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Cancelled: US Open 2020

posted Mar 17, 2020, 12:15 PM by Jenn Selchow   [ updated Mar 17, 2020, 12:18 PM ]
US OPEN - Naples, FL
 
We have all been very hopeful that the 2020 Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships, Powered by Margaritaville would go on as planned.  However, that hope kept diminishing day by day.

This has been a very difficult decision as we continued to hear from hundreds of you requesting we try to wait as long as possible before canceling the 2020 event.  The decision has consumed us over the past month.  But it always came back to everyone's health being the most important part of this decision. Consequently, our decision to cancel this year’s US OPEN, after much consideration, has been made.  

We have been in constant contact with local officials and keeping abreast of the ongoing situation through the CDC and the Florida Department of Health to better understand how this virus is moving and the risks to a large gathering. We know many of you have been following as well.  Although Collier County is not currently (as per the Collier County Commissioners meeting March 16th) classified as having widespread community transmission, the County is taking the necessary precautions to prevent this from changing.

Many of you have had the US OPEN on your pickleball bucket list.  Receiving the word that you had been accepted into The OPEN was a great moment for you.  We do not want to take that moment away.

All registered players will have their spots saved and moved to next year’s dates, or will be fully refunded!

Your health and safety are our highest priority.  We hold you and your families in our thoughts and prayers as we all navigate through these challenging times. 

On behalf of our US OPEN Team, we look forward to seeing you all in 2021.
 Mark your calendars!

April 17th - 24th, 2021, The Biggest Pickleball Party in the World will just get bigger - and better!

Be well,
 Terri Graham and Chris Evon
Co-Founders US OPEN Pickleball Championships