Kettle Moraine Kubb News
Labor Day Weekend – September 1 and 2, 2018
Saturday Kubb in the Kettle Tournament at Pike Lake State Park in Hartford, WI (WI State Park day pass or yearly sticker is required on all vehicles). Sign-in 8:15-8:45am – teams of 2 to 6 people, 2-4-6 opener, 2 batons in a row max per person, Captain meeting at 8:45, 20 minute games begin at 9am. Kubb Overtime begins at the 20 minute mark, which guarantees a winner for each game. 7 preliminary rounds followed by Championship and Consolation. Awards in both Championship and Consolation brackets.
Lunch: Saturday includes a lunchtime grill-out (brats, dogs, veggie dogs) provided by KMK. Bring a dish to pass (chips, pickles, salad, veggies, dip, dessert). There is also an after awards pizza party at the park. Popups and all types of beverages are allowed.
Sunday Kubb on the Beach Tournament Sign In begins at 9am, games begin at 9:30am on the beach – join us in the sand for a mixer team format. New games and new partners rotate every 30 minutes. 5 qualifying rounds before lunch. Consolation and Championship rounds in the afternoon.
What is kubb?
Kubb is an old Nordic game played with wooden game pieces. Some say the Vikings played Kubb. The game is played with six batons, 10 Kubbs, one king and six marking stakes. Due to the strategy involved, the game’s nickname is “Viking Chess”. If the Vikings played the game or not, the birth of Kubb seems to be on the island of Gotland, Sweden, which now holds the World Championship.
Eau Claire, Wisconsin has been named the Kubb Capital of North America. The Midwestern States host many Kubb Tournaments and there are many championship players in our midwest midst.
For more information about Kubb and tournaments: http://www.wisconsinkubb.com
Anybody can play!
From grade schoolers on up and up and up! More schools are introducing this game/sport into the school curriculum and recreation programs. Family gatherings and neighborhood get togethers are the perfect place. Conversations can flow and there is no keeping track of scores. KMK meets in park settings casually with “bring your own beverages and snacks”. Join us anytime!