|Rule Submission Title||Single Elimination WITHOUT Consolation for Pro and Sr Pro Player tournaments|
|USAP Board Vote||Passed with modification|
|USAP Board Vote Reason||The Board approved the original suggestion as written, with the restriction to Pro/Senior Pro brackets.|
|USAP Rules Committee Vote||Passed with modification|
|USAP Rules Committee Vote Reason||Approved with modification to allow the format for all skill levels. The Tournament Director will have the authority to determine whether or not to use this format.|
|Existing Rule #||12.C, 12.G|
|Proposed Rule Change|
12.C.X. (Pro and Senior Pro Player Brackets) Single Elimination. The first player/team to score the match-winning point by at least a two-point margin wins. The final two players/teams in the winner’s bracket play for the gold/first-place and silver/second-place medals. The determination of the final standings of the remaining players/teams is left to the discretion of tournament officials.
12.G.Two-Match Minimum. In all USA PICKLEBALL-sanctioned tournaments, each entrant shall be entitled to participate in a minimum of two scheduled matches per event entered. Exception: Single Elimination events guarantee only 1 match per event.
|Original Rule Text|
12.G.Two-Match Minimum. In all USA PICKLEBALL-sanctioned tournaments, each entrant shall be entitled to participate in a minimum of two scheduled matches per event entered.
|Reasoning Behind Suggested Change|
Pro Tours desire the option to hold sanctioned tournaments without a consolation format. The reason for this is because it's easier to market the tournament to broadcast partners and potential sponsors. It now becomes easier to advertise when, for example, the quarterfinals and semifinal matches will occur.
|Scenarios In Which the Rules Applies|
All Pro / Sr Pro tournament that selects this format
|Rule Book Year||2024|
|Rule Change ID||1189|
|Date Created||May 11, 2023|
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