Breakfast, Membership Drive, and Pickleball
Sunday, February 19, 2023, 9:00-11:00 am
Thank you to those that came out on this chilly morning! Our gear swap was a big success and we've had lots of new members join the club and the Club Facebook page.
Dinko de Mayo
Friday, May 5, 2023, 4:00-7:00 pm
This event was a huge success thanks to Laurie Dever and all the wonderful volunteers who helped. Islands provided the food and everyone enjoyed the band playing on the pool patio.
Wed, August 16, 2023, 4:00- 7:00pm
Thank you to Laurie Dever who organized this fun event and to the volunteers who helped. Great food provided by Middle of the Island and fun party music by resident DJ Will Kammer.
Dink For Pink
Friday, October 13, 2023, 4:00-7:00 pm
A great time playing pickleball, eating pizza and listening to music by John Barry (NauticAcoustica), while supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Thank you to Laurie Dever for planning this wonderful event and to the volunteers who helped.
Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 6:00-10:00pm
At the Warehouse on Water, Wilmington
Keep an eye on your Club emails for additional information.
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While certain times on the schedule are not as crowded, it is still a courtesy to limit your time on each court to one game of 11 at a time or games to 9 points. Once that game is over, please exit the court to allow another group of four the opportunity to play. If there are people who are not adhering to this, do not be afraid to say something -nicely - so that play is equitable to all.
At BF Fitness Center Courts:
· 8-10a Monday mornings, All Courts, Open Play for All Players
· 8-10a Tuesday mornings, All Courts, Open Play for All Players. Intermediate lessons 10-12 with Coach Pete
· 8-10a Wednesday mornings, All Courts, Open Play for All Players
· 8-10a Thursday mornings, All Courts, Open Play for All Players
· 8a-10am, Friday mornings, All Courts, Open Play for All Players. Beginner lessons with Coach Pete 10-12am.
· 8a-12p, Saturday mornings, All Courts, Open Play for All Players
· 8a-12p, Sunday mornings, All Courts, Open Play for All Players
Programs at Cape Fear National Courts (CFN):
Tuesday Night Round Robin
Round Robin is played weekly on Tuesday evenings from Spring throughout Fall, with a slight break in the heat of the summer.
Each Tuesday there will be a Dill group (level 2.5), Hot and Spicy group (3.0 level) and Jalapeno group (3.5 + level). The three groups/levels will be randomly divided into foursomes and each player will be assigned a partner which will change for each of the games. For the Fall season, the Round Robin will be social play and therefore no scores will be recorded.
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:
Saturday Morning Skatterday
This is a weekly Saturday morning event held from Spring through Fall, with a slight break in the heat of the summer. To participate, BFPC members will be invited by email to register each week to fill up available slots. Members that have registered for these events will receive a confirmation notice by Friday evening. Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/iSSRTos
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.
If you are not familiar with the skill level ranking system, please visit Definition of Player Skill Ratings - USA Pickleball Association at https://usapickleball.org/tournaments/tournament-player-ratings/player-skill-rating-definitions/. You and your fellow players will have more fun playing within your skill level grouping.
COVID-19 protocols are still to be observed. DO NOT play if you have been exposed to someone who has COVID 19 or if you have symptoms that could indicate you have contracted COVID-19. If you need to cancel participation please send an email to email@example.com.
You can sign up here: https://signup.com/go/ADvYtCw
The BFPC has a calendar of socials for our members. Most of these social events involve open court play at the Fitness Center courts, as well as a lot of mingling time. While not all dates are set in advance, we want to give you an idea of what to expect for the year.
Breakfast, Membership Drive, and Pickleball
February 19, 2023, Sunday, from 9-11am
Patio outside of Main Pool
Dinko de Mayo
May 5, 2023, Friday, 4-7pm
Patio and Courts outside of Main Pool
August 16, 2023, 4-7pm
Main Fitness Center Pool
Dink For Pink
October 13, 2023, 4-7pm
Fitness Center courts and patio
2023 Election - Online Voting Only
December 13, 2023, 6-10pm at the Warehouse on Water
*Watch your Club emails for additional information.
The format of the Shark Challenge is Round Robin at the Cape Fear pickleball courts 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 & #5).
To enter the competition, players who have joined with a partner as a team will email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com 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 over 500 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!