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FWPI Member Event

Fort Wayne Pickleball INC "Summer Smash" Member Tournament 2023

The first of two 2023 Fort Wayne Pickleball INC member Tournaments is the "Summer Smash". 

It will be held on June 3-4 at Indian Trails Park in Fort Wayne, IN 

  • For FWPI Members:  To enter this event you must be a FWPI member.  You can be come a member by joining FWPI right now here.

  • Date:  June 3rd (Mens/Womens Doubles) and June 4th (Mixed Doubles)

  • Start Time:  9:00am each day (may be adjusted if circumstances warrant)

  • Location:  Indian Trails Park with eight REAL Pickleball courts. Indian Trails is located behind the Jorgensen YMCA at 10313 Aboite Center Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804

  • Format:  Small Round Robin for seeding followed by double elimination for all teams in bracket with a four game minimum. Tournament Director reserves the right to change format based on teams entered, weather, etc. 

  • Skill Levels:  2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5+   If we have enough registrants we may have age divisions.

  • Cost:  $20 per event per person

  • Inclement Weather:  There are no make up dates or refunds due to Inclement weather.

  • Registration Begins:  April 8, 2023

  • Registration Cutoff Date:  May 20, 2023

  • Last Day for Refunds:  May 25, 2023

  • Ball:  Franklin X-40 Optic Yellow Outdoor Ball

Brackets and Start Times:

  • Start times will be announced a few days before tournament date. Please report to courts at least 30 minutes prior to your start time and check in. Matches may start early if courts are available.

  • Start times are estimated so no guarantee they will start at that time.

  • Players are responsible for knowing the bracket they are in. 

  • You will be playing in the highest rated person's bracket (e.g., a 3.0 paired with a 3.5 will play at the 3.5 level). All players will be put in the level they asked for. If you are not sure, email us at  fwpickleballtournament@gmail.com

Maximum number of participants each day is 200.  Estimated start times will be determined by the number of registrants in each division.  Check back to this site to get the actual start times.

Saturday, June 3

  •  Women's 2.5 doubles - Start time 11:30 a.m.

  •  Men's 2.5 doubles - Start time 9:00 a.m.

  •  Women's 3.0 doubles - Start time 11:30 a.m.

  •  Men's 3.0 doubles - Start time 9:00 a.m.

  •  Women's 3.5+ doubles - Start time 11:30 a.m.

  •  Men's 3.5+ doubles - Start time 9:00 a.m.

  •  Women's 4.0+ doubles - Start time 9:00 a.m.

  •  Men's 4.0 doubles - Start time 11:30 a.m.

  •  Women's 4.5 doubles - Start time 9:00 a.m.

  •  Men's 4.5+ doubles- Start time 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, June 4

  • 2.5 Mixed doubles- Start time 11:30 a.m.

  • 3.5 Mixed doubles- Start time 11:30 a.m.

  • 3.0 Mixed doubles - Start time 9:00 a.m.

  • 4.0 Mixed doubles - Start time 9:00 a.m.

  • 4.5+ Mixed doubles - Start time 9:00 a.m.

 Game Scoring

  • ALL pool matches will be one game to 11 win by 2.

  • ALL playoff matches will be two out of three games to 11 win by 2  

  • Teams will switch sides when one team reaches 6 points. 

  • Each team can use 1 timeout per game that is not to exceed 1 minute.

 

Partner Changes

May 25th, is the deadline to change divisions.  If you haven't found a partner or lose a partner, your new partner must be at your registered level or below.  You may still make changes after May 25th and up until play starts, but you will be locked into your division as of midnight on May 25th.

Other Info

Please bring your own water (you may want to bring chairs or anything else you may need).

You must be a current member of Fort Wayne Pickleball to play in this tournament. To renew your membership (it's only $10 a year plus $1 online fee) or for new members sign up here. You do not need to live in Fort Wayne to join our Pickleball group so sign up now and play in a really fun tournament!

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