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Dinks & Drinks 2023

Members’ Season-Ending Fun "Dinking Tournament" & Social
Sold Out - 10 Teams! Good luck to all in the "tournament" - fun times at Joe's.

When:   Saturday, September 9th, 2023 from 9:30AM - 2:30PM

Where:  Sechelt Arena (9:30-12:30PM) then Joe's on the Beach Restaurant (1:00-3:00PM)

Who:      Members of Sunshine Coast Pickleball Association

Tournament Format:     

A fun round robin event of team pickleball played in the non-volley zone. Each team consists of 5 players ranging from novice to advanced dinkers. All shots must be taken on the bounce and must land in the Non-Volley zone. Any shot landing outside the non-volley zone is a fault. Coin toss for serve. Serve is a ‘cross-court’ dink that must bounce in the NVZ. Every player on the team will play with each team-mate, once. Each dink game is played to 7 points. The number of points won are added to your team’s scorecard. The top 4 teams play in a semi-final match where each team selects 2 of its players to participate. Winning teams meet in the final, but cannot use the same two players. 


Tournament Directors:    Carol Mollerup, Carolyne Oughton


From Dinks to Drinks:   

After the "tournament", we invite players, spouses, and other members who may not have played in the tournament, to head over to Joe's on the Beach in Davis Bay to applaud the winners and celebrate the end of a summer season of pickleball.



Like all tournaments, logistics become challenging with odd numbers of players and teams. Our goal is to have 40 players making up 8 teams of 5 dinkers per team. We encourage you to register early so that you are not left out of the tournament.
Please Note: For the Social at Joe's the registration form gives you a check box option for attending (with or without a partner) or not.

Tournament Cost: Free!!       

The SCPA is renting the Arena for 3 hours, but the entire rental cost has been covered by a very generous donor - many thanks to the donor! To play in the tournament you must register in advance. Sign-in and set up 9:30 - 10:00. Tournament begins 10:00 sharp! 

Joes on the Beach Cost: $25 per person in Advance by etransfer to
We have booked the entire restaurant from 1:00 - 3:00. For $25 per person "all in", Joe's will provide chips & salsa for mingling on arrival plus appetizer plates for each person when seated. Drinks are extra - ordered at the bar.
If you are planning to attend the Joe's social it is essential that you etransfer the $25 to by Sept. 2 so that we have an accurate count of paid guests. Please note: Joe's needs to make necessary advance preparations so only prepaid guests will be allowed to attend - you do not have to play in the tournament to attend the Joe's social but you use the same registration form - just omit your level of play.


How to Register:  Click  Register Now or click the button in the photo below      


Registration Deadline:  September 1, 2023             


Wait List: Entries beyond 40 players will be added to a ‘wait list".  If we get 10 on the list we will make 2 additional teams.

AS OF AUGUST 27 WE HAVE 6 ON THE WAITLIST - 4 MORE AND WE CAN ADD TWO MORE TEAMS! Waitlisted registrants will be contacted individually once we hit 10 on the list.

Regular Play:                    

For those not wanting to participate in the tournament, 2 courts will be available for regular play.

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