Jan 4-5, 2019

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Tournament Update Information
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The Midwest Pickleball Indoor Championships at EIU  is really two different tournaments on two consecutive days.

Friday January 4th is a “Seniors Only” tournament meaning that all the players are age 60+.

Saturday January 5th is an “all ages 18+” tournament so everyone is welcome to play.

We will have 3 dedicated practice / warm-up courts and 12 indoor courts for the event.

This a great opportunity to meet new people,  travel to beautiful Eastern Illinois University campus, enjoy competitive matches, improve your game, and watch some great matches.  We have 16 indoor courts for the tournament in addition to 3 dedicated practice/warm up courts.

When you sign up for the Midwest Pickleball Indoor Championships Senior Tournament you don’t have to worry about your bracket being combined with the 20 year olds.    Friday is entirely an age 60+ tournament.  Age 60+ Senior tournaments are a great way to play pickleball –  Give it a try and play against your peers.

The matches will be played on the beautiful indoor gymnasium floors (Hardwood with urethane finish) located in the Student Recreation Center (12 courts) and the McAfee Gymnasium (4 championship courts with bleacher seating) on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL.

The tournament ball will be an
orange Onix Fuse indoor pickleball

Tournament Flyer

  • When:
    Friday January 4, 2019      (age 60 and older Senior tournament only)
    Saturday January 5, 2019  (all ages 18+ welcome tournament)
  • What:
    A non-sanctioned, self-officiated, self-rated, round robin indoor pickleblall tournament.A non-sanctioned event means you do not have to be a member of US Pickleball Association USAPA to play in this tournament.Self-officiated means that you will call your lines and keep score during your matches.
    Self-rate means you determine what skill level you will be playing in for the tournament based on our judgment of your skill level (see below).If you have a USAPA rating then you must play at that level or higher.
  • Skill Levels / Division:     2.5     3.0        3.5        4.0       4.5        5.0+
    (Tournament may combine skill levels based on registrations)
    (a higher skill number means higher skill level player)
    What’s my rating?  Not sure?
    Scroll to the bottom of this page to get an explanation of the various skill levels.

    (you must play at highest partner’s level if a team has two different skill levels)

    (you must play at the same level in both events if you are in more than one event)
  • Schedule of Events :
    Friday January 5, 2019     (age 60 and older Senior tournament only)
    –   morning Men’s doubles  (age 60+ , sorted by skill level)
    –    morning Women’s doubles (age 60+, sorted by skill level)
    –    mid-day  Men’s doubles championships (age 60+, sorted by skill level)
    –    mid-day  Women’s doubles championships (age 60+, sorted by skill level)
    –    afternoon  mixed doubles (age 60+, sorted by skill level)
    –    late afternoon mixed doubles championships (age 60+, sorted by skill level)

    All players will have a minimum 45 min break between the end of either the Men’s or  Women’s doubles championships and the start of the mixed doubles events.

    Sat, January 6, 2019     (all ages 18+ welcome tournament)
    –   morning Men’s doubles  (all ages18+, sorted by skill level)
    –    morning Women’s doubles (all ages 18+, sorted by skill level)
    –    mid-day  Men’s doubles championships (all ages 18+, sorted by skill level)
    –    mid-day  Women’s doubles championships (all ages 18+, sorted by skill level)
    –    afternoon  mixed doubles  (all ages 18+, sorted by skill level)
    –    late afternoon mixed doubles championships  (all ages 18+,sorted by skill level)All players will have a minimum 45 min break between the end of either the Men’s or Women’s doubles championships and the start of the mixed doubles events. 
  • Format:  Round robin pool
    First Round:
    The first bracket is a pool of 6 teams (maximum) of the same skill level and event.  Each team in the pool will play every other team in the pool in a round robin style. Each match will be a single game with first team to 11 points by 1 as the winner.

    Teams will flip a coin to determine who will serve first and which team will have a choice of sides.  Teams will switch sides after the 6th point.   A 2 minute time out is allowed per match per team
    .Championship:
    The top 2 or 3 teams (depending on registrations) from the first round pool will advance to and  play in the championship round robin pool.   Championship and runner ups will earn a prize.
    Teams will switch sides after the 6th point.  2 separate 1 minute time outs are  allowed per match per team.  All players will have a minimum of 45 minutes for a break between the first round pool and the championship pool.

     

  • Tournament Fee:
    $25 per person registration  includes one event;  $5 for each additional event for same player.

    For example, if you are playing in 2 events the men’s doubles and mixed doubles 3.5 in the 60+ tournament then you would sign up for a player registration  ($25) and one additional event ($5) for a total of $30 per player.As another example, If you play on Saturday in 2 events the men’s doubles and mixed doubles 3.5 as well as the same events on Friday in the age 60+ tournament for both the men’s and mixed doubles then you would sign up for a player registration ($25) and three additional events ($15) for a total of $40.
  • Partner Matching: 
    We will make every effort to match you with a partner if you sign up for any of the events without a designated partner.  Please be sure to note that on your registration form that you need a partner for the event.