February Moneyball

**Update 2/24 11p**

4.0 Mixed at 11 teams, 2 group RR 1 game to 11, everyone advances to a single elimination bracket.  Format updated below.

**Update 2/23 11a**

Late withdrawal from open mixed, now 9 teams.  Associated change to the round robin format, all teams will still qualify for double elimination bracket play.

**Update 2/21 9a**

Mixed 4.0 is 10 teams, 2 group RR, top 8 advance to single elimination bracket.  Format is updated below.

**Update 2/21 1a**

SATURDAY 2/24

3.5 Mens
-Start time: 9a
-The Summit’s doors open at: 8a
-Arrive no later than: 8:30a
-Announcements: 8:45a
-Number of teams: 5
-Format:
—1 group, full round robin, 1 game to 11 win by 2
—All teams advance to seeded single elimination bracket, 4th v 5th place teams will play 1 game to 15, the remaining matches are 2/3 to 11
—Bronze medal match may be 1 game to 15 at tournament’s discretion
—Round robin tiebreaker: 1) head-to-head result, 2) point differential, 3) coin flip
—Minimum matches: 5, maximum matches: 7
-Ball: Core

4.0 Mens
-Start time: 9a
-The Summit’s doors open at: 8a
-Arrive no later than: 8:30a
-Announcements: 8:45a
-Number of teams: 8
-Format:
—1 group, full round robin, 1 game to 11 win by 2
—All teams advance to seeded single elimination bracket, 2/3 to 11
—Bronze medal match may be 1 game to 15 at tournament’s discretion
—Round robin tiebreaker: 1) head-to-head result, 2) point differential, 3) coin flip
—Minimum matches: 8, maximum matches: 10
-Ball: Core

3.5/4.0 Womens
-Start time: 12:30p
-Arrive no later than: 11:30a
-Announcements: 12:15p
-Number of teams: 7
-Format:
—Combined group (4 3.5 teams, 3 4.0 teams)
—1 group, full round robin, 1 game to 11 win by 2
—All 3.5 teams advance to a 4 team single elimination bracket
—All 4.0 teams advance to a 3 team single elimination bracket
—Bronze medal match may be 1 game to 15 at tournament’s discretion
—Round robin tiebreaker: 1) head-to-head result, 2) point differential, 3) coin flip
—Minimum matches: 7, maximum matches: 8
-Ball: Core

Open Mens
-Start time: 2p
-Arrive no later than: 1p
-Announcements: 1:45p
-Number of teams: 10
-Format:
—2 group round robin, 1 game to 15 win by 2
—All teams advance to seeded double elimination bracket, 2/3 to 11 main draw, 1 game to 15 back draw
—Bronze medal match may be 1 game to 15 at tournament’s discretion
—Round robin tiebreaker: 1) head-to-head result, 2) point differential, 3) coin flip
—Minimum matches: 6, maximum matches: a bunch if you come all the way through the backdraw
-Ball: Dura
-Team Payouts: 1st – $500 ($250 per player), 2nd – $280 ($140 per player), 3rd $180 ($90 per player)

Open Womens
-Start time: 4:30p
-Arrive no later than: 3:30p
-Announcements: 4:15p
-Number of teams: 4
-Format:
—1 group, full round robin, 1 game to 15 win by 2
—All teams advance to seeded double elimination bracket, 2/3 to 11 main draw, 1 game to 15 back draw
—Bronze medal match may be 1 game to 15 at tournament’s discretion
—Round robin tiebreaker: 1) head-to-head result, 2) point differential, 3) coin flip
—Minimum matches: 5, maximum matches: 8
-Ball: Dura
-Team Payouts: 1st – $380 ($190 per player)

