Kubb Kings (and Queens) Will Be Crowned This Weekend in Eau Claire
15th annual U.S. championship draws hundreds of competitors from coast to coast
With more than 440 players on 128 teams from at least 19 states, the U.S. National Kubb Championship in Eau Claire has earned its status as the second-largest kubb tourney on Earth. (Eau Claire, after all, is the self-proclaimed Kubb Capital of North America.)
The 15th annual tournament for the Scandinavian lawn game will be held Friday to Sunday, July 8-10, at the Eau Claire Soccer Park at the corner of West Hamilton Avenue and Craig Road.
Competition begins on Friday with the U.S. Junior Kubb Championship at 9am and the Kubb Skills Competition at 5:30pm. Round-robin play for the U.S. Championship starts Saturday at 9am and continues with playoffs at 1pm for all teams. The final 16 teams will advance to Sunday’s competition, with matches beginning at 8am. Semifinals are expected to start around 11:30am Sunday.
“This year, the U.S. Championship will be the second-largest tournament in the world, and we are extremely excited to welcome and host another full capacity of teams,” Eric Anderson, the championship’s director, said in a media release. “Players are coming from coast to coast, and the local growth here in the Eau Claire area has been huge in the past year. We have a great mix of world-class players, beginners, and every type of Kubb player between.”
If you’re curious about kubb, drop by the Soccer Park this weekend to catch some of the action. You’ll soon understand why the game has become a favorite for players from around the world.
Learn more about the tournament – and the game itself – online at usakubb.org.