Browsing Archive: July, 2014

Kubb a la Klassic, drizzled with a sweet Baton Reduction

Posted by Chris Hodges on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, In : Tournament 

Once we get about halfway through the Kubb season (yeah, I know, there is no ‘off season’, but you know what I mean), people tend to start talking about what this is the ‘year of’.  Well, reaching back to the end of 2013 in Chaska, I think it’s clear that this is the Year of the Opening.

More and more tournaments are getting on board with the idea of a modified Turn One in order balance the game. Here are some of the ideas that have been implemented recently, and my take on how the...


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An Epic Facebook Thread Part 2

Posted by Josh Feathers on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, In : Theory 

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[CH-3] ‘Weaker’ teams will still beat ‘stronger’ teams in the new rule set. Slightly less often when they open, yes, but definitely more often when they answer. The hole they are in on Turn 2 will be a lot shallower on average. The opening team will ‘blank’ on the open more often, and they will have the full 6, no kubbs in hand, and likely the preferable side. Throwing first isn’t as benefitting, throwing ...


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An Epic Facebook Thread Part 1

Posted by Josh Feathers on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, In : Theory 

Recently, a large Facebook thread started on the Des Moines Kubb page regarding a rule change at the 2014 US National Kubb Championship. The thread centered around a debate on whether the change was good for the spirit of the game of kubb, and questions around who the rule impacts; does it hurt/help a specific kubb team demographic.

The rule change in summary is that normally a team throws six batons each in a best of 3 match, whereas now at US Nationals, in the 3rd game of the match, only...


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