Get your Kubb on! The third annual Great Lakes 1 v 1 (previously called “Michigan 1 v 1) Kubb Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018, in Alanson, MI.

No need for a partner because it is 1 vs. 1. Never played? Don’t worry. Learn how to play at the tournament. Tournament starts at 10 a.m. Trophies to the top three players in the championship round and the top player in the consolation A and B divisions. Cost is $20 per player payable the day of the tournament.

Text/email me your intentions for coming so I have a head count, 231 330-1794 or

All participants will get a custom made wooden crown drink holder upon registration.

WHERE: Kubb Stadium at Windy Acres Farm, 10595 Rogers Road, Alanson, MI 49706. (40 minutes south of the Mackinac Bridge) Look for the giant kings!

At the tip of the mitt in Michigan

A family friendly game! Kubb unites people and creates peace on Earth.” Slogan, U.S. National Kubb Tournament.

WHAT IS KUBB? Kubb is an old Nordic game played with wooden game pieces. Some say the Vikings played kubb. The game is played with six batons, 10 kubbs, and one king. Due to the strategy involved, the game’s nickname is “Viking Chess”. If the Vikings played the game or not, the birth of kubb seems to be on the island of Gotland, Sweden, which now holds the World Championship in August each year. Kubb can be described as a combination of bowling, horseshoes, and a smidgen of chess.

RULES: This tournament will follow the U.S. National Kubb Championship rules with the exception that the “neighbor” rule will being used, kubbs must be 100% in (painted lines and no stakes), and during the king lag, baton head must be closest to win.

We will be using the DMK Klassic system with 25 minute single games. After 7 games, the top 8 will make it into the championship bracket and 9 – 16 will enter consolation A bracket, and remaining players will enter consolation B bracket.

Rules can be found at the following website link: Also see a three minute video, “How To Play Kubb.”

WHAT TO BRING: Kubb sets will be provided at the tournament. Teams may bring an EZ up or screened tent, coolers with food and drinks, camp chairs, and/or team shirts.

LODGING: There will be free camping on site (with electric and water hook-up) if needed. Camping and cabin rentals are also available at nearby Camp Petosega. They have heated showers. Reservations are made on the spot. For more information go to There are also motels in nearby Indian River or Alanson.


Everyone gets a crown drink holder!

Kubb pic of video

Kubb is fun for all ages!

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