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Minor League Pickleball @ Omaha, NE

May 18, 2024

Registration open

Ends May 14, 2024

Address

Prairie Lane Park

Millard, Omaha, NE, United States of America

Events

Format: Minor League Pickleball, Rotating Partner Round Robin

Price: $65.00 / Player (must register and pay as a team)

Tournament Director

Evan Hoffpauir

Description

Pickleball Omaha and InfinitePickleball.com have teamed up together to bring Minor League Pickleball to Omaha! The future of pickleball is NOW: Minor League Pickleball is sweeping the nation with its innovative, fun and social amateur MLPlay™ Team Event.

20% of proceeds from the tournament going directly to Grow Pickleball Omaha Inc. to bring 8 courts to Churchich Park in Omaha.

FORMAT
Minor League PIckleball is an innovative team competition where teams of 4 players (2 women and 2 men) compete against each other in an engaging format, with twists on traditional match-ups and scoring for games, matches, and tiebreakers. Teams compete against each other in Matches using the MLPlay™ format:

MLPlay™ is an ingenious gameplay format that brings men and women together on a level playing court. In the MLPlay™ format team matches are composed of four 21-point games, one women’s doubles, a men’s doubles, and the final two games consisting of mixed doubles. If both teams are tied at 2-2 after the 4 games are played, they’ll go to a Dreambreaker™! In a Dreambreaker™ one person from each team plays singles against the other team’s player, switching players every four rallies until someone gets to 21 and wins by two points.

Schedule
DUPR 16 & 18: Saturday, May 18th: 8am
DUPR 14: Saturday, May 18th: 1pm

Additional Information:
Sponsored by InfinitePickleball.com and Grow Pickleball Omaha
Tournament Directors: Evan Hoffpauir and Chris Johnson

20% of proceeds go directly to Grow Pickleball Omaha Inc. growpbomaha.org
Cash prizes for 1st and 2nd if 6+ teams are in the division.
Healthy snacks and water provided for players. Team uniforms are encouraged.

Game Ball:
Franklin X

Rules

DUPR Divisions
DUPR 18 (The team’s aggregate DUPR must not exceed 18.30)
DUPR 16 (The team’s aggregate DUPR must not exceed 16.30)
DUPR 14 (The team’s aggregate DUPR must not exceed 14.30)
**Maximum individual player DUPR cannot exceed 4.10 to play in DUPR 14

Once a team registers for a Minor League Pickleball event, their ratings are “locked” and their DUPR increasing or decreasing will not impact the team’s aggregate or division placement.
To sign up for any Minor League event, a DUPR account is required at the time of registration. Not rated players can play; however, their estimated rating will be verified by the tournament director.

All players must join the Omaha Pickleball Forum DUPR Digital Club via their DUPR app. Join The Omaha Pickleball Forum DUPR Digital Club: https://mydupr.com/dashboard/browse/clubs/5541492181

Single Registrations
If you are registering as a single registration but are already part of a team, please notate Team Name AND the DUPR Division. For example, “Mad Drops – 18.”
If you want to play in the Minor League event but are unable to form a team, the tournament director will do their best to place you on a team. For players that are not placed, thus not playing the event, their registration fees will be refunded.

Substitute Players
A team that needs a player substitute can either edit their team by signing into Swish and making the edits themselves or a player may submit the player substitute information directly to the tournament organizer. Substitute player’s DUPR may not cause the established team’s aggregate to go over max event’s aggregate.

For the full Minor League Pickleball rules: https://www.dupr.com/minorleague/rules

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellation Deadline
To receive a refund minus the $5 technology fee, cancellation must be received by the end of day 15 days prior to the Minor League Pickleball start date or May 3rd.
Eg: Event start date is May 18, 2024. Cancellation must be received by 11:59pm local time on Friday, May 3, 2024. After May 3, 2024, no refunds will be issued.

Weather Cancellation Policy
Should the tournament be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, we will announce a make-up date at the earliest opportunity. Please note, we do not have access to a backup indoor facility for such weather-related cancellations. Your understanding and flexibility are greatly appreciated.

Players

DUPR 14

Dill Breakers

Geneva Olson & Mark Olson & Ryan Stutson & Jennifer Eden

Bangin’ Paddles

Sarah Ramirez & Presley Kamin & Stacy Blocher & Jon Blocher

Bangers

Sonia Spanheimer & Michael Spanheimer & Roger Thompson & Kim Foral

2 Guys, 2 Girls, and a Pickleball

Chris Bouza & Al Kallhoff & Amy Deane & Lauren Lee

That’s a paddlin’

Landon Arnold & Ellie Arnold & Jeff Arnold & Jess Souza

The Ville Vipers

Miranda Mizera & Peyton Mizera & Julie Blane & Brady Atwell

Supr Dupr

K Chris Bryson (lefty) & Matthew Acker & Angela meister & Hanna Lazure

0 team spots remaining

DUPR 16

What's Lob Got to Do With It?

Cathy Frank & Kristie Dye & Dustin Frank & Brett Hanson

Super Smash Bros

Trevor Cartner & Sarah Zaiser & Nate Blaylock & Maggie Blaylock

Team Quincy

Colton Baker & Rick Hansen & Ann Tanis & Karrie Schaeffer

Top Spin Mavericks

Bill Reese & Dan Hawkins & Hue Meyer & Kendra Winkel

3 diamonds and a spade

Wes Stephenson & Eric Kennedy & Melanie Shellberg & Michele Kennedy

BRA-USA

Jenna de Souza & Gustavo de Souza & Macey Wolfe & Rafael Summo

kirkleS

Christopher johnson & David Kirchhoefer & Kari Kirchhoefer & Tommie Richardson

Smash Bros

Mallory Gauer & Ryan Becszlko & Yuki Thit & Devin Oneal

0 team spots remaining

DUPR 18

Huron Pickleball Warriors

Dustin Christianson & Dustin Banghart & Melissa Aughenbaugh & Nicole Horsley

Double Zero

Kelly MacArthur & Dan Reid & Kelsey Conner & Mike Hancock

We Bad

Brian Downing & Jill Swenson & John Rademacher & Lauren Harbols

The Team w/ No Name!

Thomas Galgerud & Alicia Lyon & Shawn Anderson & Cody Fischer

4 team spots remaining

Individual Registration (Include Division in your Name)

Jorge Uy

Whitney Fung

Ryan C Simpson

Camille Fair

John Fair

Traci Owen

6 team spots remaining

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