Tournament Event Schedule

2018 Duel In The Desert
At Palm Creek
Thurs Mar 1- Sun Mar 4
Our 15th Annual Pickleball Tournament

4 Great Days of Pickleball Play – 5 Days of Fun, Entertainment and Events You Won’t Want to Miss!

Sponsors and Venders Galore! All along the “Pickleball Promenade”.  Sports and fitness related booths for players.

Duel in the Desert 2016 Schedule of Events v2

EVENT SCHEDULE – SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Wednesday February 28             Open Play – 8AM till 9 PM – No Organized Play
Grab your partner and come down to the courts for a tune-up before the main event!  All 32 courts are open all day; no waiting, and if there is a little waiting, say “hey” to all your friends!

Thursday March 1                Grand Opening Ceremonies  7:45 AM

Flag Ceremony with Palm Creek Choir
8:00 AM Start
Men’s Skill Doubles 3.0 (50+ and 65+, 70+)
Women’s Skill Doubles 3.0 (50+ and 65+, 70+)
Mixed Skill Doubles 4.0 (50+ and 65+, 70+)
Raffle, Venders

Lots of fun to start the tournament ! Vendors everywhere, food available, and some of the best play in Arizona. Come and cheer on your favorite teams!

Friday March 2                     Opening Ceremonies   7:45 AM

Flag Ceremony with Palm Creek Choir
8:00 AM Start
Men’s Skill Doubles 3.5-5.0 (50+ and 65+, 70+) All Men’s Skills Except 3.0
Raffle, Venders

This will be a great day! Vendors everywhere, food available, and some of the best play in Arizona. Come and cheer on your favorite men’s skill teams!

Saturday March 3             Opening Ceremonies  7 :45 AM

Flag Ceremony with Palm Creek Choir
8:00 AM Start
Mixed Skill Doubles  3.0, 3.5-5.0 (50+ and 65+, 70+) All Mixed Skills Except 4.0
Raffle, Venders

Another great day, and a busy one. Enjoy the free services provided by vendors, shop for great pickleball apparel, try out the food services, but save your appetite for some great pizza

The Medal Round Pizza Party & Entertainment (Approx 3:00 PM)
Players and Spectators Stay and watch the medal rounds. Cheer on your favorites!
All You Can Eat Pizza (cooked on site) – Players: Pizza – $1, Salad – $1.  Spouses and spectators: Pizza – $5, Salad – $1.  Pop $1.   Beer and wine available for purchase and the proceeds go to Ride For The Warriors. Pizza cooked on-site will begin with the medal rounds, or about 3:00 PM. All spectators and players are invited to grab a couple of slices, some salad, a beverage and help cheer on the medal-round participants. Pizza, Salad, Beverages and great pickleball-watching – Can’t beat it!

Sunday March 4                Opening Ceremonies  7:45 AM

Flag Ceremony with Palm Creek Choir
8:00 AM Start
Women’s Skill Doubles 3.5-5.0 (50+ and 65+, 70+)  – All Women’s Skills Except 3.0
Raffle, Venders

The last day! Today try out the massage services, shop for bargains, enjoy something entirely different from the food services, and watch some of the best pickleball of the tournament!

Thanks for joining us.   Have a safe trip home!