"Horizontal"

April 27, 2015
On Saturday, I was fortunate enough to be able to wake up and take a drive 20 minutes north to Chippewa Falls to play in the Inaugural Leinenkugals Kubb Championship hosted by Kubb Farm. Yes, we are living the kubb dream in Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley.

I was hearing the word helicopter a lot throughout the morning. I heard it as a verb, noun, and adjective. I heard it next to me, I heard it from a distance, and I heard it out of my mouth. In the past I have felt this way once and awhile, but after hearing it a bunch of times, I realized that new players might feel like a stigma is being placed on them, and that might be making them feel uncomfortable. I am not sure if this was perception or reality Saturday, but I also realized that there were a lot of people there that were playing in their very first tournament...and hopefully not their last...and we want to do whatever we can here locally to have them play more locally and eventually possibly travel to tournaments like Rockford, Minneapolis, Des Moines, Appleton, etc. While waiting for the playoffs to start, I got in my head that a good idea would be to replace the word for another word. Perhaps something that identified less and taught more. I thought and thought and thought, but I came up empty.

I was warming up next to Phil, Ford, and Matt from Chaska Kubb, and told them that I wanted to give Chaska Kubb the job to think of a new word that might be softer or less judgmental. They agreed. Then, less than one minute later one of them (I think it was Ford) said, "horizontal" and we all discussed it. Wow. Could have it been that simple? For me, I think it is. We want to keep the batons "vertical", as in the rules it is stated that they need to be between 0-45 degrees. It is a geometry term. Anything below 45 degrees can be viewed as "horizontal". It seems the word "horizontal" is a word that comes with no judgements. It does not, at least yet, create an identifier at all. It seems to teach more than brand. Personally, I am going to give it a try.

Thanks Chaska "Big Blue" Kubb
 

Tournament Registration Is Open

April 9, 2015
Registration is open for the U.S. National Kubb Championship and a host of other tournaments. You can find a list of tournaments at www.wisconsinkubb.com/tournaments

You can register for the U.S. Championship on their website.
www.usakubb.org


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2015 Cover for Kubbnation Magazine

January 10, 2015
Kubbnation Magazine is proud to release the cover of our fifth annual magazine. The magazine will be released in the middle of January. More information about the magazine can be found at: http://www.wisconsinkubb.com/kubbnation-magazine.php





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While in Sweden, I learned a few things...even the word "set"

August 26, 2014
While in Sweden, I learned a few things.

One of them is the term "set". In the U.S., I think most of us use the terms "game" and "match" when talking about kubb. A team has to win two "games" to win a "match". However, these two words are very similar in the English language, very similar. Actually, one could make the case they mean the same thing...at least to most people...me included. When directing tournaments, if a "match" is getting close to a timelimit, I will ask a team what "game" th...
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Des Moines Kubb: What We Thought Would Be The Norm Is Actually Something Special

June 20, 2014
In 2010, a handful of teams from Des Moines, IA made the trip to Eau Claire, WI. They drove five hours northeast to a city that most of them had never been before. They did this to play in the 2010 U.S. National Kubb Championship at Boyd Park. Well, it is four years later, and a whole lot of them are going to be getting five-year buttons. You see, there are six teams signed up for the 2014 U.S. Championship that have at least two players from Des Moines.

We remember thinking back in 2010 an...
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U.S. Championship Registration Closes Sunday

June 20, 2014
Registration for the 8th annual U.S. Championship in Eau Claire, WI closes Sunday, June 22nd. You can sign up at www.usakubb.org.



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Registration is also open for a host of other tournaments as well. Find them here.


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Registration is open...for 12 tournaments

June 11, 2014
We here at Wisconsin Kubb would like to remind everyone that registration is open for roughly 12 tournaments right now. You can find a list of 2014 tournaments here: Kubbing To Kick Cancer this weekend in Kasson, MN still has one opening. On June 21, both Madrid, IA (co-ed) and Lindsborg, KS are hosting tournaments. Also, please note that registration for the 2014 U.S. Championship closes on June 22. Over 60 teams are signed up so far.

Captain Ken’s Kubb Tournament - February 2 - Minneapolis...
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Tyr's Tre - One Player's Inside Look Of Winning The Rockford, IL Tournament

May 23, 2014
By: Eric Anderson

Background:
Rockford, IL is my hometown. Born in Swedish American Hospital and raised one block off Broadway. Left in 2001 to pursue some other things, have never called it home since, but Rockford will always be part of me. I have lots of family and friends that still live there, most of which I unfortunately seldom see. A few years ago, I approached the Swedish Historical Society to see if they would like to host a kubb tournament. The ideas was to use it for a fundraiser fo...
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De Mirakelkubbers

May 1, 2014
Yesterday we posted an article about kubb in Belgium, and we provided a link to the team De Mirakelkubbers. Well, that link did not take you to their website. We fixed that, and we thought we would add a new one here.

http://www.mirakelkubbers.be/

You can also follow them on Twitter at @Mirakelkubbers
and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Mirakelkubbers

As we type this up early on Thursday morning, they are taking part in a May Day kubb tournament in Belgium. Good luck to them.


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A Deeper Look Inside Kubb in Belgium - 57 Tournaments and National Ranking System

April 30, 2014
For the past couple years, we here at Kubbnation Magazine headquarters have been really intrigued by what is happening with kubb in the northern half of Belgium. We recently saw that they have an annual ranking/scoring system for teams, and we knew we needed to know more, as we would love to see that happen in the U.S. We contacted one of our contacts in Belgium, and he put us in contact with Mr. Jonas Steelandt. Here are the highlights of what we found out.

The system was taken from a similar...
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