Paddle Battle pingpong tournament returns for 3rd year

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— Pingpong contest "Paddle Battle 3: Bar Wars" takes place Saturday at local bars across Steamboat.

Registration and opening instructions will begin at 2 p.m. at McKnight's Irish Pub & Loft. From there, pool play will take place at Carl’s Tavern, Cantina, Sunpie’s Bistro, Old Town Pub, Sweetwater Grill and Slopeside Grill. The finals will begin at 7 p.m. at McKnight's.

Those interested can register in open A singles, men’s B singles, women’s B singles or a doubles team. The cost is $25 for single players or $40 for a team, and all proceeds benefit the Challenge Fund.

The event has a Star Wars theme, and contestants are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Star Wars gear.

Those registered will receive two drink tickets to the bar at which they play, and a complimentary shuttle will be provided by Storm Mountain Express.

Two-time defending open champ Matt Parker has a standing offer to refund the registration fee of any player who beats him.

Register here. For more information, contact Vertical Arts at 970-871-0056 or matt@vertical-arts.com.

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