2023 Empire State Senior Games Pickleball Tournament

SUNY Cortland Lusk Field House, 1 Folmer Drive, Cortland New York, 13045

Jun 14, 2023 - Jun 16, 2023

Tourney Timezone: Eastern
The Cortland Regional Sports Council presents the Empire State Senior Games Skill Level/Age Group Pickleball Tournament.
Registration closes on May 25th and most events are full.
Waiting list sign up is available for closed events. Some players and teams from the waiting list may be moved into the tournament after registration closes.
Wednesday - June 14, Women's Doubles and Men's Singles
Thursday - June 15, Mixed Doubles - Limited Number of Spots Remaining
Friday - June 16, Men's Doubles and Women's Singles
Tournament Directors: Barb Lopiccolo and Janice Pauly
Age groups are 5 year divisions from age 50 and up only. No events for younger age groups.
Age is calculated as of 12/31/2023.
Registration is by Age as of 12/31/2023 and PickleballBrackets.com Senior Skill Level at the time of registration. Players may be moved to another Skill Level based on their PickleballBrackets.com Senior skill level as of the date that registration closes. Self ratings will only be used for players with no tournament rating. Calculated PickleballBrackets.com tournament Senior ratings will be used for all others. Each age group will have four different skill level events as follows:
Doubles and Mixed Doubles
1. 3.0 and under - Teams with both players rated at 3.0 or under.
2. 3.5 - All teams with at least one 3.5 player and neither partner rated above 3.5
3. 4.0 - All teams with at least one 4.0 player and neither partner rated above 4.0.
4. 4.5 and above - All teams with at least one 4.5+ rated partner.
1. 3.0 and under - Players rated at 3.0 or under.
2. 3.5 - Players rated at 3.5.
3. 4.0 - Players rated at 4.0.
4. 4.5 and above - Players rated at 4.5 or above.
Skill levels for all players will be updated when registration closes. Players whose skill level has changed since they registered will be moved to a different skill level bracket.
A team must play at the skill level of the higher rated player.
Players with a UTPR or World Pickleball Tournament Rating that is higher than their PickleballBrackets.com Senior rating, may request bracket placement based on either of those. Use the Contact Tourney link above to contact the tournament directors.
Competition each day will begin at 8:00 AM. Specific start times for each event will be posted and emailed to players approximately one week prior to the event.
The tournament format is round robin for events with a small number of teams. Games will be either to 11 or 15.
For events with a large number of teams, there will be two or more seeded pools and the top two teams in each pool will advance to a playoff round to determine medal winners. Games will be either to 11 or 15.
When age/skill groups are combined to create a playing bracket, medals will be awarded to the top three teams in the ORIGINAL age/skill group.
Beginning on March 1st, for a guaranteed spot in the tournament in doubles or mixed doubles, the second partner must register within three days of the first partner's registration. Teams that are incomplete after THREE days will be moved to the waiting list. Once the second partner registers, the team will be entered into the event IF THERE IS STILL ROOM IN THE EVENT AND THE TOURNAMENT.
Players may sign up on the waiting list at no charge for any closed event, however, openings in an event will only be filled by complete teams in doubles and mixed doubles. Both partners must be signed up on the waiting list as a team in order to fill an event opening.
There is a maximum capacity of 525 players for the tournament.

Additional Information
This is not a qualifying year for the National Senior Games.
Your entry fee covers all Empire State Senior/Masters Games sporting events.
There are also other extra cost events that are open to players. (dinners, luncheons, residence halls, barbecue, etc.)
If you plan to participate in any other sporting or social events, you must contact the Senior Games office at nyseniorgamesinfo@gmail.com to sign up.

Refund Policy
Refund policy:
Refunds will be given for medical/family emergency reasons only. $10 software fee is incurred by the Games, so that will be deducted from EVERY refund along with any expenses incurred (i.e. shirt, pin, etc) NO EXCEPTIONS.
NO refunds for withdrawal after registration closes.
Submit medical/family refund requests and documentation to nyseniorgamesinfo@gmail.com.
Refunds will be processed in July.

Venue Information
SUNY Cortland Lusk Field House,1 Folmer Drive, Cortland New York, 13045
Surface Type: Synthetic / Acrylic
Play Area Type: Indoor
Net Type: Portable
Ball Used: Onix Yellow Indoor
Number of Courts: 12
Parking: No Fee
Park at the Athletic Center

Officiated Type:None
Max Events per Registration:3
Cost Includes:Unlimited Events
Guaranteed Games per Event:4
Allow Pets:No
Allow Food:No
Allow Grill:No
Allow Dish to Pass:No