DMK members select
Food Bank of Iowa
as 2013 Sponsored Charity
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 Buddies - 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
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 Mixer 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)
The 2012 Fall Kubb Klassic raises
over $2,000.00 for Child Life
Over 80 participants and 32 teams played in the 3rd Annual Fall Kubb Klassic presented by Des Moines Kubb and Old Time Games, raising over $2,000.00 for Blank Children's Child Life Program. The money will be used to buy items off their wish list, and will be delivered to the hospital on October 8th.
Click HERE for a complete breakdown of the days events, and finals standings.
Des Moines Kubb Members playing in the tournament:
Los Padres - Chris Hodges and Grant Scott - 3rd Place
Kubb'd - Steve Feathers and Stephanie Kidder - T5th
Club Member Team: Group Play standings
Team Good Game - 9th
Pitch Slap - 10th
Team Lovemitten - 11th
The Pedestrians - 13th
Team Madhouse - 15th
4,5,6 Pickup Sticks - 17th
Hordes Of Oreds - 20th
Kubb Newbs - 22nd
The Beers - 24th
Going Kubbmando - 25th
Queens of Kings - 26th
We Got Kubbies - 29th
Below are the round-by-round results:
Kubb (pronounced koob) is one of the funnest outdoor games....ever!
Kubb is an easy to learn, yet strategy-rich, lawn game that has been played for over 1,000 years. It is said to be invented by the Vikings, and has been nicknamed "Viking Chess."
Kubb can be simply described as a combination of bowling and horseshoes. Today's version is said to have originated on the island of Gotland, Sweden.
The ultimate object of the game is to knock over the opposing team's kubbs and the King, before they knock over yours. There is a certain level of strategy that needs to be used by players, and there are many variants and different ways to play the game...it never gets old. And in this game the king rules all...if a team knocks over the king before the end of the game, you lose.
What is the Des Moines Kubb Club?
Des Moines Kubb is a non-profit club of kubb enthusiasts formed to represent the members' collective kubb related interests.
Our mission with the Des Moines Kubb Club is to increase the visibility of the game, and to provide a fun and friendly atmosphere to play it in.
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
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!
2012 Fall Kubb Klassic was Presented by: