Grand Junction Tournament “Move-Up” Rule
Updated July 19, 2022
Rule: A tournament winner, of any event held in Grand Junction (mixed or same-sex), must play at the next higher level in all events entered in the following calendar year in Grand Junction. A player may appeal the ruling by providing the reasoning as to why he or she should not have to move up. The appeal will be heard by the club’s four-player skills evaluation committee. If, after moving up to the next level, a player believes that he/she is not competitive (due to injury, etc.), another appeal may be filed requesting to be moved back down.
Reason: To keep players from playing below their skill level.
History: Enforcement began with winners of Grand Junction-based tournaments in 2015. Over the years, many appeals have been heard; all have been granted.
Date Ratified: On June 14, 2017, the Western Slope Pickleball Club Board of Directors discussed and unanimously voted to approve the “tournament move-up rule” that was put in place by Grand Junction Parks and Recreation in 2015 for tournaments held in Grand Junction.