The Cary Pickleball Association and the Town of Cary host the Annual Cary Doubles Tournament. The tournament welcomes spectators during the championship at no charge.

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Registration Form

The tournament will be open to adults, aged 50 or older by December 31, 2019. Players can compete in one single-age category in Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Age groups will be, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. Age groups will be determined by the age of the youngest doubles player. Registration deadline is April 19, 2019. Registration limited to the first 100 participants.

Fees

$25 (One Player/One Event) 
$30 per participant (One Player/Two Events)
All registrations include an official Tournament Shirt! 

Divisions

Men's, Women's, Mixed Doubles
50-59, 60-69, 70+
Age Divisions may be combined or separated as needed to make competitive brackets.
(Bracket Minimum 4 teams/Maximum 10 teams) 

Format

  • Teams will not be seeded. Brackets will be determined by random draw. The format will be double elimination. 
  • Preliminary matches will consist of one game to 15 points (win by two). 
  • All medal matches are best two games out of three to 11 points. 
  • The “if necessary” match will be one game to 15. 
  • Tournament will be governed by the official USAPA rules and regulations. Tournament committee reserves the right to modify the tournament format as needed.

Equipment

USAPA Approved Indoor Balls. The tournament will be played indoors on a wood floor.

Tournament Schedule

The event format and schedule will be released one week prior to tournament. Players may need to be available on all tournament days between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. depending on final tournament schedule.

Tentative Schedule:
Friday: Men's & Women's (60+, 70+)
Saturday: All Mixed Brackets
Sunday: Men's & Women's (50-59 Bracket)

Check-in

Thursday, May 2 from noon-5 p.m. OR Friday- & Saturday from 8-8:30 a.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. at Bond Park Community Center

Tournament Schedule/Practice

  • Brackets will be released by Wednesday. April 24.
  • Courts will be available for practice on Thursday, May 2, from noon-5 p.m., with individual players yielding priority to practicing teams. 
  • Bond Park Community Center will open at 8 a.m. each tournament day for check-in and warm-up. Opening statements will be at 8:45 a.m. and match play will begin at 9 a.m. on each day.

Tournament Play

  • All matches will be held indoors on wooden gym flooring and official USAPA Approved Indoor Balls will be used. All matches will have a volunteer court manager, who will initiate the match and keep track of the score. Line judges will be available for medal matches only.
  • A coin toss will determine first choice of service or side.
  • The tournament committee reserves the right to exercise some schedule flexibility, and match times will be adjusted accordingly. Therefore, it is required that all players check in at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled start time.

Awards

Awards for first, second, and third place.

2019 Tournament Sponsors

We are now accepting 2019 Tournament Sponsors. Submit a request via the Sponsorship Application Form.

Special thanks to all the 2019 tournament sponsors!

Dr. Stephen F. Kosterman Chiropractor, PA

The Joint Chiropractic

Atlantic Tire

Onix Pickleball

Pickleball Central

Knuckles Realty & Property Management

Saving Grace Animal Rescue

Sports & More Physical Therapy