IFP Bainbridge Cup and Spanish Open 2017 2017-05-23T16:20:00+00:00

IFP Bainbridge Cup and Spanish Open 2017

Register in English here
Inscríbete en Español here


DATES: September 15, 16 and 17, 2017


  • Madrid, Spain
  • Games will be played on outdoor courts.

HOSTED BY: The Spanish Pickleball Association


  • This year we will celebrate two competitions in the same event:
  • 1) The “Intercontinental Cup” is a team competition: Europe versus North America. A third team (“Rest of the World” team) is also expected to participate.
  • 2) The Spanish Open Pickleball Championships 2017
  • The categories of both tournaments will be based on age and skill level: 19 , 50 , 65 , 70 , 75 , and 80 . Age is determined as of December 31, 2017.
  • All playing levels are welcome.
  • Events include Women’s Doubles, Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles.
  • Each event will have Pool Play followed by Bracket Play.
  • A and B level brackets will be created after pool play. Top teams from each pool will enter A Bracket. Bottom teams from each pool will enter B Bracket.
  • Pool Play will be 2 games to 11, win by 1.
  • Bracket play will be either best 2 out of 3 to 11, win by 2, or one to 15, win by 2, depending of the time available.
  • Awards given to the top 3 finishers in each bracket (A and B) of each event.
  • All games refereed. All players must referee or provide a replacement to referee for themselves.
  • Participants are guaranteed a minimum of 4 games per event.

The Tournament Director reserves the right to modify divisions and format based on number of participants. Groups may be combined or cancelled if insufficient entries.

International Federation of Pickleball official rules will apply. Official rules can be found at www.ifpickleball.org.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

  • Practice day
  • Clinics with Pickleball Pros

Thursday, September 14, 2017

  • Practice day
  • Clinics with Pickleball Pros
  • Referee Training

Friday, September 15, 2017

  • The Intercontinental Cup 2017
  • Team Competition: North America versus Europe
  • A third team called “Rest of the World” made up of players from other continents is also expected to participate.
  • Women’s Doubles
  • Men’s Doubles
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Participation in the Copa Team Event is open to all players to register to participate
  • This event is the International Federation of Pickleball’s first official event

Saturday, September 16, 2017

  • Spanish Open Pickleball Championships 2017
  • Women’s Doubles
  • Men’s Doubles

Sunday, September 17, 2017

  • Spanish Open Pickleball Championships 2017
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Post Tournament Celebration Dinner Party “Fiesta”

NOTE: Tournament Director may adjust competition format and hours of play depending on number of entries.


To register in English through PickleballTournaments.com click here.
Para registrarse en Español rellene este formulario.


We recommend several nice hotels that are located in the historic center of Madrid. Click here .



On dates immediately following the competition (September 18 – 20) we have oranized a variety of guided tours of Madrid and some surrounding medieval cities (Toledo and Segovia), as well as some fabulous dinners in historic restaurants. To find out more and take advantage of any or all of these activities to make the most of your visit to Madrid, click here .


Take advantage of the many interesting tourism activities that you can schedule around the tournament. For more information visit:

Oficial Toursim Website of the City of Madrid

Official Tourism Website of the Region of Madrid


International Tournament Director: Michael Hess

  • Contact: Contact: You can contact the Spanish Pickleball Association at internationals@www.pickleballspain.org or via the contact form.