Announcing the Inaugural USA Pickleball Diamond Amateur Championship

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USA Pickleball is excited to announce the inaugural Diamond Amateur Championship to be held December 5th thru December 11th, 2022. The 12 Regional Championships will culminate in the new Diamond Amateur Championship taking place at Pictona in Holly Hill, FL. Gold Medalists from the Diamond Amateur Championship will earn preregistration (Golden Tickets) to the following year’s National Championships in Indian Wells as another pathway to the Nationals in addition to the National Championship Series.

 

“We are excited to establish the Diamond Amateur Championship to provide players with additional opportunities for high-level tournament play and an important avenue for earning golden tickets to the Nationals,” said Stu Upson, CEO USA Pickleball.  “Pictona is a world-class facility capable of hosting significant events like the Diamond Amateur Championship.“

 

“Pictona at Holly Hill is delighted to be the host for the firstever USA Pickleball Diamond Championship. The tournament will be the grand opening of the second phase of Pictona. Players will be greeted with a total of 49 courts, each separately fenced, and 13 covered courts, including the championship court that seats up to 1200. We look forward to greeting players and fans from around the world and working with USA Pickleball to provide an outstanding tournament experience in beautiful Holly Hill, Florida,”  said Rainer and Julie Martens, Pictona Directors.

 

Details about the Diamond Amateur Championship

 

Qualifying for the 2022 season:

  • The 12 Regional Championships will culminate in the new Diamond Amateur Championship taking place December 5-11 at Pictona in Holly Hill, FL. Gold Medalists from the Diamond Amateur Championship will earn preregistration (Golden Tickets) to the following year’s National Championships in Indian Wells.
  • Gold and Silver Medalists from the Regional tournaments will earn preregistration into the Diamond Amateur Championship at Pictona. All other participants from the Regional tournaments will be eligible for the lottery into the Diamond Amateur Championship.
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalists from Regional tournaments will be entered into the lottery for the 2022 National Championships in Indian Wells.

 

Diamond Amateur Championship Format:

Round Robin pools leading to a double-elimination championship for each bracket will be used.  This format should guarantee more play for all players.

 

Address:

Pictona at Holly Hill

1060 Ridgewood Ave

Holly Hill, FL 32117

View the 2022 Regional Championships schedule here

 

 

 

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