Registration Is Open
Be part of the 8th Annual U.S. Championship
Kubb is an old Nordic game that is said to
have its origins with the Vikings. Starting roughly twenty years ago,
the game exploded throughout the Nordic countries. Over the past 10
years, kubb has had significant growth in mainland Europe and other
places around the world, including the U.S. At this time, kubb is
gaining tremendous popularity throughout the U.S., with the Midwest
being home to the majority of recreational and competitive kubb
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. The U.S.
Championship was started in 2007 in Eau Claire, WI with 15 teams and 35
players and since then outgrew three different city parks. You can read
more about the Championship's history here.
The top eight teams return Sunday morning for the quarterfinals, semifinals, third place, and
Final. Participants have ranged between eight years old and upper
70s. In 2013, there were 310 players on 88 teams, which was a player
increase of over 70 percent from 2011.
On December 13, 2011,
through the City Council, Eau Claire officially became the Kubb Capital
of North America. Throughout the year, the Championship takes part in
numerous local activities and events to promote kubb and the
Championship. You can find a list of summer kubb activities in the Eau Claire area at Wisconsin Kubb.
From past champions to first-time players, all are welcome.
"Kubb unites people and creates peace on Earth."
2014 Championship Schedule:
June 28 - Saturday
2-5PM: Live team draw (Lazy Monk tap room)
July 5 - Saturday
9AM: Pre-Championship Tournament
July 11 - Friday
10AM-12:30PM: KID KUBB (U.S. Junior Championship)
3-5PM: Kubb friendlies
5PM: Pre-kubb Party (The Fire House)
July 12 - Saturday
7AM: Sign-in/practice opens
9AM: Championship starts
1PM: Playoffs begin
5PM (approx.): Consolation Championship
Evening/night: After-kubb Party (The Fire House)
July 13 - Sunday
7AM: Practice pitches open
9AM: Quarterfinals start
11:00 (approx.): 2014 Final