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HOW TOURNAMENTS WORK

MORE GAMES - MORE FUN

POWER PLAY TOURNAMENTS

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HOW DO POWER PLAY TOURNAMENTS WORK?

Welcome to the heart of our Pickleball Power Play tournaments! In this section, you'll dive deep into the mechanics and magic of how our tournaments are brought to life. We've put together a comprehensive guide and explainer to give you a clear understanding of what makes our tournaments stand out. From the initial setup to the final thrilling matches, you'll get all the details right here.

We're excited to have you join us at our next event, where the spirit of competition and community comes alive. See you on the courts!

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HERE IS HOW THEY WORK

Welcome To Pickleball Power Play Tournaments

Dive into the dynamic world of Pickleball Power Play, where every tournament is an opportunity to showcase your skills, improve your game, and enjoy the sport we all love.

 

Here's what makes our tournaments stand out:

  • Diverse Skill Divisions: We offer a range of divisions to suit every skill level, both in doubles and singles:

    • Beginner (2.0-2.9)

    • Novice (3.0-3.49)

    • Intermediate (3.5-3.9)

    • Advanced (4.0-4.49)

  • DUPR: Our Official Rating System: The numbers in each division correspond to DUPR ratings. As the official rating system of Pickleball Power Play, DUPR plays a crucial role in all our sanctioned events.

  • No Rating? No Problem: Players without a DUPR rating can still participate and enjoy our tournaments.

  • Round Robin Format: Experience our unique round-robin format, designed to maximize your playtime and ensure a fair and balanced competition.

  • Guaranteed Play, No Main Elimination Brackets: With Power Play Tournaments, you're assured of consistent play without the stress of early elimination. This format is ideal for players aiming to improve or acquire a DUPR rating.

  • Why a DUPR Rating Matters: Participating in Power Play tournaments is a fantastic way to engage in competitive play and enhance your DUPR rating. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player, our tournaments provide the perfect platform for elevating your game.

  • Real-Time Score Submission: All sanctioned Power Play events submit scores to DUPR in real-time, helping you improve your current rating or acquire one if you're new to the tournament scene.

Join us at Pickleball Power Play Tournaments for an experience that's more than just a game – it's a step towards mastering the art of pickleball.

Registering For A Tournament Without a DUPR Rating

Joining a Power Play Tournament is straightforward, even if you don't have a DUPR rating. Just follow these simple steps to ensure a smooth registration:

  • Select Your Division:

Browse the tournament you're interested in and check out the available divisions. Without a DUPR rating, you have the flexibility to choose the division that you feel best matches your skill level. We trust you to make an honest assessment of your abilities.

  • Complete Your Registration:

Once you've identified the right division for you, proceed to register and pay for your chosen division. It's a hassle-free process designed to get you ready for the game quickly.

  • Confirmation and Tournament Details:

After registering, you'll receive an email confirmation. This email will include essential tournament details like times, schedule, draws, and a checklist to prepare you for the tournament.

Post-Tournament Rating:

After participating in the tournament, you'll receive an official DUPR rating. This rating will be useful for future tournament registrations and tracking your progress. For more information about DUPR and how it works, visit www.mydupr.com.

Registering For A Tournament WIth a DUPR Rating

Ready to join a Power Play Tournament? If you have a DUPR rating, follow these steps to ensure you're correctly registered for the right division:

  • Choose the Right Division:

When you select a tournament, you'll see a list of divisions. Pick the one that aligns with your DUPR rating.

 

  • For example, if John Smith has a 3.3 DUPR rating, he should register for the Mens Doubles Novice Division (3.0-3.49). Remember, if you're teaming up with a partner who has a higher rating, you'll need to register for the division that matches the higher rating. Players must play in their division or higher, not lower.

 

  • What If You Choose the Wrong Division?

If John, a 3.3 rated player, tries to sign up for the Intermediate Division (3.5-3.9), our system will recognize the mismatch and automatically place him in the correct Novice Division.

  • Complete Your Registration:

After selecting the appropriate division, proceed to register and pay for it. This step is straightforward and user-friendly.

  • Confirmation and Tournament Details:

You'll receive an email confirmation with all the necessary details for the tournament, including times, schedule, draws, and a pre-tournament checklist.

Post-Tournament Rating Update:

Participating in the tournament can impact your rating, potentially improving it due to the number of games you'll play. Keep an eye on your DUPR profile for updates!

Player Requirements

Hey everyone and Welcome to Pickleball Power Play Tournaments. 

If you are wanting to play in one of our Power Play Tournaments there are 2 things that you must do in order to play. 

  1. Have a DUPR Account

  2. Join the Pickleball Power Play Digital Club in DUPR

 

If you already have an account, please make sure you join our Pickleball Power Play Digital Club. If you do not have an account, please follow the steps below. We have made this SUPER easy so this won't take long at all. This will take about 30 seconds.

