BELOIT, Wisc. — Visit Beloit announced on March 21 that the 2018 U.S. Kubb Open will air on the FOX Sports Wisconsin TV channel. Kubb On’s Facebook page was streaming live as Visit Beloit and Kubb United President Evan Fitzgerald made the announcement. See the Visit Beloit’s official press release below for more information.
Full Press Release
BELOIT, Wis. (January 15, 2018) – Beloit will welcome the Kubb community to the banks of the Rock River in beautiful Riverside Park for the third annual U.S. Kubb Open on Saturday, August 11, 2018. In 2017, Beloit saw 57 teams hailing from eight states, as well as Switzerland, compete for more than $1,600 in prize money. Organizers from Kubb United plan to grow the tournament in 2018 with the addition of television coverage, in cooperation with FOX Sports Wisconsin. The regional sports network will have camera crews onsite to collect footage of the tournament with programming scheduled to debut in late August – early September.
The 2018 U.S. Kubb Open will be the first televised Kubb tournament in the United States. Organizers from Kubb United, Beloit Parks and Recreation, and Visit Beloit are excited to welcome teams to Beloit and showcase the community to sports fans across the state via FOX Sports Wisconsin. “The media and viewership exposure received from airing on FOX Sports Wisconsin will be great for the U.S. Kubb Open and the Kubb community. It will put Beloit on the map as the go-to destination for this sport,” said Celestino Ruffini, Executive Director of Visit Beloit.
The event is being organized by some of the top Kubb players in the country, all of which are excited to return to the picturesque setting of Riverside Park in Beloit. “Beloit is a great partner for the U.S. Kubb Open because of the cooperation from the city that we experienced over the last four years.” stated tournament co-organizer, Evan Fitzgerald. Fellow organizer, Josh Feathers, of Des Moines, IA added, “The park is a great setting for a Kubb tournament, and the support we are getting from Visit Beloit and Beloit Parks and Recreation.” For more information on the event, visit kubbunited.com. A fun, promotional video is also available on Kubb United’s website.
“The sport of Kubb continues to grow, and we are proud to host so many enthusiastic players every August. I have been amazed by the growth of the U.S. Kubb Open, and I fully anticipate to shatter our previous attendance and cash payout records in 2018 and also expose those in the Midwest to this great sport,” said Matthew Bosen, Director of Sales and Servicing at Visit Beloit.
Visit Beloit is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to attract visitors to the Greater Beloit area to experience our attractive, vibrant community and to ensure our guests and residents enjoy our friendly and warm hospitality.
FOX Sports Wisconsin reaches more than 1.7 million homes and telecasts nearly 2,600 hours of locally produced programming per year. For more information on the Emmy Award-winning regional sports network: FOXSportsWisconsin.com
Watch Announcement on Facebook
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