With temperatures plummeting and players flocking out-of-the-cold and indoors, we are once again approaching the date for our annual pickleball between-Christmas-and-New Year’s get together – also known as the 2019 WinterMAX Pickleball Tournament.
WinterMAX 2019 is slated for Friday, December 27 (Mixed beginning @ approx. 4:00 PM) and Saturday, December 28 (Men’s & Women’s beginning at approx. 8:00 AM) at the Courtyard Sportsplex in West Chester, Ohio. The cost is $30 for one event or $40 for 2 (both) events.
Registration for the tournament is now open. You can view the tournament and register here.
$10 Discount Code for Students
If you have taken at least three (3) private pickleball lessons with me (TODD JUNGLING) between July 1, 2019 and October 31, 2019, I have created a unique, 1-time use, $10 Discount Code for you that you can apply at checkout when you register for the tournament. Please email me (or text me) before registering for any events and I will email (text) you that unique-to-you discount code.
Tournament Management Software for Registration and Game-Day Management
We will be using PickleballBrackets.com for registration and game-day management.
If you haven’t yet signed up for PickleballBrackets.com, you will need to create your Pickleball Brackets account before registering for any events. Once you create that account, you will need to respond to the automated email from PickleballBrackets.com to verify your email address. Once completed, you will then be able to register for the event(s).
In-Game Text Messages
This will be a helpful feature during “game-day.” You will have the option of receiving “in-game text messages” when creating your PickleballBrackets account. Please opt-in. That will help expedite matches, communication, etc. on game day.
Some of you may be wondering why we opted to use PickleballBrackets.com and not PickleballTournaments.com for tournament registration and game-day management this year. Simply stated, I enjoy testing new software, features and processes.
Last year I tried out PickleballTournaments.com for the first time as a tournament director and was, frankly, a bit underwhelmed – especially given their contract with the USAPA as the exclusive tournament management software for sanctioned pickleball tournaments. Here is my review of PickleballTournaments.com after the 2018 WinterMAX tournament.
This year I wanted to try PickleballBrackets.com. I have heard many good things about this company and thought they deserved a fair and equal opportunity.
See you on the courts!