Photo courtesy of Kyle Weakland
Sunday, September 10, 2017
BELOIT, Wisc. —The inaugural Festival On the Rock Co-ed Kubb Tournament will be held Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at Preservation Park in Beloit, Wisconsin. This will be a two to six person team tournament directed by Evan Fitzgerald. The registration fee is $20 and registration in currently open so make to register here now. All proceeds from the tournament will go to the Kubb United Community Grant.
The tournament will start at 10 a.m. with registration and open pitches from 9 a.m to 9:45 a.m. The day will start with seven rounds of qualification games using the Klassic system. After the qualification play, the top team will be the champion and the top three teams will all receive mini-king trophies. They will use the Kubb United Rules for Open Play with the exception of a couple rules. Because this is a co-ed tournament, every turn the female player(s) must throw at least three batons and no more than three batons in any turn per person. Also each round the male and female players will rotate inkasting.
The Festival on the Rock will be going on all weekend and there will be kubb demonstrations on Saturday if you want to play and enjoy the festivities. On Sunday there will be plenty of food and drink options near the pitches for lunch and you are encouraged to stick around after the tournament to enjoy the festivities. All proceeds from the Festival on the Rock go to upgrades to Preservation Park, a potential future site of the U.S. Kubb Open.
“We are excited about this event and we hope it attracts local players that have been intimidated to try a kubb tournament even though we all know that all of the events are beginner friendly. We hope that the low entry cost, being part of a festival with lots of attractions, less competitive teams, later start, longer breaks and shorter tournament format with a light version of the Klassic format will help overcome the inertia of entering a kubb tournament for newer players. It should be a lot of fun”. —Evan Fitzgerald