Friday, January 6, 2012

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. HOME OF THE FIRST NATIONAL PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT - JULY 7TH & 8TH, 2012

PICKLEBALL CANADA JANUARY NEWSLETTER:
ABBOTSFORD, B.C. HOME OF THE FIRST NATIONAL PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT - JULY 7TH & 8TH, 2012
THE FIRST NATIONAL PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT IS COMING SOON, PLAYERS WELCOME FROM CANADA AND THE U.S.A. We will be playing under IFP Rules.
Don’t delay, be a part of this historic event, over 130 players will be attending over the 2 day event so register early so you won’t be disappointed. Limited categories and the most popular fill up very quickly. We already have a number of players booked into this tournament.
As the recognized leaders of Pickleball in Canada, we are proud to sanction this landmark event and support it 100%. It has been in the planning stages for a few months now and details are still being finalized but we could not ask for a better facility to host it. “ARC” is the ABBOTSFORD RECREATION CENTRE. The organizers are also looking for extra facilities to handle this large gathering for the two days event, they are looking at 6 additional courts indoors to be added to the 8 indoor courts.
LADIES & GENTLEMEN MARK YOUR CALENDARS JULY 7TH & 8TH - START YOUR ENGINES FOR THIS CANADIAN PREMIER EVENT OF THE YEAR. We are anticipating players coming from up to 8 Provinces and as far away as Nova Scotia, plus many coming from the U.S.A. with some of their top players. It will be the best of the best playing here in July.
Basic categories are: Men’s Doubles: OPEN, under 55, 55+, 60+, 65+ and 70+, Women’s Doubles will be the same. These games will be played on Saturday July 7th. Mixed Doubles in all the same categories will be played July 8th. There will of course be Men’s & Women’s Singles as well.
There are many excellent hotels & motels in the Abbotsford area, such as Sandman Hotel & Suites, Coast Hotels & Suites, Best Western, Ramada Inn, Super 8, Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn and also RV Accommodations at Aloha Trailer Park & Campsite. Details will follow over the coming months.
We are offering COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIPS as well as FRIENDS of PCO NATIONAL TOURNAMENT, PLUS Donations of cash & prizes for this wonderful event.

REGISTRATION
You can register at ARC or print out the registration form below from the blog and return completed form & payment to "City of Abbotsford", please send to Mandy Hadfield, Recreation Coordinator, Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Road,Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 7R3.

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