Photos courtesy of Ryan Kolden
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — The seventh annual TRF 1v1 Indoor Kubb Championship was a success. There were 13 players who participated—including five veteran players who have participated in multiple tournaments since 2010. There were also a few more extremely competitive participants and a few greenhorn players. Practice started at around 1 p.m. with the tournament following at 2 p.m. This was a triple elimination tournament with single game series that were timed at 20 minutes each. It ended up taking 34 rounds to get to the championship game at 10 p.m.
The fun thing about being a one-player team, (besides getting six throws) is seeing all of the different strategies come together between players. Competing indoors on a carpet surface, it’s important to change one’s game plan accordingly. A person needs to calm down, throw lower, and perhaps even slide things more than if playing on a grass surface. The person who figures out how to create the best groups usually ends up being in the championship. That’s exactly what happened in this tournament for Thief River Falls competitor Danny Behm. With five straight wins and zero losses, Behm went on to dominate the tournament and win the championship. He had excellent grouping and 8 meter accuracy throughout the entire tournament. He was, as kubb players say, “in the groove and kubbin it up.”
The tournament took around eight and a half hours to complete. It being a long cold winter, it sure felt good to throw some games without a jacket on! Thank you to everyone for supporting TRF Kubb!
- Danny Scott Behm
- Bob Parker
- Bruce Gangelhoff
- Ryan Wayne Kolden