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Funky Pickle 2024 Miami Open

April 12 - April 13, 2024

Registration closed

Ended April 8, 2024


Biltmore Tennis Center

Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134, United States of America


Format: Team Pickleball, Rotating Partner Round Robin

Price: $75.00$100.00 / Player (must register and pay as a team)

Tournament Director

Gina DeCola-Bottone



FUNKY PICKLE REMIX – $75 – Social Scramble Format – All Registrations include complimentary drinks, snacks, and adult beverages.

Competitive open play meets musical chairs” is the best way to describe our Funky Pickle Remix format. A dynamic pickleball social event that mixes and matches players, giving everyone a chance to play with and against a variety of different players, while tunes fill the air.

Players sign up individually in their preferred skill level group (Intermediate or Advanced) and then are assigned to a court with randomly selected partners and opponents. The games are rally scoring and set to music. Play starts and stops with the sound of music. When each timed round ends, players each record their scores and then we REMIX the teams, once again mixing and matching partners and opponents. After a series of rounds, the top 4 scorers will face off in a battle royal to determine a champion!

The best part? Even if you don’t come out with the top score, you’ll come out with some new pickleball friends and maybe even a new partner!


TEAM UNIFORMS – $100/team. All teams will be requireds to wear coordinated uniforms (or costumes) to participate in the event. Sure, you can make your own kitchy tees OR you could have us create SUPER PROFESSIONAL CUSTOM UNIFORMS. That’s right. With the help of our friends at Rush Order Tees, we’re offering you a chance to design a killer uniform set made with premium Augusta Sports moisture-wicking shirts. These uniforms would usually cost $50 each but you’ll get them for just $25/person!

VIP OPEN BAR – $75/person
Already planning your victory party? Or just planning to win the party? Either way, we have the hook up for you! Pickle your heart out and then enjoy beer, wine and specialty cocktails from our friends at E11EVEN VODKA. This pass is required for access to the VIP Players Lounge and Balcony.


FUNKY FRESH – (Improver-Intermediate Rec. Players; Collective DUPR 13) If you love playing pickleball, but intense competition isn’t really your thing, look no further. This bracket is dedicated to the true rec player. Maybe you don’t even know your rating and that’s okay. You’re more focused on having fun than going undefeated. Your game plan for the day is to win… at life!

SURESHOT – (High Intermediate Rec. Players; Collective DUPR 15) This isn’t just a hobby. You play on the reg and you’re pretty darn solid. You have some tourney experience and maybe even graced a 3.5 medal stand. You’re not striving for the cover of Sports Illustrated, but you want some good competition to test your skills. This bracket is for the strong players that hover right around 3.75 ratings.

SUPERFLY – (Advanced Tournament Players; Collective DUPR 18) Pickleball is a lifestyle and you are dedicated to living that good life. You are an experienced tournament player. You’re at least a 4.0 and maybe higher. You’re not a pro, but if you didn’t have a damn day job… You take pride in your game and you want strong competition. Players with an average rating between 4.0-4.5.

NO FUNKIN’ AROUND – (Hardcore Tournament Players; Collective DUPR 20) You’re always one of the best on the courts. You know your DUPR off hand. You hit every tournament within 50 miles… and sometimes more. You’ve won medals at 4.0+ levels. Maybe you’re even an aspiring pro?! You want TOP COMPETITION and play with INTENSITY. This is the place for you.

Players from the Gold Medal team of each bracket will receive a prize package featuring Selkirk paddles and equipment valued at $250+

TEAM FORMAT: Each team will consist of FOUR PLAYERS (TWO WOMEN AND TWO MEN). Think of it as putting together two mixed doubles teams. All of the players on a team should be at the same relative skill level. For example, if your team signs up for Funky Fresh (Improver Bracket), all players should be rated in the 2.5-3.5 range (with no player rated higher than 3.5) and the skill average skill level of players should be approximately 3.0 to 3.25. Each team must designate a team captain who will be responsible for submitting team roster and pairings.

SKILL LEVELS: DUPR Ratings will be used to determine the appropriate bracket for your team. Please note the DUPR Number associated with each bracket. This number represents the collective score of the players in your team. For example, “DUPR 13” means that the total of your four team members’ ratings will be 13 or less — an average of 3.25/player. Your team can have members rated ABOVE OR BELOW 3.25 as long as the total of all players comes in at DUPR 13 or under.

