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 will defend its title in the 2nd Annual Bainbridge Cup in 2018.

EVENT SCHEDULE:

  • The Intercontinental Cup will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.
  • Immediately following the Cup competition will be another international competition: on September 16 and 17 the Spanish Open Pickleball Championships 2017 will be held at the same location as the Cup. Therefore, there will be three consecutive days of competition at the same location: September 15, 16 and 17, 2017.
  • Click HERE for information about the Spanish Open Pickleball Championships 2017.

DAILY EVENT SCHEDULE:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 13
    • Open Court Practice Day
    • Free Clinics with World’s # 1 Marcin Rozpedski along with other Pickleball Pros
  • Thursday, Sept. 14
    • Open Court Practice Day
    • Free Clinics with World’s # 1 Marcin Rozpedski along with other Pickleball Pros
    • Referee Clinic
  • Friday, Sept. 15
    • Bainbridge Cup Team Event
    • Men’s, Women’s, Mixed Doubles
  • Saturday, Sept. 16
    • Spanish Open Pickleball Championships 2017
    • Men’s Doubles
    • Women’s Doubles
  • Sunday, Sept. 17
    • Spanish Open Pickleball Championships 2017
    • Mixed Doubles
    • Post Tournament “Fiesta” 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

TEAM CAPTAINS:

  • Bainbridge Cup Team Captains:
  • Team North America: Marcin Rozpedski, Alice Tym, Chris Thomas
  • Team Europe: Leo González, Gema García, Ian Medhurst
  • Role of the Team Captains:
    • The Team Captains play a key role both before and during the competition. The Captains’ responsibilities include: 1) promoting the event and motivating players to register and join their Team, 2) answering registration- and competition-related questions, 3) helping to organize the competition, playing schedule, and partner match-ups, 4) ranking the players on their Team, and 5) playing for and helping their Teams to victory.
    • MEET THE TEAM CAPTAINS

Spanish Open Pickleball Championships 2017:

  • The day after the Bainbridge Cup competition there will be another international pickleball competition: on September 16 and 17 the Spanish Open Pickleball Championships 2017 will be held at the same location as the Cup. Therefore, there will be three consecutive days of competition at the same location: September 15, 16 and 17, 2017.
  • The Spanish Open Pickleball Championships 2017 will be hosted by the Spanish Pickleball Association
  • Dates: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17, 2017
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Format:
    • Round Robin Pool Play followed by Double-Elimination Playoffs
    • Age/Skill-Based Tournament
    • 19+, 50+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+
    • Minimum of 4 matches guaranteed in each event entered
    • Limited to 250 participants
    • IFP sanctioning rules will apply

CONTACT:

  • Email: info@ifpickleball.org