A zoomed out photo of all the participants of the 2019 Urban Open outside of Urban Axes Baltimore

Urban Open Skills

Saturday Skills

Full Skills Rules Here!

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Jones Cup


The Jones Cup will be returning to the Urban Open in 2022! The Jones Cup is a two stage tournament with mixed gendered teams of two competing against each other in search of victory!

The first stage of the Jones Cup - happening on Friday Night -  randomly splits the teams into Groups of 4, with each team playing every other team in their Group in a Round Robin format, (i.e. 3 matches per team). Each Group match consists of 3 Rounds using Standard scoring, with Round 1 pitting two lower IATF averaged throwers of each team against each other for 5 throws; Round 2 featuring the two higher averaged IATF throwers for 5 throws, and then the final Round is a 5 throw Doubles match up. Jones Points are awarded for each Round, with 2 Jones Points being awarded to the winners of the Singles Rounds, and 4 Jones Points being awarded to the winning team of the Doubles Round.

The top two teams based on Jones Points progress from each Group to the second stage of the tournament, a Single Elimination Bracket using Premier rules! The same Jones Cup match format from Round Robin is followed for Single Elimination Bracket to crown a champion on Saturday.

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Variety Show Yahtzee


Variety Show Yahtzee is a team competition where four throwers work together to accomplish a set of throwing goals! With the same scoring as standard Yahtzee, the twist in Baltimore is that each teammate will be throwing a different type of throw: premier hatchet, underhand, 1.5 spin, or Big Axe!

Folks will be registering as a team on June 16th, so get the crew together and snag that one underhand thrower you know before someone else does!

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Break the Paint Around the World

"Break the Paint" Around the World will feel familiar but have a twist. We're narrowing the target area so you HAVE to hit paint for each throw!




Here’s what else you need to know: 

  • Round Robin for Jones Cup will happen Friday night with the Jones Cup Finale and other skills happening on Saturday afternoon. Limited practice will be available at 2 PM.
  • Jones Cup and Yahtzee sign-ups are by TEAM. Please have your Team Name and the names of the members of your team ready to go as they will be field for registration on the booking page.