the Games, you can either download the above document and fill out the form or simply visit the 55+ Games website to register online:

Nova Scotia 55+ Games, Antigonish 2019

Pickleball Nova Scotia 2019 AGM

Pickleball Nova Scotia will hold its Annual General Meeting on Sunday, June 2nd  at the St. Margaret’s Centre in Tantallon.  The meeting will run from 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM and will be followed by pickleball in the gym from 1:30 until 3:00 pm for those in attendance.

 

One very important item of business will be the ratification of the By-Laws for PNS These By-laws have not been updated since 2011.  All PNS members will receive a copy of the By-Laws via email prior to the AGM.

 

Please also note that a number of positions on the Board are open and will be voted on at the meeting.  The positions available include the following:  President, Vice-President, Treasurer and two Directors-at-Large.  All terms are for two (2) years.

 

The President and Vice-President positions are currently being filled on an interim basis by Dan Smith and Pat Morrison.

 

The PNS Board generally meets about ten (10) times throughout the year (once a month from September through to June).  Due to the distance some board members have to travel, attendance at meetings can be arranged by teleconference call.

 

If you are interested in sitting on the Board, or would like additional information on any of these positions, please contact Dawn Hobson at hobson@ns.sympatico.ca to express interest, or to nominate an individual.