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Kings of Kubb: U.S. Championship Slated for July

more than 100 teams already registered for annual kubb competition

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth |

A GAME OF INCHES (OR CENTIMETERS). After a break in 2020, the U.S. National Kubb
A GAME OF INCHES (OR CENTIMETERS). After a break in 2020, the U.S. National Kubb Championship will return to Eau Claire in July.

After hitting the pause button last year because of COVID-19, the largest kubb tournament in the country is slated for July 9-11 in Eau Claire. One of four two-day tournaments around the globe, the U.S. National Kubb Championship draws players between the ages of 6 and 86 – or even older, if you’re feeling adventurous! – to Eau Claire to play the ancient Nordic lawn game.

Kid Kubb, which is intended for players aged 12 and younger, is slated Friday, July 9. Adult teams will compete on Saturday and Sunday, July 10-11.

This year, teams from more than 15 different states will be represented at the competition, which will be held at the Eau Claire Soccer Park. Proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run of the Chippewa Valley, as well as We Help War Victims, an organization that supports– individuals who have been victimized by war. Registration costs $70 per team.


For more information about the championship – and to register (as of this writing, there are still a couple of slots left!) – visit usakubb.org/championship-info.