SUNDAY 2/25

3.5 Mixed
-Start time: 9a
-The Summit’s doors open at: 8a
-Arrive no later than: 8:30a
-Announcements: 8:45a
-Number of teams: 8
-Format:
—1 group, full round robin, 1 game to 11 win by 2
—All teams advance to seeded single elimination bracket
—Bronze medal match may be 1 game to 15 at tournament’s discretion
—Round robin tiebreaker: 1) head-to-head result, 2) point differential, 3) coin flip
—Minimum matches: 8, maximum matches: 10
-Ball: Core

4.0 Mixed
-Start time: 10a
-Arrive no later than: 9:30a
-Announcements: 9:45a
-Number of teams: 11
-Format:
—2 group round robin, 1 game to 11 win by 2
—All teams advance to seeded single elimination bracket
—Bronze medal match may be 1 game to 15 at tournament’s discretion
—Round robin tiebreaker: 1) head-to-head result, 2) point differential, 3) coin flip
—Minimum matches: 4, maximum matches: 7
-Ball: Core

Open Mixed
-Start time: 1:30p
-Arrive no later than: 1p
-Announcements: 1:15p
-Number of teams: 9
-Format:
—1 group RR, everyone plays 6 matches 1 game to 11 win by 2 (format change moving from 10 -> 9, approximately the same amount of pre-bracket play as before)
—All teams advance to seeded double elimination bracket, 2/3 to 11 main draw, 1 game to 15 back draw
—Bronze medal match may be 1 game to 15 at tournament’s discretion
—Round robin tiebreaker: 1) head-to-head result, 2) point differential, 3) coin flip
—Minimum matches: 5, maximum matches: a bunch if you come all the way through the backdraw
-Ball: Dura
-Team Payouts: 1st – $500 ($250 per player), 2nd – $280 ($140 per player), 3rd $180 ($90 per player)

General Information

The Summit is an indoor facility with 6 dedicated pickleball courts, 2 warm-up dinking kitchens, and a bar/lounge area.  Tap here to see pics of our place.  We are located at:

278 Industrial Park Drive
Boone, NC 28607
828-532-5442

Registration
By email: grant.williams@thesummitpb.com
Deadline – Sunday 2/18

List of Registrantstap here

Events
Saturday 2/24
– Start times to be announced after registration closes
Womens & Mens
-3.5: max 8 teams
-4.0: max 8 teams
-Open: max 12 teams

Sunday 2/25 – Start times to be announced after registration closes
Mixed
-3.5: max 12 teams
-4.0: max 12 teams
-Open: max 16 teams

All divisions are guaranteed round robin play feeding into bracket play.  Final format will be set after all entries are in.  The goal of these tournaments are to get you as much play as possible, as efficiently as possible!

Cost
$45 registration fee
+$10 for each 3.5/4.0 event played (so $55 to play 3.5 men’s, $65 to play 3.5 men’s and mixed)
+$45 for each open event played (open costs more to generate a prize pool that goes back to you)

Payment
Venmo or your credit card on file if you are a member of The Summit
Due at the time of registration

Open Prize Pool

These are minimum payouts, we will boost these if possible based on total entries.  Tap here to see our final payouts for our December Moneyball.  Our goal here: to put together high level tourneys with lots of play that are worth your time.

Ball
3.5/4.0 – Core
Open – Dura

Weather
This is Boone, winter weather is in play.  Our propane heaters inside the facility have held up just fine in zero degree temps.  We are fortunate to be located just a quarter mile off of Hwy 421, which is well maintained.  In the event of iffy road conditions we may have to delay start times and/or shorten formats (i.e. change our round robins to 1 game to 11 instead of 15).  In the unlikely event that weather causes us to cancel the tournament, we will give credits to future Summit tournaments, which we hold monthly.

The Summit is owned and operated by pickleball players.  We’ve played in a bunch of tournaments and know what works and what doesn’t.  You can count on as many round robin matches as we can fit in followed by bracket play, and that we will run things efficiently – we keep our courts full and no sitting around for hours waiting for your next match.  Hope to see you here!  Email me with any questions.

Grant
grant.williams@thesummitpb.com