SHAKOPEE, Minn — The 2017 edition of the U.S. Midwest Kubb Championship will be hosted by the Chaska Kubb in Shakopee and directed by Jason Larson. This years championship will be held in the infield of the racetrack at Canterbury Park, the first ever event in the infield at the horse racing park. Larson said “This isn’t just a kubb tournament. This is an event.” Last year the Marksmen (Mark Oman, Phil Goetsouwers, and Ford Rolfsrud) won the championship held in Madison, Wisc.
The tournament will be a three to six person teams using the DMK style with seven rounds. There will be two DMK tournaments running simultaneously with either the top eight or 16 teams advancing to the championship bracket, all other teams will be invited to participate in the “Little Midwest” bracket. There is expected to be 64 teams and there is space for many more if needed. Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams in each bracket.
For lunch there will be a food truck on the infield as well as typical stadium concessions (hot dogs, brats, beer, and more). After the tournament you are invited to stick around for the cornhole tournament and horse racing. Entry to the park is free for participants and and thanks to a two for one special, $9 will pay for two spectators. You are encouraged to arrive early because there will be a lot of people to watch the second leg of the triple crown, the Preakness, on the big screens and participate in the molkky and cornhole tournaments.