Jan 022018

The Sombrero Showdown and Amigos Cup are two international competitions combined into a single four-day event that will take place from Friday, February 9 to Monday, February 12, 2018. The Sombrero Showdown is an under 60 & over 60 (SSIPA) International Tournament and the Amigos Cup is a fun team round robin for all Sombrero Showdown participants.

This is a destination tournament and half the fun will be exploring San Carlos and making new friends. When you’re not playing pickleball, you can boat, kayak, ATV, horse ride, snorkel, dive, kiteboard, flyboard, golf, jet ski, walk on the beaches, watch spectacular sunsets, dine at the many fabulous restaurants (from traditional taco stands to fine dining) and enjoy a cold cerveza or margarita at a beach-front bar.

San Carlos Mexico pickleball tournament


This unique event offers two international competitions combined into a single four-day event.

1. The first event is the Sombrero Showdown, for players under 60 and over 60 (SSIPA). This three-day event will run from Friday, February 9 to Sunday, February 11, 2018 in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico. 

 2. The second event is the Amigos Cup. This fun and friendly event will feature “Team San Carlos” versus “Team The World.” Teams will be formed by “ALL” players who register for the Sombrero Showdown. It is a one-day event which will run on Monday, February 12, 2018 in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico. 



One registration fee covers both the Sombrero Showdown (2 events) and the Amigos Cup

Registration Fee: $45.00 USD

Registration Deadline: January 8, 2018

Register here (scroll to bottom to register)

If you are participating in the > 60 SSIPA Sombrero Showdown, a SSIPA one-time membership must be purchased for $5 or an annual SSIPA membership is available for $20. One-time membership can be paid during the registration.

 Ball: Franklin Optic Yellow X40 

Tournament Details

Friday, February 9- Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sombrero Showdown 


Double Elimination / Round Robin

Age/Skill Based Tournament

30+, 50+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+ (planned)

Non-Sanctioned Event

SOMBRERO SHOWDOWN, > 60 SSIPA (Super Senior International Pickleball Association)  

Friday, February 9, 2018 – MEN’S DOUBLES  (Ages 60+,65+,70+,75+,80+)  SKILL:  3.0 – 5.0

Saturday, February 10, 2018 – MIXED DOUBLES (Ages 60+,65+,70+,75+,80+)  SKILL:  3.0 – 5.0

Sunday, February 11, 2018 – WOMEN’S DOUBLES (Ages 60+,65+,70+,75+,80+)  SKILL:  3.0 – 5.0


Friday, February 9, 2018 – MEN’S DOUBLES (Ages 30 – 49, 50 – 59)  SKILL: 3.0 – 5.0 

Saturday, February 10 2018 – MIXED DOUBLES (Ages 30 – 49, 50 – 59)  SKILL:  3.0 – 5.0

Sunday, February 11, 2018 – WOMEN’S DOUBLES (Ages 30 – 49, 50 – 59)  SKILL:  3.0 – 5.0

Monday, February 12, 2018

1st Annual Amigos Cup

Pickleball’s first Mexican Challenge, as the San Carlos Pickleball Association takes on The World!

Fun Pickleball Play in the San Carlos Sun


Team Competition: Team San Carlos versus Team The World

A fun one day round robin

Age/Skill Based Competition with Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Doubles and 30+, 60+ age brackets

All players play multiple matches throughout the day

Each match is worth 1 point for your team (Team San Carlos or Team The World)

Limited to participants of the Sombrero Showdown (< 60 or > 60 SSIPA)

Non-Sanctioned Event

Amigos Cup Team Captains

Team San Carlos: TBD

Team The World: TBD

Events Schedule:

  • Thursday, February 8, 2018: courts available for all players to practice
  • Friday, February 9, 2018: Men’s Doubles (Sombrero Showdown)
  • Saturday, February 10, 2018: Mixed Doubles (Sombrero Showdown)
  • Sunday, February 11 2018: Women’s Doubles (Sombrero Showdown)
  • Monday, February 12, 2018: Amigos Cup — San Carlos vs The World


Mirador Courts in San Carlos, Sonora Mexico.

Find out all there is to see and do in San Carlos here.

Learn about San Carlos Pickleball here.