Fall is coming, and courts will be crowded. Remember to share the courts.
Breakfast, Membership Drive, and Pickleball
Sunday, February 13, 2022
Thank you to Panera, Mr. Bagel Meister, and Food Lion
for their generous donations of coffee, bagels, and water.
Dinko de Mayo
Thursday, May 5, 2022
What a great turnout we had for our annual Dinko de Mayo party!
We couldn't have had such a successful party without the tireless help of some of our Club members: Alan and Kathryn Scerbo, Gerry and Lynne Loccisano, John and Julie Lafakis, Kelly Sullivan, Mary and Mark Rubard, Bion Stewart, Geri and Greg Semenza, Sue Dalpe, Lisa Kelly, and Celia Sefrin. Sandi Stewart-BFPC VP and her committee did a fantastic job coordinating and executing the event. And thanks to our DJ, Will Kammer, for always playing great dance music. Also, thank you to Harris Teeter for food donations.
August 17, 2022
Thank you to Middle of the Island for providing the delicious food. And thank you to Will Kammer, our BF resident DJ, who always plays great music. Plus, we had a couple of contests too which were fun. And Sandi Carter Stewart, our Club VP, was selling shirts again. And thank you to Laura Niewold for selling the most t-shirts!
2023 Election - In-person Voting
December 14, 2022
6-10 p.m. at TBA
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
· 8-10a Wednesday mornings, All Courts, Open Play for All Players
· 8-10a Thursday mornings, All Courts, Open Play for All Players
· 8a-12p, Friday mornings, All Courts, Open Play for All Players
· 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 - Will resume in September
This Round Robin is held from Spring through Fall. The Dill group (level 2.5) 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
Saturday Morning Skatterday - Will resume in September
This is a weekly Saturday morning event held from Spring through Fall. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
CPR Hands-Only, American Red Cross February 9, Wednesday, 1p, The Commons
Breakfast, Membership Drive, and Pickleball
February 13, Sunday, from 9-11a
Patio outside of Main Pool
Dinko de Mayo
May 5, 2022, Thursday, from 4-7p
Patio and Courts outside of Main Pool
May 24, 2022, Tuesday, from 5-6p
Hammock Meeting Room
August 17, 2022 from 4-7p
Main Fitness Center Pool
2022 Election - In-person Voting
December 14, 2022
*Watch your Club emails for additional information.
The format of the Shark Challenge is Round Robin, Wednesday evenings, 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 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.
Barracuda Challenge - Beginning in the Fall
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 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!