2020 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships Will Not Happen

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2020 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships Will Not Happen
due to on-going concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic

2021 USA Pickleball National Championships
dates are set for November 6-13, 2021

 

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has resulted in the cancellation of events throughout the state of California and beyond over the past several months, pickleball’s premier event, the 2020 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden will not take place this year. The event was to be held October 31 – November 8, 2020.

“We are disappointed that the National Championships cannot be held this year,” said USAPA Executive Director Justin Maloof, “but the health and safety of our players, fans, staff and sponsors is our top priority. We look forward to welcoming the pickleball community back at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for a fantastic event November 6-13, 2021.”

According to USAPA, additional details regarding this announcement are as follows:

  • All Medalists from the 2019 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championship Open & Sr. Open (50+ & 65+) will receive pre-registration for the 2021 National Championships if they also participate in (1) one National Qualifying tournament between July 15, 2020 and July 15, 2021.

 

  • All Gold Medalists in any age/skill event from the 2019 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships will still receive pre-registration for the 2021 National Championships if they also participate in (1) one National Qualifying tournament between July 15, 2020 and July 15, 2021.

 

  • For the period between July 15, 2019 and July 15, 2020 – All Gold Medalists at a Tier 1 USAPA Sanctioned tournament or USAPA Regional Tournament will still receive pre-registration in the 2021 National Championships if they also participate in (1) one National Qualifying tournament between July 15, 2020 and July 15, 2021.

 

  • For the period between July 15, 2019 and July 15, 2020 – Participation in any National Qualifying tournament during this time frame will be considered void.

 

  • For the period between July 15, 2020 and July 15, 2021 – All Gold Medalists at a USAPA Regional Tournament will be eligible for pre-registration in the 2021 National Championships. In the event brackets are combined, medals will be issued to category winners but pre-registration opportunities for the 2021 National Championships are only for the combined bracket winners.

 

  • For the period between July 15, 2020 and July 15, 2021 – Players who participate in a National Qualifier during this period will have the opportunity to register for open registration spots on August 1, 2021.

 

  • For more information regarding our Regional Tournaments and National Qualifying events please refer to our website usapickleball.org.

 

  • Preregistration opportunities will begin again after July 15, 2020 within the USA Pickleball Regional Championship tournaments and the USA Pickleball National Indoor Championship in June 2021.

Thank you again for your support.  We look forward to seeing you back on the courts again very soon.

Best Regards,
Karen Parrish
Chairman, USA Pickleball National Championships
& USAPA Managing Director of Competition

 

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