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Dream Tickets: Earn your bid to the 2024 National Championship at the Northeast Regional

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The Dink Minor League Pickleball Regional Showdown season is upon us.

It’s time to assemble your team and dive into the action of the greatest team tournament format there is. 

Regional Showdowns promise a larger-than-local-event experience with a four-match guarantee. That’s 16-plus games guaranteed per team. Where else can you experience that generous amount of guaranteed play at a National Qualifying event?

In addition to guaranteed games for each player, the top three teams will earn Official MiLP Regional Showdown medals to commemorate their accomplishments. Plus, all Regional Showdown players will earn points towards their respective DUPR Divisions on the National Leaderboard (including the 1st place team).

Best of all, the ultimate prize of a Regional Showdown ... the coveted Dream Ticket: the Gateway to the National Championship!

Teams that win their division bypass the National Leaderboard and earn a spot at 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 four players stay the same). If any players on the team are substituted, the team will be placed in the appropriate aggregate at the time of registration.

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If a team that received a Dream Ticket cannot attend the National Championship with all four of its original teammates, they can choose to replace up to two teammates with players who have competed in MiLP events during the 2024 qualifying season.

If a first-place team cannot attend Nationals with at least two of its original Regionals’ teammates, the second-place team will be offered their Dream Ticket to Nationals.

The Northeast Regional Showdown will feature a gift bag and fruit/bagels for registered players. Door prize for two winners.

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DUPR Divisions for the Northeast Regional

Teams are made up of two males and two females.

  • DUPR 18 (The team’s aggregate DUPR must not exceed 18.30)
  • DUPR 16 (The team’s aggregate DUPR must not exceed 16.30)
  • 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

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

Register today for the Northeast Regional and don't miss your chance to compete!

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July 20th: Northeast Regional Showdown

Venue: Bounce

Location: Malvern, Pennsylvania

Hosted by All State Pickleball

Other Upcoming Regional Showdowns

July 27th-28th: Midsouth Regional @ Pickleball Kingdom ~ Plano, Texas

August 10th: Midwest Regional @ PickleCon - Kansas City, Missouri

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