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Registration is now open for the 2014 Co-Ed Kubb Challenge.
1. Email desmoineskubb[at]gmail.com with the following details:
Expected Number of Players (minimum 2)
2. Des Moines Kubb will reply within 2-4 days with a link for you to complete registration and payment.
Tournament Details HERE
Over $3,000.00 raised for the Food Bank of Iowa. A sincere "Thank YOU"
Check out the write-up of the event here
The Des Moines Kubb Board of Directors is proud to announce that our members have elected to sponsor Food Bank of Iowa as our charity of choice for 2013. Food Bank of Iowa has been operating for over twenty years and provides services to partner agencies in 55 Iowa counties in an effort to combat the issue of hunger in our state. In addition to providing aid to their partner agencies, Food Bank of Iowa also manages several programs directly, among which is Backpack Program - a program designed to lessen the consequence of chronic childhood hunger by providing a sack of kid-friendly foods to low-income elementary school children on weekends when they do not have access to the federal free and reduced-price meal program.
It is a regrettable fact that although Iowa is often known as the "Food Capitol of the World" it is estimated that 1-in-5 Iowa children does not have enough to eat. Des Moines Kubb will be doing what we can to help Food Bank of Iowa combat this problem with the proceeds from our annual Fall Klassic tournament and possibly by other means throughout the year as well.
Thank you to all of our members who participated in this year's charity selection, and we hope that everyone will help us work toward our mission of using Kubb to help those in need. Let's keep making an impact!
2013 Winter Scrambler in the books!
8 hearty souls (including two new members - welcome Sandman and Rose!) battled in the snow last weekend for the chance to take home the DMK Winter Cup. In the end, Dobbie managed to go undefeated and his got his named indelibly stamped and burned into the side of the Cup.
Final 2013 Winter Mixer Standings:
1st Place: Dobbie (6.5 wins)
2nd Place: Chris (5.0 wins)
3rd Place: Steve (4.5 wins)
4th Place: Sandy (3.5 wins)
5th Place (tied): Melissa (3.0 wins)
5th Place (tied): Dana (3.0 wins)
7th Place: Jeremy (1.0 wins)
8th Place: Rose (0.5 wins)
Thanks for coming out everybody - another great year in the February sun!
(...was I the only one who got raccoon eyes out there...?)
Team Knockerheads wins
the 2013 Minnesota Kubb Tournament
52 Teams played kubb on a frozen lake in the Twin Cities Saturday, making the 2013 Winter Kubb Tournament the 2nd largest kubb tournament in the United States (and possibly North America). In the end it came down to a battle with the 2010 U.S. National Champions, The Ringers. Chris and Grant going 5 for 5 on the initial tosses in the second game ultimately gave Team Knockerheads a significant advantage, and defeated a very strong and very accurate team.
From all of us at Des Moines Kubb, we thank Eric Goplin and his entire volunteer crew for putting together an amazing tournament.
Congratulations to 6-Pack.
1st Place at the Dallas, WI Ocktoberfest tourney
The first 6-player tournament in North America
Club representation (members in bold):
1st - 6-pack
(Aaron McKie, Joe Pendleton, Nate Olson,
Mary Tapken, Josh Tapken, Chris Hodges)
T-5 - Steve Feathers and the Shufflers
(Steve Feathers, Sue Feathers, Josh Feathers, Jaime Feathers, Dana Oredson, Tony Hansen, Amy Hansen)
T-5 - Kubbchucks
(Jamie Thinglestad, Jake Freeberg, Garrick Van Buren, Jeremy Harpold, Heather Woltz-Benz, Mike Farrell)
Good job DMK players; way to represent the club!
6-Pack (pictured below)
What the heck is Kubb?
What is the Des Moines Kubb Club?
formed to represent the members' collective kubb related interests.
The vision of the DMKC along with its members is to make the game of kubb The Favored lawn, party, and tailgating game in the area, and to use kubb to help those in need.
The Des Moines Kubb Club are proud participants of the U.S. National Kubb Championship, and friends of usakubb.org
2012 Fall Kubb Klassic was Presented by:
The Des Moines Kubb Club is a proud member of the Australian Kubb Association. We openly support clubs that seek to share kubb with everyone!