2017 U.S. NATIONAL KUBB CHAMPIONSHIP - 11th Annual
EAU CLAIRE, WI - JULY 7-9, 2017
Registration opens April 1 and closes June 17 - 128 team limit (80+ have registered)
Location: Eau Claire Soccer Park (Craig and Hamilton) - map
June 24 & 25:
Saturday: 2 -4:30pm: Team Draw from Lazy Monk Tap Room. Watch online on our UStream channel.
Sunday: 9am: Pre-Championship Tournament hosted by Team Kubboom - minimum 2 player teams. No player may throw three batons in a row. Register by email pklages1[@]gmail.com
Friday, July 7:
all day: practice and friendlies
9am -1:00pm: Kid Kubb (U.S. Junior Kubb Championship)
3pm - 4pm: Inkasting drill technique clinic for female players
5pm: Championship kick-off party at The Fire House
Saturday, July 8:
7 -8:30am: sign-in
9am: round-robin Group Play games start
12:45pm: playoffs start
Sunday, July 9:
Final 16 teams advance to Sunday. The teams will be placed in groups of four with the other teams from their quarter. The top team in each of the four groups will advance to the semifinals. Schedule: Match #1 will start at 8:00am. All matches will have a 1 hour and 30 minute timelimit. Matches #2 and #3 can start when all four teams are ready, and they will also have 1 hour and 30 minute time limits. Semifinals will start after the group play. Semifinals and Final will have no time limit. Final and Bronze Medal match will begin immediately after the semifinals. The Bronze Medal match will be best-of-one.
Teams: Minimum of three people on a team (no player may throw more than two batons during each turn). At least half of the players on a team must be from U.S.
Cost: $70/team. Online registration. We are unable to refund registrations.
Oxbow Hotel is one of our 2017 sponsors. The hotel is approximately 10 minutes from Championship Field. The hotel has a designated kubb pitch.
Sleep Inn and Suites is one of our 2017 sponsors. The hotel is approximately 12 minutes from Championship Field. Ask for the U.S. National Kubb Championship discounted rate.
Saturday Group Play: Teams are placed in groups of four. Each team will play three round-robin matches in their group. All matches are best-of-three. First round matches need to end by 10:10, second round matches need to end by 11:20, and third round matches need to end by 12:30. Ties in group play will be decided by the following tiebreakers: First tiebreaker is games won. Second tiebreaker is head-to-head. Third tiebreaker is a throw-off. Throw-offs will consist of each team inkasting three kubbs and hitting as many field kubbs and baseline kubbs as possible with six batons. The team that knocks down the most kubbs wins the tiebreaker. If teams are still tied, both teams will compete in an eight-meter sudden death throw-off, which involves each team throwing one baton at a baseline kubb.
Saturday Playoffs: All teams advance to the playoffs. Playoffs will start at approximately 1pm. Teams that win their first playoff match will continue in the Championship Bracket. Teams that lose their first playoff match will enter the Bronze Bracket (64 teams, best-of-one). Teams that win in the round of 64 will continue in the Championship Bracket, and the teams that lose in the round of 64 will enter the Silver Bracket (32 teams, best-of-one). The final 16 teams in the Championship Bracket will return Sunday morning. There is a 1.5 hour timelimit in the first round of the playoffs. In the round of 64, there is a two-hour timelimit. There is no timelimit in the round of 32. There is a 45 minute timelimit for Silver and Bronze bracket matches. Medals will be given out to the top four teams in Silver and Bronze brackets.
Sunday Playoffs: The four remaining teams in each quarter of the Championship Bracket will play against each other. Each match will have a 1 hour and 30 minute time limit. The team that wins each group will advance to the semifinals. The second place team in each bracket will finish Tied for 5th. The third place team in each bracket will finish Tied for 9th. The fourth place team in each bracket will finish Tied for 13th. Ties in group play will be decided by the following tiebreakers: First tiebreaker is games won. Second tiebreaker is a throw-off. Throw-offs will consist of each team inkasting three kubbs and hitting as many field kubbs and baseline kubbs as possible with six batons. The team that knocks down the most kubbs wins the tiebreaker. If teams are still tied, both teams will compete in an eight-meter sudden death throw-off, which involves each team throwing one baton at a baseline kubb.
Team Placement: Top 16 teams from 2016 will be divided in the four quarters of the Championship. The top four teams will be placed in different quarters. The four teams that finished tied for fifth, ninth, and thirteenth will be randomly placed in opposite ends of each quarter. Each quarter will have a team that finished in the top four and T-5, T-9, and T-13. None of these teams will be placed in the same group of four. To get this placement, teams will be required to have at least two of the same players from 2016.
All group winners from the previous year will also get preferred seeding. Group winners that did not advance to the final 16 teams will be placed in groups without other group winners and/or top 16 teams. All other teams will be randomly placed in groups. Due to the random draw, teams from the same club/city/neighborhood may end of being placed in the same group.
Playoffs: The tournament will have a Championship Bracket, Silver Bracket, and Bronze Bracket. All brackets will have a prize ceremony and medals will be given out to the top four teams in all three brackets. The 2017 Champion will have their team name and player names put on The Stapp King. Silver Bracket winner will have their team name and city put on the Silver Bracket king.
Charities: The U.S. Championship is also a fundraiser for Girls On The Run of Eau Claire County and We Help War Victims.
Food: Food will be served by Girls On the Run of EC County. No glass bottles are allowed.
Merchandise: Regular and womens cut t-shirts ($15), hoodies ($30), and hats ($20).
5-year/10-year players: 5-year players will receive a button. 10-year players will receive a 10-Year Club pennant. The three players that have played in every U.S. Championship receive a stand for their pennants.
Sponsorship opportunities and questions: Contact Eric Anderson: usakubb[at]gmail.com or 715 830 0122.
What to expect and bring
If you are a team that is coming by flying and you would like a Host Team, please let us know. The Host Team will share their canopy, cooler, and chairs with your team.
Registration: Closes June 17.
You will need to submit the following for each team when you register online:
1) Team name
2) Team captain and email
3) Number of players
If you have any questions, contact us at: usakubb[at]gmail.com
All information is needed. You can change information at a later date, but all information is needed when teams register.
If you are a 2016 top 16 team and/or won your round-robin group, still have at least two players, and change your team name, please email us. usakubb[at]gmail.com
2017 Championship Sponsors
2017 King Sponsors
2017 Kubb Sponsors
Eau Claire, WI U.S. National Kubb Championship usakubb.org