Dinks & Drinks 2022

Members’ Season-Ending Fun "Dinking Tournament" & Social

When:   Saturday, September 10th, 2022 from 10:30-2:30PM

Where:  Sechelt Arena (10:30-12:30PM), Blue Ocean Restaurant (12:30-2:30PM)

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, Ted Bentley, JoAnne Bentley

 

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 the to nearby Blue Ocean Golf Club to applaud the winners and celebrate the end of a summer season of pickleball at the arenas.

 

Registration:                     

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. However, 3 courts will be set aside for regular play for members not registered in the tournament and non-members who may come to the arena that morning.

 

Tournament Cost:          

There is no cost to play in the tournament beyond the usual SCRD arena play fee ($5.00 or Pass).

 

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

                                                                     

Registration Deadline:  September 3, 2022             

 

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

 

Regular Play:                    

For those not participating in the tournament, 3 courts will be available for regular play.

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