- Open: 11/01/20
- Closed: 01/01/21
- Starts: 02/19/21
- Ends: 02/21/21
- Cancellation Deadline: 01/01/21
300 N. Thomas Street
Athens, GA 30606
- Player's age as of: 12/31/21
- Minimum Age of Player: 19
- Final Registration Deadline: 01/01/21
- Tournament Sanctioning: Not Sanctioned
- When registering online, online waiver signature is used.
We thought we were back! However after considering the pros and cons, we have sadly decided to cancel plans for the 2021 Pickled Peach tournament in Athens. Please click on “Welcome” for more details regarding the cancellation. We appreciate the past support for our tournament and look forward to a possible return in the future.
Pickled Peach Classic – Friday, Feb 19th, through Sunday, Feb 21st, 2021
Greetings, tournament potential players,
Sunday afternoon, the Carrolls and Kings met with AAPA President Nelda VanSchoick and VP Steve Krisel, at appropriate distances, outside. After some discussion, we agreed that the 2021 Pickled Peach Tournament should be canceled. While it saddens us, the reasons below are just too compelling to ignore. Monday afternoon the AAPA board was notified of our decision and the reasons listed below; the board confirmed the decision.
- Asking businesses, especially small ones, for donations at this time is not reasonable because many are now financially stressed, and those which are financially stable could/should be donating to mitigate local needs.
- With the need for social distancing, we cannot ask AAPA members to go out and contact businesses.
- Many other tournaments around the country have already been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Preceding the 2017 Pickled Peach tournament, there were quite a few last-minute player cancellations due to the flu. A tournament scheduled for February 2021 could well have more late player cancellations.
- A large percentage of the Pickled Peach participants in past years have been over 60 years of age.
Given the many unknowns of coming months, it does not seem reasonable to put a lot of time and effort into organizing a tournament which we might eventually have to cancel.
Thank you for your interest in the tournament. We hope you are all healthy and will remain so!
Iva & Larry King, Diane & Roy Carroll, Tournament Directors
Directions to the Classic Center, Athens, GA
Enter the following address into your GPS system: 130 Foundry St, Athens, GA 30601. This will get you directions to the backside of the Classic Center where we are holding the Tournament. The easiest entry to the Classic Center to get to Grand Hall 8, where the Tournament is being held, is via Foundry Street side (See Picture of Classic Center below). The GPS address given above will get you to the building behind the classic center, right next to parking lot you want to park in. Park in Level 1 or 2 if possible, go in the door on the Foundry Street level, take a right and go to Grand Hall 8.
There is parking available at the Classic Center (best bet, click here for more information) and also available at a number of downtown Parking Garages, click here for more information.
See Lodging Link for information on where to stay.