In fact, we encourage playing with a mix of players that you might not always compete with in a SERIOUS tourney. It’s all part of the fun, as long as your collective rating stays within the spirit of the brackets. And don’t worry if you do not have a DUPR rating! Please self rate when you register. DUPR ratings are only required for participation in the Advanced brackets.

Oh, NO SANDBAGGING. You know who you are and that ain’t fun for anyone.

PLAY FORMAT: Each skill level bracket will have up to 16 teams of 4 players. Teams will be then split into pools and compete in Round Robin Match Play. EACH MATCH in will consist of FOUR (4) GAMES (one of each doubles pairing) to 11 points, win by 1.

For example, if Team A is playing a match against Team B, the teams will play the following set of games:

Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles 1, and Mixed Doubles 2

The outcome of each game will be recorded in the SWISH App and then the teams will play against another team in their pool. Once each team has played a match against each of the other teams in its pool, total records will be tallied and the team with the best aggregate records will move on to a single elimination final tournament. For instance, if in the above example, Team A wins the Men’s Doubles and both of the Mixed Doubles, Team A’s record after the Round Robin Match with Team B would be 3-1, while Team B’s record would be 1-3. The Top 8 Teams across the pools will move on to our single elimination Funky Form Champions Bracket.

Every registered player is guaranteed to play a minimum of 4 doubles games prior to eliminations.


Pool Party Rules: All USAPA 2024 rules apply unless otherwise noted below.

* Pool Party is a round robin configured with four, 4-person team pools (each team = 2 men, 2 women)

* Each round will consist of one match between two teams, each playing Men's, Women's, and two Mixed games, for a total of 4 games per match round.

* Mixed teams may swap players from match to match, but not alternate pairings mid game. The Team Captain will be responsible for roster and mixed pairing assignments.

* Games are timed at 15 minutes -OR- first to 11 points, win by 1.

* No timeouts will be issued, except for medical emergencies but brief water breaks are allowed.

* If a player is injured and a medical timeout is called, the team with the injured player will forfeit their serve to the opposing team when play resumes.

* The impacted player and team have 5-minutes to evaluate the severity of the injury and make a decision to continue play or forfeit the match. If the team with the injury forfeits, the player/team may play the next game in its match or may withdraw from the event altogether.

* If the injured player chooses to withdraw, a waiting sub may be pulled to play in the injured player's place. The sub MUST be of the same gender and of similar SKILL. In other words, a 4.0 or above player may not sub for a 3.5 or below player.

Advancing to the Funky Form Championship Bracket: The top two (2) teams from each pool shall advance to the eight (8) team Championship Bracket. If the bracket is eight teams or fewer to start, only the top four (4) teams will advance. Top teams will be determined by: TOTAL WINS, HEAD-TO-HEAD, POINT DIFFERENTIAL, AND TOTAL POINTS SCORED.

Point and Tiebreak Rules

First tie-breaker:
* Head-to-Head Matches Won

Second tie-breaker:
* Point Differential (points scored - points scored against = point differential)

Third tie-breaker:
*Total Points Score in Pool Play / Round Robin

Funky Form Champions Bracket

8-Team Single Elimination bracket plus Bronze medal match

*Teams shall be seeded based on TOTAL WINS and POINT DIFFERENTIAL from the Pool Party round robin play segment.
Funky Form matches consist of a SINGLE GAME to 15 points, win by two, in which each of the team’s doubles pairings (Women, Men, and 2x Mixed) will take turns rotating into the game after every 4 TOTAL points scored in the game. Women > 4 Points Scored > Men > 4 Pts > Mixed 1 > 4 Pts > Mixed 2 > 4 Pts > (Repeat)

* Traditional scoring rules are in effect. Only the serving team can score points. Players will rotate and maintain the serve as long as they win the point.

* First server will be determined by Roshambo. The team that serves first will start on 0-0-2. The winner will choose the server and the loser will choose the side. Once a team reaches 8 Points, HALFTIME will result in the teams switching sides.

* Serving rules will remain in effect regardless of players switching in and out of the game. The serving player will remain in place and hand off the ball to the next player entering the game.

* Mixed teams may swap players from match to match, but not alternate pairings mid game. Once a rotation is established for the game, it must remain until the game is over.

