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The Dink Minor League Pickleball presented by APL & PIKKL – Mesa, Arizona @ The Pickle Guild

August 17 - August 18, 2024

Registration open

Ends August 13, 2024

Address

The Pickle Guild

1135 North Recker Rd Mesa, AZ 85205

Events

Format: The Dink Minor League Pickleball

Price: $70.00 / Player (must register and pay as a team)

Tournament Director

Will Plantillas

Description

***UPDATE Due to having to move to a new venue, DUPR 14 and 16 will compete on 8.17 and DUPR 18 and 20 will compete on 8.18***

$1000 cash prize per division. *minimum teams required (please see rules)

Prizes:
1st place: $1000
2nd place: PIKKL paddles
3rd place: Slyce caps

SPONSORS:
PIKKL, Pickleball Cabana, Slyce Sport, Jigsaw Health, Chandler Chiropractic, Drumroll Donuts

VENDORS:
PIKKL, Pickleball Cabana, Slyce Sport, Shoe Thrill, Sojo Donuts, Get Juiced, Chandler Chiropractic

FREE professional photographs by Athletic Captures

Start time 9am

The Dink Minor League Info:
The future of pickleball is NOW: The Dink Minor League Pickleball is sweeping the nation with its innovative, fun and social amateur MLPlay™ Team Event.
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.

Rules

$1,000 cash prize per division. *minimum teams required (see note below)
DUPR Divisions
DUPR 20 (The team’s aggregate DUPR must not exceed 20.99)
DUPR 18 (The team’s aggregate DUPR must not exceed 18.30)
**Maximum individual player DUPR cannot exceed 5.10 to play in DUPR 18
DUPR 16 (The team’s aggregate DUPR must not exceed 16.30)
**Maximum individual player DUPR cannot exceed 4.60 to play in DUPR 16
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

*Division minimum for cash prizes.
DUPR 14: $1000 8 teams, $800 6 teams
DUPR 16: $1000 8 teams, $800 6 teams
DUPR 18: $1000 8 teams, $800 6 teams
DUPR 20: $1000 8 teams, $800 6 teams


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.

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 and the 3% processing fee, cancellation must be received by the end of day 15 days prior to the Minor League Pickleball event start date.
Example: Event start date is June 15, 2024. Cancellation must be received by 11:59pm local time on Friday, June 1, 2024. After June 1, 2024, no refunds will be issued.

Individual Registration Refund Policy:
Individual Registrations are not guaranteed placement in a team. Players that sign up as a single player (Individual Registration) with no team and are not placed in a team, will receive a full refund minus the $5 technology fee and the 3% processing fee 3-5 business days after the event ends.

Players

DUPR 14

SoonerCats (Team DUPR = 13.91)

Lorry Bottrill & Connor Bottrill & Cindy Gialketsis & Brendan Gialketsis

Dinktastic Four (Team DUPR = 13.94)

Mickle Moore & Parth Jogi & Patricia & Kamryn Anderson

Dat DUPR Doe (Team DUPR = 14.03)

Chi Kakizawa & Katie Dunaway & Eric Green & Megan Clark

Carpe Dink'em (Team DUPR = 14.1)

Michael Funicello & Clay Novick & Suzanne Deitering & Kenna Willden-Milbert

The Real Dill (Team DUPR = 14.29)

Brenda Chen & Loann Nguy & Ken Wang & Vu Dang

No Drops (Team DUPR = 13.44)

Marc McCombs & Troy Robinson & Michelle Irvin & Danae Destories

Fried Pickles (Team DUPR = 14.16)

Claire Ritchie & Margaret Sazama & John C & Wayne Ung

Lobby the House Elves (Team DUPR = 12.92)

Lidia Ouk & Ryan Donnan & Brittney Wong & Stephen Gerrish

0 team spots remaining

DUPR 16

AZ Dink (Team DUPR = 16.29)

Margaret Dodd & Russell Martinez & Tyler Kohner & Christina Chi

7 team spots remaining

DUPR 18

Dink Dynasty (Team DUPR = 17.77)

Miranda Carr & AnneMarie Jones & Justin Sweet & Gin Giurgiu

Erne Kings & Queens (Team DUPR = 18.26)

Joseph Wells & Jerry Worsham & Laramie Edens & Karen Greenwood

LoAnViRi (Team DUPR = 16.93)

Vicki Teeple & Ricardo Coppel & Andrea McDaniel & Lorine Schlecht

My Balls Have Dropped (Team DUPR = 18.11)

Jon Mastrangelo & Kristin Vogel & Leann Tran & Dalton Kates

4 team spots remaining

DUPR 20

No players yet

8 team spots remaining

Individual Registration

No players yet

8 team spots remaining