THE TENTH ANNUAL WINDY CITY CUP
FOOTBAG NET CHAMPIONSHIPS
WILL BE HELD JUNE 24-25, 2017

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Footbag News

François Pelletier battles with Ben Alston at the Mud Island Belt event in Memphis.
Photo by Jim Hogan.

Mud Island Belt
Memorial Day weekend brought footbag net to the banks of the Mississippi River in Memphis, Tennessee.  Competitiors came from far and wide and had a great time.  The weather was perfect for footbag and the crew from Memphis Footworks put on one hell of an event.

François Pelletier, aka Frank the Tank, and Emmanuel Bouchard took the Belts back from last year's champions Ben Alston and Walt Houston in a great matchup.  Walt Houston beat Frankie for the singles crown.  

If you've never made it to Memphis for a footbag event, make sure you put it on your schedule for next year.  The Mud Island Belt never fails to entertain all of those that attend.

Format Change for the Windy City Cup
Due to popular demand from the players themselves, the Windy City Cup will change it's scoring format for this year's 8th Annual event.  Singles net will continue to be best two-out-of-three to 21 will rally scoring, but doubles will change it's format back to side-out scoring.  Preliminary rounds will be the best two-out-of-three to 11 with later rounds going up to 15 points per game.  Because the entirety of this event is held outside, we will reserve the right to change back to rally scoring if time becomes a factor.  (And as always, if the weather is a factor we will also reserve the right to scratch singles net altogether.)

Speaking of the Windy City Cup, why not take a second to check out our sponsors?  We're super proud to be sponsored once again by ProKicker, the official footbag of the Windy City Cup for 8 years in a row!  We're also really happy to have WorldFootbag on board once again this year.  We couldn't run our event without great sponsors like these, so do everyone a favor and click on over to their sites and show them some love with a purchase or two- you won't regret it!

Pre-Registration is SO COOL!
If you're planning on coming to the 8th Annual Windy City Cup, please take a moment to pre-register!  It helps make the planning a whole lot easier and it makes life easier for you onsite as well.  Just click on the "Register Now" tab and get it done- it only takes about 2 minutes.

Give Early and Give Often
And here's a little reminder about the Perpetual Flame Scholarship.  The Chicago Lake Coast Kickers set up this fund to keep the fire of footbag burning for players that might not otherwise have the ability to travel for events.  Click right here for more information and give generously!



WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU IN CHICAGO FOR THE 8TH ANNUAL WINDY CITY CUP FOOTBAG CHAMPIONSHIPS!