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Tournament and Registration Details

To register to play in the San Juan Slam all players must complete a registration on Pickleball Brackets. This is a team event, each player must register separately and either list a partner or indicate that you need a partner.  Listed partners of players who are registered will have 7 days to register to hold their slot.  Click here to start your registration. You will be prompted to create a free account if you do not already have one.  If you need help with this process please send a message to ridgwaypickleball@gmail.com

Welcome to the Second Annual San Juan Slam, a Western Slope regional pickleball tournament hosted by the Ridgway Pickleball Club (RPC) with Presenting Sponsor Citizen's State Bank. The San Juan Slam takes place at the town's Athletic Field from September 20-22 in historic and beautiful Ridgway, Colorado. With three days of competition, Sept. 20 Women's Doubles, Sept. 21 Mixed Doubles, and Sept. 22 Men's Doubles, this year's tournament will follow a Round-Robin pool play format with medal rounds at every skill level, providing participants plenty of gameplay. Brackets will include 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 levels for all divisions. We will have a silent auction, T-shirts and food on site.

Women's Doubles Skill levels 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 - Friday, September 20

Mixed Doubles Skill levels 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 - Saturday, September 21

Men's Doubles Skill levels 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 - Sunday, September 22

Tournament Fees: $50 for each participant and includes registration for up to 2 events. There is an additional $5 service fee per event.

Registration opens on May 20 at 8am

Registration closes on September 6 at 10pm

Players must self-rate and teams must play at the skill level of the HIGHEST rated player using their USA Pickleball Tournament Player Rating (UTPR) if available. This is a team event, each player must register separately and list their partner or indicate that you need a partner.  

Bracket slots will be filled with the first teams to have BOTH players registered and paid. Listed partners of players who are registered will have 7 days to register to hold their slot. Each player must register individually. If a player registers for an event and their partner does not register within 7 days, then the original registered player is moved to the waiting list.  If your teammate then registers and there is still room in the event, then both are moved from the waiting list and into the event.  Once the bracket is full, incomplete teams, teams not fully paid, and additional registrants will be placed on a waitlist. Waitlisted individuals/teams will be notified in the order in which they registered as space becomes available.

Medals will be awarded to first, second and third place finishers in each skill bracket.

*The Tournament Director reserves the right to modify the event format as needed based on the registrations. Events may be split or merged as needed based on registration numbers.

Participants are required to be at least 12 years old by December 31, 2024

Refunds will be available up to 2 weeks before the tournament registration closing. All refunds will be charged a $15 processing fee.

This is an outdoor tournament. If events are cancelled due to inclement weather, they are not guaranteed to be made up. No refunds for cancellations related to weather or other events beyond the control of the Tournament Director.

No refunds or credits will be given for any reason after the Cancellation Deadline.

Registration link at pickleballbrackets.com?sanjuanslam

Tournament Flyer:  2nd Annual San Juan Slam Tournament 2024.pdf


Become a Sponsor

  • Our sponsors are vital to us, and we encourage all our members to patronize them and show their appreciation for the sponsor’s support of pickleball. And because we are a 501(c)(3)public charity, all sponsorships to RPC are tax deductible!
  • Your tax-exempt donation will support the mission of RPC as we promote the sport of pickleball in Ouray County. We continue our partnership with the Town of Ridgway and Ouray County to build new courts, maintain and upgrade existing venues, and supply equipment and instruction for local and visiting players of all levels.
  • Becoming an RPC sponsor provides an excellent marketing opportunity for companies wanting to align with an exciting sport and an active and fun group of people that is constantly growing! RPC is a growing club with close to 200 members. Pickleball attracts seasonal visitors to our area, providing you with a marketing outreach opportunity to many people otherwise unaware of your services.
  • RPC has Presenting Sponsor opportunities plus five additional sponsorship levels. See the tables below to review our sponsorship levels and benefits.
  • Please make Sponsorship checks payable to the Ridgway Pickleball Club in care of our RPC Treasurer, Linda Stearns, at PO Box 382, Ridgway, CO 81432. Linda will provide a return receipt acknowledging your tax-exempt donation. Or you can donate online.


Ridgway Pickleball Club is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. Ridgway, CO 81432  Contact us: ridgwaypickleball@gmail.com

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