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U.S. Midwest Championship
U.S. Champion: Team Knockerheads (Des Moines, IA)
Silver: Kubbsicles (Eau Claire, WI)
Bronze: King Pin (Chaska, MN)
4th: Flippin' Batons (Appleton, WI)
Furor Celtica (Madison, WI, Roscoe, IL, Belle Plaine, IA),
Ringers (Eau Claire, WI), Kubb Snipers (Appleton, WI / Shafer, MN),
X-Kubb (Chaska, MN)
Kubbatrubbas (Plymouth, W. St. Paul, MN), King Me (Eau Claire, WI),
SuperKubbers (Eau Claire, WI), Kubbilicious Maximus (Eau Claire, WI),
EC Badge-ers (Eau Claire, WI), Kubb'd (Des Moines, IA),
Leinenkubbels (Eau Claire, WI), Dark Side of the Kubb (Eau Claire, WI)
- 88 teams played -
Kubb is an old Nordic game that is said to have its origins with the Vikings. Starting roughly 25 years ago, the game exploded throughout the Nordic countries. Over the past 10 years, kubb has had significant growth in mainland Europe and the U.S. The Midwest is currently home to the majority of recreational and competitive kubb activity in the U.S.
The U.S National Kubb Championship is the largest kubb tournament outside of Europe and one of the largest in the world. It is one of three two-day tournaments in the world, along with the World Championship in Sweden and the Swedish Championship. It is also the second largest tournament in the world with painted kubbs and kings. The U.S. Championship started in 2007 with 15 teams and 35 players and has outgrown three different Eau Claire parks. The U.S. Championship is also a fundraiser for Girls On The Run of Eau Claire County and We Help War Victims.
Kubb is a game for all, and the U.S. Championship is a tournament for all. From first-time players to past champions, all skill levels and experience are welcome. Participants have ranged between six years old and in the 80s. The top eight teams return Sunday morning for the quarterfinals, semifinals, bronze medal match, and Final.
On December 13, 2011, through the City Council, Eau Claire officially became the Kubb Capital of North America. Throughout the year, the U.S. Championship takes part in numerous local activities and events to promote kubb. You can find a list of kubb activities in the Eau Claire area at Wisconsin Kubb.
"Kubb unites people and creates peace on Earth."
2015 Championship Schedule:
June 27 - Saturday
2-4:30PM: Live team draw (Lazy Monk Tap Room)
July 3 or 5 - Friday or Sunday
9AM: Pre-Championship Tournament
July 10 - Friday
Allday: Pitches open for practice and kubb friendlies
10AM-12:30PM: Kid Kubb (U.S. Junior Championship)
5PM: Pre-kubb party (The Fire House)
July 11 - Saturday
9AM: U.S. National Kubb Championship
Evening/night: After-kubb party (The Fire House)
July 12 - Sunday
9AM: Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Bronze Match, and Final