KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Yes, there really is a Kalamazoo and this year, they’re really having a kubb tournament. The inaugural Michigan Kubb Championship will be held at Flesher Field on June 22. Check-in and practice is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. with the first games kicking off at 10 a.m.
The Michigan Kubb Championship is organized through a partnership between the Great Lakes Kubb Club, Kalamazoo Kubb, and Motor City Kubb. These three Michigan-based clubs plan to hold the event each year somewhere within the state.
Teams of two-to-six players are welcome and the Kubb United Rules for Open Play will be in effect (with the exception of team-size limit). Sideline and center lines will be marked in string, a new trend starting to take off in U.S. tournaments. Sets will be provided by PlayYardGames.com.
The most up-to-date Klassic format will be utilized, with six qualifying rounds of single-game matches. These rounds will be limited to 25 minutes each. The following championship rounds will be best-of-three matches without a time limit.
Food and beverages, but not alcohol, are permitted in the park. Please do not bring glass bottles. There will be a lunch break, but no onsite food. There are a number of options very close to the park, or you are welcome to picnic at the park.
Both Friday and Saturday nights will have a social gathering at a local brewery. Kalamazoo’s craft beer scene is top-notch, so you’ll want to swing by for good company and great beer. More information about the meet-ups will be posted on Facebook soon.
Photo courtesy of Kalamazoo Kubb.
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