US Open Netball Championships breaks a facebook record!

Over 100,000 viewers tuned into the US Open Netball Championships TM

Netball America's US Open Netball ChampionshipsTM made it to the top of the Facebook Live Leaderboard for having the most viewers tuned into an event at any one time! 

What an achievement and from the messages we've been receiving we have the global community talking about our event.  Even though we had 4 courts playing at once, we could only stream the action from Center Court 1.  Be sure to watch the replay of the action, including Opening and Closing ceremonies and share with your family and friends.  I encourage all our teachers to watch and learn from these games.

The main viewers came from California, Texas and Florida.  Stay tuned to the USOpenNetball Facebook page as we release more information about the event.

A big thank you to all our sponsors, participants, the Alario Center and of course the fantastic umpires and volunteers who made this the most successful Netball event to hit American shores.  Our Platinum Sponsor CallidusCloud were also very excited about the success of this event.

Thank you to Michael and the team at the Alario Center for an amazing venue and amazing service. We now have a permanent netball display there right between John Alario and Beyoncé!

We brought the spirit of New Orleans to the Netball, with a Mardi Gras parade led by a brass band to lead in the finalists, a visit by the big headed Jester and a Reveler, along with a performance by Michael Jackson.  We were honored to have US Marines from New Orleans bring the flags in for the opening ceremonies and performances by American Idol finalist Carly Smithson to sing the national anthem and USA University athlete Kayla Jordan wowed everyone with her Adele performance.

Congratulations to the following US Open Champions:
 
Ladies Division 1: Southeast Strikers from Atlanta, Georgia
Ladies Division 2: Tampa Bay Sparks from Tampa, Florida
Mixed Division 1: Alberta Panthers from Alberta, Canada  
 

The US Open is the most prestigious and largest Netball event in the Americas and it now garnishes a lot of support from the global community.  We were honored to have special guests Vicki Wilson OAM who worked with athletes and coaches, Kate Agnew from Netball New Zealand who shared with us global insight and was truly impressed with our event as well as Bill and Carol Alexander who worked with the umpires over a period of 3 days to ensure our umpire standards match those of the top netball nations.

You can catch up on all the event happenings below as well as other award winners including how to get access to the professional event photos, each games results with pics, event souvenir netballs, how to order netball uniforms and of course the location and date for the 2018 Championships!  We also be sending out a survey to all participants in the upcoming week.
THANK YOU TO PLATINUM SPONSOR CALLIDUSCLOUD

 
 


FINAL US OPEN NETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS TM RESULTS

Ladies Division 1 Champions and Netball America Cup winners: Southeast Strikers
 
Mixed Division 1 Champions: Alberta Panthers 
   
Ladies Division 2 Champions: Tampa Bay Sparks 
 
 

 
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OFFICIAL EVENT PROGRAM & SOUVENIR EVENT NETBALL

Click here to purchase a copy of the event program or official match ball with event logo.  Free shipping to the USA and Canada.  A great resource for your clubs to use to help obtain sponsorship or to share with your family and friends. 

 

GLOBAL BROADCAST

Our VP of Media, Josh from Fridge Films leading the team through the 2 day live broadcast
Vicki Wilson OAM & Steve Anderson leading the commentary during the finals

THANK YOU TO FANTOM WHO WORKED WITH OUR MEDIA TEAM TO DELIVER OUR LIVE FEED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD!
Be sure to go to www.Scorestream.com or download the Scorestream app to access all the game results.  The scores are also on the home page of www.USOpenNetball.com 
 
It takes just a couple of minutes to sign up with Scorestream and you'll also see some pictures/video taken during these games posted here.  Be sure to share with your family and friends. 
 
Ladies Division 1 - Final Standings


USA ranking #1, Netball America Cup winners & US Open Champion: Southeast Strikers, Atlanta, Georgia
USA ranking #2 & US Open Runner-up: USA University Netball Team, California, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington D.C., UK
USA ranking #3 & US Open Bronze Medal: LA Waves Tidal, Los Angeles, California
USA ranking #4: Houston Shooting Stars, Houston, Texas
USA ranking #5: Chicago Netball Club, Chicago, Illinois
USA ranking #6: Georgia Force, Lithonia, Georgia
Team Spirit Award: Chicago Netball Club

2nd Place - USA University Team
3rd Place - LA Waves Tidal

Team Spirit Award - Chicago Netball Club
GET YOUR NETBALL FIGURINE TROPHIES RIGHT HERE IN THE USA!

