USA Pickleball Nationals are already in progress so I’m utilizing this as an opportunity to provide an update on medal counts. I have been putting these up on the Pro Pickleball Stats Facebook page as Pickleball Jan and NML is now having me put these up on the site here.
These medal counts are current through the recently completed PPA Texas Open. After Nationals, we only have the APP Mesa Open, the PPA Takeya Showcase, and PPA Hertz National Championship left for the 2022 pro tours. Using these charts, you find out: (1) Who has won the most gold medals? (2) Who has won the most medals in singles? (3) How close are Jorja and ALW in total medals excluding singles? (4) Who are the two pro players who have gotten a podium in every tournament entered?
The below charts show players who have medaled in 2022 in the tournaments for APP, PPA, and US Open. I’ve excluded some minor tournaments that didn’t have the top players. Exclusions: PPA Frisco Round-Up as well as the APP Indianapolis, Sacramento and Alabama stops. I’m using screenshots to avoid table formatting issues.
In the below chart, I show medal counts for players who I thought had the potential to be high medal achievers. The counts are double medals for MD, WD, and MXD. The column near the end show percent of MD/WD podiums based on number of tournaments entered respective MD/WD bracket. Then the column of GOLD medal winning % follows.
Not all players play in singles so below is a separate chart. Again, I somewhat arbitrarily chose players who I thought had the potential to be high medal achievers in singles. The column near the end show percent of all medal wins based on number of tournaments entered in Singles bracket. Then the column for only GOLD medal winning % follows.
Finally, I have charts below for all players including those already shown in the above charts. I don’t show the full player name as I intended it as a spreadsheet just for my personal satisfaction. I’m happy to supply full name if you don’t recognize the abbreviated form of their name that I used (intending for my eyes only).
Someone in the comments asked about prize money for the players a few weeks ago. When the year is done, there will have been 39 tournaments that I tracked and entry for over 100 players. I can’t possibly go back and look at 5 brackets in 39 tournaments for > 100 players. However, if enough people thought it was important for the top X players, either APP and/or PPA, it’s doable WITH VOLUNTEERS. I could give the volunteers an easy spreadsheet to fill out. For APP, they award prize money to 6th place depending on the size of the draws in the brackets. For PPA, they award prize money starting at the 32nd round (where applicable), 16th, quarters, semis, bronze, and champion. I would assume champion means only the gold medal winner gets money. The amount of the money is based on the tier of the tournament. Let NML know your interest level either in the comments, on their social media, PM, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or hot air balloon — and whether you can volunteer.
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