MARCH 18, 2019.
EPC BATTLE OF THE PADDLE PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT CANCELLED
The Board of Directors has taken the decision to cancel our Battle of the Paddle Pickleball Tournament due to COVID-19.
Events like major tournaments simply do not comply with Alberta Health Services restrictions re number of participants. In addition, Pickleball Canada requires that when tournaments are to be cancelled, it must be done no later than six weeks prior to the start of the tournament. For us, that would be April 20 and at that point, a massive amount of work would have already been done on the tournament software that would then need to be undone and refunds issued to registrants. Also, our tournament usually has more than 250 registrants and it is unlikely that it would meet Alberta Health Services gathering size restrictions.
We are, however, cautiously optimistic that some form of Pickleball will return in the late spring and summer and we are going to plan for a hearty resumption of play, under controlled conditions, with the better outdoor weather.
Pickleball Club is a registered non-profit organization in Alberta.