Hi BPC members,
It’s time to register for our June 3 Round Robin. All the slots filled up very quickly last time and the number of slots are limited to 40. So, if you wish to play, please email our vice president, Chris Clougherty at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. Club members and non-members may register. If you did not play in May, please advise Chris of your ability level or your rating if you have one.
You will hear from the club next Wednesday when we will confirm your registration and send you further details regarding the event. Until then, however, please do not contact Chris or myself; just trust your entry was received and that we are processing it along with a large number of others. We are setting up this tournament a bit differently than the last one, and it is going to take us several days to prepare the groups and pairings.
This time players will be grouped by ability level, with the less experienced or more recreational players in one group and the more experienced players in the other. This will give everyone more evenly matched games, and will give all players more fun. As before, 20 players will play in the morning and another 20 in the afternoon, with a playoff on Friday morning, June 4. This time the top four finalists from each group will have separate playoffs on Friday morning resulting in 2 winners.
Check-in time for the morning players is 8:30 am and play will begin at 9:00. There will be three rounds of three games each, a total of nine games, with a 15-minute break between each round of play. Afternoon players will check in at 12:45 pm. Play will begin at 1:15 with the same format as the morning.
We will have a potluck lunch from noon until 1:00 pm. But if you’re like Henry, you can eat all day! Please feel free to bring something to eat and share.
What could be better — friends, food, and pickleball? We look forward to seeing you all there! Good luck! You will hear from us next Wednesday!
Jane HostenyBPC Secretary
Our first Round Robin/Social Potluck is over and from all we have heard everyone had a great time.
Attached is a list of the results of the round robin on Thursday showing how everyone did. Scores are listed from highest to lowest.
Eight players competed in the playoffs on Friday. It was very exciting and fun to watch. The top three finishers and prize winners were:
1. Gary McMillan2. Kurt Simpson3. MariAnne Batten
Also attached is a list of the playoff finalists and their point totals.
Thanks to everyone who participated and we hope to see you in June! We will send further details and signup i information in about two weeks.
BPC Board — Mike, Chris, John, Jane