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The Interesting 2014 Klassic

Posted by Josh Feathers on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, In : Tournament 
The morning speech went like this:

"We have 36 teams. We have participants from 8 states. We have new players, we have National Champions and we have most of the players that competed at the World Championship in Sweden and represented us very well with a Silver Medal. We have families and friends playing together. We have unity and common purpose.

We also have some construction [at the park this year]. While hard work can sometimes leave a mess, when it’s done Tower Park will be revitali...


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Mad City Kubb

Posted by Josh Feathers on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, In : Tournament 

What an amazing day of kubb in Madison, WI. 32 teams taking the pitches right off the shore; probably the same type of venue the Vikings would be playing in, with a longboat perched off the bay. The Norse God Njord kept the wind gusting for Loki and his Shenanigans, all to see championship talent blow away with the gale.

Two teams with Des Moines players took the pitch in their respective round robins at 9:00 a.m. Team Fjadrar, the uncle/nephew tag-team, had some stutters in the Round Robin, b...


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Endurance on Thin Ice: 2013 Winter Kubb Tournament

Posted by Chris Hodges on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, In : Tournament 
The alarm clock wakes me up; its 4:30 a.m. I load the car and pickup my team. on the road by 5:30 a.m. and while I drive the next 3 hours, my teammates get their beauty rest. To say the least I was worried about endurance. The cold sucks the energy out of your body, and cold was vey much in the forecast.
 
I was confident (not cocky) about our skills. We’d practiced hard and often. We worked drills, discussed strategies, practiced on various playing surfaces and various game situations - I kn...

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Uff-Da Fest

Posted by Josh Feathers on Monday, October 1, 2012, In : Tournament 
This was no tournament of gnats. This was the real deal.

 
And Jaime and I competed well.

 
Here was the final 4 teams, and their specific awards:

 
KingPin (JP, John and Matt)

2nd Fall Kubb Klassic 2011
4th Fall Kubb Klassic 2012
2 years of experience at Nationals.

Dark Side of the Kubbsicles: (Mark and Luke)

Clash of Kubb Champions
2012 US National Champion driller
2011 US Nationals - 3rd place
3-6 years combined  US Nationals experience

Goofy Kubbers (Evan and Braden)

2nd Place Fall Kubb Klassic
Clash of K...

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Have Baton, Will Travel: Part 2

Posted by Steve Feathers on Friday, August 3, 2012, In : Road Trips 

Earlier this year I decided to go to as many kubb tournaments as I could. The first hurdle to overcome was getting my wife, Sue Feathers, to bless this endeavor since she would be travelling with me and being my co-pilot as we drove around the Midwest. I shouldn’t have been surprised but I was when she quickly agreed. The only tournament she wasn’t in for was Minnesota Kubb's Loppet in February (she really doesn’t like the cold).

 

The second challenge was determining which tournamen...


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The Rockford Experience

Posted by Tony Hansen on Sunday, June 3, 2012, In : Tournament 
-by Tony Hansen

Pitch 1 & 2 at the Rockford SHS Tournament

I had been looking forward to playing in the Rockford 2012 tourney since I missed going in 2011.  While sad the other half of Pitch Slap couldn't come, I was thrilled Dobbie was able to partner up with me.  I always enjoy playing kubb with him and knew the tournament was a fun one to boot. 

On the drive to Rockford, we chatted about the possible strong teams we may encounter and tried to predict the seedings in bracket play.  I think...


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Splitting Kubbs (and Cake and Pie)

Posted by Josh Feathers on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, In : Tournament 

Splitting Hairs on Splitting Kubbs:

Splitting kubbs....literally (pic)

Kubb is… (brace yourself) a Team Sport. Barring local ladder tournaments to keep things interesting, no tournament has a 1 player per team minimum. Maximum baton rules are also a staple of tournaments to make sure the team that is the best...wins. Yet there are no maximum kubb throwing rules. A player serving as the inkastare (the kubb thrower) can throw all the kubbs, each game of a match; all matches in a tournament....


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Minnesota Kubb sets the bar for 2012 tournaments

Posted by Josh Feathers on Monday, February 6, 2012, In : Tournament 


9:00 a.m.

We step from the cozy interior of the "Kubb'd" mini-van into the crisp Minnesotan air. It's not a normal
 
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