* Matches will not be timed in the Championship Bracket

* Teams may take a single one-minute timeout per match

* Players who suffer an injury may take a 5-minute medical time out to recover and assess. If the injured player cannot continue, the team may substitute an alternate of similar skill or rotate with the remaining players on their roster to complete the match. The opposing team may choose to play any pairing against the rotating team’s “third mixed” pair.


Friday - Funky Pickle Remix (Intermediate)


Viviane Valvezan

Judith Briggs

Margery Amerling

Jacqueline Hart

Mary C McKenry

Kathy Hidy

Lourdes B Garcia

Roberto Mallens

Jennifer Freund

Alina Ortiz

Susana Norcini

jennifer zuriarrain

Vlietstra Dede

Teri Valentina

Yahnny Vicente

Lara C Garriga

Allison Saldana

Mark ferrans

Susan Filer

Ted Filer

Jessica Neer McDonald

Michael McDonald

Michael Zwerner

Toru Ikeda

Connie. Sol

Javier Amaran

Stephanie Ferreira

Mark Schlangel

Michael Soto

0 team spots remaining

Friday - Funky Pickle Remix (Advanced)

Raquel Hair


Danny Lopez


Patricia Felizzola

Miguel Rivera

Richard Caldwell

Elise Ivy

Jasiel Jimenez

Kristian Bikic

Terri Rodriguez

20 team spots remaining

Saturday - Not Funkin' Around (Hard Core Tournament Players)

There's No Place Like the Kitchen

Mario Figueredo & Andrea Amortegui & Alexis Torres & Roxan Markovic

12 team spots remaining

Saturday - Funky Fresh (Improver Rec Players)

Grove Pickles

Kathy Hdy & Josh Dalemberte & Curtis Wolfe & Claire Novy

Psychedelic Serv-ivors

Nicole Mestres & Emilio Pineda & William Krauss & Aimee Krauss

Pickleball Pearls

Paul Petrino & Stephana Petrino & Ken Romano & Fran Romano

The Scotch Pickles

Anne Evans & Ashley Temple & John Joffre & Stephen Evans


Burch Baine & Sarah Bennett Smith & Baker Baine & Max Watson


Allison Saldana & Mark ferrans & Ted Filer & Susan filer

Pickleholic Anonimous

David Unda & Alba Stansu & Maribel Calvo & Manuel Calvo

Netflix & Dill

Nick Volk & Greta Crockett & Cole Mancuso & Frankie Mancuso

Bounce ‘n Pounce Brigade

Sam Pirkle & Sunny Zhang & Shreya Singh & John Fitz

1 team spot remaining

Saturday - Sure Shots (High-Intermediate Rec Players)

Swing and Slay

Danella Escobar & Alex Escobar & Cindy Darling & Russell Darling

Ridge the Real Deal

Brenda kerle & Thomas Kerle & Valerie Herve & Eric Herve


Carolina Ramirez & Nancy Pease. & Carolina Ramirez & Carolina Ramirez

Sires Squad

Manny Sires & Christian Sires & Ileana Gavilan-Sires & Sophia Sires

Dink Fast

Valerie Berrin & Bryan Fetherston & Pauline Guzman & Alberto Guzman


Allison B. Langer & Giorgio Balli & Edna Freyre & Ed Mizerany

Tickle My Pickel

Patricia Felizzola & Marcela Scwartz & Kim Miller & Dominick Devera

The Heatles

Kassandra Garcia & Blanca Perez & Joey Fajardo & Eddy garcia

A Stiff Dink

Alex F Cejas & Judith C Cejas & Oscar Fernandez & Tina Fernandez


Daisy Iglesias & Raysa Marrero & Eric Gutierrez & Inti Pallares

The Leftovers

Charlotte Hicks & Selene Devaney & Rashid Siaspoosh & Max Delima

3 team spots remaining

Saturday - Superfly (Advanced Tournament Players)


Gina Lopez & Alina Maria Pila & Daniel Lopez & Milton Bonell


Alina M Pila & Gina lopez & Daniel Lopez & Milton Bonell

Four Play

Amy Roberts & Scott DuFeu & Susan Schwartzman & Harry Blustein

Hollywood Picklers

MARIANA PADILLA & Brenda Friend & Eric Rudolph & Ricardo Sao

Los Flacos

Felipe Duran & Alex Oliva & sheryl Saturino & Reese Fernandez

Felices los 4

Anna Segarra & Carolina Martinez & Jorge Garcia-Sarraff & Juan Navarrete

8 team spots remaining