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The 2015 U.S. Midwestern Kubb Championship

Madison Kubb will host this regional tournament on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Olbrich Park (Madison’s east side, on the shores of Lake Monona). The U.S. Midwestern Kubb Championship has an interesting history, and since 2013 has rotated to different cities/hosting clubs (2013: Rockford, Ill.; 2014: Decorah, Ia.).

Teams will require a minimum of three players. Registration begins on April 1. More details to follow.

What is kubb?

Kubb is an addictive thousand-year-old Swedish outdoor game played on many different surfaces and in all kinds of weather. Two teams compete against each other. Players knock over wooden blocks (kubbs) by throwing wooden batons (kastpinnars) at them. Kubb can be described as a combination of bowling, horseshoes, and a bit of chess. We enjoy the sportsmanship of the game, its flexibility to accommodate any skill level, and the opportunity to throw wood in the general direction of our friends.

More information on the game of kubb can be found on Wikipedia here. The American pronunciation of kubb varies. Some use a vowel sound similar to the “oo” in foot or the “i” in bird; others rhyme it with tube. We agree that it doesn’t rhyme with cub.

Open kubb practice

As the weather warms up, open practice meet-ups (everyone welcome; a good way to learn the game for newcomers) will be hosted at Olbrich Park on weekday evenings. Check the Facebook page for schedule and details.

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Aaron Berry [] ~ social networking, tournament logistics
Meg Hamel [] ~ web site