Widgi Pickleball Winter Classic

Widgi Creek Pickleball, 18707 SW Century Dr, Bend Oregon, 97702

Nov 30, 2023 - Dec 03, 2023

Tourney Timezone: Pacific
All doubles, all Round Robin brackets with SE playoff to determine final winners in all brackets. Indoor tournament for players of 3.0 and higher skill levels. Senior events in 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 skill levels. (Entries in all events are subject to limitations to meet court time availability.) Brackets may be combined at the discretion of the tournament director. Includes cash purse in OPEN events. Medals will be awarded for all skill levels in combined brackets. (Medal classes will be determined based on number of teams registered and bracket format.) All RR and pre-medal matches are 1-15 win-by-2. Medal matches 2/3-11, win-by-two. All USAP rules apply.
OPEN events qualification: Players with a 4.5 from a recognized rating authority (WPR, UTPR, DUPR) will have priority for OPEN events. Initially, at least one player must have 4.5 rating. Teams with a cumulative rating of less than 4.5 may be moved to a waitlist to accommodate higher rated teams.
OPEN Event payouts per player (W9 required): Gold: $900, Silver: $500. Bronze: $250. Payouts contingent upon minimum 16 team entries in event. Fewer than minimum entries in any given event will result in a proportional payout reduction.
PARTNERS: You have 3 days from registration for your partner to register and get added to the event with you. After 3 days, you may be wait listed and may not get back into the event unless/until there is an opening. It is your responsibility to notify your partner.
Wait List Priorities (in order):
1) Space available in skill/age group
2) Tournament Sponsors
3) Players with partners
4) Registration/s complete and paid
5) Earliest paid registration
Round Robin.
Each team will play a single round robin, 1-15, win-by-2.
An event with 8 or 9 teams may play RR matches as 1-11 win-by-two at the discretion of the TD.
Brackets with 10 or more teams will be split into pool brackets. 15 or more teams will be split into 3 pools.
All brackets will have a final playoff round to determine bracket winners.
All players will play a minimum of 4 RR matches.
Events with 9 or fewer teams will be a single bracket and have a one-round SE 2/3-11 win-by-two playoff:
-First and Second place teams play for Gold and Silver.
-Third and Fourth place teams play for Bronze.
Events with 5 or fewer teams will play a single round robin to seed a SE playoff.
Events with 4 or fewer teams may be combined with other events or cancelled.
Pool brackets will have a multi-round SE playoff, with the number of rounds determined by the number of pools in the event.
Pre-Medal rounds, 1-15 win-by-two. With two pools:
Pool 1 First place vs Pool 2 Second place;
Pool 2 First place vs Pool 1 Second place.
Round 2, 2/3-11 win-by-two:
Round 1 winners for Gold/Silver.
Round 1 Losers for Bronze.
With more than two pools there will be one or more pre-medal elimination rounds to determine the Medal Round playoffs with top team seeding determined by round robin rules in USA Pickleball Rulebook 12.C.3.
Round Robin Bracket Winners (to determine playoff teams):
Round Robin winners will be determined by USA Pickleball Rulebook 12.C.3:
The winner is determined based on number of matches won.
If two or more teams are tied:
First tie-breaker: head-to-head matches won.
Second tie-breaker: point differential of all games played.
Third tie-breaker: head-to-head point differential.
Fourth tie-breaker: point differential against next-highest team.
See USA Pickleball Rules 12.C.3 for further explanation of tie-breaker rules.
All events will be played in accordance with USA Pickleball rules and regulations in effect at the time of the tournament. Only equipment approved by USA Pickleball is permitted. Players with unapproved or modified equipment are subject to disqualification. See USA Pickleball website for further information.
Bracket formats (splits, pools, seeding, etc.) are determined at the discretion of the Tournament Director (TD). TD reserves the right modify brackets, including adding teams to any bracket at any time up to the start of the bracket and at the sole discretion of the TD.

Additional Information
Tournament Ball: 4.5, 5.0, and OPEN events will use ONIX DURA FAST 40 NEON. (https://pickleballcentral.com/dura-fast-40-outdoor-pickleball/)
All other events will use FRANKLIN X-40 Optic (https://franklinsports.com/x-40-outdoor-pickleball-packs#color=5608).

Refund Policy
All player registration cancellations are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. There will be no fees refunded for player cancellations after registration closes. Refunds for cancellations will be made after the tournament.
Players who are WaitListed and do not make the main draw will be refunded after the tournament.
In the event we are forced to cancel due to circumstances beyond our control, refunded transactions will not include transaction fees unless our payment processor refunds them.

Venue Information
Widgi Creek Pickleball,18707 SW Century Dr, Bend Oregon, 97702
Surface Type: Concrete
Play Area Type: Indoor
Net Type: Permanent
Ball Used: Franklin
Number of Courts: 10
Parking: No Fee

Officiated Type:Medal Matches
Max Events per Registration:Unlimited
Cost Includes:0 Events
Guaranteed Games per Event:4
Allow Pets:No
Allow Food:No
Allow Grill:No
Allow Dish to Pass:No