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DUPR Waterfall Rules and Format

Updated: Jul 7, 2022

The Newport Beach DUPR Waterfall Presented by Takeya

DUPR, The Tennis and Pickleball Club of Newport Beach and Takeya USA are proud to announce the largest prize money amateur tournament in the history of pickleball ($100K). The DUPR Waterfall, August 5-7, features a new and innovative format that guarantees players four (4) competitive games all within a four-hour period, or tee-time. This revolutionary, amateur-only event will be like none other. You DO NOT want to miss it! Register now for your chance at winning a piece of the $100,000 prize pool!


Newport Beach Tennis and Pickleball Club

11 Clubhouse Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

August 4 - August 7, 2022 $135 per event (7 max)

Registration closes July 24, 2022

The Details


Brackets are formed with 16 teams maximum and after each round, you continue playing against a team with the same sequence of wins-losses. For example, after round three, teams who won their first 2 and lost the 3rd play and teams that lost the first and won the next 2 play...your sequence matters even though all teams have 2 wins and 1 loss.


Similar to golf, play will occur within four hour designated time windows. There will be seven over the course of the weekend, so everyone can play in up to 7 brackets, with exactly 4 guaranteed games in each, whether you win or lose them all. You will find out what your assigned Tee-Times are on August 3, 2022. DUPR RATING:

You do not need to have a DUPR rating to register, but you will need to have at least a provisional DUPR rating to play in the tournament. To register, either claim your account if you have played in tournaments, or make one if you have not. Players can self-post one match to receive a provisional DUPR. Your rating as of August 2, 2022 will be used in the event.


All players must have a DUPR of 5.25 or less because the DUPR Waterfall guarantees DUPR neutral play, the tournament director will have final approval on tournament admission. You will be notified of your tee-time (start time) 48 hours prior to the event start date.


You sign up to the events you want to play (gender doubles, mixed, open) with or without a partner, and DUPR will create brackets of 16 teams based on the Team Average DUPR. PARTNER DIFFERENTIAL:

Within the DUPR Algorithm, matches where partners are rated with a difference greater than 1.50 are excluded, therefore, you may not sign up with a partner outside of that differential. So a 3.51 and a 5.00 may theoretically play against two players rated 4.25.


Sign up with your partner or without one and we will pair off remaining players for you. If you wish to sign up with two different people in the same day, email so we can manually add you with two different players. UNIQUE OPEN GENDER EVENT:

On Sunday 8/7, you can play with a partner of any age, gender, or level. You and your mom could be playing against two senior men. The common denominator? Play will be competitive, level-based, and DUPR neutral across demographics.


Bracket winners get $1600, finalists $800. Because play is grouped by level, everyone will have a real chance at winning! Only top two in each bracket earn prize money.


Must be completed by July 24, 2022. Payment is taken through the registration page.


No refunds for any reason after the CANCELLATION DEADLINE (July 24th, 2022) unless the Registration & Weather Insurance Policy has been purchased prior to the CANCELLATION DEADLINE. If you withdraw before CANCELLATION DEADLINE, you will be issued a refund that amounts to 90% of your initial payment. If you are withdrawn from the tournament by the event administration, you will receive a 100% refund.

WITHDRAWALS: Refunds will be granted for withdrawals prior to July 24th. Simply select the bracket and click "Withdraw". If you signed up for 2 or 3 events and want to just play 1 or 2, withdraw and then re-register for fewer events. Email if you have refund issues.

SCHEDULE: (Seniors play the same day)

Sign up for 1 event or 2 events Friday/Sunday and up to 3 on Saturday to maximize your play and your chance to win! You will receive your start time the Tuesday prior to the event after brackets are formed. Players could end up in either or any of the tee-times each day as brackets are formulated for maximum competitiveness by the Average Team DUPR. - Friday, 8/5: Gender Doubles - 10am and 3pm - Saturday, 8/6: Mixed Doubles - 8am, 12pm, 4pm - Sunday, 8/7: Open Doubles - Play with ANYONE you want. NO RESTRICTIONS. You can play with a partner you played with earlier in the tournament, or someone new. 10am and 3pm SENIORS: (age 50 and over) can play in both senior and non-senior events concurrently so long as they do not exceed the maximum number of events for each day (Friday 2, Saturday 3, Sunday 2).

FREE SWAG: FREE Takeya bottle to first 500 registrants.

AGE 8 & UP: As of December 31, 2022

BALL: Franklin X-40

CONTACT: for event specific questions or for profile, app or general DUPR issues.

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