We have worked hard over the years to bring the right partners to make things easy for you here in the USA.  One of these such partners is The Recognition Shop.  After trying out many different trophy places in the past, we've found one that produces high quality trophies, is reliable, cares about Netball and has organized netball figurines both single and double that is available for you in the US to order for your tournaments.
 
Email Tony at The Recognition shop to get your netball trophies, medals and awards today - Tony@TheRecognitionShop.com. 
 
   
 
Mixed Division 1 - Final Standings
USA Ranking #1 & US Open Champion: Alberta Panthers, Alberta, Canada
USA Ranking #2 & US Open Runner-up: Boulevard Baptist, Jamaica
USA Ranking #3 US Open Bronze Medal: Seattle Needles, Seattle, Washington
USA Ranking #4: Vancouver Comets, British Columbia, Canada
USA Ranking #5: Impact, Sydney, Australia
USA Ranking #6: Texas Mixed, various, USA
Team Spirit Award: Vancouver Comets

2nd Place - Boulevard Baptist
3rd Place - Seattle Needles


GET YOUR 2018 NETBALL KIT CUSTOM DESIGNED TODAY

We are proud to partner with Inferno to bring you high quality and custom designed Netball uniforms.
 
Check out some of the teams that Inferno have designed and dressed! In addition to uniforms, there's matching polos, shorts, tracksuits, supporter gear etc. 
 
Email Info@NetballAmerica.com today.  
 
   
 











      
Texas Lonestars U14 at Disney International Youth Netball


 
Ladies Division 2 - Final Standings


US Open Champion and USA ranking #7: Tampa Bay Sparks, Tampa, Florida
US Open Runner-up and USA ranking #8: LA Waves Surf, Los Angeles, California
US Open Bronze Medal and USA ranking #9: San Francisco Stars, California
USA ranking #10: Katy Swifts, Texas
USA ranking #11: Islanders, Brooklyn, New York
USA ranking #12: Santa Monica Spirits, California
Team Spirit Award: Katy Swifts Netball Cub

2nd Place - LA Waves Surf 
3rd Place - San Francisco Stars

Team Spirit Award: Katy Swifts
UMPIRE OF THE TOURNAMENT AWARD - JEFF PERSSON
 
 
Umpires at their education session

GET HEALTHY AND LOSE WEIGHT HEADING INTO 2018

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You can still take advantage of this great discount today by emailing CatherineHackworth@Arbonne.com 

A great way to get healthy and lose weight before the end of year celebrations!

The M.J. Making a Difference Award

Opportunity presents itself as a door to a new level of success.  One can knock and knock and never get through.  You've been key in unlocking new opportunities and taking us to new places.  Your contributions to the success of Netball America has truly made a difference.

Congratulations to Chris Tricoli (our head of Security) from Raleigh, North Carolina and Simon Williams (our head of Medical) from Miami, Florida for all their hard work and dedication to supporting the growth of Netball in America.

This award is in memory of our former Netball America Advisory Board member Michael Johns who passed away suddenly in 2014.

 
Simon Williams
Chris Tricoli




















  


SPECIAL GUESTS
US Marines leading in the flags for the Opening Ceremonies

US Marines


Tampa with the Big headed Jester and the Reveler from Bourbon Street



 
United Sports Club watching US Open with the Jester and Reveler
Carly singing the National Anthem before the start of the finals

Brass band leading in the finalists




Michael Jackson performance

PROFESSIONAL US OPEN PHOTOS AVAILABLE NOW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The professional photographers Chris, Michael & Danny worked hard to capture your great moments and with over 25,000 frames shot, you can find the best of them at    

 


THANK YOU TO ALL UMPIRES & VOLUNTEERS



 

 

 

US OPEN HALLOWEEN RECEPTION
Athletes and umpires enjoying the US Open Halloween function 

Steve Anderson, Leoni Thomas, Vicki Wilson, Sonya Ottaway, Kate Agnew



 
Vicki and Sonya with the Umpires - Shaheen, Sarah, Temi, Leoni & Nicola

Chris, Simon and Josh getting into the spirit.
U.S. OPEN NETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS TM 2018



SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 27 & 28, 2018

WHERE: ORLANDO, FLORIDA, USA!

 

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