Finnish Open 2019 IN BRIEF

The 3rd Finnish Open Pickleball Championships takes place on 14–16 June 2019 in the city of Espoo at "Esport Center", the largest indoor sports complex in the Nordic countries. The tournament will include Women's and Men's Singles, as well as Women's, Men's and Mixed Doubles. Deadline for registration is 24th May 2019.

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Weather you are a seasoned player aiming for the medals or have recently started to play and want to experience what a pickleball tournament is all about, we welcome you to participate. We'll do our best to give you a great time, enjoy pickleball, as well as meet old and make lots of new friends. 

Tournament infomation

  • Date: 14–16 June 2019

  • Location: Esport Center, Tapiola Sports Park, Koivu-Mankkaan tie 3, 02200 Espoo, Finland

  • Courts: up to 16 indoor (badminton) courts available, depending on the total number of participants. Correct kitchen lines will be marked and portable pickleball nets used

  • Official tournament ball: Jugs indoor ball.

Competition format & rules

 

  • First there will be round-robin games, followed by single elimination rounds for those who have qualified

  • The tournament categories are based on skill levels (official or self-assessed)

  • All skill levels are welcome

  • Events:

    • Women’s & Men's Singles (Friday 14th)

    • Women's & Men's Doubles (Satuday 15th)

    • Mixed Doubles (Sunday 16th)

  • Participants are guaranteed minimum of four (4) games per event

  • The Tournament Director reserves the right to modify divisions and competition format, based on the number of participants to make the categories even, interesting and to ensure enough games to players. Groups may be combined or cancelled if insufficient entries. 

  • International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) rules will apply. Official rules can be found at www.ipickleball.org

  • This is a non-sanctioned tournament.

Tournament schedule (tentative)

Thursday, June 13th:

  • Pickleball Finland's weekly "open courts" session

  • 10–12am, price 7 € (payable at the venue)

  • Another venue in Espoo (about 3.5 kms from Esport Center), easy to reach by metro and bus

  • (Another session possible in the evening)

Friday, June 14th:

  • Registration

  • Warm-up play for Singles players

  • Women's and Men's Singles

  • Medal ceremony for Women's and Men's Singles

  • Free warm-up play in the evening for all participants

Saturday, June 15th:

  • Registration​

  • Warm-up play for Doubles players

  • Opening of the tournament

  • Women's doubles

  • Men's doubles

  • Medal ceremony for Women's and Men's doubles

  • Tournament dinner 

Sunday, June 16th:

  • Registration

  • Warm-up play

  • Mixed doubles

  • Medal Ceremony for Mixed Doubles

  • Closing of the tournament

Tournament fees

  • Registration fee + one event 45 €

  • 2nd event 15 €

  • 3rd event 10 €

  • Tournament full-course buffet dinner (Saturday) 35 €

  • Special tournament t-shirt (dry-fit material, unisex model) 15 €

The venue & additional program

Esport Center (Koivu-Mankkaan tie 3, Tapiola, Espoo) is located in the Tapiola Sports Park. Esport Center offers a wide range of services for visitors, such as café of 70 seats (lunch available), a pro shop, spacious locker & shower rooms with saunas (of course in Finland!) and reception staff ready to help you. With public transportation it's easy to arrive in Esport Center weather you're staying in Helsinki center or somewhere in Espoo. There's a metro station just 100 metres from the venue.

There will be more pickleball available at a different venue (price 7 €/2 hours) in Espoo on our weekly sessions before (Thursday) and after (Tuesday) the tournament. Check out tips for what to see & do in Espoo, Helsinki and elsewhere in Finland.

Registration & payments

Registration will be done by using an online form. Fill in carefully all the required information. Please note, that each player has to register separately. The Release, Permission and Indemnity Agreement Waiver will be accepted by submitting the registration and paying the tournament fees.

The payments are made online by credit card. Fees are due immediately, so please register only when you are also ready to pay the fees. We recommend you to register in early, as the number of participants may have to be limited.

Please visit the Tournament FAQ page to see the cancellation and refund policy before submitting your registration.

Lodging

We have arranged a special deal with the hotel closest to the venue. Read more about tips for accommodation.

Additional information – FAQ

Please see the FAQ page for more details about practicalities. Should you have any questions or concerns you can't find an answer to, don't hesitate to send an email at pickleballtournament.finland@gmail.com

Players needing partners  

We recommend that you try to find yourself a partner for your chosen events BEFORE registrating. Submitting your partner's name(s) with your registration will save us a lot of time and effort. NOTE: every player has to fill in the registration separately.

In case you don't yet have a partner, you can still register and start looking for a partner by using the Tournament Players' Facebook Group. NOTE: Please send us an email immediately after you have found a partner. Thank you.

Sponsors

Organizer

Pickleball Finland

Tournament email: pickleballtournament.finland@gmail.com

Website: www.pickleballfinland.fi

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pickleballfinland

Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/563023840842202/

Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/616180672165756/

Tournament director: Tuomo Antikainen.