Photo courtesy of Bryan Jones.
CANTON, Ohio — The Midwest Kubb Championship will be held in Ohio for the first time this year on June 23, 2018. The tournament, hosted by Burning River Kubb, replaces the Ohio Kubb Championship this year and will be held at Martindale/Middlebranch Park in Canton.
The tournament will actually consist of two side-by-side tournaments—one competitive tournament, which will be the traditional Midwest Kubb Championship, and one recreational tournament, designed to be friendlier for newer and more casual players.
The competitive tournament is $40 per team of three to six players. Seven rounds of the Klassic format will be used to seed a triple elimination championship bracket. The U.S. National Kubb Championship rules will be used, with the addition of the neighbor rule. The qualifying rounds will be single game matches with a 25 minute time limit. All teams will be seeded into the championship bracket.
On the recreational side, the cost is $20 per team. Teams must be a minimum of two players with a maximum of six. You can register as an individual and will be randomly paired with another player or team. This tournament will randomly put teams into three or four groups of round robin play, followed by seeding into a bracket. These will also be one game matches, but with a 30 minute time limit.
During the lunch break, a “Golden Baton Challenge” will be held. This mini-competition has 10 individual kubbs arranged on the pitch—five at equal distance in the upfield, and five equally spaced along the baseline. Players will compete against each other to knock them down.