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Get Up EARLY for Some Quick, Clothes-Free Fun on July 4th!

Yo, <<First Name>> --

  Yes, we know -- it's kinda hot in Florida in July. Surprise!

  But most of us moved here voluntarily, and many of us have the luxury of not needing to wear any hot, clingy textiles most of the time.

  Plus, Cypress Cove conveniently provides us with about a million pounds of sparkling clean, refreshing liquid H2O for us to refresh in and around when we need to, so -- all in all -- we're not suffering too terribly.

  With all that said, we're also not crazy, so when we intentionally schedule a pickleball tournament for July 4, we should do what we can to get it done before it gets too too too frickin' hot.

  Which is why we're sending you this heads-up about the 3rd Annual Cove Pickleball Club Clothing Independence Day Quickie Tournament, scheduled for the EARLY MORNING of Monday, July 4, 2022.

  In the interests of keeping things fast and simple, we're changing up the format of this event. Please read below to learn the details so you can be ready to join in the fun on the 4th.
  • Check-in STARTS at 7:30am and ENDS at 8:15am SHARP. DON'T BE LATE!
  • You DO NOT NEED A PARTNER to enter!
  • The event is free and open to everyone. But if you're not already a member of the Cove Pickleball Club, or your dues are in arrears, you will be encouraged to join or re-up if you so choose. Want to join or re-up now? Click here to pay instantly online with just a few clicks or taps!
  • So as not to have to bother with bye rounds or court rotation, we will limit the tournament field to 24 players. If more than 24 players check-in before 8:15, we will randomly draw names to drop out after asking for any volunteers who wish to withdraw to reach our limit of 24 players.
  • If turnout is sufficient, we will have an "A" and a "B" bracket.
  • We'll play five rounds of doubles pickleball:
    • In each round, you will be paired with a random partner, and will face random opponents.
    • We will have a process in place to prevent the selection of all-female teams.
    • Each round will be TIMED 7-minute games. All games on all courts will start and end simultaneously.
    • You play to score as many points as you can in 7 minutes -- there is no limit to how high your score can go!
    • You'll play until you hear the whistle blow to end each timed round.
    • After each round, all players will report their scores. Win/loss does not matter, as you're playing for highest number of points per 7-minute game.
  • After five rounds, we'll total the scores for all players.
  • The top four or six players in each bracket -- the top 2 or 3 ladies, and the top 2 or 3 men -- will be regrouped into mixed doubles teams, and play a quick playoff for the championship of each bracket.
  With this format, our tournament should be done in just about one hour -- 5 rounds of 7-minute games, and a few minutes between rounds, plus the finals. Then we'll crown the champions and open the courts to recreational play once the Quickie has wrapped!

  Remember, check-in starts at 7:30am and ENDS at 8:15am SHARP, so don't be late!

  See you on the courts!

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