Photo courtesy of Tim Motzko
Saturday, May 13, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Registration/Meeting
10:15 a.m. The Krawl Begins
4 p.m. Kubb Party at The Commons Park
8 p.m. Championship Matches
Various locations across Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Kubb Krawl first debuted in 2016, bringing kubb players to unique locations throughout the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. This year it’s back and sure to be another smash hit. The 2017 Kubb Krawl is directed by Tim Motzko of St. Paul Kubb Society and Eric Goplin of Minnesota Kubb, and will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Sixty teams are expected to be bustling from venue to venue at this year’s Krawl, which is sponsored by the Minnesota Twins, Metro Transit, Music in Mears, The Commons, and Marquette Plaza.
All teams will start at Target Field Station and then continue to their assigned route of various other locations for the rest of the day. Kubb Krawl venues will be conveniently located along the Metro Transit Green Line Train. For 2017, things will be brought to downtown Minneapolis, with venues including Target Field Station, Marquette Plaza, and The Commons Park (across from the Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium.) Another location will be revealed by the Kubb Krawl directors soon.
“Every year we want to change it up a little bit. We want to always mix in some odd, weird or quirky elements to the day. We want experienced players and newbies to have a fun and epic day while enjoying the sport they love. Playing good kubb is irrelevant during the Kubb Krawl. Having a fantastically funky fresh experience is what people will remember, and make them want to come back. We want to keep kubb quirky.” — Tim Motzko
To cap off an epic day of kubb there will be an kubb party at The Commons Park. Surrounding the second half of the day’s matches, this bash will include live music, food trucks, and a beer trailer with five to six local beers on tap. Of course there will also be more kubb! The Residents of Downtown East, the surrounding condos near the park, are invited to join the festivities and get a kubb lesson. The party gets underway around 4 p.m. and will last until the championship game ends (estimated around 8 p.m.).
The Kubb Krawl is a unique tournament you won’t want to miss. Be sure to register sooner than later, as this event is known to sell out quickly. Check out the video below to see some highlights from the 2016 Kubb Krawl.