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ROSCOE, Ill. — In 2018 there is a new name on the kubb circuit, the Rockford Swedish Historical Society Kubb Tournament will now be known as the Screw City Kubb Klassic. This will mark the ninth edition of the tournament, making it one of the longest running tournaments in the U.S. The tournament director is the president of Kubb United, Evan Fitzgerald. This tournament uses two person minimum teams, DMK style (seven rounds) setup using the Kubb United Rules for Open Play. Last year, the 41 team tournament was won by the Strike Without Warning (Darren Finger, Pat Rupp). This year they expecting more than 30 teams with awards for the top three teams in the championship bracket and the top two in the consolation A and B brackets. This year’s tournament will be moved to a new park called Kieselburg Forest Preserve in Roscoe.
There will be open pitches Friday night starting at 4 p.m at Ingersoll Centennial Park. This year’s tournament will be held with a pre-tournament gathering at Owly Oops and will be featuring craft beers from Prairie Street Brewing Co. starting at 6 p.m. Post tournament gathering to be determined.
There is no fee for this year’s tournament, a potluck and goodwill donations will be accepted to cover expenses with all remaining proceeds going to Gigi’s Playhouse-Down Syndrome Achievement Center.