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PICKLEBALL

Tournament Venue

Calgary Pickleball Centre (1145 65 Ave NE Calgary, Alberta T2E 8T9)

 

Tournament Information

Apollo Pickleball is proud to host Calgary's first ever 2SLGBTQ+ Pickleball tournament at Western Cup XL! We invite pickleball players from Calgary, Edmonton, and beyond our province to attend.

 

Registration will be limited to 24 participants. Open to any gender, any adult, and any level but you must be an active pickleball player with experience playing the game who knows the basics and rules (this tournament is not for someone who has never played before or does not know the basics, e.g., where to stand during service and serve reception and rally, how to serve, how to keep score, and the like). 

 

Western Cup XL runs March 28–31, 2024.

 

The Western Cup XL Pickleball tournament is hosted by Apollo Pickleball and will run over two (2) days: Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30.

 

This tournament, and all Western Cup XL events, is hosted by members and allies of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and is a safe space for all people. There is zero tolerance for discrimination.

 

Tournament Structure

 

The Pickleball event will be a 24-player tournament.

 

Friday we host our “Top Gherkin” fun event.  Every player is assigned a number and plays mini games with everyone else.

 

The mini games would be approx. 15 minutes each and a total of approx. 12 games.

 

We are really excited about this particular day as it is all about community building, sportsmanship and meeting new people.

 

NOTE: Format subject to change based on number of registrations.  

 

Saturday we host our “Double Dill” traditional doubles round robin tournament. 

 

This allows for those with a bit more competitiveness to also enjoy a more traditional pickle ball tournament hosted with fun, kindness and fair play intentions.

 

Games will have a time limit.

 

Equipment

 

  • Tournament sanctioned pickle balls will be provided.

  • Your own pickle ball paddle is required  (no rental will be available)

  • Non-marking gym shoes are required, outdoor tennis shoes are also acceptable and may be preferred for the Calgary Pickle Ball Centre court surface 

 

Registration Information

 

Your registration fee includes both Top Gherkin and Double Dill events.

 

Please indicate if you have a chosen partner you will be playing with. Individuals without a pre-chosen partner will be matched with a partner on a best try basis (no promises) although if we reach our 24 player registration total everyone should be able to be matched with a partner.

NOTE: Format subject to change based on number of registrations.  

 

Registration Fees



  • $80 per individual registration + 4% visa fee

 


Your registration fee includes:

  • Approx 3-4 hours of play time on Friday March 29

  • Approx 3-4 hours of play time on Saturday March 30

  • Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for both days in "olive" and "butter pickle" divisions. 

  • Medals for "most sportspersonship"

  • Registration closes at 23h59 on Friday, 22 March 2024 

 

Once payment is confirmed, you will be officially registered for the tournament.

 

The One Night in Monaco social event is included free of charge for everyone. 

 

Tickets for Dance XL and Drag Brunch XL may be purchased separately on the Western Cup XL Events page.

 

Please direct all questions to Apollo Pickleball through Todd Frisch, Pickleball Tournament Director at apollopickleball@gmail.com.

UP NEXT

Registration Kickoff

Thursday, March 28

Thomsons Social Hub, Hyatt Regency Calgary

700 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5P6

Event begins at 7:00pm.

Entry is free of charge.

Pickleball Tournament Day 1

Friday, March 29

Calgary Pickleball Centre

1145 65 Ave NE Calgary, Alberta T2E 8T9

One Night in Monaco

Saturday, March 30

Imperial Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Calgary

700 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5P6

Event begins at 7:00pm.

Entry is free of charge.

Pickleball Tournament Day 2

Saturday, March 30

Calgary Pickleball Centre

1145 65 Ave NE Calgary, Alberta T2E 8T9

Western Cup Dance XL

Saturday, March 30

Imperial Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Calgary

700 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5P6

Doors open at 9:00pm.

Buy Tickets >

Drag Brunch XL

Sunday, March 31

Imperial Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Calgary

700 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5P6

Doors open at 11:00am and the show begins at 12:00pm.

Buy Tickets >

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