Get your Kubb on! The third annual Great Lakes Kubb Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2017 in Alanson, MI!
Also, the second annual Kid Kubb tournament will be held the same day. There will be three age brackets: 6 and 7, 8 and 9, 10 and 11. The Kid Kubb pitches are 4 meters by 6 meters. We are using the “two down and out” rule for kubbs (knocked down twice and they are removed from play). No need for a partner because it is one vs. one. All participants will get a participation medal. Never played? Don’t worry. Learn how to play at the tournament. Kid Kubb is from 8:30 – 10 a.m. Cost is $10 each.
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.
All players will receive a custom made wooden drink holder upon registration.
WHEN: Saturday, September 9, 2017, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. until the last match is played. RAIN or SHINE!
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, one king, and six marking stakes. 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.
WHERE: Windy Acres Farm, 10595 Rogers Road, Alanson, MI 49706. (40 minutes south of the Mackinac Bridge)
TEAMS: Teams are a minimum of 2 players with a maximum of 6. Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams. A special award will be presented to the best Inkastare of the day. All age levels are welcome. Know how to play? Great! Don’t know how? We’ll teach you! Instructions will be given that morning so arrive early to learn.
REGISTRATION/COST: $20 for adult tournament (okay to bring day of event). Complete registration by Wednesday, September 6, by texting or emailing the following information: Team name, Captain, Address, & Phone number. Text to 231 330-1794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RULES: This tournament will follow the U.S. National Kubb Championship rules with the exception that it is minimum two-person play. No person may throw more than three batons in a single round. 50 minute time limits. Rules can be found at the following website link: http://www.usakubb.org/rules.php. 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 team shirts. We will have a concession stand available with food and drinks.
LODGING: There will be free camping on site (with electric and water hook-up) if needed. Also on site: heated pool, beach volleyball court, horseshoes, and campfire pit. 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 http://www.emmetcounty.org/petosega/. There are also motels in nearby Petoskey, Indian River, or Alanson.
We will be raffling off yard games and accessories.
Everyone gets a crown drink holder!
Kubb is fun for all ages!