2020 Legends Spring Fling!
Now a 2-day event and better Venue! - Men's and Women's Doubles are added on Saturday, March 21!
As you may know, Fairfax County Public Schools just closed all schools as of today through April 12. This immediately affects our Spring Fling tournament scheduled for March 21-22. It does not affect our Spring League, as we are currently planning on starting on March 29 at The FieldHouse.
For the tournament, we were able to swap venues because of our awesome friends at The FieldHouse providing their facility!
Since the county is still saying the risk remains low for county residents, we are moving forward with the tournament at this time. USAPA also has provided information that they are also moving forward with much bigger tournaments. HOWEVER, we are watching the situation closely, and if things change (e.g., the county no longer states we are at low risk), we will reassess and cancel if in the best interest of our players.
We understand that the coronavirus can affect older and/or immune compromised people, yet we also know many people want us to still hold the tournament given the current status.
Therefore, we are offering the following choices:
- Continue to plan to play
- Withdraw from the tournament – get full credit for upcoming Legends event
- Withdraw from the tournament – transfer registration to our July “dink, dink, Bang” Tourney
- Withdraw from the tournament – get refund minus $15 admin fee (we will wait to see if the whole tourney is canceled first).
If you plan on withdrawing for any reason, please let us know by this Sunday, 5pm.
In the event we do cancel the event, we will automatically move all registrations to the dink, dink, Bang tourney in July.
If the tournament occurs, here are some additional information for our players:
- The Fieldhouse has stepped up disinfecting the facility.
- Hand sanitizer will be provided.
- Do not shake hands with players, but use another method (paddle tap) to greet.
- Please do not come to the tournament if you are sick or have symptoms of sickness, or know you have been in contact with someone infected.
- If you have a weakened immune system or have family members that may be at higher risk, we recommend you consider one of the withdrawal options.
Thanks again for working with us on this, we look forward to a great tournament!
NOTE: New for 2020 - We will be using PickleballTournaments.com for everything but payments - that will still go through the Legends website (keeping costs as low as possible for our players).
Legends will only use your information internally and never share it outside Legends. We will only use your email to keep you abreast of all Legends Pickleball happenings until you decide you no longer want to receive updates.
Once you register on PickleballTournaments.com at the link below, you will see the registration link for Legends to register for the tournament (streamline version) and provide payment.
We expect this tournament to reach its max quickly, so don't delay in registering!
NEW Location: Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church VA 22042
6 Courts available
Using PickleballTournament.com software
Tournament hour approximations:
NEW! Men's Divisions: Saturday from 8:30am+
NEW! Women's Divisions: Saturday from 8:30am+
Mixed Divisions: Sunday from 8:15am to ~3:30pm
Singles Divisions: Sunday from ~3pm to ~8:45pm
Approximate division/event category start times will be announced at least 1-2 days earlier,
Player Sign-in begins 8:15am on Saturday and Sunday.
Cost is $30 entry fee per participant, and $15 or $20 for each event.
Team participants must register individually and list team partner in registration.
Free agents will be matched with similar-skilled players (as available).
Skill level bracket for teams is determined by the skill level of the higher rated partner.
Tournament Director reserves the right to adjust the age and/or skill brackets based on registration.
Tournament format is Double-elimination and Round Robin depending on division.
Detailed tournament schedule and format details will be on website NLT Wedneday before tournament.
Indoor ONIX Fuse balls will be used for play - yellow (orange as backup - if both teams prefer).
Medals for Gold in Round Robins, and Gold/Silver and Bronze in Double Eliminations.
Champions in each division also get:
Anticipated Divisions and Schedule (Divisions may be expanded to include age groups, or combined based on registrants):
- 4.5+ (Round Robin)
- 3.5 (Round Robin)
- 4.0+ (Double Elimination. Rally Scoring except Medal matches)
- Dan Wright
- Allie Cortese
- Ash Stupak