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Labor Day Quickie Tournament Is On!
Check-In by 8:30am Monday - One Hour of Quickie Fun!

Yo, <<First Name>>!
  With partial credit to the Pickleball gods (who, legend has it, are Optic Green and filled with 40 1cm holes!), the dependable procrastination of Florida’s construction contractors, and a super-clutch last-minute assist from the Cove maintenance crew, our planned Labor Day Quickie Tournament is a GO!

  We have six courts available for play, on the tested-and-true existing surface, but we can all gaze longingly at the nearly-finished work done on the tennis courts. That will be sufficient for a fun hour of casual pickleball competition, using our fast and fun “Quickie” format.

  Here’s the freakish detail on what will happen:
  • Check-in STARTS at 8am and ENDS at 8:30am SHARPDON'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 8:30, we will randomly draw names to drop out after asking for any volunteers who wish to withdraw to reach our limit of 24 players.
  • We will also limit the field to a multiple of four players, so if needed, we will have a random draw to cut to 8, 12, 16 or 20 players.
  • 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 8-minute games. All games on all courts will start and end simultaneously.
    • You play to score as many points as you can in 8 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 8-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 8-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 8am and ENDS at 8:30am SHARP, so don't be late!

  See you on the courts!

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