Welcome to the Georgia Pickleball Association State Championship Tournament in Macon, Ga. The Tournament will be played at the Tattnall Pickleball and Tennis Center, 1155 College Street, Macon GA, 31201.
In order to qualify to register for the State Tournament, players must have played in a minimum of three (3) GPA tournaments during 2023. Registration fee is $70 and includes all three events. Participants may play in up to 3 events as long as each event take places on different days. Participants must also be a member of the Georgia Pickleball Association (GPA).
The schedule is as follows:
Friday November 10th Mens & Womens Singles
Saturday November 11th Mens & Womens Doubles
Sunday November 12th Mixed Doubles.
Competition each day will begin at 8:00 AM. Specific start times for each event will be posted and emailed to players approximately one week prior to the event.
Format is double elimination brackets with a guaranteed third game. Smaller bracket formats may be altered to round robin at the Tournament Director’s discretion.
Brackets of 3 teams: Double Round Robin. Each match will be one game to 15, win by 2.
Brackets of 4 teams: Double Round Robin. Each match will be one game to 11, win by 2.
Brackets of 5 or more teams: Double elimination bracket.
As registration proceeds, tournament management reserves the option to combine brackets as needed if brackets do not fill. If brackets are combined to create playable brackets, awards will be based on the original division and not the combined bracket. Brackets will be combined by age if possible to avoid combining skills.
Skills levels include 2.5,3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5+.
Age groups are 19+, 35+, 50+, 60+, 70+
A team must play at the skill level of the higher rated player (or higher) and the age group of the younger player. Age is calculated as of 12/31/2023.
– PickleballBrackets.com ratings will be used.
-Players with a UTPR that is higher than their Georgia Pickleball Association calculated tournament rating may be moved to the higher level at the discretion of the tournament director.
You may register and identify your partner or request “Need partner”. Your partner must register within five days of your registration or the team will be moved to the wait list. When the identified partner registers after the five day grace period, the team will automatically move from the wait list back to the active list if there is a slot available and both teams have paid. If a player needs a partner, the team will automatically move from the wait list to the active list once a partner is identified, registers, and both players have paid if there is an available slot to move to. NOTE: Your spot in the tournament is not guaranteed until your partner has registered and all fees have been paid in full.
There are no referees. Matches are self-monitored. If a referee is requested, we will do our best to provide one.
All Entries are required to be a member of the Georgia Pickleball Association (GPA) AND have played in at least 3 GPA sanctioned events in 2023. The GPA registration fee is a $30 fee for a 12 month membership. GPA membership allows players to play in all GPA sanctioned tournaments and leagues. GPA will maintain GPA ratings and GPA rankings for all players. GPA strongly encourages all players to also become members of USA Pickleball. Players can check their ratings at PickleballBrackets.com.
Refunds in the form of credits, less a $15 processing fee, will be issued for all cancellations regardless of the reason. These funds can be put towards the tournament fees of future events.
Inclement Weather Policy
If this event is an outdoor tournament and weather is a factor, we will do all we can to play matches. There are no refunds, credits, or make-up days if the tournament is impacted by weather.
If possible, we will notify players if there is an indoor backup plan for this tournament.