2013 U.S. Championship
Top Row - Champion: Kubbsicles (Eau Claire, WI). Middle Row - 2nd Place: King Pin (Chaska, MN): Bottom Row (L to R) 3rd Place: Team Knockerheads (Des Moines, IA), 4th Place: Kubbitz (Eau Claire, WI). Bästa Inkastare: Josh Feathers - Team Knockerheads
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. More recently, 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 activity.
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 Rone, Gotland, Sweden and the Swedish Championship in Nybro, Småland. The U.S. Championship was started in 2007 in Eau Claire, WI with 15 teams and 35 players and has outgrew three different city parks. You can read more about the Championship's history here.
In 2012, the Championship changed to require at least three players on a team. The top eight teams return Sunday morning for the quarterfinals, semifinals, and Final. Participants have ranged between eight years old and well into their 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."
Steven R. Anderson Kubb Set Grant (2014 application available) - contact page
2014 Championship Schedule:
2-4PM: Live team draw (Lazy Monk tap room)
3-5PM: Kubb friendlies at Championship Field
5PM: Pre-kubb Party (The Fire House)
7AM: Sign-in/practice opens
9AM: Championship starts
1PM: Playoffs begin
5PM (approx.): Consolation Championship
Evening/night: After-kubb Party (The Fire House)
7AM: Practice pitches open
9AM: Quarterfinals start
11:30 (approx.): 2013 Final