A little inside look at what we know about the Chippewa Falls Spring Fest Tournament tomorrow:

- It is the first non-snow (hopefully) tournament of the year in Wisconsin.
- This is one of a handful of U.S. tournaments that require at least three players on a team.
- It is the only tournament in the U.S. that we know of that uses the Sure Shot king shot. Quarterfinals and beyond. Switzerland would be proud.
- Three teams from the St. Paul Kubb Society are making the trip to Chippewa Falls. We are sure we will see a lot of their cool green winter hats.
- Chaska Kubb is playing with their six-person 2016 World Championship team.
- The defending champions are not defending their title as a team and are now on three different teams for this tournament, with one player playing with two players from the team that got second last year, and another player now playing on his new U.S. Championship team.
- The truest version of the Ringers team with all three generations (David, Aaron, and Sy) will be playing together.
- 6 of the 32 teams have at least one player from the 1400 block of Hogeboom Ave. Yes, you read that correctly.
- Several teams will be competing in their first U.S. Cup Tournament. A couple others will be looking to add more points to their existing total.
- The age of players is at least 11-82.
- We saw Rubik's Kubbs (from Stevens Point) winter hats in Chippewa Falls a couple months ago, we are wondering if they have any other new team gear.
- Some of the household name top Eau Claire teams are playing: Ringers, Kubbitz, 99 Problems But a Leinies Ain't One, MPG Kubboom, and the two-time winners of the EC Kubb League are playing on separate teams, one with 2/3 of their U.S. Championship team and one with their whole U.S. Championship team. Kubbsicles are not playing, but their inkastare Mark Blazel is playing. And lots of them will end up playing each other eventually, and then probably play each other the next day at the Eau Claire Kubb League.
- The team name Kubb Wisconsibly is one of our new favorite team names.
- The team KWA is a new Minnesota team this year with really good veteran players all from different cities...and have some sweet new threads.
- There seems to be a great mix between competitive teams and recreational teams.
- There will be lots of cheese curds eaten tomorrow.

It is going to be a great day tomorrow in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.