Browsing Archive: July, 2012

The Answer

Posted by Chris Hodges on Thursday, July 26, 2012, In : Strategy 
Let me start by recognizing a basic fact about Kubb: This game is about knocking over as many kubbs as you can with the fewest possible number of batons - everything else is just window dressing.  In this article though, I want to talk about one particular aspect of it; One particular phase where knocking down the maximum number of kubbs seems to be even more important than ever. A phase we have taken to calling “The Answer”.

The open gets a lot of mindspace in this game. Anybody who talks...

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Nationals 2012 Wrap Up

Posted by Chris Hodges on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, In : Nationals 

Hey DMK!


I want to start by thanking everybody that made the trip up to Eau Claire this past weekend – we rolled DEEP this year kid! Twenty-Three playing members (plus various family, friends, looky-loos, and groupies of questionable repute) made for easily the best showing by our club at any event outside our area code, and one of the largest groups of DMK members in one place at one time ever! Secondly, on behalf of everybody that was there and playing, thanks to all of you at home ...

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Championship Week: Day 6

Posted by Josh Feathers on Saturday, July 14, 2012, In : Nationals 
Two words.


A beautiful day filled with beautiful kubb. It was great meeting new teams and players, seeing old friends, and japing with the best in the business.

Some games from DMK that really took the stage today:

Chicks with Sticks vs. The Farfars (Consolation Game)

I think the girls had a crush on these boys. The Farfars not only won the single elimination game, they also won the hearts of the 6 person all-girl DMK team. That's respect!

Pitch Slap vs. Kubbitz

A battle of drills. Tony Ha...
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Championship Week: Day 5

Posted by Josh Feathers on Friday, July 13, 2012, In : Nationals 

Okay boys and girls. This is going to be quick. Tomorrow is a big day.

My phone blew up, and I wasn't able to post a few of the pictures I wanted from Day 4, so here they are:

(Team Kubbom, with their secret mystery 4th player)

(Lazy monk. Or lazy blogger that can't rotate clockwise)

Slept like crap last night and for once the alarm wakes me up. Tomorrow is go-time, and I'm anxious to get to the soccer park to work on some drilling. I leave Tony in the dust as I grab a banana, and a coffee and ma...

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Championship Week: Day 4

Posted by Josh Feathers on Friday, July 13, 2012, In : Nationals 

Got up early today and made sure to check in with the "pack" back home. Steve provided an update on the state of things in Corn Country:


Leaving work early today just because I can and I really need to get some practice in BEFORE getting to Eau Claire. I'm not sure what the slight nausea is that I feel but I think it's nerves thinking about all of the GREAT teams we have to beat just to get to the sweet sixteen.

The van made it out of the shop repaired and ready to make the trip to Eau C...

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Championship Week: Day 3

Posted by Josh Feathers on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, In : Nationals 
Woke up early and checked my email and got some news from home. My Uncle Steve from Team Kubb'd sent me a note:


Dob, Coordinated bringing "stuff" to Nationals with Chris Hodges.
Canopies - check
Coolers - check
Banners - check
Chairs - check
Water jug - check

Just hope the van gets out of the shop in time for the trip to Nationals. What I hoped was an inexpensive and easy fix has turned into a $700 plus repair. However, if the A/C isn't working the van is staying at home and ...

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Championship Week: Day 2

Posted by Josh Feathers on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, In : Nationals 

7:55 a.m.
The Jeep is loaded, and the kids are smushed in like sardines. We don't have room for a cooler, but I have been wanting to get a new monster cooler for a while, so we will be shopping for one on the road (once the kids free up some space.) We are dropping them off at camp, and with them the 3 bags of stuff they need for camp.

Back to the cooler....the cooler decision is important. I need one with wheels, that is a requirement. I need one with the ability to be modded with lights (th...

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Championship Week: Day 1

Posted by Josh Feathers on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, In : Nationals 
So the idea here is to write each day leading up to the U.S National Kubb Championship. Here in Des Moines this is a pretty big week for our kubbers, full of social media participation, last minute practices, and coordination of getting more than 20 players to Eau Claire for a Saturday morning start. Some of us are starting the party early (like Jaime and I are), some are taking a few days off, and there are a few that have work and family commitments that only allow them a Friday departure. ...
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Recognizing the Revolutionizers of Kubb: A Comedy

Posted by Jeremy Miller on Monday, July 9, 2012, In : History 
Any tradition as long and storied as the pastime of kubb has many people who contributed to its success , but today I would like to take a moment to recognize a few of those people who truly  revolutionized the game .  

As we all remember from history class the Franco-Prussian war was fought not with guns and artillery but rather with 19 simultaneous and synchronized games of kubb played on Saturn's moon Mimas (which by the way looks just like the damn Death Star)

(Which one is made of wate...

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