 

Players without a DUPR Account

 

  1. Go to www.mydupr.com and create an account for Free.

  2. Once you have created your account, log back in.

  3. As you are logged in, come back to this page and click the digital club link provided on step 4.

  4. Digital Club Link | Pickleball Power Play Digital Club DUPR

  5. Simply request to join our club and you will be approved.

 

Players with a DUPR Account

 

  1. Simply log in to your DUPR account and then click on the club link provided in step 2.

  2. Digital Club Link | Pickleball Power Play Digital Club DUPR

  3. Simply request to join our club and you will be approved.

 

Players, once again, this is a requirement for all players that play in Power Play Events. If you have not done either of these, you will not be able to play in our event. This is how we will be recording all players results.

About Our Tournaments & Format

Participating in a Power Play tournament means you're stepping into a world of guaranteed gameplay. Our unique round-robin format ensures that you'll play a specific number of games, determined by the number of teams or players in your division.

What really sets Power Play tournaments apart is our approach to competition. We don't use elimination brackets in the main stages of our tournaments, offering a distinct and player-friendly experience.

As a participant, you'll have the advantage of knowing exactly how many games and matches you'll compete in. This clarity and predictability are part of what makes our tournaments a preferred choice for pickleball enthusiasts.

At Pickleball Power Play, our commitment is to ensure that when you sign up for our tournaments, you receive guaranteed games, offering you the best value for your time and money.

Our Ideal Format:

  • Goal: Create a draw of 8 teams.

  • Duration: 4 to 5 hour block.

  • Play: Each team plays against 7 other teams.

  • Games: Minimum of 14 games, maximum of 21 games.

Adaptations for Smaller Draws: We understand that sometimes we may not have 8 teams for certain divisions. In such cases, we have a plan to still provide you with a substantial number of guaranteed games.

  • 4 Teams:

    • 12 Game Guarantee

    • Format: Double Round Robin

    • Match Style: 2 out of 3 Games to 11, win by 2

  • 5 Teams:

    • 8 Game Guarantee

    • Format: All Teams get 1 bye

    • Match Style: 2 out of 3 Games to 11, win by 2

  • 6 Teams:

    • 10 Game Guarantee, 15 Game Maximum

    • Match Style: 2 out of 3 Games to 11, win by 2

  • 7 Teams:

    • 12 Game Guarantee, 18 Game Maximum

    • Match Style: 2 out of 3 Games to 11, win by 2

  • 8 Teams:

    • 14 Game Guarantee, 21 Game Maximum

    • Match Style: 2 out of 3 Games to 11, win by 2

Our Commitment: Our ultimate goal is to fill each division with 8 teams, providing you with diverse competition and ample playtime. We aim not just to guarantee games, but also to offer you the opportunity to improve your rating in a stress-free environment, unlike traditional tournaments where early losses can be discouraging.

You Can Sign Up For Our Tournaments Without A Partner

At Pickleball Power Play, we understand that finding a partner isn't always easy. That's why we've developed an excellent partner matching system for players who sign up solo.

Here's how it works: If you register for a tournament on your own, our system will automatically pair you with another solo player. This way, everyone gets a chance to play, regardless of whether they have a partner lined up or not.

And remember, with guaranteed games in our Power Play events, there's no pressure.

 

You and your new partner will have ample opportunity to warm up, get to know each other's play style, and enjoy success throughout the tournament. It's all about fun, fair play, and making new connections on the court!

Playing Up In A Different Division

At Pickleball Power Play, we are enthusiastic about our round-robin format and encourage players to challenge themselves. We believe in providing opportunities for players to test their skills at higher levels of play.

Tournament Divisions:

Our tournament divisions vary from event to event, depending on the venue size, city, and the local Pickleball community.

 

Playing Up - An Example:

  • Scenario: You are a 3.6-rated player and wish to compete in the 4.0-4.49 Division.

  • Requirement: To play in this division, you must partner with someone rated between 4.0-4.49.

  • Restriction: Two players both rated at 3.6 are not permitted to team up in the 4.0-4.49 division.

  • Note: Higher-rated players cannot play down in lower divisions.

Our Philosophy:

  • We understand that Pickleball ratings can sometimes be frustrating and not always accurately reflect a player's true skill level. However, we advocate for players to earn their way up the ranks.

  • Our aim is to maintain clear divisions to preserve the quality of our tournaments and ensure a great experience for all participants.

Division Combining Policy:

  • We rarely combine divisions in our tournaments. If such a situation arises, we will seek approval from the higher-level players before proceeding.

A Thought for Aspiring Players:

  • If you are a 3.6-rated player but believe your skills align more with a 4.0 level, there's a good chance you'll be invited to play up by a 4.0 player.

  • We recognize that the rating system may not always mirror a player's actual skill set or level of play, and we are open to accommodating such scenarios.

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