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2020 Duel In The Desert
17th ANNUAL Palm Creek Pickleball Tournament

March 4 to March 8, 2020

Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort
Grande, AZ

USAPA Sanctioned Tier 2 Event
Seniors Skill/Age 50+
Mens, Womens, and Mixed Doubles
Skill Level 3.0 to 5.0
Double Elimination 50+, 60+, 65+, 70+

*The Largest Tier 2 Event Sponsored by a Club
World Class Pickleball Court Complex with 32 dedicated courts
4 Sunken Medal Courts for easy viewing


Our 2019 Duel In The Desert has come and gone

Thanks to everyone who played, attended and volunteered for our 16th annual tournament here at Palm Creek Golf and RV Resort.   We hope you had as much fun attending as we had putting it on. 

We looking forward to seeing you again in 2020!  

This year we had 817 players making it one of the largest tournaments in North America and the largest club sponsored tournament.  There were 1092 matches played over 4 days.  Our goal was to make our event a world class experience for each player and spectator.

A specials thanks goes out to all the volunteers.  We would not be able to do this without you!!!

2019 Duel In The Desert Tournament Results
2019 Duel In The Desert Pictures - Medal pics, action shots and more!  You will be able to download photos.

Randy & Chris Ferrell
Tournament Directors
And the Tournament Committee


Don't miss our 17th Annual Pickleball Tournament at the Palm Creek Golf and RV Resort in Casa Grande, AZ with 4 days of tournament play and events. Main events March 4-7.  March 8 is a Rain Day, if needed.

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE AT: www.PickleballTournaments.com
Registration Opens:  January 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM (Arizona Time)
Registration Closes: February 19, 2020
Registrations will be Staggered based upon skill level.  See listing in pickleballtournaments.com for registration times.
Brackets fill quickly and some brackets will be limited.

Brackets will be age within skill  with skill levels from 3.0 to 5.0 and 50+, 60+, 65+ and 70+ age groups.

We will have many sponsors and vendors along the "Pickleball Promenade" as well as sports and fitness related booths for players.


Wed MARCH 4: WOMEN'S DOUBLES 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 (50+, 60+, 65+, 70+)
Thurs MARCH 5: MIXED DOUBLES 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 (50+, 60+, 65+, 70+)
Fri MARCH 6: MIXED DOUBLES 3.0, 3.5 (50+, 60+, 65+, 70+)
MEN'S DOUBLES 4.5, 5.0 (50+, 60+, 65+, 70+)
Sat MARCH 7: MEN'S DOUBLES 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 (50+, 60+, 65+, 70+)

Sunday MARCH 8 - Rain Day, if needed.

Feedback from our 2019 Participants

How fortunate that I received your email today. I was sitting down to write to you to BEG you to hold the tournament in the future. It is my favorite tournament. It is well run, the volunteers are phenomenal and the venue is top notch!  

I am so happy to hear you will be continuing on.  You are to be commended.....as is your community .......for putting on the "best in show" of tournaments.......I hope everyone involved knows how grateful we are to your community for all the hard work.....it really shows and it really pays off with the result!

Happy Sunday!

Cathy T.

Loved participating in your tournament ...............It was one of our favorite tournaments! Very well done!!


I Just want to say thanks to u and others for all the efforts put forth in having such a wonderful and very organized tournament - I started Playing in July and was in 3 tournaments - they were all fun - but this was the best !

Winning a Medal was even more special in such a big tournament

Rick B.

Congratulations on a really well run tournament.

there were never huge delays between one match and the next.

Already looking forward to next year!

Mark A.

This is the favorite tournament of Pickleball Rocks every single year......

a showcase.

Rodney Rocket G.

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