SUMMER IS HERE. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND TAKE BREAKS.
Saturday Morning Skatter Day
Skatter Day returned as of March 13, 2021 and will end on June 30 due to the heat of the summer. This is a weekly Saturday morning event. To participate BFPC members will be invited by email to register each week to fill up available slots. Registration is open weekly on Sunday until the following Thursday at 5:00 p.m. Members that have registered for these events will receive a confirmation notice by Friday evening.
Each Saturday there will be 12 players in the Dill group (level 2.5), 24 players in the Hot and Spicy group (level 3.0), and 12 players in the Jalapeno group (level 3.5+). Players will draw cards to determine first-round groupings of four with each to play three games with a different partner from the same grouping. The score of each game is logged by a scorekeeper from the Program Committee with individuals from each team-pairing credited with their team scores. The first-round individual scoring totals for the three games are tallied for ranking to assign player groupings for the second round of three games. At the end of the six games, the player with the highest point total for the six games is the winner.
You can sign up here: https://signup.com/go/iSSRTos
Tuesday Night Round Robin
This Round Robin will run from May until the end of June due to the heat of the summer. The Dill group (level 2.5) will play five games with a different partner for each game. The Hot and Spicy (3.0 level) and Jalapeno (3.5 + level) groups are placed in groups of 12 players. Each player in the group is randomly paired with a partner (usually by drawing cards) and will play five games with the same partner against each team in their group. This has been a fun and competitive event providing members with an opportunity to play with people they may not normally play with. You can sign up here: https://signup.com/go/ADvYtCw
The Shark Challenge is back! The first weekly Shark Challenge was held on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
The format of the Shark Challenge is Round Robin, Wednesday evenings, weekly competition at the Cape Fear pickleball courts and is for 4.0+ BFPC members. Players will set up their own teams in advance of the competition.
This is considered a spectator event because the level of play is exceptional and entertaining to witness. Members that wish to see the event can bring a folding chair (with plastic footing to protect the court surface) and set up in the center courts (#2 and #5).
To enter the competition, players who have joined with a partner as a team will email email@example.com to declare their team (please use "Shark Challenge Team" in the subject field of the email). SignUp, https://signup.com/go/yAOePvL will be updated by the BFPC program administrator. The first eight teams to register will play one game against each team (seven games). Win/loss totals determine bragging rights. If a tie-breaker is needed a single game will be played to determine the champion. This may be modified as we discover how many teams want to participate.
Our very first Barracuda Challenge will be played on August 11, 2021. This is a new event! The format of the Barracuda Challenge is Round Robin. This competition is for men and women 3.5 players only. 3.5 player members will partner with another 3.5 player member to establish a team in advance of the competition.
To participate in this competition members will email firstname.lastname@example.org with their name and phone number for both members of the team. SignUp at https://signup.com/go/YsfsXxg will be updated by the BFPC Program administrator (SignUp will be view-only for members for this event) to show teams registered. The first 12 teams to register will be split up into two groups of six teams. All six courts at Cape Fear will be in use. The strongest four teams will be spread across the two groups as judged by members of the Program Committee. Each group of six teams will play each other once (five games). The group 1 and group 2 teams with the highest win total will advance to the final championship game. If a tie-breaker is needed to determine a group winner, head-on-head points will be used.
With well over 450 members in our club, there will be many 3.5 men and women players that are anxious to compete, so don’t delay forming a team and registering if you want in!
Cape Fear 3.0 Inter-Community League
This event remains suspended until further notice. Look for the monthly newsletter for updates.
Club members playing in the Hot & Spicy/Intermediate Level (3.0) are welcome to sign up for participation in the Cape Fear 3.0 Inter-Community League. Matches between communities are played once a week (usually on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings), and each match includes Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. When here, play will be held at the Cape Fear courts.
Please note we plan to have a member of the BFPC Programs Committee monitor each of the above events. Please feel free to reach out to any of us with any questions or suggestions by emailing to email@example.com.
Members of the Programs Committee are:
Storm and Rain Policy
For the safety of all players, the Brunswick Forest Pickleball Club will postpone and/or cancel an event or program when there is lightening within a three mile radius, when it’s raining, or when the courts are wet. We will try to notify players by email two hours in advance of postponement or cancellation.
Sometimes we are in the middle of an event or ready to start an event when rain and/or lightning starts. All members shall abide by the decision of the board or programming representative to cancel the balance of the event for the safety of our members. You are free to play on the courts at your own risk if a club official or representative has cancelled the event.