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2015 Fall Kubb Klassic

Posted by Chris Hodges on Friday, September 25, 2015, In : Tournament 

Last Saturday Des Moines hosted the 6th annual Fall Kubb Klassic, and it was a great day! Beautiful weather (on Saturday at least, Friday was another matter!), a few new ideas (some worked, some didn’t), and a lot of great kubb and good fellowship.

The biggest change for us this year was the move to single games in the qualifying rounds. This format had been tried with great success a couple of other times this year, and it worked out great for us too. The teams were playing more opponents...


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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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The 2013 Fall Kubb Klassic

Posted by Chris Hodges on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, In : Tournament 

“This was the biggest tournament we have ever hosted.”

So far, we’ve been able to say that every year. We are constantly growing along with the game of Kubb itself. New people are falling in love with the game all of the time, and when they get bitten by the bug they come find a tournament. Every tournament in the Midwest grew this year, and we were fortunate enough to be a part of that. But we aren’t just cycling in new players for the old – 27 of last year’s 32 teams returne...


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Klassic

Posted by Josh Feathers on Monday, September 24, 2012, In : Tournament 
Saturday was Klassic.

After testing all the technology on Friday morning, a handful of club members met up at Tower Park to setup. We knew that the girls were going to be playing soccer with us on the field, and we did everything we could to keep them there. I am glad we did it, too. While the room between pitches may have been a little tight, a lot more people know what kubb is because of it and no soccer balls came into the pitches.

After setup, I made a trip out to Tim Arends workshop to pic...
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2011 Fall Kubb Klassic

Posted by Chris Hodges on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, In : Tournament 

The 2011 Des Moines Kubb Fall Kubb Klassic was our sophomore year, and by every measure it was a resounding success. We had double the participation of last year and raised more than twice as much money for our sponsored charity, Animal Lifeline of Iowa.

 

We started Friday night at Felix & Oscar's and had a great time with a lot of our club members attending to mingle with a few of our traveling teams. Grant was awarded his SKAL Championship shirt and we talked shop with Sweden's Sons an...


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The DMK Tournament Format:

Posted by Chris Hodges on Monday, June 13, 2011, In : Tournament 

In 2010 we borrowed a tournament format from Chess called the "Swiss System", which is best described as a hybrid between a round robin and an elimination bracket. We were generally pleased with it (and the players reported enjoying it), but we were still using software designed to handle the subtleties of a different game, and it didn’t QUITE do exactly what we were hoping for. So, we took it upon ourselves to design a Kubb-specific tournament system, and built an Excel program to help ...


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Sneak Peek: Silent Auction

Posted by Josh Feathers on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, In : Tournament 
A sneak peak at one of many killer Silent Auction items at the tournament this weekend. You are not required to play in the tournament to bid in the auction. If you can't make the tournament stop by and check some of these amazing silent auction items out.



This is a nice, hardwood kubb set made of Locust wood with Purpleheart inlays. Each kubb has an inlay to help with determining if it is a baseline kubb or a field kubb. The king is a monster, and I can assure you, the image doesn't do it jus...
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Mr. Awesome

Posted by Josh Feathers on Thursday, October 14, 2010, In : Kubb Sets 
Rich, a guy I play hockey with made some kubb sets for the Fall Kubb Klassic Oct. 23rd.

He is now known to me as Mr. Awesome

Thanks Mr. Awesome.



Mr. Awesome is planning on making a set for silent auction made of Locust. It will be amazing.

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Scouting Report: Fall Kubb Klassic

Posted by Josh Feathers on Friday, September 10, 2010, In : Tournament 
I heard a rumor today that the back of waterworks had opened for the first time this week, since the floods had left the park road full of debris. I wanted to take a look for myself, and review how much (if any) damage the floods did on the shelter area planned for the Fall Kubb Klassic in October. The weather, unfortunately, did not cooperate. I did manage to snap a few low resolution, blurry pics with my phone during the downpour. The area is in good shape. There's two areas I envision kubb...
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