Photo courtesy of Kyle Weakland
CANTON, Ohio — The second Ohio Kubb Championship will be moving to Stadium Park in Canton, just a stone’s throw away from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Burning River Kubb Club will be partnering with the Canton Department of Parks and Recreation and again with the Oddmall but on a much bigger scale than last year. Last year there was space for 20 vendors and this year there will be space for over 320 vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, games and activities. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Canton Garden Center.
The tournament is being directed by Neil Weakland, who is also a co-founder of the Burning River Kubb Club. Last year the Kubbstaches (Bob Hickes, Jake Leavitt, and Jesse Wienckoski) of Morgantown, Pa. won the 14 team tournament. This year 20 to 25 teams are expected. Awards will be given to the top three teams in both the championship and consolation brackets. This will be a seven round DMK style tournament, playing with the U.S. National Kubb Championship® Rules V3.2. There are two exceptions to these rules— teams will be two to six people with no player throwing more than 3 batons in a round, and the “Neighbor Rule” will be used. All kubb sets are made by Country Kubb. Lunch will be sold at food trucks, just a short walk from the pitches. During the lunch break they will have a “Golden Baton Challenge”, where all proceeds will also to support the Canton Garden Center
“We are excited to be hosting the biggest ever kubb tournament in Ohio. We hope for continued growth not only of our tournament but for kubb in the entire state of Ohio.” —Neil Weakland