Photo courtesy of the Burning River Kubb Club
RAVENNA, Ohio — The third edition of the Burning River Kubb Klassic will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at Byers-DiPaola Castle in Ravenna. The tournament is hosted by the Burning River Kubb Club and will be directed by Neil Weakland. This year, the tournament format will be a “team scramble.” In this format everyone will be on two person teams, each round you will play either a two versus two, four versus four, or six versus six game. In the rounds of four-on-four and six-on-six your team will be paired with either one or two other teams to play against another combined team. Wins for a two-on-two game will be awarded more points than a four-on-four or six-on-six game and four-on-four games will earn more points than six-on-six games.
After seven or eight rounds of ladder play, the top eight two-person teams will move to the championship bracket (two versus two from here on out) and the remaining teams will be placed in the consolation bracket. The championship bracket will be a single game triple elimination tournament.
Last year, the Settlers of Baton (Jesse Fraim, Tyler Wood) won the 16 team tournament over Rhymes with Tube (Dave Giese, Heidi Schwarzenbart). This year they are expecting 12 to 16 teams for the tournament. Awards will be given to the top three finishing teams in each bracket and the winning team will get to hoist the coveted Burning River Kubb Klassic tire.
Stray Dog Cart will be on hand again this year selling food and drinks for lunches. They are a big supporter of kubb so you are encouraged to get lunch from them. Registration is $20 for a team and $15 for Burning River Kubb Club members if you register by August 31st and $25 for a team and $20 for a club member after that. Also teams that register by Aug. 31 will receive two free t-shirts, so make sure you register today.