Photo courtesy of Aaron Berry.
MADISON, Wisc. — The sixth annual Madison Kubb Tournament returns to the grassy fields of Madison’s beautiful Olbrich Park on the Northeast side of Lake Monona on June 3. Last year, the tournament acted as the Midwest Kubb Championship, hosting 30 three player teams and they are expecting a similar number this year. This year the number of players per team is changing from three to six player teams to two to six player teams. The tournament format again this year is a seven to nine round Klassic style opening with an eight to 16 team championship bracket and consolation bracket. Last year the event was won by the Marksmen, a team made up of Phil Goetstouwers, Mark Oman, and Ford Rolfsrud from Chaska, Minnesota. The kubb sets that will be used were purchased from Old Time Games.
Proceeds from the event will go to support the Goodman Community Center, an organization that provides programs and services to the community of Madison. The first, second, and third places finishers of the championship bracket, and winner of the consolation bracket, will receive handmade ceramic art trophies from Mitch Sigmund.
Bringing your own picnic lunch or tailgate is encouraged (although delivery from local restaurants is available as well). The tournament director, Aaron Berry, of the Madison Kubb Club is excited for the tournament this year and wants participants to know that “Weather conditions for Madison along the shore of Lake Monona are very unpredictable. But we always have a great time in the sun, wind, rain, and chill. We like to call it Viking weather.”
The Madison Kubb Tournament will also be the second event of the Cheddar Curtain Tour.