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EVENT FORMAT AND GENERAL INFORMATION

FORMAT

Round Robin: All teams in the same age and skill bracket will play against each other once. Based on the number of teams who register and at the event organizers discretion, there may be two team groups of the same age and skill level. In such case, the 1st and 2nd place teams in each group will play-off to determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 

SCORING

Games are played to 11, win by 2 (or played to 15 win by 2 depending on the size of the bracket). If games in a bracket are based on a set amount of time (for example, 15 minutes per game) there will be no overtime if one of the teams has not reached 11 or 15. Winners are based on total wins. Tiebreakers are determined by total score.

AWARDS

1st, 2nd and 3rd-place awards will be presented

SKILL LEVELS

2.5 = UTPR or DUPR: 2.500 – 2.999

3.0 = UTPR or DUPR: 3.000 – 3.499

3.5 = UTPR or DUPR: 3.500 – 3.999

4.0 = UTPR or DUPR: 4.000 – 4.499

 

RATINGS

The Pickle-icious Jingle Jam will recognize national ratings from UTPR or DUPR. Players on both rating systems must select the highest of their doubles ratings, mixed or gender at the time of registration.

Any player that does not have a UTPR or DUPR may register with a self rating. To determine a self rating use the USAPA player skill rating definitions: 

https://usapickleball.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/USAPA-Skill-Rating-Definitions-2020.pdf

UTPR stands for USA Pickleball Tournament Player Rating

DUPR stands for Dynamic Universal Pickleball Ratings

 

BRACKETS

There will be 2 age groups per skill level in Women’s, Men's and Mixed doubles. Age groups will be determined by the event organizer after registration is closed.

 

Women's, Mixed Doubles               2.5-2.9

Women's, Men's, Mixed Doubles    3.0-3.4

Women's, Men's, Mixed Doubles.   3.5-3.9

Women's, Men's, Mixed Doubles    4.0-4.4

Family Doubles                               Beginners (2.0-3.0)

Family Doubles                               Advanced (3.5-4.0)

*Family Doubles Bracket- A family consists of one adult (18 years and older) who is a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother, sister and (including steps and surrogates) a child 12-17 years of age.

RULES AND SANCTIONED DESIGNATION

This is a non-sanctioned event. To the best of our ability, this event adheres to the USA Pickleball 2024 Official Rulebook.

REGISTRATION FEES AND REFUNDS

This event is a fund raiser benefiting We Care Tucson and 100% of your registration is a donation to the organization. As such there will be no refunds. You will receive an email acknowledging your donation and the percentage that is tax deductible after the conclusion of your registration. We Care Tucson is a 501(c)3 and a qualified Arizona State Tax Credit organization - QCO code 22087.

CANCELLATION AND WEATHER DELAYS

Notification of any cancellations or weather delays will be found on the front page of this website. We will attempt to post this information at least 1 hour prior to your assigned check-in and warm up times. Reschedule dates will be published at the opening of registration.

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