Welcome to Madison Kubb, the social group for kubb enthusiasts in Madison, Wisconsin and in south-central Wisconsin.
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.
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.
The second annual Madison Midsommar Kubb Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Olbrich Park (Madison’s east side, on the shores of Lake Monona). In 2012, 18 teams from Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota competed with great enthusiasm and friendliness.
Registration is now open for the 2013 tournament.
Tournament photos and chatter online on the Madison Kubb Facebook page.