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SOUTHWEST REGIONAL SHOWDOWN hosted by iPickle Nation & Sponsored by JustPaddles

October 5 @ 8:00 am - October 6 @ 9:00 pm MDT

The future of pickleball is NOW: Minor League Pickleball is sweeping the nation with its innovative, fun and social amateur MLPlay™ Team Event.

Assemble your team and dive into the action at the newly unveiled Minor League Regional Showdowns: seven tournaments spanning across seven regions of the USA.  Regional Showdowns promise a larger-than-local-event experience:

  • #️⃣ 4️⃣  4 Match Guarantee (16 games per team) as all teams go to bracket playoff
  • 🥇🥈🥉 Official Minor League 2024 Regional Medals for 1st thru 3rd
  • 📈 All Regional Showdown players will earn points towards their respective DUPR Divisions on the National Leaderboard (including the 1st place team).
  • 🟡 Official Ball: GAMMA Chuck
  • 🔖 Swag Item from Minor League Pickleball

The ultimate prize? Each gold medalist team secures a coveted Dream Ticket to the National Championship.

  • A team that earns a Dream Ticket to the National Championship will compete in the division in which they qualified regardless of their DUPR aggregate at registration as long as the entire team is intact (all 4 players stay the same). If any players of the team are substituted, the team will be placed in the appropriate aggregate at the time of registration.
  • If a team that received a Dream Ticket cannot attend the National Championship with all 4 of its original teammates, they can choose to replace up to 2 teammates with players who have competed in MiLP events during the 2024 qualifying season.
  • If a 1st place team cannot attend Nationals with at least 2 of its original Regionals’ teammates, the 2nd place team will be offered their Dream Ticket to Nationals.

DUPR Divisions for the Southwest Regional:
Saturday, October 5th

DUPR 20 (The team’s aggregate DUPR must not exceed 20.30)
DUPR 16 (The team’s aggregate DUPR must not exceed 16.30)
DUPR 12 (The team’s aggregate DUPR must not exceed 12.30)
**Maximum individual player DUPR cannot exceed 3.60 to play in DUPR 12
Sunday, October 6th
DUPR 22 (The team’s aggregate DUPR must not exceed 22.99)
DUPR 18 (The team’s aggregate DUPR must not exceed 18.30)
DUPR 14 (The team’s aggregate DUPR must not exceed 14.30)
**Maximum individual player DUPR cannot exceed 4.10 to play in DUPR 14

The Southwest Regional Showdown will feature cash prizes for all Division Winners. More to be announced! 

Sign up today for the SOUTHWEST REGIONAL SHOWDOWN hosted by iPickleNation at Picklemall in Tempe, Arizona, on Saturday, October 5th and Sunday October 6th, 2024.

To Register for the Southwest Regional Showdown, click on the link below:


Minor League PIckleball is an innovative team competition where teams of 4 players (2 women and 2 men) compete against each other in an engaging format, with twists on traditional match-ups and scoring for games, matches, and tiebreakers. Teams compete against each other in Matches using the MLPlay™ format:

MLPlay™ is an ingenious gameplay format that brings men and women together on a level playing court. In the MLPlay™ format team matches are composed of four 21-point games, one women’s doubles, a men’s doubles, and the final two games consisting of mixed doubles.

If both teams are tied at 2-2 after the 4 games are played, they’ll go to a Dreambreaker™! In a Dreambreaker™ one person from each team plays singles against the other team’s player, switching players every four rallies until someone gets to 21 and wins by two points.

To sign up for any Minor League event, a DUPR account is required at the time of registration. Not rated players can play; however, their estimated rating will be verified by the tournament director. All players must join the iPickle Nation DUPR Digital Club via their DUPR app. SWISH App download with DUPR linked is also required. 

Join iPickle Nation DUPR DUPR Digital Club: click here

Single Registrations:
If you are registering as a single registration but are already part of a team, please notate Team Name AND the DUPR Division. For example, “Mad Drops – 18.”
If you want to play in the Minor League event but are unable to form a team, the tournament director will do their best to place you on a team. For players that are not placed, thus not playing the event, their registration fees will be refunded.

Substitute Players
A team that needs a player substitute must submit the substitute to the tournament director. Substitute player’s DUPR may not cause the established team’s aggregate to go over max event’s aggregate.


October 5 @ 8:00 am MDT
October 6 @ 9:00 pm MDT
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iPickle Nation


5000 S Arizona Mills Cir
Tempe, AZ 85282 United States
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