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Pairings and Pools for the CIBC PPA Tour Finals

Author: Will Daughton | November 23, 2023

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With the Hertz Gold Cup behind us, there’s just one stop left on the 2023 PPA schedule: the CIBC PPA Tour Finals taking place Nov. 30 – Dec. 3 in San Clemente, CA.

Players have fought week in and week out all year long to finish at the top of the pickleball rankings and earn the right to compete in the inaugural pickleball event.

The Race is finally finished. Here are the players who earned the right to compete in Southern California.

Men’s and Women’s Singles

The top eight players on both the men’s and women’s side qualify for singles competition. The eight players are divided into two pools, or groups. Each player plays the three other players in his/her group. The winners of each group (best overall record) are placed in separate semi-final brackets, with the top player in Group A playing the runner-up in Group B, and vice versa.

Here are the pools of competition for men’s singles:

Pool 1
Ben Johns
Connor Garnett
Christian Alshon
Jay Devilliers

Pool 2
Federico Staksrud
Tyson McGuffin
JW Johnson
Pablo Tellez

Here are the pools for women’s singles:

Pool 1
Anna Leigh Waters
Mary Brascia
Lauren Stratman
Judit Castillo

Pool 2
Catherine Parenteau
Lea Jansen
Irina Tereschenko
Yana Newell

Men’s and Women’s Doubles

The top 16 players in both men’s and women’s doubles qualify for the finals. For women’s doubles, the #1 female player chooses her partner from any of the remaining qualifiers. This process repeats until the eight teams are formed, always starting with the highest-ranked available player choosing their partner. Just like in the singles competition, each team plays the three other teams in their group. The winner of each group (best overall record) is placed in separate semi-final brackets, with the top team in Group A playing the runner-up in Group B, and vice versa.

Here are the partnerships and pools for women’s doubles (the player who picked their partner is listed on the left):

Anna Leigh Waters / Catherine Parenteau
Anna Bright / Vivienne David
Callie Smith / Lucy Kovalova
Allyce Jones / Etta Wright
Lea Jansen / Jade Kawamoto
Meghan Dizon / Jorja Johnson
Jessie Irvine / Lacy Schneeman
Irina Tereschenko / Yana Newell

Pool 1
A. Waters / C. Parenteau
A. Jones / E. Wright
M. Dizon / J. Johnson
J. Irvine / L. Schneemann

Pool 2
A. Bright / V. David
C. Smith / L. Kovalova
L. Jansen / Jade Kawamoto
Y. Newell / I. Tereschenko

The same partnership process is used for the men, so here are the men’s doubles partnerships and pools (the player who picked their partner is listed on the left):

Ben Johns / Collin Johns
JW Johnson / Dylan Frazier
Matt Wright / James Ignatowich
Riley Newman / Thomas Wilson
Federico Staksrud / Pablo Tellez
Tyson McGuffin / Dekel Bar
DJ Young / Jay Devilliers
Julian Arnold / AJ Koller

Pool 1
B. Johns / C. Johns
M. Wright / J. Ignatowich
T. McGuffin / D. Bar
J. Arnold / AJ Koller

Pool 2
JW Johnson / D. Frazier
R. Newman / T. Wilson
F. Staksrud / P. Tellez
DJ Young / J. Devilliers

Mixed Doubles

The top eight mixed doubles players for both men and women qualify for the finals. All 16 players are sorted in order of points regardless of gender. The player with the most points chooses any qualifying player of the opposite gender. The remaining player with the most points on either side makes the next pick, and this process continues until the eight mixed teams have been formed. Similar to the singles and gender doubles competitions, each team plays the three other teams in their group. The winner of each group (best overall record) is placed in separate semi-final brackets, with the top team in Group A playing the runner-up in Group B, and vice versa.

Here are the pairings for mixed doubles (the player who picked their partner is listed on the left):

Anna Leigh Waters / Ben Johns
Riley Newman / Vivienne David
Anna Bright / James Ignatowich
Jorja Johnson / JW Johnson
Catherine Parenteau / Thomas Wilson
Jessie Irvine / Dylan Frazier
Tyson McGuffin / Lea Jansen
Lucy Kovalova / Matt Wright

Pool 1
A. Waters / B. Johns
A. Bright / J. Ignatowich
C. Parenteau / T. Wilson
T. McGuffin / L. Jansen

Pool 2
R. Newman / V. David
J. Johnson / JW Johnson
J. Irvine / D. Frazier
L. Kovalova / M. Wright

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