Opinions on the 2023 Rocky Mountain Championships

An Exciting Pickleball Tournament

The 2023 Rocky Mountain Championships is set to be one of the most eagerly anticipated pickleball tournaments in the Colorado region. Hosted by the Clement Park Pickleball Complex, this tournament is fully sanctioned by USA Pickleball, ensuring that every match is officiated and operated by the PT Pro Team. The RMC will cater to players of all skill levels, ranging from 3.0 to 5.0, with player rating and seeding placement being determined by the UTPR system.

Calling All Teams for a Challenge

This year’s RMC will also introduce a new and exciting event: the Team Challenge Competition. Teams consisting of four players (2 men and 2 women) will compete for cash prizes in different divisions. There will be two age groups, 18 to 59 and 60 plus, and two skill levels, 4.0 and below and 4.5 to 5.0. It is important to note that these team events are non-sanctioned and will not affect players’ UTPR or WPR ratings. The prize purse for the winning teams of the RMC Team Challenge Competition is an impressive $4,000, with payouts available for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams in each bracket.

Exciting Tournament Format

The RMC will follow a double elimination format, with matches being played until one team remains undefeated. Interestingly, there will also be a consolation bracket, giving teams the opportunity to come back and compete for the gold. In events where fewer than five teams are registered, the tournament reserves the right to combine events based on age or skill level, ensuring that competition remains exciting. Winners of the original bracket levels will be awarded medals, providing recognition for their achievements.

Refunds and Inclement Weather Policy

It’s important to be aware of the refund and inclement weather policies put in place for the RMC. The tournament has a strict no refund policy after the cancellation deadline, which is set for June 10th, 2023. However, withdrawals made before this date will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee, with the remainder of the fees paid being refunded. In the event of inclement weather, matches may be shortened or even suspended if necessary. The tournament organizer will make every effort to ensure that as many matches as possible are played, but player safety and court conditions will always be prioritized.

A Destination Tournament for Summer

The 2023 Rocky Mountain Championships aims to be a destination tournament for players and enthusiasts alike. With its beautiful location in the Clement Park Pickleball Complex, participants can enjoy the outdoor non-covered play area and take advantage of the 16 permanent courts. Located in Littleton, Colorado, the venue provides a scenic and convenient setting for players to showcase their skills.

In conclusion, the 2023 Rocky Mountain Championships promises to be an exciting and competitive pickleball tournament. With its range of skill levels, team challenges, and unique tournament format, players from all backgrounds can participate and enjoy the thrill of competition. It’s an event not to be missed, and players are encouraged to make the RMC their summer destination tournament. The stage is set for an unforgettable pickleball experience in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

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