Bainbridge Cup Information

BAINBRIDGE CUP OVERVIEW:

  • The “Bainbridge Cup” is a Team Competition featuring “Team North America” versus “Team Europe”.
  • Teams will be formed by “ALL” players who register for this event.
  • This “Cup” is the inaugural event of the International Federation of Pickleball.
  • The Bainbridge Cup will be an annual event. The winning Team of the 2017 Bainbridge Cup (North America) will defend its title in the 2nd Annual Bainbridge Cup to be held in 2018 in Montesilvano, Italy.

EVENT SCHEDULE:

  • The Bainbridge Cup will be held on Friday, July 20, 2018 in Montesilvano, Italy, hosted by the Italian Pickleball Association (www.pickleballitaly.org).
  • Immediately following the Cup competition will be another international competition: on July 21 and 22 the Italian Open Pickleball Championships 2018 will be held at the same location as the Cup. Therefore, there will be three consecutive days of competition at the same location: July 20, 21 and 22, 2018.
  • Click HERE for information about the Italian Open Pickleball Championships 2018.

DAILY EVENT SCHEDULE:

  • Wednesday, July 18
    • Open Court Practice Day
    • Free Clinics with elite pickleball players and coaches
  • Thursday, July 19
    • Open Court Practice Day
    • Free Clinics with elite pickleball players and coaches
    • Referee Clinic
  • Friday, July 20
    • Bainbridge Cup Team Event
    • Men’s, Women’s, Mixed Doubles
  • Saturday, July 21
    • Italian Open Pickleball Championships 2018
    • Men’s Doubles
    • Women’s Doubles
  • Sunday, July 22
    • Italian Open Pickleball Championships 2018
    • Mixed Doubles
    • Post Tournament Dinner Party

COMPETITION FORMAT:

  • Team Competition: Europe versus North America
  • Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Doubles
  • Age/Skill-Based Competition
  • 19+, 50+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+
  • One-Day Event
  • All players will play multiple matches throughout the day
  • Each match is worth points for your team (Europe, North America)
  • Limited to 250 participants
  • IFP sanctioning rules will apply

Italian Open Pickleball Championships 2018:

  • The day after the Bainbridge Cup competition there will be another international pickleball competition: on July 21 and 22 the Italian Open Pickleball Championships 2018 will be held at the same location as the Cup. Therefore, there will be three consecutive days of competition at the same location: July 20, 21 and 22, 2018.
  • The Italian Open Pickleball Championships 2018 will be hosted by the Italian Pickleball Association
  • Dates: Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22, 2018
  • Location: Montesilvano, Italy
  • Format:
    • Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Doubles
    • Age/Skill-Based Tournament
    • 19+, 50+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+
    • Limited to 250 participants
    • IFP sanctioning rules will apply

CONTACT:

  • Email: info@ifpickleball.org
  • Email: italianopen@pickleballitaly.org