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The 2014 Madison Kubb Tournament

The third annual Madison Kubb Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Olbrich Park (Madison’s east side, on the shores of Lake Monona).

8:00 am check-in
9:00 am matches begin

2 to 6 players per team
$40 per team
(registration open until May 26!)

 

In 2013, 28 teams from Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota competed with great enthusiasm and friendliness.

2013 Champions: Kubbsicles, Eau Claire, Wis.

2nd Place: Team Fjadrar, Des Moines, Iowa
3rd Place: The Ringers, Eau Claire, Wis.
4th Place: Revolver, Appleton, Wis.

Consolation bracket champion: King Kung, Hartford, Wis.

Tournament photos and chatter online on the Madison Kubb Facebook page.

What is kubb?

Kubb is an addictive 1000-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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organizers:
Aaron Berry [aaron@madisonkubb.com] ~ social networking, tournament logistics
Meg Hamel [meg@madisonkubb.com] ~ web site, tournament logistics