BELOIT, Wisc. —The second annual U.S. Kubb Open will be Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Riverside Park in Beloit, Wisconsin. The tournament, hosted by Kubb United, will be directed by Chad Bevers and the head of officiating will be Josh Feathers. This is a two person only tournament that will run eight rounds of the Klassic System using the Kubb United Rules for Open Play. Following the opening rounds there will be a 16 team championship bracket. Losers in the first round of the championship bracket will move to the consolation A bracket, teams 17 through 32 will compete in the consolation B bracket, and the rest of the teams will be placed into the consolation C bracket. There will be concessions sold by Beloit Youth Hockey Association, including beer.
Last year, the inaugural tournament drew 41 teams and over 80 players and this year they are expecting over 64 teams. Last years tournament was won by Knock on Wood (Dave Ellringer, Chris Hodges) over a very tough team, Skol (Luke Peikert, Pat Rupp). There will be awards for the top four teams in the championship bracket and the top two from each consolation bracket, as well as cash pay outs for the top eight finishing teams in the championship bracket and the top two teams from the consolation A bracket.
On Friday, August 4, there will be open pitches all day while the pitches are measured and painted (weather permitting). At 6 p.m. there will be a pre-tournament gathering at The Rock Bar and Grill where there will be friendlies being played.
On Sunday, August 6, there will also be a free 1v1 tournament held at Riverside Park. This will start at 9 a.m. and will consist of six rounds of Klassic play that will end by noon. This will allow people with long drives enough time to travel home. At the end of the six rounds, the top three players will receive medals.
The city of Beloit has been a great partner in allowing us to host the U.S. Open in Riverside Park. This year we have a live 2 hour broadcast from WVJL radio in the park along with many prizes being given away throughout the day. Don’t miss the party! —Chad Bevers