October 2, 2021
Duluth, MN
Because of the rise in Covid cases, we are sad to announce that once again we are cancelling the Gitchi Gummi tournament. We were hopeful that we would be able to hold it this year, but we are not comfortable holding an indoor tournament during these uncertain times. Our first priority is to keep everyone safe. We hope to hold our tournament in 2022.

Venue

Duluth Indoor Sports Center
4402 Rice Lake Rd
Duluth, MN 55811

Twelve indoor, tennis-surface courts

Times

Men's and Women's Doubles, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mixed Doubles, 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Check-in starts one hour before the scheduled start time. Courts will be available for warm-up at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.

T-shirts, goody bags, and registration materials will be handed out at check-in.

Skill Levels

3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5+ - Skill levels may be combined depending on the number of players.

Go to USA Pickleball for rating descriptions.

The tournament director reserves the right to reclassify player ratings.

Entry Fee

Registration fee is $30 for one event. A second event is an additional $10. T-Shirts are optional and will cost an additional $10.

DAPA members receive a $10 discount.

Format

Round robin pool play with most or all teams advancing to a single elimination bracket (there will be no consolation bracket). All matches will be one game to 15, win by 2. You will be guaranteed at least 4 matches during the tournament.

Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams in each bracket.

Tournament Ball

The tournament ball will be the Franklin X.

Registration

From August 15 to August 21, only DAPA members are allowed to register. (One member of the team must be a DAPA member.) Registration is open to everyone starting August 22.

The registration deadline is September 26.

See the registration page for details.

Registration Limits

Through September 18, 2021 - Until September 18, limits will be placed on each division. Anyone that registers after the limit is reached will be put on a waitlist. (This is to give each division the opportunity to get enough teams to make it a good competition.)

Men's 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5+ - 8 teams in each division
Women's 3.0, 3.5, 4.0+ - 8 teams in each division
Mixed 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5+ - 12 teams in each division

Starting September 19, 2021 - If one or more divisions do not fill, the unfilled spots will be open to all, regardless of skill level.

Men's/Women's Doubles - 56 total teams
Mixed Doubles - 48 total teams

Questions

Most of the information you need is found on this website. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us.