Blaine, Minn. (Aug. 1, 2019) – More than 2,000 athletes are headed to Blaine’s National Sports Center this weekend to compete at the 2019 U.S. Open Club Championships. The event’s eight divisions, split between the International Club Championships (ICC) and Youth Club Championships (YCC), will play host to 124 teams and 2,000 athletes.
The U.S. Open Club Championships kick off Friday, August 2, with preliminary rounds of competition in the International Club Championships, comprised of the adult men’s, mixed and women’s divisions. The competition field includes 36 of the best teams from around the world, representing the United States as well as Australia, Colombia, Germany and Japan.
International Club Championships competition will conclude on Sunday, August 4. The women’s and mixed divisions’ championship finals bookend the men’s division’s gold-medal game, which will be live broadcast on ESPN2. The women’s and mixed finals, as well as additional games from the semifinal rounds, will be streamed live on ESPN3 and the ESPN mobile app. All ESPN content will also stream live in Canada on TSN GO.
Eighty-eight youth teams hailing from all corners of the country, as well as one from Canada, will take the fields in the Youth Club Championships division starting Saturday morning, August 3. Championship games in all five youth divisions will take place Monday afternoon, August 5.
All games in both divisions will take place at the National Sports Center in Blaine. Admission is free, except for the semifinal and final rounds in the International Club Championships division. Tickets are available online now.
In all, 46 games will be broadcast from this year’s U.S. Open Club Championships and will be available online via watchespn.com and the ESPN app; USA Ultimate’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages; and ultiworld.com.
Direct links for all broadcast games can be found on the Watch Live page.
2019 marks the third year of the U.S. Open Club Championships. National titles in the youth division’s Youth Club Championships have been awarded since 2005, making this year the 15th anniversary of YCC. The U.S. Open, comprised of the event’s International Club Championships division, has been in existence since 2012. The now third-annual combined event is one of the world’s largest ultimate championships.
Stay tuned to usopen.usaultimate.org for results, recaps, photos and more throughout the weekend.