URI hosts U.S. Open Ultimate Championships, July 1-4

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WHO: The U.S. Open Ultimate Frisbee Championships tournament at the University of Rhode Island.

WHAT: About 1,200 people are expected to attend the tournament that features 57 gold medalists from last weekend’s world championships in London. There will be thirty-four men’s, women’s and mixed teams from all over the country, Canada, Colombia and Panama will compete in the four-day tournament.

First-round play on Friday and Saturday runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and is free and open to the public. However, tickets are required for the semifinal and final action on Sunday and Monday. Tournament passes purchased at the event are $15 per person, children 12 and under are free.

WHEN: The tournament runs Friday, July 1 through Monday, July 4.
Also on Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. USA Ultimate, the nonprofit governing body of the sport, will run a free Learn to Play Clinic for children to learn skills and about the Spirit of the Game.

WHERE: URI’s athletic complex, Kingston Campus. View the field map linked here http://play.usaultimate.org/events/US-Open-Ultimate-Championships-2016/FieldMap/

MEDIA CONTACT: For information and to cover the tournament, contact USA Ultimate’s Andy Lee at andy@hq.usaultimate.org or 303-522-3896. Media are asked to register at the US Open Ultimate Info tent.